Lees-McRae College Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Brad Dunn announced the hiring of Tim Cloud as the program’s new assistant coach on August 12, 2019. Cloud joins the Bobcats after spending this past year as an assistant coach at the Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina.
“I am very excited to join the team here at Lees McRae,” said Cloud. “I want to thank our Athletic Director Craig McPhail and Coach Dunn for giving me this opportunity. I believe the program is heading in a great direction and I can’t wait to get started!”
In addition to his coaching stint at the Asheville School, Cloud has also made coaching stops at his alma mater Queens University of Charlotte and with the Predator Lacrosse Club based in Annapolis, Maryland. At Queens, Cloud served as a volunteer assistant coach where he coordinated practice plans, organized the team’s man-down defense and face offs to go along with other duties. During his time with the Predator Lacrosse Club, Cloud worked with aspiring collegiate athletes to get recruited. He also helped grow the organization from three teams to 10 teams during his five year stint with the organization.
“I am so excited to bring on Coach Cloud!” Dunn said of Cloud joining his coaching staff. “He has truly hit the ground running and is bringing a new level of excitement. His deep knowledge of lacrosse, especially in the Carolinas, is going to be a tremendous asset to our program. I cannot wait to let him grab the reins of the defense and help drive our program forward for many years to come!”
As a player, Cloud also brings with him a lengthy resume. Cloud was a two-time All-South Atlantic Conference Midfielder for Queens. He helped the Royals capture the regular season title along with the tournament championship back in 2014. He graduated from Queens holding school records in games started, minutes played and caused turnovers. Prior to his college career, he starred at Severna Park High School in Maryland and helped his team win the 2010 3A/4A State Championship.
“I am looking forward to watching Tim’s growth with our men’s lacrosse program,” said McPhail. “He has an energetic personality with a drive to get better daily which is critical for our young men.”
Cloud is a 2015 graduate from Queens University of Charlotte with a degree in communication and a minor in entrepreneurship.