Brendan Storrier

Brendan Storrier has returned to his alma mater and is in his first year as the head men’s lacrosse coach.

Storrier, who served as the head coach at Mars Hill University the last three years, spent eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Saints during a dominating run that featured three NCAA Division II National Championships (2014, 2015, 2017) and five national title game appearances overall. He was Limestone’s recruiting coordinator starting in 2011 before taking the offensive coordinator role in 2014.

He becomes the sixth full-time head coach in the program’s 32-year history and will be the first alum of the program to head the Limestone lacrosse team. Storrier was a two-year standout with the Saints in 2008 and 2009, earning Conference Carolinas Player of the Year and All-American honors in 2008.

Storrier had been in the process of rebuilding the Mars Hill men’s lacrosse program over the past three years, although most of the 2020 campaign was canceled and the 2021 season was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He still managed to double the size of the roster during his tenure with the Lions while coaching a pair of All-South Atlantic Conference selections and a SAC Elite 20 Award winner.

In his eight seasons with the Saints, he was instrumental in guiding the Blue and Gold to a combined 140-18 overall record, eight straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championships, seven Conference Carolinas Tournament Crowns, seven NCAA Tournament appearances, five NCAA Division II National Championship Game appearances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) and three national crowns.

As the offensive architect during Limestone’s dominating run over the eight-year stretch, the Saints led the nation in scoring with 16.09 goals per game, 384 total points, and 23.09 points per game while finishing second with 154 assists and a scoring margin of 8.14 goals per game during the 2017 campaign.

The Limestone offense set numerous NCAA Division II records in 2016 with 21 wins, 664 points, 424 goals, and 240 assists – the Blue and Gold led all three NCAA divisions in total points that season. Mike Messenger thrived in Storrier’s offensive system as he was named the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award winner as the Most Outstanding Player in 2016 and the Lt. J.G. Donald MacLaughlin, Jr. Award as the Most Outstanding Midfielder. Kyle Rhatigan, one of eight All-Americans on the 2016 national runner-up team, became only the second player in program history to register 100 points in a single season.