Following the resignation of Kevin Cooke over the summer, Edinboro Director of Athletics Bruce Baumgartner said that the university would begin a national search for his replacement.
It turns out, it actually was international.
Tuesday afternoon Caitlin Formato was named the new Edinboro head women’s lacrosse coach, via a release from the university’s sports information department.
“We’re excited to have Caitlin on board,” Baumgartner said in the release. "She is a very energetic individual and we look for her to hit the ground running. This is an exciting time for our lacrosse program. We believe a sound foundation is in place and we look forward to the continued growth and prosperity of the program under Caitlin."
Formato played collegiate lacrosse at George Mason University and was a three-year starter. She was a team captain her junior and senior seasons. She finished up her career with 65 goals and 19 assists, totaling 84 points, as she appeared in 67 career matches. She started in 51 of those.
The Lancaster, New York native was the head coach of the Malvern St. James School in Worcestershire, England following her time as a George Mason Patriot. She served in that role for two years before taking an assistant job at St. Bonaventure earlier this month.
"I'm thrilled and honored to be afforded this opportunity,” Formato said in the release. “I would like to thank President Wollman, Dr. Sablo, Athletic Director Bruce Baumgartner, and the interview committee for trusting in my ability to lead this team. I'm excited to join the Edinboro community and continue to improve the lacrosse program."
The Fighting Scots are scheduled to open up their 2016 campaign on March 4 against Alderson Broaddus in Philippi, West Virginia.
Tyler Trumbauer is the Sports Editor of the Spectator. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at @tylertrumbauer on Twitter.