Cokers' interim coach Olliver becomes official head coach for Cobras
HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- David Olliver has been named head coach for men's lacrosse at Coker. He had served as interim head coach since March 7.
"This is an amazing opportunity," Olliver said. "I cannot thank the Coker administration enough for the opportunity as a head coach. The support I have received since I arrived here – especially from Dr. Wyatt, Dr. Griffin and the coaching staffs – has been tremendous. It is my full intention to establish a program the college, its faculty, staff and alumni are proud of. The future of Cobra lacrosse is very bright."
Under Olliver, the Cobras went 4-4 and averaged over 11 goals-per-game. They notched wins against Conference Carolinas foe Lees-McRae, Young Harris and future South Atlantic Conference opponents Wingate and Lenoir-Rhyne. For the season they finished 5-10 overall.
"David understands how to recruit and mentor student athletes and I feel sure with his many accomplishments both at Wingate University and here at Coker this spring he will continue to build a winning program for Coker," Vice president of athletics and facilities Lynn Griffin said.
Prior to joining Coker, Oliver was an assistant coach at Wingate from 2008-13. He was also a four-year player for the Wingate Bulldogs, anchoring one of the top defenses in the conference. He won the John R. Dodd Coaches Award during his senior year.