Greg Paradine

On July 22, 2009, Greg Paradine became the first-ever Director of Lacrosse at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

In his first-ever season with the Bears in 2011, Paradine guided Lenoir-Rhyne to four wins and was named the Deep South Conference Co-Coach Of The Year. In two seasons with the Bears, Paradine has compiled a record of 9-20 record but his program showed tremendous improvement during his second season in 2012. Paradine also carries the title of Director of Lacrosse and oversees the administration of both the men's and women's programs at L-R. Paradine comes to Lenoir-Rhyne after serving as an assistant lacrosse coach the past seven years at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina. Paradine oversaw many of the day-to-day operations of the Tar Heel Lacrosse Program in addition to serving as an offensive and a defensive coach. Paradine also helped spearhead the Tar Heels recruiting efforts, including five consecutive Top 10 classes No. 6 in 2005, No. 4 in 2006, No. 7 in 2007 and 2008 and No. 6 in 2009. Paradine also oversaw the development of Ronnie Staines into a first-team All-American defenseman in 2004. Staines became the first Tar Heel to cop first-team honors since 1993 when Paradine himself joined teammate Alex Martin on the No. 1 USILA All-American squad. In addition, Stephen McElduff was named a third-team All-American in 2005 under the tutelage of Paradine. Paradine, who graduated from North Carolina in December of 1993 with a bachelors degree in geography, was a four-year letterwinner from 1990-93. He played on four Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Teams and four NCAA Tournament squads. In addition, Paradine was part of the 1991 NCAA National Championship squad, 1993 national finalists and 1990 and 1992 semifinalists. Paradine was a first-team All-American in 1993 and an honorable mention All-American in 1992. Before returning to North Carolina, Paradine served as head lacrosse coach at Chapel Hill High School from 1998 to 2002. He led the Tigers to three PAC-Six Conference Titles (2000-02) and was named the PAC-Six Coach Of The Year in 2001. The Tigers were the North Carolina High School Lacrosse Association runners-up in both 2001 and 2002. Paradine also coached three high school All- Americans at Chapel Hill. Paradine, who received his teacher certification from North Carolina Central University in December of 1998, was employed three years as a teacher at Mary Scroggs Elementary in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro school system. Paradines first coaching stint at North Carolina took place from August of 1995 to May of 1997 after he coached two years at Ohio State (January 1994 to May 1995).