Nine years Nick Myers has been at the helm of the Ohio State lacrosse program. In may the program reached its highest apex in getting to the national title game before losing to Big Ten rival Maryland, 9-6. The university announced it was rewarding Myers, signing him to a 5-year extension on his current deal.
Since taking over OSU lacrosse, the program has gone 85-63, highlighted by this year's run of reaching the first program Final Four and national championship game appearance.
2017 also saw the squad accumulate six All-Americans and a school record 16 wins. Off the field, Myers has held his players to a rigorous standard and it has shown dividends — they've contributed 2,300 community service hours over the last five years and over his tenure, have had 213 Ohio State scholar-athlete nods.
"I'm grateful to Gene Smith and Janine Oman for allowing me to lead a program I love at a university that I love," Myers said in a press release from the university. "This is a special place and I am fortunate to be in a position to impact lives on a daily basis."
The Buckeyes will start their first fall tune-up Oct. 6 with an exhibition against professional lacrosse Ohio State alums.
"My staff and I will continue to work tirelessly to win championships, produce men of high character and be a program that everyone can be proud of."