Citing professional and family considerations, Linfield women’s lacrosse coach Tim Hart has resigned, director of athletics Scott Carnahan announced Monday.
Hart, a 1997 Linfield graduate, guided the program for four seasons. The Wildcats did not achieve a winning season during his tenure and posted a 1-7 campaign this spring. Hart leaves with a career coaching record of 8-35.
Despite Linfield’s struggles on the field, “Tim solidified our program and gave it the opportunity to grow under his leadership,” Carnahan said. “We wish him good luck in his future endeavors.”
Hart intends to devote more time to his job as a middle school teacher in the Sheridan School District and his family, which includes his wife, Cherina, and daughter, Ashley.
Linfield launched its varsity women’s lacrosse program in 1997, though the Wildcats played primarily club teams over the first five seasons of existence. Linfield’s last winning season came in 2007.
A temporary part-time position announcement will be forthcoming.
“We’re looking for an experienced college lacrosse coach who can take the program to the next level,” said Carnahan.
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