s UConn Men's Lacrosse: UConn Men's Lacrosse Announces Paul Scordato as Head Coach

Storrs, CT - The University of Connecticut Men's Lacrosse program is proud to announce the hiring of Paul Scordato as the program's new head coach. Coach Scordato brings with him to Storrs over 30 years of coaching experience ranging from the youth level to NCAA Division II.

A native of Westchester, NY, Scordato was a two-time captain and first team All-County defenseman for Lakeland/Panas High School. Upon completing high school he attended the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he studied Marine Engineering and was a two-time captain for the Buccaneers Men's Lacrosse program, as well as team MVP and conference MVP his Senior year.

After graduating from college Scordato took the position of Assistant Lacrosse Coach at the University of New Haven, which at the time was an NCAA Division II program. In the two years prior to Scordato's arrival, the New Haven program had a record of 4-18, and the “sport's future was in doubt” according to the New Haven Charger Bulletin. However, thanks to his efforts the Chargers turned the program around, and he eventually would be promoted to Head Coach for the 1981 season. During his next three years as UNH Head Coach, Scordato would post a 22-14 record, and secure a postseason berth in 1983. Scordato's tenure at UNH brought the program impressive wins over Division I programs St. Johns, Vermont, UConn, Fairfield, Hartford and Marist, as well as victories over Division III powers Williams, Trinity and Wesleyan.

Scordato left New Haven after the '83 season to work in the private sector, but his involvement in lacrosse was far from over. He would remain involved in the Connecticut Valley Lacrosse Club over the next six years as both a player and Head Coach, and he would also play for the Western Massachusetts Lacrosse Club. The 90's would begin Scordato's involvement with lacrosse in Somers, CT, where he held the position of Somers Lacrosse Association President for 10 years and also coached in the Connecticut Nutmeg State Games. More recently, and before coming to UConn, Scordato, who currently resides in Ellington, CT, was involved in coaching in the Ellington Public School system at both the middle school and high school level.

About UConn Lacrosse: The University of Connecticut Men's Lacrosse team, located in Storrs, CT, is an MCLA Division I program and member of the Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League. http://www.uconnlacrosse.com/

About the MCLA: The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) is a national organization of non-NCAA, college lacrosse programs. The MCLA currently operates in the US and Canada with 213 teams in two divisions, across ten conferences, including the PCLL. http://www.mcla.us/

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