Matt Karweck

Matt Karweck accepted the reins as the Colgate men's lacrosse head coach in July 2018.

Karweck arrived after eight years as an assistant coach in the Division I ranks, including the previous six seasons at Notre Dame.

Colgate Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Nicki Moore made the official introduction during a press conference at the Class of 1965 Arena.

"We are so proud to be bring Matt Karweck and his family into our Colgate family," Moore said. "The things we heard from our references about Matt that impressed us were things like:
'He's one of the most growth-minded coaches I know;
'He has made it his work to understand new generations of student-athletes and how they are best coached, mentored and led;
'He is a positive coach who values the teaching and learning process and understands the important role that making and learning from mistakes are in that process;
'He is driven to be great.'
"We could not be more excited to welcome our newest head coach back to Central New York."

Karweck, who also played his collegiate lacrosse at Notre Dame, helped the Fighting Irish to their second Atlantic Coast Conference title this past year in a 17-7 championship-game triumph at Virginia. The Irish were matched only by Syracuse in ACC tournament success since Notre Dame joined the league, as both teams now have two championships in the five-year span.

The Irish reached three finals in five appearances.

During his six seasons back at Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish compiled a 64-30 record, earned six NCAA tournament bids, including a title-game appearance in 2014, captured the 2014 and 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference championships, and reclaimed the regular season ACC title in 2015 and 2016.

The Irish reached at least the NCAA quarterfinals in five of the six seasons Karweck served under head coach Kevin Corrigan.

"You know this is a special place when you walk in the door and you are immediately welcomed," Karweck said. "Community is so important for my wife, my son and me, and this place is incredible.

"My mentors, Kevin Corrigan and Gerry Byrne at Notre Dame, have taught me over the last six years many things, but certainly about the relationships with the student-athletes that you have to have. We have an amazing group of young men here and you can tell the guys are really excited to push this program to be great."