Marcus Craigwell Named Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Athletic Director Jon Bartlett '87 announced Marcus Craigwell as head varsity lacrosse coach effective February 5, 2019. A Boston native, Craigwell has a decade of coaching experience throughout Massachusetts.
“Coach Craigwell’s teams have had a lot of success on the field, but more importantly, he is a coach with high integrity and strong character. He will be a great role model for our student-athletes, on and off the lacrosse field.”
President Grace Cotter Regan was also excited about the hire, “We’re excited to welcome Coach Craigwell. His coaching experience, commitment to the development of his players, and his roots in the Dorchester community make him a natural fit for our school.”
Before joining the Eagles, Craigwell spent four years at Wayland High School as head varsity coach, where was named DCL Coach of the Year in 2018. He is the co-founder and executive director of Titletown Lacrosse and has served as program manager for MetroLacrosse and Royal Lacrosse.Craigwell has been involved with a number of clinics and camps for the Boston Cannons professional lacrosse team. As Wayland head assistant varsity coach in 2013, he designed the defensive scheme behind the number one ranked defense in Massachusetts.
Prior to his coaching career, Craigwell played four years of Division I lacrosse as a defenseman at Hobart College. He was a standout student-athlete at Weston High School as captain of the varsity basketball and lacrosse teams. A true ambassador of the sport of lacrosse, Craigwell was selected as a member of the all African-American Sankofa Alliance Lacrosse team alongside a number of professional lacrosse players including Kyle Harrison, Chazz Woodson, Sam Bradman, and Jovan Miller.
“I want to thank Jon Bartlett and the BC High administration for this amazing opportunity. I also want to thank Wayland for the great coaching experience and the unforgettable memories we shared together. The opportunity to be part of a program that has accomplished so much under the direction of Coach Steve Lydon is very exciting. I can’t wait to meet the team, kick off the 2019 season, and get ready to defend the D1 state championship. I look forward to continuing to build a program in the city of Boston – “Titletown.”