Kevin Cooke was hired to start the women’s lacrosse program at Edinboro University, much like he did at Queens University of Charlotte in 2004. Someone new is going to be picking up where he left off.
The inaugural head coach of Boro women’s lacrosse program resigned in late July. The resignation was announced by Director of Athletics Bruce Baumgartner in a release via the university’s sports information department on July 29.“We will miss Kevin,” Baumgartner said in the release. “He brought this program from its infancy to a competitive team, which has been a tribute to Edinboro athletics both on the playing field and in the classroom. We wish Kevin and his family the very best as he moves on.”
Cooke and Edinboro began the program back in 2009. The former Mercyhurst head coach compiled a 38-74 record during the seven seasons since the team’s inception. A year ago, the ladies started off the season 6-1, the best start in school history, but finished the year 0-8 due to injuries and a backloaded schedule.
The university will begin a national search for Cooke’s replacement, a search that hopefully will end sooner rather than later, according to Baumgartner.“With the start of school approaching it is important that we move swiftly to find a replacement for Kevin,” Baumgartner said in the release.
“At the same time, we are committed to finding the best individual possible to lead the women’s lacrosse program into its next stage of development.”
Cooke could not be reached for comment.
Tyler Trumbauer is the sports editor at The Spectator. Follow him on Twitter through @tylertrumbauer.