Syracuse men’s soccer adds Sean Lawlor to coaching staff
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Via Syracuse University) – Head men’s soccer coach Ian McIntyre has announced that Sean Lawlor is returning to Syracuse as an assistant coach. Lawlor previously served as a volunteer coach for the Orange from 2013-15.
“I would like to thank Coach McIntyre for providing me with the opportunity to come back and work at Syracuse University,” Lawlor said. “To work in the ACC is a dream and I cannot wait to get started!”
Lawlor has spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Drexel. He helped the Dragons go undefeated in non-conference play and improve their win total to nine in 2018. Lawlor was responsible for organizing, planning and conducting training sessions, preparing scouting reports, coordinating team travel and serving as a liaison with the support staff. As recruiting coordinator, he arranged all visits for perspective student-athletes. Lawlor recruited 2018 all-region honoree Mathias Ebbesen and three Colonial Athletic Association All-Freshman Team selections.
Lawlor served as a volunteer coach for Syracuse for two seasons. During his time with the Orange, they won the ACC Atlantic Division title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. He coached six Major League Soccer (MLS) draft picks, including Alex Bono and Julian Buescher.
“I am delighted to welcome Sean, Katie and Avery back to Syracuse,” McIntyre said. “As our volunteer coach, I witnessed first-hand Sean’s tremendous work ethic, commitment and loyalty to our program. He is an outstanding, passionate coach who will support, challenge and inspire our Syracuse student-athletes and our existing coaching staff.”
A native of Blackpool, England, Lawlor earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and leadership in 2011 and a Master’s degree in general education from Le Moyne. He started 70 matches for the Dolphins from 2007-10. As a junior in 2009, Lawlor helped Le Moyne to an 18-3-3 record, the Northeast-10 championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Final Four. He earned NSCAA All-America honors that season.
Lawlor holds a USSF D license.