On Friday, Michigan announced the hiring of John Paul as its men's varsity lacrosse coach. Paul was the head coach of the club lacrosse team for 14 seasons and built a dominant program, so it's no surprise he has been named the varsity coach.
Here is what athletic director David Brandon had to say about the decision to name Paul the head coach:
"John Paul has been an integral part of our lacrosse program over the years," said Brandon. "He has built the club program to a championship level and will help us make the transition to varsity status. We look forward to his leadership and guidance of our program."
And here are Paul's thoughts on becoming the head coach of Michigan's varsity lacrosse team:
"I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to lead Michigan into Division I lacrosse," said Paul. "I want to thank Dave Brandon for believing in me but most importantly for his commitment to this great sport. I can't wait to get started."
Michigan is still looking for a head coach for its women's lacrosse team.