Looks like the football program isn't the only team getting help from a former Terp. Today, Rutgers men's lacrosse announced the hiring of Jesse Bernhardt as an assistant coach. Bernhardt most recently spent last season as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Maryland, playing an integral role in a deep NCAA postseason tournament run.
In addition to being part of the Maryland coaching staff, Bernhardt played at Maryland as well. From a Rutgers press release:
As a player, Bernhardt enjoyed extraordinary success both on the collegiate and professional level. Playing for Maryland, Bernhardt was a two-time captain and All-American. As a junior in 2012 he was All-ACC, ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Tewaarton Trophy Nominee, and USILA Second Team All-American and Scholar All-American as he helped Maryland to the NCAA Championship game. His senior season in 2013 Bernhardt again was All-ACC and a Tewaarton Trophy Nominee, as well as a USILA First Team All-American and Scholar All-American.
Bernhardt assisted with defensive game planning, the man-down unit, wings of faceoffs, ran the substitution box, worked on scouting reports and game film, and assisted with summer tournaments and camps.
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