August 12, 2009

Errol Wilson Promoted To Top Assistant and Offensive Coordinator For Brown Lacrosse

Providence, RI - After three seasons as an assistant coach with the Brown lacrosse team, Errol Wilson has been promoted to top assistant coach and offensive coordinator on the Bears' staff in an announcement made by head coach Lars Tiffany.

"The excitement I have for Errol's move to the top assistant position is more for Brown Lacrosse than it is for Errol himself," said Tiffany.  "While Errol has certainly earned this move, his advancement is one that is more based on what our lacrosse program needs:  an intelligent, driven, caring man as the first assistant.  Jon Thompson and David Evans have set the bar high for this position.  Errol is up to the challenge for raising it even higher.  Errol will work with the offense and continue the development of our goalies."

The Brown lacrosse team has prospered and grown in Wilson's three years on the staff, with the Bears winning the Ivy League title in 2008, and gaining an NCAA Playoff berth in 2009.  As goalie coach, Wilson helped develop Jordan Burke into the top goalie in the nation, with Burke being named the USILA Goalie of the Year, twice the Ivy League Player of the Year, a first team All-American and twice the New England Player of the Year.

In addition to his work with the Brown goalkeepers, Wilson assisted in the clearing game, managed game day personnel and substitutions, and did extensive recruiting for the Bears.

Wilson came to Brown from Stony Brook, where he was a goalie for Brown coach Lars Tiffany. graduating in 2006 with a degree in Economics.  A four-year goalie for the Seawolves, Wilson earned the team's Most Improved Player Award.  He recorded a career high 13 saves in a win over Vermont and 12 saves against Hartford in 2003.

 A native of Freeport, New York, who graduated from Freeport High School, Wilson now resides in Providence, Rhode Island.