|Title:||Head Men's Lacrosse Coach / S.A.A.C. Supervisor|
York College head coach Brandon Childs enters his second season at the helm of the Green and White after a successful rookie campaign at York. Childs led the Spartans to a mark of 9-7 and a berth in the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals.
Childs is the fourth coach, but the first full-time coach, in the 13-year history of the program. Childs followed Jim Griffin who was the Spartans' head coach for the previous seven seasons. Childs came to York after being a highly successful head coach at Eastern University.
Childs has had a strong run of success during his coaching career. While at Eastern, he posted an overall record of 28-19 including a 23-9 mark in conference play. Childs led the Eagles to a trio of MAC tournament appearances.
Prior to taking over the Eastern program, Childs was a three-year assistant at Dickinson College where he directed the Red Devil offense. Dickinson went 27-16 over his three years in Carlisle.
Childs began his coaching career after a stellar four-year tenure as a player at Lynchburg College. He concluded his career with 193 points on 91 goals and 102 assists. His 102 assists, still stands as a school record for Lynchburg. He was a USILA All-American as a junior and again as a senior while he was also a Scholar All-American as a senior. Childs was a three-time ODAC All-Conference player for the Hornets.
At the conclusion of his playing career, Childs served as an assistant coach for the Hornet program as he pursued his Masters' Degree in Educational Leadership. He completed his advanced degree in May of 2008.
Childs is thrilled with the potential of the Spartan program.
"I believe we can build a sustained level of excellence," states Childs. "We have changed the culture and the expectations for our players. We will outwork our opponents, playing a fast paced style of lacrosse, working incredibly hard in the classroom, and most importantly the York Lacrosse team will be built upon men with the highest level of character. If we can do this, the wins will take care of themselves."
Childs believes the trademarks of his teams are coming into form as he embarks on his second year leading the program.
"We will have four pillars to our success. Talent, Vision, Commitment, Character. More specifically when people watch the York College Lacrosse team play they will use words like tough, talented, hardworking, and committed to describe our play. When people see the York College lacrosse team off the field they will use words like excellent, compassionate, caring, and hardworking."
In the fall of 2012, Childs assumed the role of York College S.A.A.C Supervisor. He will coordinate and organize York's Student Athlete Advisory Counsel activities throughout the school year including the Spartans' relationship with the York County Special Olympics program.
Childs resides in York with his wife, Annie, and his children, Ellie and Will.
|Title:||Asst. Men's Lacrosse Coach|
Hofmeister enters his third year on Brandon Childs' staff. He was
promoted as the Spartan lead assistant coach in the fall of 2012.
Hofmeister possesses extensive playing experience and that enables
him to relate and coach the Spartan players.
Hofmeister serves as the team's offensive coordinator and runs their substitution box on game days. He is heavily involved in all aspects of the program such as recruiting, scouting and practice & game planning.
A 2010 graduate of Eastern University in St. David’s, Pa., Hofmeister played for the Eagles for four seasons, appearing in each contest during his career. Hofmeister was named a captain for his senior season and garnered all-conference honors as a midfielder. An Eastern University Alumni Award recipient, he received the Coaches Award in 2008 and the Heart Award in 2010.
|Title:||Asst. Men's Lacrosse Coach|
Ryan Cassidy enters his first year on Brandon Child’s staff. Cassidy graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 2013. He played for Coach Child’s at Eastern University where he was a captain of the team his sophomore year.
He transferred with Brandon Childs and was a two-year starter and one of three captains on the team his senior year. Cassidy was also the 2013 Jack Jacquet Fighting Heart award winner.
He will be responsible for day-to-day duties of the program and will coordinate the Spartan defense.