Browning Named UVa Men's Lacrosse Volunteer Assistant Coach
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Ryan Browning has joined the Virginia men’s lacrosse program as a volunteer coach, as announced by head coach Dom Starsia. Browning comes to UVa after being an assistant coach at Goucher College in Baltimore this past season.
“I am very pleased to announce that Ryan Browning will be joining our staff as the volunteer assistant for this coming 2012 season,” said Starsia. “He comes to Charlottesville with the highest recommendations and quality experience. He is an enthusiastic young coach who wants to make this his profession. While he will work most closely with the face-off men, goalies and defense, he will find himself involved in all aspects of the program. We welcome some new influences on the practice field and look forward to his overall contribution.”
Browning previously held the position of senior assistant coach and recruiting coordinator during the 2010 lacrosse season at Washington College. He also served as the head coach of the MIAA boys’ lacrosse team at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel High School in Baltimore during the 2009 season. Browning led Mount Carmel to highest win total of the decade.
A 2008 graduate of Salisbury University, Browning played in three NCAA Division III Championship games with the Sea Gulls, winning NCAA titles in 2007 and 2008 as their long stick midfielder. Prior to his three years at Salisbury, Browning played one year of lacrosse at Division I UMBC.
Browning played high school lacrosse at Calvert Hall in Baltimore, earning All-MIAA honors as a senior. He was a member of the Cardinals’ 2003 MIAA Conference Championship team and was also an All-MIAA football player as a senior.
Browning is no stranger to Virginia athletics and the surrounding region. His father, Skip, and uncle, Lee, played football for the Cavaliers during the mid-1970’s. His grandfather is coach Phil Browning, long time highly successful coach of the Fluvanna Flying Flucos.
The native of Baltimore, Md., currently resides in Charlottesville.