Evan Merrill enters his third season as the Head Coach and of the Senators men’s lacrosse program in 2020-21.
Merrill, who was elevated to Head Coach following the 2017-2018 season, coached the Senators to two wins in 2019.
In his first season with the Senators, Merrill’s primary focus was with the defense and faceoff aspects of the team, serving as the Defensive Coordinator, but he assisted in all elements of the lacrosse program including a heavy emphasis on recruiting.
Merrill came to Elkins, after graduating from Virginia Wesleyan, where he played from 2013-17. The defenseman started all four years and was the team captain in the 2016-17 season.
The Westminster, Maryland native was a member of the ODAC Conference All-Academic Team all four years of his collegiate career. Merrill was also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, helping to organize fundraising events and promoting athletic events.
Merrill served as a lacrosse and soccer coach with Gamber Optimist in Westminster, Maryland for two years. Merrill also spent four years coaching with Marlin Lacrosse camps in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Merrill graduated with a bachelor of arts in business from Virginia Wesleyan College in 2017.
Merrill, who married his wife Colleen in 2020, currently resides in Elkins.