Brendan Arthur Joins Bobcats Men's Lacrosse Staff

BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Head men's lacrosse coach Mat Edmunds announced today that Brendan Arthur will join the Bobcats as the new men's lacrosse assistant coach. The Missouri native comes from Robert Morris and will begin immediately.


Arthur replaces Jason Levesque, who enjoyed a successful three-year stint at Lees-McRae. Levesque accepted an assistant coaching position at Canisius College (New York), which is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Association.

"We are excited to welcome Coach Arthur to the Lees-McRae lacrosse family," Edmunds said. "He brings experience and enthusiasm to a developing and talented lacrosse program."

Prior to coming to Lees-McRae, Arthur was a three-year starter at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Penn. He will be responsible for student academic performance, recruiting, scouting, game planning and individual player development while also running the defensive end of the field.

A 2008 graduate of Robert Morris, Arthur was a defenseman and LSM for the men's lacrosse team. In his senior year he started 14 of 15 games, and he tallied a total of 162 ground balls, six goals and eight assists in his collegiate career. While at Robert Morris, he received his bachelor's degree in marketing and sports management.

"The 2008 fall season has begun, and we are eager to work with a talented group of returners along with a highly talented incoming class. It is going to be exciting to see what this team can do as every year has seen improvements. Adding Coach Arthur is yet another improvement," Edmunds said.