Jason Archbell

Archbell is in his 1st season as a volunteer assistant coach at Richmond in 2022. Archbell spent the past 8 seasons as the head coach at Bowdoin College.

Archbell posted a 57-55 record in eight seasons at the helm of the Polar Bears. In 2016, Bowdoin posted a 12-5 mark, earning the third seed for the NESCAC Tournament, and totaling the most wins for the program since 2012, as Archbell was named the conference coach of the year. Nineteen athletes earned All-NESCAC, All-Region and All-American recognition during his tenure.

Prior to Bowdoin, Archbell was assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as a defensive assistant and recruiting coordinator. The Quakers enjoyed one of their finest seasons in 2011, posting an 8-7 mark and reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006. In 2012 Penn played one of the most difficult schedules in Division I and, despite a losing record, earned wins versus ranked North Carolina and Harvard.

A 2002 graduate of Hampden-Sydney, his coaching resume includes stops at Washington & Lee, Denison, Kenyon and Virginia Wesleyan.

Archbell arrived at Penn from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., where he spent two years as the Generals' assistant coach and defensive coordinator. During his time at W&L, the Generals went 27-10 overall and won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship in 2009.

As the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Denison University in 2008, Archbell helped the Big Red to a 14-3 record behind a defense that allowed a nation-low 5.34 goals per game. As coach of the goalies, he oversaw goalkeeper Alex Baruch who was the national Division III Goalie of the Year. Archbell also spent two years as the defensive coordinator at Kenyon College, helping the Lords to a 23-6 record during that time and a spot in the 2006 NCAA Division III Championship. Archbell got his coaching start at Virginia Wesleyan College, where he spent three seasons as a defensive coordinator.

Archbell played his college lacrosse at Hampden-Sydney College, captaining the squad his senior year. The Tigers made three NCAA Championship appearances and won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) once during his career. Archbell was a two-time All-ODAC defenseman and earned honorable mention All-America as a senior.