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Johns Hopkins University and men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala part ways

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 12:56:28-04

BALTIMORE — Johns Hopkins University and men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala have agreed to part ways, as the program looks to move in a different direction.

With a 207-93 record, Pietramala is the winningest coach in Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse history. He guided the team to 18 NCAA Tournament appearances, including seven trips to the final four between 2002 and 2015. During that time the Blue Jays appeared in four national championships, winning two of them. The team also took home a pair of Big Ten Tournament titles since joining the conference in 2015.

“For two decades, Dave Pietramala guided our men's lacrosse program and we are truly thankful for his tireless efforts and the leadership he provided to the young men who represented Johns Hopkins at the highest level on and off the field,” said Athletic Director Jennifer S. Baker. “Very few great players have demonstrated the ability to become great coaches; Dave Pietramala has done that and his legacy as a player and coach is virtually unmatched in the world of college lacrosse. Our focus now is on the future and ensuring we identify the best person to lead our program and build on the tremendous history and tradition of Johns Hopkins lacrosse,”Baker said.

The University has launched a national search to find a replacement.