Regis College Names Josh Blumenthal as Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
WESTON, Mass. –The Regis College athletic department is proud to announce that Josh Blumenthal has been named the head men’s lacrosse coach and intramurals coordinator for the 2011-12 year. Blumenthal will oversee all administrative, coaching, and recruiting duties as head men’s lacrosse coach and will also work with the athletic department to coordinate an intramural program for Regis College students.
Blumenthal comes to Regis after a two year stint with the Babson Athletic Department where Blumenthal served as an assistant lacrosse coach for the men’s and women’s programs as well as an athletic administrator. While at Babson, Blumenthal helped the Beavers to a pair of winning seasons and an appearance in the Pilgrim League Playoffs. Blumenthal helped coach a male ECAC All-New England Goalie in 2010 and a two-time Women's NEWMAC First-Team Goalie and a two-time Second-Team IWLCA All-New England Goalie both in 2010 and 2011. On the women’s side, Blumenthal helped coach the women's team to back-to-back NEWMAC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, with the Beavers advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2010.
"I would like to thank Regis College Athletic Director Dr. Marybeth Lamb and Regis College for the opportunity to be a head coach at a truly wonderful institution," Blumenthal said. "I am extremely excited to work with the Regis Athletics Department, and I hope I can build upon the foundation already set and help the lacrosse program get to the next level."
Blumenthal has a diverse coaching background serving as a coach at the NCAA Division II, III and high school levels. Prior to his work at Babson, Blumenthal was an assistant coach at Northeast-10 powerhouse Adelphi University where he worked primarily with the goalies and in operations.
Prior to that, he spent four years as the head varsity lacrosse coach and sports information director at Palmer Trinity School in Miami. He led his team to a top-10 finish in South Florida in three of his four seasons and produced numerous All-State players, a County MVP, Academic All-American and 4 senior athletes of the year. In 2006 he was named Miami-Dade County Coach of the Year. Blumenthal also served as associate head coach and offensive coordinator for the U19 Bermuda National Team in the summer of 2008.
Blumenthal also worked in a number of high profile public relations departments during and after his time at URI, including various roles for the New Jersey Storm of the NLL, the New York Power of the WUSA, the National Lacrosse League, and the National Hockey League.
Blumenthal played lacrosse at the University Rhode Island from 1999-2001 and was a member of the 2011 Pioneer League Championship team. Blumenthal received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication from URI in 2003 and also attained a Masters of Arts in Sport Management from Adelphi University in August of 2009.