RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College head men's lacrosse coach Jason Grace announced the hiring of Keith Clemens as the program's assistant coach on Monday.
"We are excited to have Keith become part of the Earlham lacrosse family," Grace said. "Coach Clemens brings energy and the competitive nature it takes to build a team. His passion for the game, his past college coaching experience, and playing experience will help him and us achieve our goals as a program."
Clemens comes to Earlham from Muhlenberg College (Pa.) where he spent the 2015 seasons as assistant men's lacrosse coach. He was heavily involved in recruiting as well as planning season schedules and travel preparations. The Mules finished 3-13 in 2015.
Before Muhlenberg, Clemens spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Wesley College (Del.). As a Wolverine, Clemens served as the program's defensive coordinator as well as being involved in recruiting, organizing practices, and developing the program.
Clemens is a 2012 graduate of Hendrix College (Ark.) where he was a four-year letter-winner at goalie for the Warriors. He garnered Second Team All-Conference honors as a junior followed by First Team All-Conference recognition as a senior.
After Hendrix, Clemens spent one season as an assistant coach. He also participated in the 2012 Down Under Cup with the USAA1 World Team.
"I am excited to start a new challenge with Coach Grace and look forward to working with Earlham College to create a new team in the lacrosse society," Clemens said. "I am fortunate to be joining such a respected school and outstanding athletics department."
Clemens and Grace will have a year to recruit before beginning competition in the Ohio River Lacrosse League in the spring of 2018.