Sept. 30, 2005
Providence, RI - Jim Finlay, an assistant men's lacrosse coach at Brown for the last seven years, has stepped down to become the head lacrosse coach at Trinity College.
Finlay earned his bachelor's degree in history and Classical Studies from Gettysburg College in 1992, where he was a three-year letterwinner in lacrosse on teams that posted a 33-9 overall mark and captured two Middle Atlantic Conference Championships. Considered one of the outstanding young defensive coaches and recruiters in the nation, Finlay went on to earn a master's degree in physical education from Springfield College in 1997.
Finlay helped the 2004 Brown defense rank No. 1 in the Ivy League and No. 7 in the nation in his role as defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. Prior to Brown, Finlay worked as an assistant coach at Notre Dame University for two years, helping the Irish capture the 1999 Great Western Lacrosse League title and advance to the NCAA Tournament. He served as the top assistant and defensive coordinator at Springfield College for three seasons, compiling a 25-16 record. In 1995, Springfield posted a 13-1 mark and advanced to the championship game of the NCAA Division II tournament.
"I look at the situation at Trinity as the ideal opportunity for me to take the reins as a head men's lacrosse coach," says Coach Finlay. "The College has a special meaning for me, having grown up in the Hartford area and watched some of my first sporting events there. I've learned a tremendous amount from many different coaches over the years, and I am more than ready to take full advantage of that knowledge and put it to good use at Trinity."