The University of Pittsburgh men’s lacrosse program is excited to announce the hiring of Zack Rusch as new Assistant Coach for the 2018-19 season, assuming the role of Offensive Coordinator.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have Coach Rusch join the staff and become part of our program,” says Pitt Coach Zach Wilfong. “Zack will bring a lot to the table and become a very influential piece of our staff. I am confident in his ability to coach, mentor, and guide our young student-athletes. In the time that I have come to know Zack, it is evident that he has a passion for the game and possesses strong leadership capabilities.”
Rusch joins the Panthers after graduating from nearby Seton Hill (Pa.) University, one of NCAA Division II's power programs. Rusch was a standout midfielder for the Griffins, significantly contributing to the team’s offense and overall success. For his efforts, he was recognized as a USILA DII 1st Team All American during his senior year and participated in the DI/II North/South All Star Game. During his 4 seasons, Rusch tallied 142 career points, 90 goals and 52 assists.
Rusch is a Pittsburgh native, growing up in the Bethel Park area. While there, he was a standout Football and Lacrosse player for Bethel Park High School.
Rusch graduated from Seton Hill University in the Spring of 2017 with a BA Degree.