Malvern Preparatory School has named David Metzbower, former Princeton University associate head lacrosse coach and Devon resident, as its new head lacrosse coach, Malvern Athletic Director Kurt Ruch announced today.
“Excited is an understatement,” said Ruch. “We are very lucky to have someone of Coach Metzbower’s vast experience and wealth of knowledge. In addition, his connections to the college coaching world will pay dividends for our scholar-athletes as they strive to compete at the next level.”
Metzbower served as associate head coach at Princeton from 2004 to 2009, and during that time he was the Tigers’ offensive coordinator and goalie coach. His list of accomplishments is extensive. He worked with Princeton’s top four career point scorers and top five goal scorers. He coached 22 first-team All-Ivy League attackmen, four of whom were named league player of the year. Metzbower coached three first-team All-American goalies and six USILA national award winners for being the best at their position. He served as assistant coach at Princeton from 1989 to 2004 and during his tenure the Tigers won 14 Ivy League championships, made 10 NCAA Final Fours, eight NCAA finals and won sixe NCAA championships (1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2001).
Metzbower, who began his coaching career as an assistant at the University of Delaware, is also the president and co-founder of Gold Medal Lacrosse Recruiting, located in Wayne. The agency helps families navigate the college selection process and educated players and families about the recruiting process. He was inducted into the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2010.
Metzbower replaces Dan Keating, who left after last season to pursue an assistant coaching job at Lehigh University. Keating led the Friars to a share of the Inter-Ac title in 2010.