BALTIMORE – UMBC head men's lacrosse coach Ryan Moran has promoted Joe Bucci to assistant men's lacrosse coach and added former Retriever standout Billy O'Hara to the staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
Bucci has served in the volunteer assistant's role since arriving at UMBC in the fall of 2016. The Ithaca, N.Y. native served as team captain of the Georgetown University men's lacrosse program in his junior and senior campaigns of 2015 and 2016.
"Coach Bucci's commitment, tireless work ethic and development as a coach over the last two seasons made the decision to elevate him from volunteer assistant coach to full-time assistant a very easy one," Moran said. "The ability to maintain continuity in our staff through his loyalty has been acknowledged throughout our program. I look forward to continue working with him and watching him grow as a coach."
O'Hara competed in 52 games as a long-stick midfielder/defensemen for UMBC. He recorded 134 ground balls and caused 60 turnovers in his tenure. The Davidsonville, Md. native just earned his degree in business technology administration.
"Our program is thrilled to be able to add Billy to our staff," Moran said. "The ability to add a young alum with the character and work ethic that Billy displayed on and off the field as a student-athlete will certainly benefit our program as he transitions into this coaching role."