Courtesy of Benedictine University
LISLE, Ill. -- Benedictine University head men's lacrosse coach Guy Bourdon has announced his immediate resignation to pursue other coaching opportunities.
Chris Button has been named as the interim head coach at Benedictine for the 2019 season, which opens on February 20 at home against Northland. Button joined the Benedictine staff as an assistant for the 2018 season and helped engineer an impressive five-win turnaround as the team matched the single-season record for wins and returned to the conference tournament. Benedictine averaged over two goals more per game than 2017. The New York native previously served as the offensive coordinator at Mount Ida College, helping lead the team to the conference championship game in 2017.
"I am eager and excited to step up as the head coach at Benedictine," Button said. "Transitioning from assistant coach to head coach, I know what this team needs to focus on in order to be successful this year. Guy (Bourdon) built a great foundation and we will continue to take strides moving forward. I plan to not only shape this group of guys into a great team so that we reach out highest potential on the field, but also drive them to their highest potential off the field."
Button played collegiately at LeMoyne, winning the 2013 national championship, and ranks eighth all-time in program history in scoring. The 2014 graduate scored 32 goals as a senior and finished his career with over 90 goals.
"Chris (Button) will provide excellent leadership and help maintain continuity for our student-athletes moving forward," Benedictine director of athletics Mark McHorney said. "We thank Coach Bourdon for his service to the University and our student-athletes and wish him the best."
Bourdon finished 28-23 in three seasons at Benedictine.