Jun 21, 2017
Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College has announced the resignation of Mike Higgins from his position as head men’s lacrosse coach. Higgins, whose tenure with the Bantams saw unprecedented success on the lacrosse field, leaves Trinity after seven seasons to pursue other interests. Veteran Bantam assistants, Brian Praetorius and John Carroll, will run the team’s day-to-day operations while the College conducts a national search for its next coach. Trinity finished the 2017 season with a 5-10 record and finished tied with Hamilton for 10th place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with a 1-9 league mark.
Trinity posted its highest-ever win total with a 12-4 record and made its first appearance in the NESCAC Championship Semifinals in Higgins first season in 2011. In 2012, the Bantams recorded an 11-7 mark, returned to the NESCAC Semifinals, and earned the program's first bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. Trinity downed Eastern Connecticut, 13-9, for the first NCAA win in team history, before falling to Tufts in the NCAA Second Round. The 2011 NESCAC Coach of the Year and the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Coach of the Year, Higgins was 46-63 in his seven seasons as head coach at Trinity.