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Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state's flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the University of Idaho a "research university with high research act
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Hanavan named as Head ...
Hanavan named as Head Coach
Thursday 26 June 2008
Dr. Ryan Hanavan - former University of Idaho coach - is tapped as 2009 Head Coach for the University of Montana Grizzlies Lacrosse team.Hanavan with the 2007 MCLA-2 National Championship trophy.MISSOULA, Mont. - The University of Montana Men's Lacrosse Team
is pleased to announce the hiring of Ryan Hanavan
as Head Coach for the 2008-2009 season, effective immediately. Hanavan
is a native of Orchard Park, NY, and comes to the Griz after two seasons as head coach at The University of Idaho
.Dr. Hanavan completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Montana in 2001 and his doctorate in entomology from The University of Idaho in 2008.
In addition to his
time coaching at The University of Idaho
was also a key component of the 2007 Montana playoff staff that helped bring a national title to Missoula.
..."We're all very excited to have Ryan on board for next season and I'm confident in his ability to lead this program to the next level," says Flynn.
is really a tremendous addition to our team and we're glad to see him back in Missoula."
"It's great to be back in Missoula with such a talented program," notes Hanavan
, "I feel like we have the pieces in place to compete on a national level and I'm looking forward to that opportunity.
University of Montana head ...
University of Montana head coach Ryan Hanavan has stepped down after one season to pursue professional opportunities, the school has announced in a news release.
Hanavan, an environmental scientist who holds a Ph.D, has accepted a full-time position with the forest service in Flagstaff, Ariz.
A replacement has not yet been named.
"I am sad to step down but excited for this career opportunity for myself and my family," Hanavan
"I have enjoyed many years as a coach in the PNCLL and will miss stepping on the practice field in the fall.
I have been fortunate to be a part of so many great teams and have enjoyed working with everyone.
I am confident that this program will do well next year and in the years to come."
Hanavan was an assistant coach on Montana's MCLA Division II national championship team in 2007, and he led the Grizzlies to a 6-7 record this past season.
"We had a great year under Coach Hanavan and a lot of what he taught us, both on and off the field, will continue to be a part of this program," Montana team president Will Freihofer said in a news release.
"We're hoping to find another effective, experienced coach as soon as possible, but everything that Hanavan
brought to our team will pay dividends in coming seasons."
Montana Coaches Ryan Hanavan ...
Montana Coaches Ryan Hanavan and Phil Rohlfing
noted that members of the team have been striving for better fitness, from players eating healthier to partaking in yoga.
Playing against teams such as CU, who has been perennial lacrosse powerhouse, is something that coach Hanavan said his team gets up for.
â€œWeâ€™ve played teams like this before,â€ he
said. â€œWe have our own talented players who are excited.
Head coach Ryan Hanavan said his team is excited for the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League action coming to Washington-Grizzly Stadium this weekend. â€œItâ€™s always nice to play the first home games of the season.
"I'm excited to open up the 2009 season," said Hanavan
"The sun has been shining and the days have been getting longer," Hanavan
said, "it's time for the bears to hunt."
The web-cast featured live video of ...
The web-cast featured live video of the games accompanied by commentary from Stockton and former University of Idaho coach and Montana alum Ryan Hanavan.
The two were an appropriate duo to cover the event, having both played instrumental roles in the growth the sport of lacrosse has enjoyed in the Pacific Northwest over the last 10 years.Hanavan came to The University of Montana from New York in the late 90's, and found a club team far different from the one seen in Missoula this weekend.
"When I first arrived on campus, there was a club team, but it wasn't really going in any direction," Hanavan
said."I just started calling teams, picking up scrimmages wherever we could, and eventually we put a season together and actually went undefeated."In 1999, Hanavan
, then a student at Montana, traveled to Seattle and successfully petitioned for admission into the PNCLL
2007 Student Oral Presentation Winners
Ryan P. Hanavan
Univ. of Idaho