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Jack Runkel: 2020 Coach / Goalie Coach

Jack Runkel, a 2014 USILA All-American and Patriot League Goalie of the Year at Loyola University, joined the Yale men’s lacrosse program in 2015-16 as the volunteer assistant coach. His primary role is working with the goalies and assisting defensive coordinator Andrew Baxter.

Runkel mentored the Eli goalies during the 2016 season and helped Yale rank eighth in Division I for scoring defense with an 8.13 mark.

Prior to Yale, Runkel spent the 2014-15 season as a volunteer assistant at Georgetown and helped the Hoyas advance to the Big East Tournament finals. He helped with the goalkeepers and defense.  

Runkel brings an impressive list of accomplishments to the Bulldogs. A 2014 Loyola graduate, he helped the Greyhounds to a NCAA Championship title against Maryland in 2012, where he set the all-time record for fewest goals allowed in in a national championship game and was named to the All-tournament team.  

Runkel posted a 42-7 record, 7.71 goals against average, and a 56.9 save percentage, and holds the career record for wins at Loyola. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hounds in the 2015 Supplemental Draft and appeared in two games.

Runkel is a native of Fairfield, Conn., and graduated from Avon Old Farms in 2010.