Men’s Soccer, Lacrosse & Basketball Hire New Assistants

Indian men’s soccer, lacrosse and basketball teams have each welcomed a new assistant coach to the program. First, Dartmouth men’s soccer head coach Jeff Cook hired Chase Wileman who last coached at the North Texas Olympic Development Program. In recent years, Wileman has been responsible for identifying and training some of the most talented youth players in the country, as well as serving as coach at the Texas Football Club since 2010.

Chase Wileman

Wileman not only brings his coaching experience to Hanover, but also his long career as a collegiate and professional soccer player. He was selected by FC Dallas in the 2007 Supplemental Draft and played two years in Major League Soccer. He was MVP of the reserve team in 2008. In College, Wileman played at Southern Methodist University and landed in the NCAA Tournament four consecutive years (2003-2006) as well as being selected to the Conference USA first team.

Indian men’s lacrosse head coach Andy Towers hired Paul Schimoler, who hails from Burlington, Vermont where he served as head coach at Saint Michael’s College for the last eight years. Schimoler is highly respected in the lacrosse world due to his extensive professional playing experience and his recent success at Saint Michael’s.

Schimoler led the Purple Knights to a record of 61-54 while being names 2011 Coach of the Year in the NEILA Division II conference. Before Saint Michael’s, Schimoler both coached and played at Cornell University. He graduated in 1989 as a four time All-Ivy and All-American pick. He was Ivy League Rookie of Year as a newcomer and Ivy League Player of the Year as a senior. In his sophomore year, Schimoler and his teammates were Ivy League champions.

Paul Schimoler

Schimoler continued his playing experience after Cornell as a member of the gold medal-winning 1990 and 1994 World Teams. The Boston Cannons selected Schimoler in the 2001 Major Lacrosse League Draft. Schimoler still holds the Division I record for most saves in an NCAA Tournament with 85 in 1988. He is in both the Cornell Hall of Fame and the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Last but not least, varsity basketball head coach Paul Cormier has welcomed Charles Bridge as the third assistant coach on his staff. He replaces assistant coach Patrick Beilein who made the move to Bradley University to serve as Director of Basketball Operations. 

–David Rufful