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In July of 2013, Greg Raymond was named the head coach of the Hobart lacrosse team. He joined the Statesmen following four seasons as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Princeton University.
At Princeton, Raymond's defense ranked first or second in the Ivy League three times and twice led the conference in man-down defense. Princeton won the Ivy League and earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in 2010 and 2012. The Tigers' D achieved its highest national statistical ranking in 2012, climbing to No. 6 in scoring defense, allowing just 7.25 goals per game, and No. 2 in man-down defense, killing off 85 percent of the opposition's man-up opportunities.
Over the past four seasons, Raymond has mentored nine All-Americans and nine All-Ivy League student-athletes.
Raymond spent the 2008-09 academic year serving as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Drexel University. He helped the Dragons earn a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament thanks in part to a 9-8 win over nationally ranked Villanova. Raymond coached the league's Rookie of the Year, goalie Mark Manos, who is currently a member of the MLL's Charlotte Hounds' practice squad.
Raymond got his start in collegiate coaching in 2006, serving as an assistant for legendary Head Coach Bill Tierney at Princeton. In 2006 and 2007, the Tigers earned NCAA tournament bids, reaching the quarterfinal round in 2006.
Raymond graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor's degree in sociology. On the lacrosse field, he was a long-stick midfielder for the Blue Jays, serving as a team captain in 2003, 2004, and 2005. After losing most of his first two years on campus to a knee injury, Raymond saw his first significant playing time in 2003, appearing in 12 games as Hopkins reached the NCAA national championship game. The following season, he played in all 15 games helping the Blue Jays advance to the NCAA semifinals. As a senior, Raymond and his classmates penned a perfect ending to their collegiate careers, posting a 16-0 record and winning the national championship. He played in every game that year, recording 28 ground balls and scoring his first goal. Following graduation, Raymond played three seasons for the MLL's New Jersey Pride.
A native of Corning, N.Y., Raymond is married to Michelle Steigerwald, a 2004 graduate of William Smith and a former Heron lacrosse player.
Four-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star Peet Poillon will join the Hobart lacrosse coaching staff for the 2014 season. Currently a member of the MLL’s Chesapeake Baykhawks, Poillon will serve as the Statesmen’s offensive coordinator.â€‹
Poillon was drafted by the Boston Cannons out of college and later signed with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. In his second season with the Bayhawks, he was selected to his first All-Star Game and helped Chesapeake win the 2010 MLL Championship. In 2011 and 2012, Poillon played for the Denver Outlaws, earning All-Star honors both year. He was traded to Charlotte during the off-season. One of the Hounds leading scorers in 2013, Poillon helped Charlotte secure a spot in the four-team MLL Playoffs in the franchise's second season. He was traded back to Chesapeake during the offseason.
Poillon's coaching resume includes assistant coaching roles at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and the University of Delaware. Poillon was a volunteer assistant with the Blue Hens this past spring, performing a wide-range of duties including analyzing and breaking down video of opponents and implementing the offensive system for the scout team.
Poillon also has served as a head coach, leading the boys’ varsity team at Seneca Valley High School in Harmony, Pa., for two seasons. He guided his alma mater from an 8-10 record in his first season to a 17-2 mark and the 2012 WPIAL Division I Championship.
Poillon began his coaching career as a student assistant at UMBC while completing his bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship in sports and interdisciplinary studies. His collegiate playing career included seasons at Howard Community College (2 seasons), Ohio State (1), and UMBC (1), but consistent throughout his stops was his excellent play on the field. In both of his seasons at HCC, he was a team captain, earning first team All-America honors as well as conference offensive player of the year accolades. At OSU, Poillon garnered first team All-Great Western Lacrosse League honors as well as All-America honorable mention, helping the Buckeyes reach the NCAA quarterfinals. With the Retrievers, he earned first team All-America East, second team All-America and USILA Scholar All-America awards and returned to the NCAA tournament.
Poillon is the founder and CEO of Low and Away Lacrosse which, since 2009, has offered lacrosse instruction in the form of camps, clinics, and club teams with locations in Pittsburgh and Lancaster, Pa.
Kyle Turri joined the Hobart lacrosse coaching staff prior to the start of the 2018 season. He will serve as the Statesmen's defensive coordinator.
Turri comes to Hobart after serving as an assistant coach at Binghamton last season. His responsibilities included man-down coordinator, goalies coach, and assisting with the rest of the defense. The Bearcats posted an 11-5 overall record, finished second in the America East regular season standings and were the runners-up in the America East Tournament. Turri's defense was fourth in the nation in man-down defense (.789), fifth in clearing percentage (.903) and seventh in scoring defense (8.19). His charges included the America East Defensive Player of the Year, two first team All-America East selections, and two America East All-Rookie picks.
Turri began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant coach at Ohio State in 2016. He was the goalies coach, man-down coordinator and managed the substitution box for the Buckeyes. That year, OSU was second in the nation in clearing (.917) and 19th in scoring defense (9.07). The Buckeyes also improved its man-down success rate 34 points over the previous season (from .613 to .647).
An accomplished student-athlete, Turri won a pair of national championships and an ACC Championship as a goalie at Duke. He notched a career record of 18-2 with a 9.53 goals against average. Turri went 14-1 as the starter for the Blue Devils' 2013 National Championship run, making 10 saves in the title game against Syracuse. The following season Duke again won the national championship. He appeared in 12 games that season, including a relief appearance in the national semifinal win over Denver.
A three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll, Turri graduated in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in sociology.
Turri played for Team USA, winning the gold medal at the 2012 U19 FIL World Championship in Turku, Finland.
Sean Cunningham was named the Hobart lacrosse director of operations prior to the start of the 2017-18 academic year.
Cunningham graduated in 2017 from Hobart with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He was a standout two-sport athlete for the Statesmen, playing defensive midfielder in lacrosse and wide receiver in football. On the lacrosse field, Cunningham appeared in 52 career games, producing a goal, four assists, 16 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. He and his classmates notched 31 wins during their four seasons on campus, the most by a Hobart graduating class in the program’s Division I era.
As a junior, Cunningham had five ground balls and three caused turnovers and played a key role in Hobart’s man-down defense that led the nation, killing off 77.6 percent of the opposition’s extra-man opportunities. The 2016 Statesmen went 10-7 raising the program’s Division I era record for wins in a season. Hobart won the Northeast Conference Championship Tournament and played in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2004.
On the gridiron, Cunningham played in 41 games, logging 70 receptions for 755 yards and six touchdowns. He enjoyed his finest season as a senior, catching 41 passes for 501 yards and four touchdowns. Cunningham and the Statesmen were 38-7 over the past four seasons, winning three Liberty League Championships and making three NCAA playoff appearances, including a trip to the 2014 quarterfinals.
An outstanding student, Cunningham was named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll four times and was a three-time member of the Liberty League All-Academic Team. He was also a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection. At the annual Block H Dinner, Cunningham earned the 2015 Arnold Scholar-Athlete Award and the 2016 Hanna Award.
Adam Hardy joined the Hobart Lacrosse coaching staff prior to the start of the 2018 season. He will serve as the volunteer assistant coach, working primarily with the Statesmen face off unit and offensive personnel. Adam graduated from Hobart in 2016, and spent the 2017 season as an assistant coach at Tampa University.
Terry Muffley is entering his 10th season as a volunteer assistant coach for the lacrosse team. He works primarily with the faceoff specialists.
Muffley has mentored four of the top five faceoff men in Hobart's Division I history, including All-American Bobby Dattilo who ranked second in the nation in 2012 in both faceoff winning percentage and ground balls per game.
A former defensive line coach for the Statesmen as well, Muffley guided the development of 19 all-conference linemen.
For more than two decades prior to joining the Hobart coaching staff, Muffley was a fixture on the Geneva High School sidelines, assisting the Panthers’ football team to two league titles and the lacrosse team to three Section V crowns.
Muffley earned a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University.
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps with service in Vietnam, Muffley lives in Geneva with his wife, Cindy. They have two grown children, Patrick and Bess.