Ben Rubeor, the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year at St. Mary’s (Annapolis, Md.), has been named coach at his alma mater, Loyola Blakefield, the school announced Monday.
Rubeor, a three-time All-American at Virginia and member of the 2006 NCAA championship team, had served as the head coach and an assistant athletic director at St. Mary’s. At Blakefield, he will serve as assistant director of admissions as well as head coach.
Ruboer had resigned as St. Mary’s in July, with the school citing his desire to pursue business opportunities and spend more time with his young family.
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“I’m excited to return to Loyola Blakefield, my alma mater, to assist in admissions and lead the lacrosse program,” he said in a statement released by the school. “I can’t wait to meet the players, the families, and the coaches and to begin the journey that is the 2016 lacrosse season. I love this school. It has done so much for me. There is a lot of work to do, and it begins now. Thank you to Anthony Day, John Marinacci, Michael Keeney, John Feeley, and the rest of the Loyola Blakefield community for giving me this opportunity. I will give it my all.”
At. St. Mary’s, Rubeor went 29-8 in three season after taking over the program in 2013. After a 6-6 record in his first year, the team jumped to 11-6 and made the playoffs before going 12-6 and winning its first MIAA A Conference title since 1996.
Rubeor was the fourth coach at St. Mary’s since Jim Moorhead retired in 2000. Moorhead won 220 games in his 21 seasons.