|Title:||Director of Athletics; Head Men's Lacrosse Coach|
Jason Lamb is the Athletic Director and head coach of the men's lacrosse program at Southern Virginia University.
Lamb is going into his second year as head coach of the men's lacrosse program.
Lamb comes to Southern Virginia from the University of Notre Dame, where he has served as director of operations for men’s lacrosse since February 2012. During Lamb’s two seasons at Notre Dame, The Fighting Irish reached the NCAA Division I Championship semifinal and quarterfinal rounds in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
Prior to his tenure at Notre Dame, Lamb was the director of lacrosse at NCAA Division II Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., from 2010 to 2012. He oversaw the start-up of the Grizzlies men’s and women’s lacrosse programs prior to their inaugural season as members of the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 2011.
During the summer of 2011, Lamb also joined the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse as an assistant coach. His connection with the Outlaws helped facilitate a match between Adams State and WILA-rival Colorado Mesa University at Mile High Stadium.
From 1995 to 2010, Lamb was the head men’s lacrosse coach at Brigham Young University amassing a 213-69 (.755) record and guiding the Cougars to three Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association national championships and seven Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference titles during his tenure. In 2006, Lamb was named MCLA Coach of the Year.
Lamb was also instrumental in organizing the MCLA—a national organization for institutions that do not sponsor intercollegiate lacrosse at the varsity level—and served as the MCLA’s president from 1997 to 2003. BYU is currently a Division I-affiliate of the MCLA, while Southern Virginia competed at the MCLA’s Division II-level from 2004 to 2012.
As a student at BYU, Lamb had a standout career on the men’s lacrosse team serving as an on-field coach and team captain during his junior and senior seasons. Following graduation, he became the Cougars’ first-ever non-playing coach.
Lamb has also been successful head coach at the international level of lacrosse leading the USA West All-Stars to a 34-5 (.872) mark to go along with several international titles, including the 2002 Open Division Championship at the Lacrosse Federation World Games in Perth, Australia, the 2004 Prague Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, and the 2006 ASPAC Championship in Osaka, Japan.
The Rocky Point, N.Y., native graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Italian. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy.
Jason Lamb resides in Buena Vista with his wife, Megan and two sons, Jacob and Shawn.
|Title:||Assistant Coach (Defensive Coordinator)|
Chad Mahaffey has been the head athletic trainer at Southern Virginia University since 2005, overseeing atheltic training for the university's 17 athletic teams. He is also an assistant men's lacrosse coach and adjunct instructor of several physical education courses.
Mahaffey came to Southern Virginia from Brigham Young University where he served as a graduate assistant trainer for the Cougars’ 2004 track and field season. He also served as the first assistant athletic trainer for the BYU football team in 2003.
Prior to his time at BYU, Mahaffey gained athletic training experience working with several organizations, including the San Francisco 49ers (2003), the New York Jets (2002), the Utah Iron Man Triathlon (2001) and the Junior Olympics Volleyball Tournament (2001).
Mahaffey has a B.S. in athletic training and master's degree in sports medicine from BYU. He is certified in First Aid, CPR and AED, is a certified member of the National Athletic Training Association and is a licensed athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
He and his wife, Michelle, reside in Buena Vista with their four children.