Aug. 28, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's lacrosse head coach John Paulannounced the hiring of assistant coach Ryan Danehy to the coaching staff for the 2013 season on Tuesday (Aug. 28). Danehy joins a staff that already includes defensive coordinator Ken Broschart. Danehy will serve as the team's offensive coordinator.
"Ryan Danehy is a great addition to the Michigan lacrosse program," said Paul. "He's a great coach, a tireless recruiter, and most importantly, he understands our culture here. I'm thrilled that he is joining our staff and can't wait to get to work with him."
Danehy spent the previous six years as an assistant coach at Dartmouth. He was promoted to offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator in 2012. Prior to last year, Danehy worked as an assistant offensive coordinator, goalie coordinator and assistant defensive coordinator.
Danehy was a four-year letterwinner at Dartmouth as an attackman from 2003-2006. He was the 49th overall selection in the Major League Lacrosse Draft in 2006. Danehy scored three goals in nine games playing for the Boston Cannons and Chicago Machine. He then joined the Dartmouth men's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2008 season.
"I'm extremely honored that Coach Paul has asked me to join the Michigan family," said Danehy. "On my initial visit, it was incredibly clear what Michigan's goals are in the coming years, both as a department and a men's lacrosse team, and I couldn't be more excited to be able to contribute to this mission. It's going to be an exciting year ahead."
In four years at Dartmouth, he started 39 games, compiling 73 goals and 11 assists. Danehy also tallied three goals and one assist in Dartmouth's first-ever tournament appearance against Syracuse in 2003.
Prior to Dartmouth, Danehy was an All-America lacrosse performer at Billerica High School. He was a four-year starter on attack and was a member of the 2001 Massachusetts lacrosse state championship squad. Danehy was also a four-year starter on the football team and a member of the 1999 Massachusetts division I state championship team.
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