Lyndonville, VT - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's lacrosse coach Brandon Melville has stepped down after directing the Hornets for the past eight months. Melville has been named the head men's lacrosse coach at Maine Maritime Academy.
In his lone season as Hornet head coach, Melville led Lyndon to a 4-8 overall record and a 3-3 mark in North Atlantic Conference play. The Hornets were one of the most improved teams in New England over the course of the season. Following a 1-6 start, Lyndon closed by winning three of their last five games to finish tied for thrid place in NAC standings.
NVU-Lyndon Director of Athletics Chris Gilmore remarked "Brandon has done a fabulous job for us here at NVU-Lyndon. He helped to make our lacrosse program a contender in the North Atlantic Conference and has done a great job in setting the program for the future. We wish Brandon well in his new endevors."
Melville reflected on his time with the Hornets: "It's a bittersweet moment moving on from Lyndon. I have had the opportunity to coach some extremely talented student-athletes this past season who worked harder than any players I've ever coached and have had the opportunity to work with some great staff members in the athletic department. I would like to thank Chris Gilmore and Jamey Ventura for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to lead this program this past spring. I wish everyone the best of success in the future and will cherish all the memories built here."
Melville is a 2014 graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington and holds a Master's degree from Northeastern University. Following his graduation he served as UMaine-Farmongton assistant coach for two seasons, and also coached lacrosse at Mt. Blue High School. Immediately prior to coming to Lyndon he was a graduate assistant in the athletic department at Iowa Lakes Community College.
A search for a new head men's lacrosse coach is underway.