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Dave Klarmann

Dave Klarmann

  Head Coach
  E-mail: [email protected]
  Office Phone: 828-689-1441

Dave Klarmann was named as the new head men's lacrosse coach at Mars Hill College on September 26, 2011.

Riggins stated, "The addition of Dave Klarmann as our head lacrosse coach is a tremendous boost to an already stellar program. Coach Klarmann's resume and levels of success at every stop make him a valuable resource not only to our lacrosse program but to our athletic program as a whole."

Klarmann brings a wealth of lacrosse coaching experience with him to Mars Hill College. He has experience coaching at the NCAA Division I level and at the high school level which gives him knowledge of all aspects of recruiting collegiate players.

Klarmann stated, "I am extremely excited about the opportunity to lead the lacrosse program at Mars Hill College. Coaches Sean Woods and Jason Lange have built a solid foundation and I am fortunate to have a squad of dedicated and talented players for my inaugural year. We will strive for 100% graduation rate and the Division II Championship every year."

Klarmann was the head men's lacrosse coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for nine years where he garnered Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year Honors five times.  He also served as an assistant coach for the Tarheels for 10 years prior to taking the head coaching position. During his stint in Chapel Hill, Klarmann helped lead the Tarheels to four National Championships, seven NCAA appearances and three final four appearances.

After leaving UNC, Klarmann was the head coach at Radford University for a year before taking a position as the defensive coach at Duke University. Most recently, Klarmann was the head coach at Chapel Hill High School where he served in that capacity until accepting the position at Mars Hill.

Jason Lange

Jason Lange

  Assistant Coach
  E-mail: [email protected]
  Office Phone: 828-689-1449

Lange enters his third season as an assistant coach at Mars Hill.
In his second season with the Lions Lange continued his role as the Defensive Coordinator. The Lions were again ranked top 10 in the Country in goals against average (7.47 a game). For the second straight year the Mars Hill defensive unit lead the Deep South Conference in goals against average allowing only 6.43 goals a game. The Lions also ranked fourth in the nation in scoring margin at 5.20 goals a game. Mars Hill won the Deep South Conference regular season title for a third consecutive time, Lange’s second in a row. In 2011 Lange coached two all-americans, seven All-Deep South Conference performers as well as the Deep South Conference Player of The Year. 

In his first season as defensive coordinator, the Lions gave up 6.9 goals per game (sixth in the nation), which was also the best in school history.  The Lions' man-down unit ranked number one in the country killing off 83.9% of opponent’s man up opportunities.  The Lions finished 10-4 and for the second consecutive year won the Deep South Conference regular season title.  Lange Coached three all-americans, six all conference players and the Deep South Conference Player of the Year in 2010.

A native of Danbury, Conn., Lange played collegiate lacrosse at Mars Hill as a defenseman from 2004-09.  During his time as a player with the Lions, the team won a Deep South Conference tournament championship in 2008 and the regular season title in 2009. In the summer of 2009, Lange represented the USA at the Berlin Open in Germany and led the team to a championship game appearance.

Lange graduated in December of 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in physical education and a minor in coaching.