John Nostrant

Washington College Director of Athletics Thad Moore announced the appointment of Nostrant as the 12th head men's lacrosse coach in the history of the program.

A 1986 graduate of the College, Nostrant was a three-time NCAA Division III All-American midfielder and key member of three national-runner up squads during his time in Chestertown.

"We couldn't be happier welcoming John back to Washington College," stated Moore. "We are very fortunate to have someone with John's accomplishments and experience lead our team into the next chapter of Shoremen lacrosse. His passion for Washington College was very evident during the interview process and he will be a wonderful addition to our department and the College as a whole."

"I am truly honored and humbled to be named head lacrosse coach at Washington College," Nostrant said. "My time at the College was some of the most impactful years of my life. I built relationships with teammates and classmates that are as strong today as they were thirty-five years ago. I learned how to compete at the highest level and was mentored by some of the best professors and coaches in the country. I look forward to providing that same experience to the current and future members of the lacrosse team and their families. The history of Washington College lacrosse is rich and the thought of leading this program with the help and support of so many alums who share my story is a dream come true. I look forward to getting to work and continuing to build on the foundation provided by Coach Shirk and the other phenomenal coaches who have led the program."

Nostrant, who was inducted into Washington College's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002, has been the head lacrosse coach at The Gilman School (Baltimore, Md.) since his hiring in 2019. Prior to his time at Gillman, Nostrant spent 28 years at the Haverford School, an independent boys' school in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He joined the faculty and coaching staff at Haverford School and assumed the head coach position in 1991. In addition to his lacrosse duties, John was the director of athletics at Haverford for 22 years. Before Haverford, John served as the head lacrosse coach at St. Albans School in Washington, DC in 1990-1991 after serving as an assistant coach for one season. John began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Washington College, where he spent three seasons (1986-1989).