Former CUA coach Mike Lonergan hired at George Washington

Former CUA coach Mike Lonergan hired at George Washington

WASHINGTON – Former CUA Head Coach Mike Lonergan, who led the Cardinals to the 2001 Division III National Championship, has been named the Head Coach at nearby George Washington University.  Lonergan returns to the nation's capital following a successful run at the University of Vermont where he led the Catamounts to the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Lonergan led the Cardinals from 1992-2004 and won 251 games during his tenure.  He led CUA to nine of the 13 NCAA Tournament appearances in the history of the program, including the first since 1964.  CUA captured the 2001 National Championship under Lonergan and he was named the Division III consensus National Coach of the Year.

Lonergan was most recently at the University of Vermont where he went 126-68 overall and 69-27 in the America East Conference, both tops in the conference during that time.  Under Lonergan's direction the Catamounts earned a bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament and they won the 2011 America East regular season championship.

Current CUA Head Coach Steve Howes, who was an assistant under Lonergan, had a chance to speak with George Washington's student newspaper, The Hatchet, on Thursday regarding his former boss and here is what he had to say.

Former CUA Sports Information Director Chris McManes discusses Lonergan taking his dream job.

Here is the official release on Lonergan's hiring at George Washington.

Sports is a Big Part of Lonergan Family of Bowie (Bowie Patch), 5/12/11 

Q & A with Mike Lonergan (CUA Today, May 2011)