Former Johns Hopkins coach joining SU Lacrosse staff

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Gary Gait’s staff appears to be coming together rather well, as former Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala will be the defensive coordinator for Syracuse men’s lacrosse. 

Inside Lacrosse first reported the news, which was later confirmed by Pietramala on Twitter.

After nearly 20 years as the Blue Jays head coach and two national championships, Pietramala agreed to part ways with the university in a mutual decision.

Gait and Pietramala, who played against each other in the 1980s, are both members of the United State National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. 

This is a Central New York homecoming of sorts for Pietramala. The new defensive coordinator was the head coach for Cornell men’s lacrosse from 1998 to 2000, winning the honor of National Coach of the Year. 

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