Release courtesy of Franklin Athletics
FRANKLIN, Ind. - Chris Wilham, a 2014 Franklin College graduate and former assistant coach, has been named the head coach of the women's lacrosse program, announced Kerry Prather, director of athletics.
Wilham has been engaged with the women's lacrosse program since its inception as a club sport in 2011 while he was a student. Having played lacrosse for four years at Center Grove High School, Wilham took an immediate interest in the new women's program at Franklin. He continued to work with the team as it transitioned from a club team to an NCAA-sponsored program back in 2015.
"It is an honor to have been promoted to head coach of the Women's Lacrosse team here at Franklin College," Wilham stated. "After being involved with the program for so long, I am very excited for the opportunity to take the reins and continue the growth of the players and take the team to the next level."
"Chris has invested an enormous amount of time, energy, expertise and passion in our lacrosse program since it was formed," said Prather. He has an impressive understanding of the sport and a good working relationship with our players. I'm confident he can help our team continue on its positive trajectory and chart a bright future for the Grizzlies."
Wilham inherits a program that is coming off back-to-back six-win campaigns. Last year, the Grizzlies finished 6-7 with a 4-5 mark in Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC) play, placing sixth in the league.