Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College men's lacrosse team has announced the hiring of Scott Heisler as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2018 season. Heisler, who comes to Hartford from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, re-joins Head Coach Jason Tarnow (1st Season) who also came to Trinity from Baldwin Wallace and took over the reigns of the program in August. Heisler replaces former Bantam assistant Brian Praetorius who accepted the head coaching job at Bard College this summer.
Heisler served as an assistant coach at Baldwin Wallace from 2014-2017 where he helped lead the team to a 38-9 record over the past three seasons. While there, he helped lead the Yellow Jackets to the OAC semifinals in four consecutive seasons from 2014 to 2017, and to a regular-season co-championship title in 2016. Heisler helped coach the offense which averaged nearly 13 points per game in 2017 and saw 18 players earn all-conference honors during his three seasons.
Heisler also served as a development officer and coach for the English Lacrosse Association from August of 2012 to May of 2014. He was the head men's lacrosse coach at the University of Nottingham in England where he coached three teams and also taught lacrosse during weekly visits to middle and high school teams in the Nottingham area. In 2013-14, he coached four players to the England University Team while an additional four were selected to the Yorkshire Development team while all eight players competed in the British National Championship Tournament. Heisler also has worked at the club level as a coach and instructor for The Force Sports Academy in Rocky River, Ohio and as a camp counselor for the Notre Dame Boys Lacrosse Camp.
Heisler ws a member of the Nottingham Club team in 2012-13 and also has playing experience for the Irish National Development Team that competed in the 2012 European Lacrosse Festival in Amsterdam, as well as the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Colorado. Heisler earned a bachelors degree from the College of Wooster where he was a four-year letter-winner before playing at the University College Dublin (Ireland) in 2012 where he earned a master of science degree in sport and exercise management.