2006 Graduate Joins Shirk's Staff
CHESTERTOWN, MD – Washington College men's lacrosse head coach Jeff Shirk has announced the hiring of former Shoremen Lacrosse standout Tim Kerr '06 as an assistant coach.
"I couldn't be more excited to have Tim Kerr join our coaching staff," states Shirk. As a WAC Lacrosse Alum, Tim understands the storied history of the program and current drive for future success. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his years as the head coach at Kent Island High School and a passion for coaching that will absolutely enhance our program."
Kerr said, "I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to join such an outstanding staff here at Washington College. I look forward to working with the student-athletes and helping the program in any way that I can."
Kerr had a distinguished career with the Shoremen from 2003-06 as a defenseman. Kerr was a two-time All-Centennial Conference first team selection in 2005 and 2006 and an USILA All-American honorable mention honoree in 2006. A two-time captain, he scooped up 219 ground balls, netted eight goals and passed out seven assists for 15 points in 69 career contests. During Kerr's four years, the team went 54-17, reached the Centennial Conference Tournament all four seasons, participated in the NCAA Tournament three times and was a part of the 2003 Centennial Conference Championship. As a sophomore in 2004, Kerr helped Washington College reach the NCAA Division III Semifinals.
As a senior in 2006, he was the recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Award and was one of 48 student-athletes in all three NCAA Divisions for the spring season. In addition to the award from the NCAA, he was tabbed a USILA Scholar All-American in May 2006. Kerr was also named co-male winner of the Washington College Senior Athletic Award and the male winner of the Sho'men Club Award during his senior year.
From 2007-13 he was head coach for the boys' varsity lacrosse team at Kent Island High School and guided the Buccaneers to an 89-24 record and on four occasions coached the team to the regional championship and the semifinal round of the state tournament.
Kerr earned a B.A. History from Washington College in 2006, where he was on the dean's list every semester, and his M.A. in Administration and Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2010.
The Washington College men's lacrosse team has made 32 NCAA and USILA Tournament appearances. The Shoremen, who are 623-349-1 all-time, won the 1998 NCAA Division III National Championship and the 1954 USILA Laurie Cox Division Co-National Championship. Washington College men's lacrosse players have earned All-America honors 231 times. The 2014 season will be the 73rd season of varsity men's lacrosse at Washington College. The College first fielded a varsity men's lacrosse program from 1929 until 1934 and revived the sport for the 1948 season.