Jason Lamb Out

LacrosseAllStars.com reported this last night

2009RMLCChamps

That’s a shame. Economy? School expecting Michigan like dominance? Rumors of a jump to D1 have been squashed.

Community reactions after the jump

  • Not a rumor–its true, and its not a precursor to going DI. Rather it is an effort by BYU administration to reign in the cost of the program. Look for decreased road schedule and fewer top recruits. Its a very sad day for BYU lacrosse. One note for other MCLA programs, perhaps a chance to cherry pick some of BYU’s top talent.
  • “Coach Lamb was more a father figure for me than a coach during my time playing for him. He has done more for anyone outside of my family to help me get through college and in making life decisions. It is an extremely sad day for BYU lacrosse. Please don’t mistake my comments as saying I think the loss of Coach Lamb is a positive.The only message I was trying to convey is that this will not be the end of BYU Lacrosse. More information will be forthcoming. Until then, for the sake of Coach Lamb and out of respect for what he has meant to BYU and the MCLA as a whole, please be respectful of him in your comments.” -Jordan Harris former BYU player
  • Along with myself, Jason was one of the founders of the USLIA, the original college lacrosse club organization which predated the MCLA back in the mid 90’s and kick-started our national championship tournaments.   He helped build BYU into a nationally recognized program, at any level – club or NCAA.  The club has played and hosted NCAA Division 1 programs in Fall Ball and played games all over the country.  Before Fox College Sports came along, BYUtv was the first outlet for live MCLA lacrosse on the T.V. – Sonny Pieper

Could the semifinal loss have been the last straw for him?

The one thing to consider about BYU’s program is not only do they have premier resources for a club team, its very reasonable to say they are on par with Michigan and Coach Harkins’ self-made Florida State program, but they trout out a team of 22, 23, 24 year olds every season.

Maybe some one in the school looked at that the budget and said this is too much money for us not to be winning every year.

Regardless of his inability to win a championship every year, Lamb knew what he was doing. A club team doesn’t beat a D1 in scrimmage without proper leader ship. No matter how good the club team is. No matter how bad the D1 team is. Whether its a scrimmage or not. That just doesn’t happen wihout the right triggers being pulled.

Who does BYU pick to replace him?

Why fire Lamb in the first place? They let him build the program if not encouraged the growth. Is it not the school’s fault for signing the checks?

I can’t understand why a coach of Lamb’s caliber gets fired for the budget being too high. There are many things you can do to save money. Firing the guy who got you there isn’t the smart choice.

Will they bring in someone who wants to win or insert a puppet for the administration?

Your thoughts?

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4 responses to “Jason Lamb Out

  1. Without a disclosure by one of the parties, I cannot conceive of any rational reason for the dismissal of Coach Lamb. Not one. Winning a championship every year is a great goal, but show me one D1 program that does that in any sport.

    Coach Lamb has a consistently excellent product, was encouraged to build his team, won 3 national championships, has been the main reason Utah lacrosse is exploding and has now been released from a job he has held for 17 years. Which one of these things doesn’t belong…

  2. what does this mean for teams that BYU had committed to travel to in a home-home deal. I can understand the desire to cut costs by not traveling but if a team traveled out to you and was promised a return trip, its kinda tacky to dismiss those games.

  3. I was shocked when I heard this news from a friend. Utah college sports and lacrosse in particular lost a great leader and coach yesterday. Thanks, Coach Lamb for what you have done for the young men in your program, and for us as fans. Good luck in whatever your future may bring.

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