FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27th, 2019
INTERCOLLEGIATE MEN’S LACROSSE COACHES ASSOCIATION
2019 CONVENTION CHAIR ANNOUNCED
Baltimore, MD – The Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Board of Directors recently approved J.L. Reppert as the new Convention Committee Chair for the 2019 IMLCA Convention.
The 2019 IMLCA Convention will be held at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore, MD on December 5-8th, 2019.
J.L. Reppert, assistant coach/offensive coordinator at Maryland, will be taking over for predecessor Pat Myers who was convention chair for the 2017 & 2018 IMLCA conventions.. Pat Myers, head coach at Lafayette College stated: “J.L. is a good friend and a tremendous person. His work on the IMLCA convention committee over the last two years has been remarkable, as he has rolled up sleeves to take on a leadership role in organizing and revamping many aspects of this marquis event. J.L. is clearly the perfect guy to lead this group into the next phase of convention planning.”
IMLCA president, J.B. Clarke, head coach at Limestone College said: “Our coaches are fortunate to have a man possessing the leadership qualities, integrity and experience of J.L. Reppert ascend to the Chair of our Convention Committee. Although following in the footsteps of Pay Myers will be challenging I have complete confidence in Coach Reppert and the committee of coaches he will work with on this vital committee. Our convention has grown dramatically over the last few years. Not only has attendance increased dramatically but - more importantly - the quality of our convention is now second to none. We are all excited to see Coach Reppert’s committee put their stamp on this year’s convention.”
When asked about taking over as the convention committee chair, J.L. said: "I am excited for the opportunity to chair the convention committee and build on the momentum created with Coach Myers' leadership. Participation in the convention has steadily grown and we will continue to improve to make improvements to grow the game and make this a must attend educational event for lacrosse coaches. "
More about J.L. Reppert and Pat Myers:
J.L. Reppert joined the University of Maryland men's lacrosse coaching staff as an assistant coach in August 2014 and primarily works with the offense. In three seasons, Reppert has helped lead the Terps to three NCAA Championship games, including the 2017 National Championship, in addition to five Big Ten Conference championships. Reppert has quickly turned Maryland's offense into one of the top units nationally, climbing from the 27th overall scoring offense in 2015 to 10th overall in 2017. Reppert came to College Park after spending the prior three seasons as an assistant coach at Navy. Prior to returning to the Naval Academy, where he was a four-year starter at attack for the Navy lacrosse team from 1996-99, Reppert was the senior assistant coach/offensive coordinator at Washington College in 2011 under head coach Jeff Shirk, a 2000 Maryland graduate. Reppert was also an assistant coach at Harvard for Tillman during the 2009 season. As a senior at Navy, Reppert helped lead the Mids to an NCAA Tournament berth in 1999. He was voted team captain by his peers as a senior and was also the recipient of the Vice Adm. E.C. Waller Award, which is presented to a Navy lacrosse player for spirit, morale and dedication to the program. Reppert graduated from the Academy with honors in 1999, earning a bachelor of science degree in political science, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He went on to graduate from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., in 2004, earning his M.B.A in finance and was a Conrad Scholar. After serving nine years in the Marine Corps and achieving the rank of Captain, Reppert left the corps to begin his coaching career.
Reppert, a 1995 graduate of Loyola Blakefield, resides in Annapolis, with his wife, Jill, and son, Liam. Reppert comes from a lacrosse family with his brother, Brad, playing collegiately at Towson, his father, Joseph, being a well-respected high school and college official for 35 years, and his sister, Sarah, playing collegiately at Auburn.
Before taking over as the head coach at Lafayette College, Myers spent four seasons as the associate head coach at Penn. During his time in Philadelphia, Myers served as the offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. He helped oversee a Quaker program with six All-Ivy league selections (two each in 2015, 2016 and 2017) and an Ivy League Rookie of the Year (Simon Mathias in 2016) laurel during his time. In 2016, Myers worked as an assistant coach with the United States Under-19 team for the 2016 FIL U-19 World Cup in Canada. Prior to joining the Penn staff, Myers served as an assistant at North Carolina from 2009-14. While there, the Tar Heels posted a 69-30 overall record and qualified for the NCAA Tournament each season, including quarterfinal appearances in 2010 and 2013. North Carolina claimed the ACC title in 2013, the program's first championship in 17 years, earning Myers a promotion to the Associate Head Coach role for the 2014 season. As UNC's recruiting coordinator, Myers oversaw the signing of two classes that were ranked No. 1 by Inside Lacrosse (2010 and 2012), and a third class in 2011 that was ranked No. 2. His 2010 and 2012 recruiting classes included eight Under Armour All-Americans each. Before arriving at North Carolina, Myers earned Patriot League experience while serving as a coach assistant at Bucknell University from 2006-08. The Bison went 10-5 and were ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation during the 2008 season following a 2007 campaign during which the Bison were 11-4 and peaked at No. 11. In Myers' first year in Lewisburg, the Bison knocked off No. 1 Maryland to become the first Bucknell team in any sport to defeat a top-ranked team. His first full-time assistant coaching gig came at Cornell in 2005. That season the Big Red won the Ivy League title with an 11-3 record, advanced to the NCAA quarterfinal round and were ranked as high as No. 3. Myers' coaching career started in 2004 as a volunteer assistant coach at Ohio State. The Buckeyes were 12-4, captured the Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) title and held a No. 6 national ranking on their way to the NCAA Champion first-round appearance. From 2002-03, Myers' brother, Nick, was a volunteer assistant coach at Ohio State where he has been the head coach since 2008. Myers graduated from Ohio State in 2003. He was the GWLL Rookie of the Year in 2000, a two-time All-GWLL selection and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Following graduation, he played professionally for four seasons with the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.
A native of Kennebunk, Maine, Myers and his wife, Lauren, have two daughters, Ava and Mackenzie.
About IMLCA: The IMLCA was formed in 2004 to serve the intercollegiate men’s lacrosse coaches community. To develop among intercollegiate coaches a deep sense of responsibility in teaching, promotion, and maintaining the growth of lacrosse in accordance with the highest ideals of fair play. To stimulate the development of quality leadership for lacrosse programs by recognizing professional contributions to the sport and keeping members informed of current coaching techniques and trends. To identify and pursue issues relevant to lacrosse coaches and to the sport of lacrosse; and to provide a forum for the discussion of matters of interest to members of the Association. To promote cooperative efforts with other professional organizations interested in the development of lacrosse and athletics in general. For more information on the IMLCA please go to imlcacoaches.com.