CHICAGO, Ill. – Illinois Tech Athletics welcomed Dan Sharbaugh aboard in June of 2018 as the first Head Coach in the history of the Men's Lacrosse program.
Sharbaugh comes to Chicago by way of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where he has served as the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach since 2014. While at the helm for the Colonels, he coached one two-time NCAA Division III All-American, two Scholar All-Americans, and 19 All-Conference players in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). While overseeing all aspects of the program's recruiting, film breakdown, academic engagement, scouting, and travel, Sharbaugh was able to guide his team to a 2015 SAA Regular Season championship and 2016 SAA Tournament Runner-Up.
His teams also featured the 2015-16 Men's Student-Athlete of the Year at Centre, the 2016-2017 SAA Man of the Year, a 2016 selection to the USILA North/South Game, and the 2017 SAA Defensive Player of the Year. The Colonels amassed 32 wins in Sharbaugh's four seasons at the helm, totaling to a .542 win percentage.
Prior to his time at Centre, Sharbaugh gained valuable experience as an assistant at Gettysburg College (2012-14), York College of Pennsylvania (2011-12), and Eastern University (2010-11). Spending time on both the offensive and defensive sides at the various stops, as well as assisting in recruiting, game and practice plans, and day-to-day operations, helped develop Sharbaugh's well-rounded background.
In addition, Sharbaugh was a standout student-athlete at Eastern. A two-year captain and four-year starter at defender for the Eagles, he helped guide a new program to a Pennsylvania Athletic Conference runner-up in just its third season.