Hello: Assistant Coach Ryan Danehy (M Lacrosse)

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on August 28th, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Michigan has finally replaced their departed offensive coordinator, Judd Lattimore. Ryan Danehy becomes the 3rd assistant coach in Michigan Lacrosse history.

Aug. 28, 2012



ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's lacrosse head coach John Paulannounced the hiring of assistant coach Ryan Danehy to the coaching staff for the 2013 season on Tuesday (Aug. 28). Danehy joins a staff that already includes defensive coordinator Ken Broschart. Danehy will serve as the team's offensive coordinator.

"Ryan Danehy is a great addition to the Michigan lacrosse program," said Paul. "He's a great coach, a tireless recruiter, and most importantly, he understands our culture here. I'm thrilled that he is joining our staff and can't wait to get to work with him."

Danehy spent the previous six years as an assistant coach at Dartmouth. He was promoted to offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator in 2012. Prior to last year, Danehy worked as an assistant offensive coordinator, goalie coordinator and assistant defensive coordinator.

Danehy was a four-year letterwinner at Dartmouth as an attackman from 2003-2006. He was the 49th overall selection in the Major League Lacrosse Draft in 2006. Danehy scored three goals in nine games playing for the Boston Cannons and Chicago Machine. He then joined the Dartmouth men's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2008 season.

"I'm extremely honored that Coach Paul has asked me to join the Michigan family," said Danehy. "On my initial visit, it was incredibly clear what Michigan's goals are in the coming years, both as a department and a men's lacrosse team, and I couldn't be more excited to be able to contribute to this mission. It's going to be an exciting year ahead."

In four years at Dartmouth, he started 39 games, compiling 73 goals and 11 assists. Danehy also tallied three goals and one assist in Dartmouth's first-ever tournament appearance against Syracuse in 2003.

Prior to Dartmouth, Danehy was an All-America lacrosse performer at Billerica High School. He was a four-year starter on attack and was a member of the 2001 Massachusetts lacrosse state championship squad. Danehy was also a four-year starter on the football team and a member of the 1999 Massachusetts division I state championship team.

Can't wait to see what the schedule is going to look like for this year! Already one game confirmed for this year which is a road game at ECAC foe Hobart.



August 28th, 2012 at 7:25 PM ^

It certainly can't hurt, but it sounds like his experience is in MA and NH, which aren't exactly hotspots like NY or MD are.  But I'm sure he has experience recruiting there, especially NY, and it gives us an in in an area where weren't as strong before. 

I know I'm a little biased, but I'd love to see us keep recruiting CA hard.  It gets ignored a bit by the bigger programs who only focus on the premier East Coast kids, and there is so much talent out here it isn't even funny.

I know football season is about to start, but I'm psyched for lacrosse season.


August 28th, 2012 at 7:41 PM ^

Looking at Dartmouth's roster, many are from NY. Their website also only shows they have 3 coaches (HC, two assistants). I don't know how accurate that is, but I would venture to guess he is responsible for many of them. Either way, I'm sure he knows the territory.

I'm looking to go to a few lax games this year. Didn't get the chance this past season. Team 2, Go Blue!!