Head Coach: Connor Brown
Connor Brown has been hired to lead the Catamounts in 2017, succeeding the previous interim coach Josh Seese.
Prior to arriving in Keyser, Brown served as the Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the University High School Hawks lacrosse team during the 2016 season. During his time coaching the Hawks he saw four of his offensive players be named to the all-state team, along with leading the squad to the state semifinals. Brown describes his time at University as “a great opening into the world of coaching lacrosse”. He was also a finalist for the inaugural Wilson Shuman assistant coach of the year award.
In correspondence to coaching lacrosse, Brown also served as a student manager for the West Virginia football team during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. “Working for WVU was an amazing experience and a great lesson about the coaching world” said Brown, “Getting to learn from Dana Holgorsen, Tony Gibson, Bruce Tall, and Tom Bradley really gave me the chance to look up to somebody, study the path that they took, and figure out how to get to the top myself.”
Brown plans on bringing a competitive style of coaching and routine to the Catamounts lacrosse program. “I would really like to thank Mr. Shawn White, Coach Josh Seese, Coach Brian Houk, my former boss at WVU Dan Nehlen, and my family for giving me the opportunities and tools needed to succeed. I look forward to this role of growing lacrosse in West Virginia and all across the United States.”
Brown graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Athletic Coaching Education and a minor in Sport Communication. He is also a resident of Westminster, Maryland while during his time in High School he completed the Teaching Academy of Maryland while also playing lacrosse, with his team making a state final appearance in 2012.
Connor Brown will also be serving as an assistant to the men’s lacrosse team at Potomac State.
Josh Seese has been hired as the new Interim Women's Lacrosse Coach at Potomac State College.
“I want to thank Athletic Director Shawn White and Potomac State College for the opportunity to lead their lacrosse program. I am excited to be back in West Virginia doing my part to continue to grow the game in the state. I am excited for the leadership challenge ahead and building relationships with student-athletes to ultimately put them in a position to be successful,” Seese said.
Seese arrived at RMU from University High School in Morgantown, W. Va, where he served as the head lacrosse coach from 2011 to 2013. The Hawks compiled a record of 30-5 during his tenure and won West Virginia Scholastic Lacrosse Association (WVSLA) state championships in 2011 and 2013. For the latter season, Seese was honored with the WVSLA State Coach of the Year award. Prior to his head coaching stint, Seese served as an assistant and defensive coordinator with the University lacrosse team in 2010-11. He also was an assistant coach with soccer from 2008-10 and football in 2012.Seese previously coached at Robert Morris University, serving as the Men’s Lacrosse Director of Operations for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. While at RMU, Seese obtained his Masters’ of Science degree in Organizational Leadership, graduating in May 2015. He also coach on the club level for Low and Away Pittsburgh, coaching the 2018 team at several summer tournaments in 2015.
A native of Bruceton Mills, W. Va., Seese graduated from West Virginia University in 2012 with his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Coaching Education while minoring in Sports & Exercise Psychology.