Raymond Adds All-Star to Staff
Posted on Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Hobart College Lacrosse Head Coach Greg Raymond announced today that four-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star Peet Poillon will join his coaching staff for the 2014 season. Currently a member of the MLL's Charlotte Hounds, Poillon will serve as the Statesmen's offensive coordinator.
"I couldn't be more pleased with our decision to hire Peet Poillon as our offensive coordinator," Raymond said. "Throughout his interview process, Peet communicated his plan for our offense in an extremely efficient, confident, and fundamental way. He's developed a strong reputation in the lacrosse community as a young coach eager to display his work ethic, character, and knowledge of our game. There's no doubt Peet will make our players, administration, and alumni happy with his ability to develop and lead our offense."
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. Poillon has 23 goals, including five 2-pointers, and five assists with one game remaining in the Hounds' regular season. Charlotte is currently 7-6 and has secured a spot in the MLL's four-team playoff.
In 49 career games, Poillon has produced 98 goals (11 2-pointers) and 37 assists for 146 points.
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.
Raymond is especially impressed with Poillon's recruiting skills.
"This is, of course, an area we will tackle as an entire staff, but Peet has already shown a relentless approach to the Division I lacrosse recruiting scene," Raymond said. "We've spent a ton of time discussing his evaluation of high school talent, and he's proven to be extremely meticulous in defining what type of student-athletes we want to pursue at Hobart. He will be an invaluable asset for us as a recruiter."
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.
Hobart is coming off a 6-8 season that saw the Statesmen upset nationally ranked Syracuse, Colgate, and Bellarmine. Hobart will compete in the Northeast Conference for the first time in 2014 after spending the past nine seasons in the ECAC Lacrosse League. The Statesmen will welcome back their entire starting attack, including All-American Alex Love, who ranked third in the nation in goals per game.