Emmitsburg, Md. (January 16, 2014)—Mount St. Mary's University men's lacrosse coach Tom Gravante has announced the hiring of Joe Cinosky as assistant men's lacrosse coach. Cinosky replaces Travis Johnson, who left to become the head coach at NJIT.
A former University of Maryland All-American, Cinosky comes to the Mount from Duke, where he served as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2013 NCAA champion Blue Devils and worked closely with their defensive unit.
"Joe is bringing a very strong lacrosse pedigree into our program, and has played and coached at the highest level of the college game," said Gravante. "The players have responded well to him, and we are seeing the positive effects of him in our program already. We are very excited to welcome Joe, as well as his wife Carrie and son Charlie, into the Mount lacrosse family."
A stellar defenseman for Maryland, Cinosky has excelled at all levels of lacrosse during his career. A mainstay on the U.S. National Team, he was a member of the 2010 squad that won the gold medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse in Manchester, England.
Cinosky was a USILA All-America choice and a first team All-ACC selection for Maryland in 2008. He was a four-year starter and helped lead the team to 43 wins and two NCAA semifinal appearances during his career.
Cinosky was drafted ninth overall by New Jersey in the Major League Lacrosse Draft, and was voted to the MLL All-Star game in 2009. He helped lead the Toronto Nationals to the MLL Championship that season, and the following year, he helped lead the Chesapeake Bayhawks to the title.
He started his coaching career as the head coach of the University of Minnesota Club Lacrosse program in 2010. In three seasons, he led the team to a 23-18 record and a berth in the Upper Midwest Lacrosse League Championship.
Cinosky was a three-time All-state selection at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey, earning All-American honors twice. He helped lead the team to three consecutive New Jersey state titles.