By Jordan Smith
Dominican University of California Director of Athletics Brandon Leimbach announced Monday, May 5, that Ned Webster has resigned as head men's lacrosse coach to pursue other coaching opportunities.
"I want to thank Coach Webster for his dedication to Dominican lacrosse over the past nine years," said Leimbach. "I appreciate those efforts and wish Ned and his family my best."
Webster was hired in 2005 as the second head coach in the program's history. He concluded his ninth season as the Penguins' head coach with a 9-3 win-loss record in 2014, including the program's second WILA championship, and a 35-40 overall win-loss record. Dominican was 33-23 in NCAA Division II play during his tenure.
Defensive Coordinator Matt Blamey will step in as interim head coach immediately. Blamey was an assistant coach at Sonoma State from 2011-2013 and founder and head coach of the first-ever NJCAA men's lacrosse program at Northern Virginia Community College. In college, Blamey was a defender and long-stick midfielder for the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Webster led his team to back-to-back WILA championships that made his name a popular one among the lacrosse field. The Penguins have also won many academic awards under Webster.