Mat Faas begins his first season as Head Coach for the Misericordia Women’s Lacrosse team in 2018-19. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Cougars Lacrosse program.
Faas has over 16 years of coaching experience at all levels. Most recently he was an Assistant Coach at RIT. While at RIT Faas had a hand in all facets of the program and specifically oversaw the offense and team skill development.
Before RIT Faas was an Assistant Coach at the University of Delaware for one year where, he oversaw the offense and worked with the goalies to improve technique and skill. The three years prior to that Faas was an Assistant Coach at Limestone College. While at Limestone, Faas helped lead the team to the NCAA Quarter Finals and two NCAA Semi-Final appearances.
Faas began his collegiate coaching career in 2006 as an Assistant Coach at St. Bonaventure where he was in charge of the defense, helping the Bonnies to the conference championship tournament. In 2007 Faas gained international coaching experience as he led the U-19 Haudenosaunee National Team at the 2007 U-19 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.
Throughout his coaching career he has mentored multiple Scholar-Athletes of the Year, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, and All-American players
Faas also has extensive experience with youth lacrosse, running camps, clinics, and training sessions, and having previously served as Director of Operations for Common Goal Lacrosse Club in Rochester, NY providing instructional training and teaching resources for youth lacrosse players and coaches.