Drew Stevenson to coach new Men's Lacrosse program at Robert Morris
Robert Morris University (Chicago) has announced the hiring of Drew Stevenson to coach the school’s first ever Men’s Lacrosse program. The program is scheduled to begin competition in the spring of 2013.
Drew Stevenson’s lacrosse coaching philosophy is summed up in just a few words – Family – Academics – Commitment – Discipline. Now he is embarking on a new challenge to instill this philosophy and develop the Men’s Lacrosse program at Robert Morris University in downtown Chicago.
In 2011, Stevenson helped launch the Brother Rice High School boy’s lacrosse program on the south side of Chicago. Prior to joining the Crusaders, Stevenson spent seven seasons at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. While at Ignatius, he developed the fledgling program from one unit with 17 participants in Class B to a top level program in Class A with three full levels of competition (Freshman, JV and Varsity).
During his time at Ignatius, Stevenson coached the program to three Chicago Metro League Conference Championships and the Class B State Title Game twice, winning the Class B State Title in 2009. Additionally while at Ignatius, he coached 23 First Team, 16 Second Team, and two Honorable Mention All-Conference players (Chicago Metro League/Chicago Catholic Conference). He also coached three Academic All-Americans.
Stevenson founded Chicago Youth Lacrosse in 2008 to provide youth lacrosse opportunities to the young men and women of downtown Chicago. Currently CYL has over 500 players participating annually and offers programming for boys and girls, Kindergarten through 12th grade.
A Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS, *D), Stevenson owns and operates Develop The Athlete, LLC, a strength and conditioning company dedicated to the safe and progressive training approach in helping adolescent athletes safely reach their potential.
A 1997 graduate of Roanoke College, Stevenson played for Bill Pilat, one of Division III’s winningest active coaches. Stevenson earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and is now currently studying for his Master’s in Coaching Education from Ohio University.