MACON, Ga. – Mercer men's lacrosse head coach Kyle Hannan added a measure of familiarity to his new program on Friday, announcing the addition of David Jadin as the team's new assistant coach.
Jadin follows Hannan to Mercer after both coaches left their posts at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland in mid July. Jadin served under Hannan as the assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Goucher for the 2010 and 2011 seasons while completing a master's degree in education with concentration in athletic administration and leadership.
"A big reason why I wanted to bring David on board is our six year relationship," Hannan said. "As a player, what he brought to Goucher over four years as far as leadership, work rate and execution was outstanding. As a former scholar All-American, he understands the academic side as well as lacrosse side, which makes him a perfect fit here at Mercer. After his playing days were over, he came right in as a professional and brought a ton of value."
Jadin's role as assistant coach at Goucher was multi-faceted, with responsibilities in practice and game planning, practice conduction, game plan implementation, game-day substitution box oversight and game film analysis and breakdown.
During his time on the Goucher coaching staff, Jadin also took on the role of recruiting coordinator, helping secure 30 student-athletes in a two-year period. His leadership as defensive coordinator helped Goucher finish fifth among NCAA Division III schools in goals against average (5.90) in 2012.
Individual tutelage also resulted in All-American honorable mention honors for Justin Dunn in 2011 and All-Landmark Conference honors for three defensive players in 2011 and 2012.
Jadin also worked with Hannan as an assistant coach for the Chesapeake Rock Lacrosse Elite team in the fall and summer of 2011.
"David is an outstanding person and a bright young man," Hannan said. "He is a very good coach and I feel like he will be around college lacrosse for a long time."
Jadin was a standout player for Hannan at Goucher before his graduation in the spring of 2010. As a Gopher, Jadin was named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American and a two-time All-Landmark Conference selection. He was also named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll twice and served as the team captain for two seasons, helping the team capture a program-first conference championship in 2010.