Pressler, Gait, Corrigan are lead candidates for Maryland men's lacrosse opening
One day after Dave Cottle resigned as head coach of the Maryland men's lacrosse team, a list of three leading candidates to become the next coach has emerged. According to numerous sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the three leaders are currently employed elsewhere, the three leaders, in order, are Bryant Coach Mike Pressler, Syracuse women's coach Gary Gait and Notre Dame Coach Kevin Corrigan.
One source familiar with the situation said that Maryland Athletic Director Debbie Yow is "looking to make a splash" and also is looking for a proven winner.
Pressler is the coach of the U.S. national team, which plays in the World Games in Manchester, England, this summer. He previously was coach at Duke. His tenure there ended in 2006 after he was fired following allegations that three Duke players raped an exotic dancer at a team party. The charges were later proven false.
Gait was a finalist for the Maryland job after Dick Edell left in 2001. He has coached primarily women's lacrosse at the college level. That includes a stint as an assistant for the Maryland women in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Corrigan has Notre Dame in the Final Four following a 7-5 victory over Maryland in a quarterfinal on Saturday. It was that loss that led to Cottle's resignation on Sunday.
The Terrapins finished 12-4 and will have back at least eight starters from Saturday's game. Senior attackman Will Yeatman can apply for an extra year of eligibility, according to a school official, though it is uncertain whether he willM. Yeatman also will play tight end for Maryland's football team in the fall.
May 24, 2010; 4:14 PM ET
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