Jon Sax

Sax was named the head men's lacrosse coach on June 14, 2020.

A former player and assistant coach at perennial power Tufts University where he was a member of two national championships and six NESCAC titles, Sax came to Catholic after serving as the defensive coordinator at Colgate University in the Patriot League where he implemented a new defensive system and philosophy as the team faced No. 10 North Carolina and No. 5 Syracuse in its first two games of the 2020 season. He also recruited 11 members of the 2021 recruiting class, including five, 4-star recruits and the No. 41-ranked recruit in the nation.

Prior to Colgate, Sax served as the defensive coordinator at his alma mater from 2017-19. The Jumbos posted a record of 50-10 during his three seasons while making three NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship appearances. Tufts went a combined 37-4, won two NESCAC championships and advanced to the national quarterfinals in 2018 and 2019. With the Jumbos, he developed four All-Americans, managed daily operations, including scouting reports, film breakdown, practice planning and devised player development sessions. He also organized professional development events for alumni and players.

As a defender for the Jumbos from 2013-16, Sax won four NESCAC titles, back-to-back national championships in 2014 and 2015 and was a finalist in 2016. As a senior, he appeared in 22 of the team's 23 games while making 21 starts.

During Sax's seven-year association with the men's lacrosse program at Tufts from 2013-19, the Jumbos totaled a 128-22 record, including a mark of 21-5 in seven NCAA tournament appearances and 2-1 in national championship games. They also won six NESCAC championships and were ranked in the top 10 of the final USILA Division III Coaches Poll six times.

Sax received his bachelor of science degree in psychology from Tufts with honors in May 2016. He is also steeped in Catholic education and its mission, having graduated from St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia.

A native of Villanova, Pa., Sax trained cadets at the United States Military Academy's Center for Enhanced Performance in performance psychology, devising cadet training and program evaluation protocols with Academy officials and instructors.