Denison University head men's lacrosse coach Mike Caravana has announced that Max Wagner will join the Big Red men's lacrosse coaching staff as an assistant coach for the 2019 season.
Wagner comes to Denison following a successful playing career and coaching stint at NCAA Division II Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. During his time as an assistant coach for Le Moyne, the Dolphins compiled a record of 65-8, including 10 All-Northeast 10 defensive player selections, 12 USILA defensive All-Americans, four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and an NCAA Division II National Championship title in 2016. Marking their fifth national championship in program history with an 8-4 victory, Wagner coordinated the Dolphin defense that held the nation's top-ranked team, Limestone College, to only four goals in the title game.
As a player at Le Moyne, the four-year defenseman helped the Dolphins go 60-8 during his playing career, which included two NE-10 conference championships, three trips to the NCAA Tournament and his first NCAA Division II National Championship in 2013.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Wagner spent four years at the club level as a head coach for Sweetlax Lacrosse out of Rochester, N.Y. As a head coach, Wagner formulated both practice and game plans, managed try-outs and conducted player evaluations, and prepared player skill assessments for the company's college placement coordinator.
A native of Delmar, N.Y., Wagner graduated from Le Moyne in the spring of 2014 with his bachelor's degree in sociology, with a concentration on human services.
Wagner joins a Denison program that has established itself as a perennial national championship contender. Over the last six seasons, the Big Red has won 97 games and 86 percent of their contests with one NCAA Final Four appearance and three NCAA Quarterfinal (Elite Eight) appearances.