Marc Van Arsdale

Head coach Charley Toomey announced the hiring of an assistant coach on July 5, 2016, when he tabbed Marc Van Arsdale as the Greyhounds’ offensive coordinator.

Van Arsdale most recently spent the last 15 seasons as an assistant at the University of Virginia, the previous 10 as the Cavaliers’ associate head coach. On the Charlottesville sideline, Van Arsdale helped the Cavaliers win three NCAA Championships (2003, 2006 and 2011) while mentoring three Tewaaraton Trophy winners (Steele Stanwick, Matt Ward and Chris Rotelli).

All told, Van Arsdale has been a member of 11 NCAA Championship teams as a coach and player. In addition to the three at Virginia, he was a player on four title teams at Hobart College (1982-1985), and he assisted four Statesmen championship teams (1987-90).

“We are very pleased to get someone with of the character and coaching caliber of Marc Van Arsdale, and we look forward to welcoming Marc and his wife, Karen, to the Loyola family,” Toomey said. “Marc has been a part of championship teams, is a terrific recruiter and evaluator of talent, and he has coached some of the best offenses in the game. We are excited for him to hit the ground running here at Loyola and become a part of the Greyhound men’s lacrosse program.”

His offenses have routinely been amongst the NCAA leaders in scoring offense, as well as points and assists per game, and he has coached some of the most prolific individuals in the game. Since he returned to Charlottesville in 2002, the Cavaliers’ offenses were in the top-12 nationally in scoring offense for 13 of 15 years. They were tops in the country twice (2006 and 2009), in the top-five six times and the top-10 on 11 occasions.

“I want to thank Jim Paquette (Loyola’s assistant vice president and director of athletics), Charley Toomey and his staff for providing me the opportunity to become a member of the Loyola community and especially the lacrosse program,” Van Arsdale said. “I have admired the lacrosse program at Loyola for many years, and I look forward with great anticipation to getting started on helping Loyola continue to strive for prominence in the Patriot League and on the national lacrosse landscape. I would also be remiss in not thanking Dom Starsia for allowing me to work by his side at Virginia for 19 years and for being a great mentor, colleague, and friend.”