Notre Dame lacrosse offensive coordinator Matt Karweck was announced today as the new head coach for the Colgate University Raiders. Coach Karweck had been with the Irish for six seasons, and was himself a 2006 Notre Dame alumnus. Prior to coaching for the Irish, he coached at Merrimack (Div. II) and Detroit-Mercy, and was the Indiana University club coach immediately after his graduation from Notre Dame.
Coach Karweck will be known for developing Irish All-Americans Matt Kavanagh, Sergio Perkovic, Mikey Wynne, Ryder Garnsey, Brendan Gleason, and many others. We enjoyed hearing him on the sideline during telecasts, such as him shouting “everyone is a short stick” to Ryder Garnsey, inspiring Ryder to take over games.
While a player for Notre Dame, Karweck earned four monograms and scored 60 goals and 30 assists. He also played two professional seasons for the Chicago Machine of the MLL.
We are excited that he has this opportunity to be the head coach of a very notable Division I program. We wish him the best and look forward to reading about his success.
The news will bring fresh speculation on what the Irish will do with the 2018-19 offense. The offensive coordinator position should be extremely attractive to many of the new offensive gurus in the college ranks. We suspect it won’t be too hard to find coaches interested in a roster that includes players like Ryder Garnsey, Brendan Gleason, Brian Willets, Bryan Costabile, Mikey Drake, Conor Morin, Wheaton Jackoboice, Steve Chase, Mo Mirer, Peter Gayhardt, Keaton Komatz, and Thomas McNamara, and which will add incoming freshman such as Quentin Buchman, Griffin Westlin, and Ramsey McCreary among others in another top-5 recruiting class for the Irish.