Chris Esquivel

Chris Esquivel has returned to Davenport as the new head men's lacrosse coach for the 2016 season.

It was not too long ago that Esquivel was with the Panthers. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's teams. With the men's squad, Esquivel coached 15 Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association (CCLA) All-Conference players, four CCLA Offensive Player of the Year recipients and seven Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) All-Americans. During Esquivel's tenure at Davenport, the Panthers appeared in four CCLA Conference Tournaments.

Prior to coaching at Davenport, Esquivel spend three years as an assistant coach at Grand Valley State University from 2010-2012. At Grand Valley State, Esquivel was a part of a program that advanced to the 2011 and 2012 MCLA National Championship Tournament Final Four and finished as the 2012 MCLA national runner-up. Grand Valley State also won back-to-back CCLA Conference Tournament titles in 2011 and 2012 under Esquivel's guidance. Esquivel also coached the 2012 MCLA Player of the Year.

In addition to his collegiate coaching duties, Esquivel was also an assistant coach at East Grand Rapids High School in East Grand Rapids, Mich. from 2009-2014. While at East Grand Rapids HS, Esquivel coached 14 all-conference and nine all-state student-athletes.