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Judd Lattimore
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: UNC
Graduating Year: 2001
Experience: 1 Year

Judd Lattimore was hired in July 2012 and recently completed his second season back with the Penn men's lacrosse staff. He serves as Head Coach Mike Murphy's top assistant and offensive coordinator.

This marked a return to Penn for Lattimore, who was an assistant coach with Penn for the 2006 season under previous head coach Brian Voelker. The Quakers went 10-4 that season and advanced to the NCAA Championship first round.

Lattimore's first season back in Philadelphia could be termed a success. Penn went 8-5 in 2013, advanced to the Ivy League Tournament for the second time in three seasons, and led the nation in goals-against average despite playing a schedule that ranked second nationally in terms of strength. At the end of the season, three players earned first-team All-Ivy, the first time that had happened since 1984, and six players received All-Ivy recognition of some kind (the most since 1986).

That was mere prelude to 2014, though, as a senior-laden squad added an indelible chapter to its legacy, going 11-4 overall which was one win shy of the program mark (12, set in 1984). That included an eight-game win streak leading into NCAA play, four of which came in Ivy play which was the program's longest conference win streak since 1988. Brian Feeney, Zack Losco and Maxx Meyer all received third-team USILA All-America honors, the first time Penn had three first-, second-, or third-team All-Americans in the same season since 1984 (and just the fourth time in history, the others being 1977 and 1928). Those three also received All-Ivy recognition along with teammates Alex Blonsky and Matt McMahon, with Feeney and Losco becoming the program's first two-time first-team All-Ivy picks since 1993.

"I am very excited to welcome Coach Lattimore back to Penn," said Murphy at the time of Lattimore's hiring. "His offensive mind and his demonstrated recruiting ability will have immediate and positive impacts on our program. Judd will be a great role model for our players and an excellent representative of our program and the University of Pennsylvania. His passion for lacrosse and his competitive nature will be contagious as well. I very much look forward to working with him."

"I am honored and humbled to join Coach Murphy and once again be a part of the Penn Lacrosse family," said Lattimore at the time of his hiring. "Penn has terrific alumni support and great people in its athletic department. The team is extremely talented with big wins over top teams last year. It is exciting to work at one of the top Universities in the world, and coach the future leaders of tomorrow. Penn is a special place to be, and I am glad to be back."

Lattimore comes back to Penn after spending the last year at the University of Michigan, where he joined the staff as John Paul's top assistant for the Wolverines' first year as a varsity program. Previously he spent 10 years as an assistant coach at the NCAA level, and his squads have compiled a record of 107-47. He has reached the NCAA Division I Tournament with four different teams and has coached in a pair of Division II NCAA Tournament national title games.

In his only season on the sidelines for the Maize and Blue, Lattimore served as the squad's offensive coordinator and led one of the most efficient offensive units in the country. The Wolverines compiled a shooting percentage of 31.4 percent, which ranked No. 10 nationally and was No. 2 in the ECAC. In addition, Lattimore was responsible for the team's ride unit, which allowed only a 79-percent success rate, which ranked second in the NCAA.

Prior to his stint at Michigan, Lattimore spent three years at Bucknell University. He was on staff for the Bison's historic 2011 season, when they won a program-record 14 games, earned both the Patriot League regular-season and tournament titles for the first time in program history, and ranked as high as seventh nationally. Bucknell advanced to the NCAA Championship that year, and gave eventual champion Virginia all it could handle in the first round before falling, 13-12, in overtime.

A 2001 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Lattimore coached at his alma mater in 2007 and 2008, helping the Tar Heels reach the NCAA Tournament each season.

In addition to his stint at Penn, Lattimore also reached the NCAA Championship during a one-year stint at Delaware, in 2005. With Limestone College (2003-04) he reached consecutive national championship games. In 2004, Lattimore's offensive unit scored 19.3 goals per game, the highest figure in any division of lacrosse, and the team scored a school-record 314 goals. He began his collegiate coaching career at SUNY-Geneseo in 2002.

A native of Auburn, N.Y., Lattimore was a two-year starter at UNC. He earned his bachelor's degree in interpersonal and organizational communication.


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