Men's Lacrosse

Nick Myers

Hometown:
Kennebunk, Maine

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Springfield, 2001

Nick Myers

04/14/2014

Schuss a Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist, 21 Buckeyes Earn OSU Scholar-Athlete Accolades

Schuss a finalist for prestigious honor

04/12/2014

Ohio State Beats Michigan, 15-6, in Ohio Stadium

Buckeyes score last 10 goals, shut out Michigan for final 35:24

04/06/2014

Buckeyes Post 15-9 Win at Delaware

King leads Ohio State with seven assists and eight points

03/29/2014

Buckeyes Down Jacksonville, 13-2

King has game-high seven points, Buckeyes limit Dolphins to 15 shots and two goals

03/25/2014

Buckeyes Fall to No. 7 Notre Dame, 13-7

Buckeyes close three-game homestand vs. Jacksonville Saturday

03/27/2014

Coach Myers - Jacksonville Preview

Coach Myers - Jacksonville Preview

03/14/2014

Denver preview - Coach Myers and Steve Knezick

Denver preview - Coach Myers and Steve Knezick

02/16/2014

Moe's Classic vs. UMass

Moe's Classic vs. UMass - Jacksonville, Fla.

02/09/2014

Ohio State 2014 Season Opener at Johns Hopkins

Buckeyes fall to the Blue Jays in triple overtime, 10-9

09/09/2013

2013 Men's Lacrosse Banquet and Team Awards

2013 Men's Lacrosse Banquet and Team Awards

05/18/2013

NCAA Quarterfinals vs. Cornell

NCAA Quarterfinals vs. Cornell

05/12/2013

MLAX Tops Towson, 16-6

MLAX Tops Towson, 16-6

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Nick Myers marks his sixth season as head coach for the Ohio State men's lacrosse team in 2014. In the summer of 2013 Myers agreed to a five-year contract extension with Ohio State. He took over the program July 10, 2008, after three seasons as the top assistant for the Buckeyes.

In his first five years as the Buckeyes' head coach, Myers posted a 44-35 ledger overall and an 18-13 conference record, with the squad earning a berth each year a conference tournament was held. He has led the Buckeyes to the first postseason and Creator's Trophy titles in program history, a spot in the NCAA quarterfinals and to a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament en route to the first NCAA tournament game at home.

Under his tutelage, members of the program have garnered nine USILA All-America honors, 21 all-conference nods and five conference player of the year accolades. Over the past five years, members of the Ohio State team have earned 87 Academic All-Big Ten accolades, 124 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete nods and 27 Academic All-ECAC honors, along with the first five USILA Scholar All-American selections in program history. The squad maintains a team cumulative grade-point average above a 3.0.

The team's community service numbers rise each year, with the program volunteering more than 700 hours in the community each of the last two seasons.

The 2013 campaign was one of the best in program history, posting a 13-4 ledger for the most wins for a Buckeye team since 1978. Ten of the victories were during the regular season, just the fifth time a Buckeye team hit double-digit wins before entering postseason play. The squad downed both Penn State and Michigan on the road to claim the Creator's Trophy for the first time. Wins over ranked opponents Loyola and Denver lifted the Buckeyes to the ECAC tournament crown and the No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament. Nearly 2,400 fans - a number that ranked fourth nationally among all first-round sites - watched the Buckeyes beat Towson 16-6 to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals for the second time in school history.

Individually, Logan Schuss became the program's all-time leading goal scorer and a two-time ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, as well as the first Buckeye to earn first team all-conference accolades four times. Schuss was a second team All-American and Dominique Alexander, Jesse King and Joe Meurer all were named honorable mention All-Americans, just the second time in program history four Buckeyes were recognized and the first time since 2008. Three Buckeyes - Schuss, Alexander and Trey Wilkes - were named USILA Scholar All-Americans.

The 2012 campaign saw the Buckeyes (8-7) earn a spot in the ECAC tournament semifinals after finishing second in the regular season with a 5-1 league ledger. Schuss was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and joined Joe Bonanni on the USILA All-America third team, with four Buckeyes named to the All-ECAC team. Matt Kawamoto and Joe Bonanni became the first USILA Scholar All-Americans in program history.

In 2011, the Buckeyes (8-8) earned a spot in the inaugural ECAC tournament. The team was 5-2 at home, including a 13-8 upset of No. 3-ranked North Carolina Feb. 19 in Ohio Stadium, the program's first win over a Top 3 opponent in history. A record 28 Buckeyes were invited to the Scholar-Athlete dinner, with a league-high 10 Ohio State players named to the ECAC All-Academic team. Kawamoto, a USILA Honorable Mention All-American, picked up ECAC Defensive Player of the Year accolades and was one of four Buckeyes named to the all-conference teams.

In 2010, the Buckeyes (7-8) faced one of the toughest schedules in the nation as they began play as a member of the ECAC Lacrosse League. The squad had a 5-2 ledger at home, and highlighting the home slate was the third-annual Showdown in the Show when the Buckeyes topped Air Force with a record attendance of 31,078. Schuss was named ECAC Rookie of the Year and became the first Buckeye freshman to nab All-America honors after leading the ECAC in points per game and was one of two Buckeyes recognized on the all-conference team.

In 2009, his first season at the helm of the Buckeye program, Myers led Ohio State (8-8) to a spot in the Great Western Lacrosse League championship game after a third-place finish in the league's regular-season standings despite losing two All-Americans and four all-conference selections from the 2008 squad that reached the NCAA quarterfinals. Senior All-American Joel Dalgarno, who finished his career as Ohio State's all-time leading goal scorer and ranked second all-time in points, led the GWLL and was sixth nationally with 3.81 points per game. In all, seven Buckeyes were named all-conference, with two first team selections.

As the top assistant under Joe Breschi at Ohio State from 2006-08, Myers served as the offensive coordinator for the Buckeyes, oversaw recruiting and handled other aspects of the day-to-day operation of the men's lacrosse program.

In 2008, Myers helped guide the Buckeyes to a share of the Great Western Lacrosse League regular-season title and an at-large berth into the NCAA tournament. The team downed Cornell on the road for the program's first NCAA tournament victory and berth in the quarterfinal round. He was the offensive coordinator as the Buckeyes ended the season third in the NCAA in scoring offense (13.2 goals per game) and extra-man offense (45.7 percent).

Myers began his coaching career as the volunteer coach for the Buckeyes for two seasons (2002, '03) and was on the Buckeye staff when the squad earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in 2003, the first appearance in program history, and shared the GWLL title.

He spent the 2004 and '05 campaigns as the top assistant coach at Butler before rejoining the Buckeye staff in 2006. Myers played for Springfield College in Massachusetts, earning Division III All-America honors in 2001. He was a three-time All-NEWMAC selection and was the 2000 conference player of the year.

A native of Kennebunk, Maine, Myers graduated from Kennebunk High School in 1997. He was a two-time high school All-American and participated in the 1997 North-South All-Star Game.

Myers graduated from Springfield with a degree in sports studies/physical education in 2001. He married the former Julie Cowles, also a Springfield College graduate who now is a physical education teacher at Walnut Springs Middle School, Aug. 19, 2006. The couple lives in Columbus with their sons, Mason and Zachary.

Myers' brother, Pat, was a four-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes from 2000-03, a two-time All-Great Western Lacrosse League honoree and the conference rookie of the year in 2000. He now is the first assistant coach and offensive coordinator at North Carolina after stints at Cornell and Bucknell.

Myers Quick Facts
Hometown: Kennebunk, Maine
High School: Kennebunk
College: Graduated from Springfield in 2001 with a degree in sports studies/physical education
Family: wife, Julie; sons, Mason and Zachary; mother, Miriam Myers-Burch; father, Fred Myers; brother, Pat Myers; sister, Ali Burch
Lacrosse career: NEWMAC Player of the Year in 2000 ... Division III All-American in 2001 ... three-time All-NEWMAC honoree ... 221 career points ... had 91 points as a senior, the second-highest single-season total in program history.
Coaching career: Ohio State, head coach (2008-present); Ohio State, assistant coach (2006-08); Butler, assistant coach (2004-05); Ohio State, volunteer assistant coach (2002-03)
Assisted under: Joe Breschi (Ohio State), Stan Ross (Butler), Craig Kahoun (Butler)
Coaching highlights: Led Ohio State to 2013 ECAC Tournament and Creator's Trophy titles and NCAA quarterfinals, as well as No. 3 seed in NCAA tourney ... on Ohio State staff when Buckeyes earned first NCAA tournament bid (2003) ... member of Buckeye coaching staff in 2008 when squad reached NCAA quarterfinal round for first time and shared GWLL title ... Ohio State players have earned nine USILA All-America honors the last five years, along with 21 all-conference honors the past five seasons ... in his five seasons at the helm 124 players have been named Ohio State Scholar-Athletes, 87 have been selected for the Academic All-Big Ten team and five have been named USILA Scholar All-Americans, the first in program history.
Away from lacrosse: Enjoys spending time with friends and family

Myers' Coaching Vision
I look at coaching as an opportunity to teach and impact young men who hold a burning desire to play the game of lacrosse. As a teacher I feel you must first seek to understand, before you are understood. The delicate balance of family, religion, education, lacrosse and free time in a student athlete's life are the backbone of successful teaching. Three values and beliefs reinforce my optimism that doing the right thing will prevail. The first is collaboration, the second is consensus, and the third is empowerment.

I understand the importance of building trust with players and committing every bit as much as they do to studying and learning the game. The common goal of sacrificing for something intangible is what drives a team and brings them together. It is a game that consumes me, rewards me and has ultimately shaped who I am. My driving force is to provide every student-athlete the opportunity to have this experience and to grow as a young adult. The student-athlete experience is not a four-year commitment; it is a life long commitment. There is nothing more rewarding than watching a young man come in open to new ideas and move on seasoned and prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

To be the best player and the best coach you must be a student of the game. To understand the history of the sport of lacrosse, to study the role of each player on and off the field, to see the entire picture of each players' role and what they bring to the team's success is the legacy of coaching I get to pass along. I have been truly blessed with the opportunity to teach the game I love and a game which has impacted me in such a tremendous way. I cherish the rewards received as a coach working with student-athletes and working to gain a better understanding of the ups and downs of the profession every day. I rely on experience and an incredible circle of both family and mentors I have been associated with to guide me on this journey. Each day represents my continued effort to grow and learn in pursuit of my vision as both a teacher and coach. When all is said and done, this is the legacy I pass down to each player I have the privilege of working with that they take into their own future endeavors.

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