WATERVILLE, ME – Thomas College Athletic Director David Roussel '93 has announced the hiring of Tom Sheridan as head men's lacrosse coach.
This will be Sheridan's second stint in this role, after being the first head coach in Thomas men's lacrosse history from 2004-2010. Over the six year span at the helm, Sheridan amassed a program-high 22 victories, while leading the program to its first winning season in 2008 with a 7-6 record, and being named the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Coach of the Year.
"Coach Sheridan has tremendous passion and knowledge for the sport of lacrosse and we are very excited for his return to Thomas as our men's lacrosse coach," adds Roussel.
Sheridan is coming off of a two year period as head men's lacrosse coach at the University of Maine at Farmington. Over the two years Sheridan led the Beavers to two consecutive 4-7 (4-4 NAC) records, which matched the program's single-season wins record each season.
"I am excited about the opportunity of leading the Thomas lacrosse program for the second time," says Sheridan. "I am really impressed by all the improvements to the college and the athletic facilities. I am looking forward to building a foundation for a program that will be competitive while recruiting athletes that are a good fit here at Thomas College."
Since 1995, Sheridan has held the position of Varsity Boys' Lacrosse coach at Messalonskee High School in Oakland where he has led the team to four appearances in the Eastern Maine Class A Championship game in the years 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010. He also guided the Eagles to two Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference (KVAC) Class A Championships in the years 2005 and 2011.
Sheridan received KVAC Coach of the Year honors in 2005, and the Waterville Morning Sentinel Coach of the Year honors in 2005, 2010, and 2011.
A graduate of the University of Maine in Orono, Sheridan received a Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a concentration in Health Education.