Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney has named Pride alumnus John Gorman as an assistant coach on his staff for 2012-13. Gorman replaces Sean Smith, who resigned earlier this summer.

Gorman, a three-year Pride letterman returns to Hofstra after serving as a teacher and coach since 2007. He has served as assistant varsity lacrosse coach at South Side High School on Long Island since the fall of 2007 through 2012, and assistant varsity and junior varsity head wrestling coach from November,  2010 through 2012. He has also been teaching in the Rockville Centre School District since 2008.


The Lindenhurst, New York native was a midfielder for the Pride from 2005 through the 2007 seasons. During that time, he played in a total of 40 games, starting 15, and picked up 30 ground balls and one assist.  


As a senior captain in 2007, Gorman started all 14 games, scooped up 20 ground balls and received the Bengt Barbaccia Award for the second consecutive year. He was part of Hofstra's 2006 team that posted a school record 17 wins, won the Colonial Athletic Association championship, advanced to the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship quarterfinals and received his first Barbaccia Award. He also tallied one assist and picked up seven ground balls on the season. Gorman played in 10 games as a sophomore in 2005, picking up three ground balls and receiving the David McCartney Memorial Endowed Scholarship Award.


Gorman came to Hofstra after two years and one playing season at Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York where he was a NJCAA All-America second team selection. He was also team captain and helped lead the Lions to the division championship and the NJCAA national semifinals.


A three-sport athlete at Lindenhurst (NY) High School, Gorman lettered in lacrosse, football and wrestling and was a two-time All-Suffolk County selection in wrestling and an honorable mention all-county pick in football.


Gorman, who has also served as a lifeguard for the Town of Babylon since 1999, has a degree in physical education from Hofstra and resides in Lindenhurst, NY. He joins fellow Hofstra alums Kevin Unterstein and J.P. Brazel on the Pride coaching staff for 2012-13.