Keith Lohmuller

Keith Lohmuller has been named the new men's lacrosse coach at Montreat College.

The national search was conducted by Rising Coaches Search and Consulting. Lohmuller comes to Montreat from Queens University where he had been an assistant coach for the past three seasons. Queens lacrosse was ranked in the top 20 for NCAA DII programs each of the three seasons Lohmuller was on staff.

Lohmuller's previous coaching stops include stints at the University of Colorado and with Checkmate Lacrosse Club in New York.

"My family and I are thrilled for the opportunity to join the Montreat family. I'm humbled and excited by God's perfect timing," Lohmuller said of his hiring. He continued, "One of the most outstanding parts of this experience is how every person I met at Montreat shares the same vision of educating and mentoring in a Christ-centered environment, whether it's on the field of sport or in the classroom. I'm excited to help build on a program with so much potential."

Before his coaching career, Lohmuller played college lacrosse at the US Military Academy at West Point. The Merrick, N.Y. native was also a two-time All-American while playing at Adelphi University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration management with a concentration in finance. With the Panthers, Lohmuller was a captain of the 1998 NCAA DII National Championship team in addition to his three All-Conference selections.

Along with his coaching and playing experience, Lohmuller served as an infantryman and military police officer in the United States Army. After 12 years in the military, Lohmuller was honorably discharged.

"We had a lot of strong candidates for the position and are excited to have someone with the expertise and level of experience that Keith brings," stated Jose Larios, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Athletics. "I believe that the future is extremely bright for men's lacrosse. We are thrilled with his missional alignment and his desire to grow men of faith," Larios ended.