BALTIMORE – The awards continue to come in for the Salisbury University men's lacrosse team as Head Coach Jim Berkman claimed the College Coach of the Year Award from the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association on Sunday night.
Berkman led the men's lacrosse team to the program's 11th national championship last weekend, claiming a 14-13 victory over two-time defending national champion Tufts University. All 11 titles have come with Berkman at the helm, since taking over prior to the 1989 season.
This season, Berkman led the Sea Gulls to an overall 23-1 record, including an 8-0 clip in Capital Athletic Conference play on the way to the national title. The team also made its 22nd-straight appearance in the CAC championship game and its 28th-straight appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament. By capturing his 11th national championship with the team, Berkman is now the record holder for NCAA lacrosse championships by a Head Coach across all divisions.
In his 28 years leading the program, Salisbury men's lacrosse has made the NCAA tournament every year, has had 10 National Players of the Year, and 46 National Positional Players of the Year. Berkman has been named the National Coach of the Year three times, most recently in 2012.