Piatelli Central Recruiting Coordinator
Andrew Fink is the first head men’s lacrosse coach at the Univeristy of Saint Joseph (CT). He enters his 4th season as Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at USJ in 2023, following consecutive quarterfinal appearances in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament in 2021 and 2022. As a head coach, Fink has made the playoffs in every season (no postseason in 2020 due to COVID-19 Pandemic).
Fink arrived at USJ in 2018, utilizing his coaching and fitness background among a variety of roles, including serving as interim head women’s lacrosse coach in the spring 2019, and the head men’s and women’s cross country coach, beginning in the fall of 2019.
Fink spent the previous 16 seasons at Mount Ida College, where he was the head men’s lacrosse coach for 15 of those 16. He has compiled an overall lacrosse head coaching record of 178-100 (See year-by-year below), and currently holds the record for most wins as a head coach in the GNAC with 58.
While at Mount Ida, Fink led the Mustangs to eight conference championships, including an astounding six in a row in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC), and back-to-back in the GNAC. His teams made four trips to the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse tournament in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012. He is a three-time Coach of the Year, earning the honor as NAC Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2010, and as the GNAC Coach of the Year in 2011. Fink was also dubbed Mount Ida College’s Coach of the Year three times (2009, 2011, 2015).
In 2017, Fink led Mount Ida to a 14-5 record, including an eight-game winning streak, en route to the GNAC championship game for the fifth time in seven years since joining the league. It also marked the eleventh season in which Fink and the Mustangs appeared in their conference title game, as they made seven appearances in the NAC championship, winning an astounding six conference titles in a row from 2004 to 2009. His 2007 NAC championship team, which earned the first NCAA tournament bid in program history, was inducted into the Mount Ida College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.
While members of the NAC, Fink compiled a regular season conference record of 56-1, and began a streak of eight seasons with double-digit victories, including a program-record 15 wins in 2012, repeating as GNAC champs in just their second year in the conference.
Piatelli Pioneer Recruiting Coordinator
Keith has been involved with the sport of lacrosse playing and coaching for the past 30 years. In 2015 he became the head lacrosse coach at Longmeadow High School and was named Western Massachusetts Coach of the year. In 2022 Keith led the Lancers to a state championship with a double overtime 9-8 victory over Billerica.
Keith has also served as the offensive coordinator of the Professional Indoor Lacrosse Boston Rockhoppers and was a defensive coach at East Longmeadow High School. During the summer, Keith has been and instructor and coach at many youth and college camps. He coaches youth lacrosse at both the town and club levels and in the past has qualified and traveled to Florida to compete in the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Championship with both U13 and U15 teams. Keith was a member of the 1981 undefeated Longmeadow high school state championship team. For the past decade he has competed in all the elite national tournaments as well being a member of Team USA (Masters Division) at the world games in Perth Australia, Keith currently lives in Longmeadow with his daughter, Kathryn and son, Kristopher.