Sussex CCC announces the hiring of Steve Manitta as its new Men's Lacrosse Coach. Steve will begin his duties immediately and will field a team for the Spring of 2019 with a 10 game schedule. Steve is an accomplished and recognized Lacrosse coach who started his coaching career at Roxbury HS in 1993, and from there moved on to build Chatham HS into a Lacrosse state power house for 9 years. In many of those years, Chatham was ranked in the top 20 in, if not the top 10, in Lacrosse in the state of NJ. In 2010 Steve moved on to Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY and started the Lax program and was named East Coast Conference 2011 Coach of the Year. In 2013, Steve took over as Head Coach at Manhattan College, a Division I Lacrosse program and led them to a second place finish in the MAAC in 2014. From 2015-17 Steve assisted at Drew University in Madison, NJ and was named as the 2017 Landmark Conference Assistant Coach of the Year.
John Kuntz, SCCC Athletic Director, stated, "Steve Manitta is just what we need to start our program here at Sussex. He is an accomplished coach that has been successful whereever he has coached and we are pleased to have him here at Sussex. I am confident that Steve will build Sussex into a two year college lacrosse program to be reckoned with in a very short time, not only around the state, but at the national level as well."