Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins was named the first-ever head men’s lacrosse coach in early September of 2011 and begins his sixth season at the helm of the program in 2017.

In 2016, he guided the Terriers to two victories, while seeing school records set in shots (359), goals (99) and assists (58). Jenkins also saw Hiram score a program record 17 goals in a 17-6 win over Cleary (Mich.).

He guided the Terriers to a program record three wins in just its third season of existence in 2015. Hiram finished the season setting program records in goals, assists and points.

Jenkins is a 1988 graduate of SUNY-Cortland with a degree in physical education. He comes to Hiram from Shenandoah (Va.) University where is served as head lacrosse coach for 14 seasons. While at Shenandoah, Jenkins led the Hornets to their most successful season in school history in 2007 with nine overall wins and five wins in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference. The seven-game improvement was also good for the biggest single-season turnaround in NCAA lacrosse history. The Hornets would also post nine victories the following year during the 2008 season.

Earlier in his career at Shenandoah, Jenkins helped lead the team to a school-tying high five victories during the 2005 season and qualified for the school’s first-ever appearance in the PAC Tournament. Following the season, he was also named the conference coach of the year.

Prior to his stay at Shenandoah, Jenkins served as an assistant coach at Division I Lehigh (Pa.) University, as a defensive coordinator for four seasons (1994-98). In 1995 and 1996, Jenkins’ defenses ranked as the top and third best defenses in the NCAA and coached two Patriot League Defensive Players of the Year (1995 and 1997). During his final season at Lehigh, Jenkins presided over a defense that spurred the Hawks to a top 25 ranking and an upset victory over No. 7 nationally-ranked Georgetown University.

In addition, Jenkins also coached at Lafayette (Pa.) College for four seasons (1989-93) as an offensive coordinator and also coached a player who was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year during the 1991 season.