John Crawley

Former Johns Hopkins All-American John Crawley begins his first season on the Lehigh sidelines in 2019-20 after being named assistant coach on July 29, 2019.

After graduating from Hopkins in 2017, Crawley went on to coach one season at Notre Dame and one year at Colgate. He is also currently playing in the Premier Lacrosse League with Atlas LC. Crawley will serve as offensive coordinator for the Mountain Hawks.

"I am so pumped to have the opportunity to join the journey the Lehigh Lacrosse program is on, a journey towards winning the Patriot League and National Championship," said Crawley. "As I have gotten to know Coach Cassese and Coach Scudder in the past couple weeks, I have felt that their commitment to their players and this program is something I want to be a part of, learn from and grow in. The environment they've created of hard-working players with chips on their shoulders is one I can't wait to get to work with."

Crawley began his coaching career at Notre Dame in 2018, helping the Fighting Irish win the ACC Championship. While there, he worked primarily with the faceoff unit and with players on the offensive side of the field. Crawley then moved onto Colgate in 2019, alongside new Raiders’ coach Matt Karweck who Crawley worked with at Notre Dame. Crawley helped Colgate to a strong start to the season, including a season-opening victory over Syracuse, to help jump into the national rankings.

“We are thrilled to welcome John Crawley into the Lehigh Lacrosse family,” said Cassese. “As a coach, John caught our eye over the past year as the offensive coordinator at Colgate. We were impressed with his overall coaching strategy, his ability to maximize the potential of his players, his attention to detail in coaching the finer points of offensive stick work and shooting mechanics, and his tireless work ethic on the recruiting trail. As a player, John has always been a dynamic leader, a selfless teammate, and a key component to every offense he has ever played in. His lacrosse IQ is off the charts and his love for the game bleeds through in everything he does. John is a rising star in the coaching profession and we are excited he is now officially a Mountain Hawk.”

At Johns Hopkins, Crawley played in all 60 games, starting 30, while posting 70 career goals and 30 assists. Among many highlights, Crawley was a two-time USILA honorable mention All-American.