Morgan Elevated to Full-Time Position; Two Other Employees Added

NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Head men’s lacrosse coach Mike Morgan has been elevated to a full-time position, while Will Rothermel (Sports Information) and Mike Maynard (hockey operations/marketing) have been added to the athletic department for the 2009-10 season.

In addition to his duties as the head men’s lacrosse coach, Morgan will serve as the department’s business manager. Morgan, who is a 2000 graduate of Merrimack College, was the 2008 Northeast-10 Men’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year in his first season and guided the Warriors to their first-ever NCAA Final Four in 2009.

“We are very excited to have Mike as a full-time staff member,” said Director of Athletics Glenn Hofmann. “As a Merrimack alum, Mike has a passion for Merrimack athletics, and we are looking forward to having him help our department full-time, while continuing to pursue a National Championship with the men’s lacrosse program.”

Morgan will become full-time on September 1.

Prior to coming to Merrimack, Rothermel earned his Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Old Dominion in the summer of 2009. He was the Assistant Sports Information Director at Saint Michael’s in the 2007-08 season, serving as the media contact for 21 varsity sports. Rothermel graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College in 2006. He will be the primary media contact for men’s soccer, women’s soccer, field hockey, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball.

Maynard served as a marketing assistant in the athletic department at Niagara University while pursuing his Bachelor’s of Science in Commerce from Niagara in May of 2008. He will work with the hockey program at Merrimack, handling many operational aspects for the program, while assisting in the marketing department.