Jacob Richard

The men’s lacrosse program announced the addition of former All-American Jacob Richard to its coaching staff as an assistant coach on July 29, 2016.

Richard, who earned his bachelor’s degree from the University in May 2016, works with the defensive unit. He is entering his fourth year with the program in 2019-20.

“Jake has been a cornerstone of Marquette men’s lacrosse through his playing career and over the last three years as a coach,” Marquette head coach Andrew Stimmel said. "He continues to be a tremendous example on and off the field of what Marquette Lacrosse stands for and is one of the best young coaches in the country. He has proven, in a short time, that he is a great mentor, recruiter, and teacher. I am thrilled that Coach Richard will continue to bring his contagious competitiveness and positivity to our sideline for years to come.”

In his first season as an assistant coach, Richard helped the Marquette defense remain among the nation's best as the Golden Eagles replaced three USILA All-Americans. The MU defense allowed 9.31 goals per game in 2017 on its way to a second-straight BIG EAST tournament title and another appearance in the NCAA Championship.

At Marquette, Richard was a two-time team captain and helped lead the Golden Eagles’ unprecedented rise to national prominence in just four short seasons, culminating in their first BIG EAST Conference title and NCAA Championship appearance in 2016. The USILA Third Team All-American was one of just four All-America selections and three MLL draft picks in program history at the time of his graduation and was the only short-stick defensive midfielder named All-BIG EAST in 2016 with second team recognition.

“I am humbled to continue my involvement with the Marquette Lacrosse program,” Richard said. “The culture that has been established in the program's first four years is one that breeds holistic development and success. I look forward to continuing that culture and creating impactful relationships with each and every player.”

The West Chester, Pennsylvania native was second among all Golden Eagles with 63 ground balls in 2016 and ended his career second all-time at MU with 193. He was a fourth-round MLL draft pick of the N.Y. Lizards and proved himself to be a valuable member of the team’s midfield as a rookie.

Richard was the recipient of Marquette’s Cura Personalis Award in 2016, recognizing the student-athlete whose attitude throughout their athletics career exemplifies the Jesuit spirit of Cura Personalis and demonstrates a commitment to the athletics program's mission of excellence in academics, athletics, and leadership through service to others.