Sept. 7, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Former University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse captain Will DeRiso has joined the Irish coaching staff as an assistant coach. He replaces two-year assistant Jim Finlay who recently left to take an assistant’s post at Brown University. DeRiso will work specifically with Notre Dame’s attack and midfield units.
DeRiso, a two-year starter at attack, played for the Irish from 1994-97. The Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., native finished his career with 35 goals and 37 assists for 72 points, which currently ties him for 18th on the career scoring list. In his senior season, he led Notre Dame in scoring with 43 points as he recorded single-season bests of 18 goals and 25 assists. DeRiso, whose Notre Dame teams won four consecutive Great Western Lacrosse League championships and earned four NCAA tournament appearances, was a first-team GWLL selection in 1997.
Born May 26, 1975, DeRiso graduated from Notre Dame ’97 with a degree in finance from the College of Business Administration. Since his graduation from the University, he has worked as a financial analyst for Bank of America in Chicago.
“Will DeRiso is a great addition to our coaching staff,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan says. “He was a tremendous playmaker and scorer for us during his career and has a keen knowledge of our system and the style we play. He worked extremely hard throughout his career at making himself a better player. Our returning players will benefit from his expertise and tremendous work ethic and will enjoy working with him.”