Assistant Director/Co-Director of Recruiting
Andrew Stimmel, the former Ohio State captain and Yale assistant coach, is back as the Bulldogs' new offensive coordinator.
Stimmel was on the Yale staff for the 2014 and 2015 seasons before becoming assistant coach and defensive coordinator for the 2016 Marquette University men's team that won its first Big East title and was a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament before defeating No. 1 Denver. His nationally eighth ranked defense (8.13) was tops in the conference and helped his squad establish school records for wins (11), conference wins (6) and victories over Top 5 teams (#5 Villanova, #1 Denver).
"I couldn't be more excited to be joining the coaching staff at Yale University. The platform to develop some of the most academically driven and athletically gifted student-athletes in the world is incredibly humbling," said Stimmel, who is reunited with Yale Head Coach Andy Shay. "I am eager to join the Bulldogs and continue to build upon a tradition of excellence both on and off the field in New Haven."
The young coordinator, who was also responsible for the 14th ranked face-off unit (55%), developed an All-Big East goalie in his first year as a starter. Stimmel also helped Golden Eagles players earn three All-America honors and five all-conference awards (Defensive POY, Big East Tourney MOP included) while three were MLL draft picks.
The former Buckeye star worked with a Yale defense that ranked in the top 20 in goals-against average and man-down defense in 2014 and 2015. He also focused on the 2014 face-off guys, who ranked 13th in Division I and tops in the Ivy League with a .579 mark.
The 2015 Bulldogs (11-5) finished 10th in the final Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and ended the year ninth in goals against (8.13) behind All-Ivy League goalie Eric Natale. Yale won the Ivy League tournament by topping No. 9 Brown and No. 15 Princeton before falling to national finalist Maryland, 8-7, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He was the Elis' director of player development in 2015, a role which was created for him in the fall of 2014.
Stimmel served as head coach at Grove City (Pa.) College for two seasons (2012-13) prior to his work at Yale and led the Wolverines to an Elite 8 appearance in the 2013 national tournament. His squad finished fifth in the final Nike/Inside Lacrosse Poll after a 10-2 regular season and earned a first-ever top seed in Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association Playoffs. For his efforts, Stimmel was named the 2013 Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association Division II National Coach of the Year.
A two-year starter as a defensive midfielder at OSU, Stimmel was the 2010 team defensive MVP and the 2009 Buckeye Power Club Award Winner. He was also a three-time scholar-athlete recipient and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Stimmel, who was taken by the Ohio Machine in the 2013 MLL Supplemental Draft, has also been the director of curriculum and co-director of recruiting for Low and Away Lacrosse Camps in Pittsburgh.