Lyndonville, VT - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon has named Brandon Melville as its new Head Men's Lacrosse Coach. A former assistant coach at the University of Maine at Farmington, Melville succeeds Kevin Pezanowski, who left Lyndon in July to become the head coach at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Most recently, Melille served as a graduate assistant in the athletic department at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, IA. At Iowa Lakes he assisted with department financial and operational functions, provided social media content, and supervised college housing. He completed his Master of Sport Leadership degree from Northeastern University this year.
Melville began his coaching career as an assistant coach at his alma mater, UMaine-Farmington, in 2015, contributing to all aspects of the program. Following a year at UMF, he spent two seasons as the assistant boys lacrosse coach at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, ME.
Melville is a 2014 graduate of UMF, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in outdoor recreation business administration. He was a Dean's List student and finished with a 3.53 GPA. He was a member of the Beaver lacrosse team and served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. He spent the summer following his graduation as the recreation coordinator of UMF's Upward Bound program.
Melville said this about coming to Lyndon: "First of all I want to thank President Elaine Collins, Associate Dean of Athletics Jamey Ventura, Director of Athletics Chris Gilmore and the rest of the committee for giving my this opportunity to take over the men's lacrosse program which has experienced great success in the recent years. To say I am excited about the future of this program is an understatement. I look forward to getting to know our student-athletes and working with the strong returning core from last year and the group of freshman. The future is bright for this program and I'm thrilled to be a part of it and the entire Lyndon family."
NVU-Lynndon interim director of athletics Chris Gilmore added "We are looking forward to Brandon to joining our staff and bringing leadership to our men's Lacrosse program. His experience as a player and as a coach in the North Atlantic Conference will be a plus for our student athletes."
Melville will also serve as NVU-Lyndon's coordinator for student athlete development. In that role he will oversee the intramural program and develop NCAA Student Affairs programming and other initiatives that will enhance the NVU-Lyndon student athlete experience.
Melville is scheduled to make his head coaching debut on March 2nd, when the Hornets open the season at Albertus Magnus College.