DENVER, Colo. – Stevenson head men’s lacrosse coach Paul Cantabene was selected as the 2013 Division III College Coach of the Year by the youth and college sports network CaptainU on Thursday. Top coaches in their respective sports and divisions were chosen for their teams’ inspiring performances both on and off the field.
“The CaptainU College Coach of the Year awards recognize the top college coaches across the country for their exceptional leadership
and accomplishments,” said Avi Stopper, CEO of CaptainU. “It’s inspiring to see the results they achieve, not just in the numbers
they put up on the scoreboard, but in their devotion to helping students develop as athletes and human beings.”
The 2013 Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year, Cantabene led Stevenson to the first national championship in team and school
history with a 16-14 victory over RIT on May 26 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Mustangs finished with a school-record 22 wins and boasted 11 All-America and two Scholar All-America selections.
Cantabene, who is currently 137-37 in nine seasons as a college head coach, joins Denver head coach Bill Tierney and Mercyhurst head coach Chris Ryan who received the honors in Division I and II, respectively.
CaptainU is the largest youth and college sports network. More than half a million high school athletes, youth sports events, youth
coaches, and college coaches use CaptainU to promote themselves and their teams, and to connect with each other.
CaptainU was founded in 2008 at the University of Chicago by Avi Stopper and Michael Farb, sports devotees who had long been involved with high school and college athletics — both as athletes and coaches. By combining their love for sports with their passion for
technology, CaptainU was born.