CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Washington College head men's lacrosse coach Jeff Shirk has announced the hiring of Nick Triano as an assistant coach for the Shoremen. Triano, a 2015 graduate of Endicott College, is a strength and conditioning coach and former collegiate lacrosse goalie.
"Nick is a guy who has been on my radar for a few years now and I couldn't be more excited to have him join the staff," remarked Shirk. "His strength and conditioning background, experience with goalies, and positive personality are all going to benefit the program. We have high expectations for WAC Lacrosse and Nick is going to play a key role in helping us reach our goals."
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the Washington College lacrosse program and the athletic department," Triano stated. "I am looking forward to working with the great coaching staff and faculty members to help develop our student-athletes on and off the field."
Since 2015, Triano had served as the head strength and conditioning coach at Momentum Physical Therapy and Performance Training in Milford, Mass., a strength and conditioning facility specializing in improving athletic performance and injury prevention. While working at Momentum, he also served as a coach for the Middlesex Bears club lacrosse program in North Andover, Mass., as both a head goalie coach and as the rising sophomore team's head coach.
Triano began his collegiate lacrosse playing career at Hartwick College before transferring to Endicott prior to his junior season. He played in 12 games as a back-up goalie for the Gulls, starting one, and was a member of Endicott's 2014 Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship team. He played high school lacrosse at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Mass., winning a state championship, serving as team captain and winning his team's Most Valuable Player Award.
Triano earned a B.S. in Exercise Science from Endicott College in 2015. While he was finishing his degree, he served as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Athletic Evolution in Woburn, Mass. He will be taking his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist test from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in August.
Triano fills the void on the Shoremen's coaching staff left by the departure of Tyler German, who was on the staff for the past two years. German accepted a medical sales job on Long Island, working for Washington College lacrosse alumnus Chris Johnson.
"I want to thank Coach German for the time, energy, and passion he brought to WAC lacrosse the past two years," Shirk reflected." "He was an outstanding coach and mentor to our young men. I look forward to staying in touch with Tyler and following his future success in the medical sales field. WAC Lacrosse is family and Tyler will always be a part of our family."
The Washington College men's lacrosse team won the 1998 NCAA Division III National Championship and a share of the 1954 USILA Laurie Cox Division National Championship. The Shoremen have competed in 33 USILA and NCAA National Championship Tournaments since 1972. Their most recent trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament came in 2014 when they advanced to the semifinals. They posted a 9-7 record in 2017, their 39th winning record in the past 46 seasons.
"Washington College has a long storied tradition in lacrosse and I am focused on doing everything I can to help continue with that success," Triano added.