Bloomington, IN – Peter Nelson, who recently wrapped up his second year as an assistant coach on the Indiana University men’s lacrosse coaching staff, has been promoted to head coach. Former head coach Peter Tumbas has resigned.
Tumbas on the coaching change: “Coach Nelson has done a tremendous job helping Indiana transition from an average team into a national program. I am eternally grateful to him for moving down from Minnesota to help us build IU. His experiences as a player at Minnesota Duluth and as a national director for Trilogy Lacrosse ensures the Hoosier lacrosse program will continue to take strides towards competing for an MCLA title.”
Tumbas on his tenure at Indiana: “My time in Bloomington has been an amazing experience. I want to thank Will McClain and Sam Sudakoff for hiring me and giving me an opportunity to not only create a nationally competitive MCLA program, but to spend time with a wonderful group of young men. I have the utmost confidence that the future of the program is in great hands with Coach Nelson.”
Nelson on being the head coach: “I am very excited for this opportunity, especially with the group of young men we have returning. The bar has been raised by Coach Tumbas every year and I can’t wait to watch our program continue to grow as it has the past three years. The goals remain the same as they always have, win the GRLC tournament and win a national championship. Without the work Coach Tumbas has done on and off the field this wouldn’t have been possible. I can’t wait to get back on the field next month.”
Coach Nelson, who has also been named the head coach of the IU men’s hockey team this summer, will assume his lacrosse responsibilities immediately.
More information will be up soon on LaxRoads, including an interview with Coach Nelson. Stay tuned!