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Head Coach Kyle Gardner

Kyle Gardner begins his fourth season at the helm of the men’s lacrosse team in 2019.

Gardner led a youthful group of Knights to a record of 4-11 during the 2018 season. Neumann closed the season with three wins in its final four games, falling one win short of the CSAC playoffs. Four Knights earned All-Conference honors during the season, led by Eric Conlon and Alex Rucci on the Second Team. Chris Augustine and Ryan Martin also received honorable mention.

During the 2017 season, the Knights went 6-9 overall. Chase Fraser received CSAC First Team honors and was the NCAA statistical champion in goals per game (4.71). Xavier Glanzel was named second team while Chris Augustine and Ryan Martin earned Honorable Mention. Seven Knights earned All-Academic status.

In his first season, the Knights went 1-12 overall. Two team members, Connor Betts and Xavier Glanzel, received CSAC Honorable Mention. Coach Gardner’s overall record is 7-21 in two seasons at Neumann.

Gardner is a 2010 graduate from Neumann University with a degree in English. He was a three-time Captain, three-time All-Conference player, a 2008 Men's Lacrosse Team MVP, and a 2009 Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Academic Team honoree. During his three seasons, Gardner accumulated 44 goals, 28 assists and 42 ground ball s in 36 contests.

Originally from the Greater Philadelphia area, Gardner has strong ties to the local lacrosse scene. After Neumann, Gardner spent four years at the Blue Ridge School in Virginia, where he was the Varsity Head Lacrosse Coach and Lacrosse Program Director. At Blue Ridge, Gardner built a championship caliber program, with his teams winning three consecutive VIC championships, as well as making it to the VISAA Division 1 State Finals in 2012, and returning to the State quarter-finals in 2013. His teams at Blue Ridge amassed a total record of 51-24 during his four year span at the helm. Gardner was named the 2012 VIC Coach of the Year. During his four years at Blue Ridge, Gardner produced two All-Americans, 15 All-State Players and 22 All-Conference Players.

Gardner is currently working on his Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration at Concordia University Irvine.