SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University head men’s lacrosse Coach Brad Jorgensen has announced that Matthew Musci has joined the Lions’ coaching staff for the 2008-09 season.

Musci joins the Lions after a successful rookie stint as assistant coach at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. where he also spent his college career.  During his time on the field at the DI school, the Dragons qualified for the conference finals twice and racked up over 20 wins during his career.

The native of Garden City Park, NY and Dragons’ captain during the 2005 and 2006 seasons has a laundry-list of achievements during his playing career.  Musci was selected to the USILA North/South Senior All-Star team and was the Most Valuable Player during his senior year.  He was also named the program’s Most Outstanding Player in 2005.  The 2006 Colonial Athletic Association Scholar Athlete was also the winner of the Randy Voight Coaches Award in 2004.

A graduate of Drexel, Musci earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology in May, 2007.  After graduation, Musci found time to earn his Series 6, 63 and New York State Life & Health licenses to try his hand in the financial sector.  After obtaining the licenses he worked for Prudential Financial in Uniondale, NY before joining the Saint Leo University Lacrosse coaching staff.

The Saint Leo lacrosse team will compete in its fourth year of competition in 2009.  The team finished the 2008 season with a 8-8 record, including a 2-2 regular season mark in the Deep South Conference, which saw the Lions’ season end in the championship game of the conference tournament.  Jorgensen and Musci have refocused and retooled the 2009 version of Lions’ Lacrosse to make a significant run in a tightly contested Deep South Conference and earn the programs first conference title.