Drew McElroy enters his first season as assistant coach for the men's lacrosse program. He comes to USJ with experience playing high level Division III lacrosse and years of coaching under his belt.
Coach Mack, as his players call him, played collegiately for Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. A four year defenseman for the Tigers, he had the opportunity to play in two NCAA Division III championship tournaments in 1998 and 1999. During his time in college, the Tiger defense consistently ranked in the Top 10 in several defensive categories.
After college Coach Mack played club lacrosse in the Washington, DC area, and volunteered as a coach at local high schools. Coach McElroy spent four years as an assistant coach at Northwest Catholic. He then served three seasons as an assistant at Farmington High school. In 2016 Coach Mack returned to Northwest Catholic as defensive coordinator. He has also served as a volunteer coach for both the boys’ and girls’ leagues in West Hartford.
Originally from Fairfield, Conn., Coach Mack was a four-year starter, and senior co-captain for From there he went on to play for Fairfield High School. He won Division II state championships in 1992 and 1995, and earned CIAC All-State Honors as a senior in 1995.
Coach Mack lives in West Hartford with his very supportive wife Jen, and their three beautiful daughters Elinore, Clara, and Reagan as well as their two mutts Obie and Sammie. He owns MackLax LLC. and provides lacrosse instruction and private coaching for players beginning at age 4.