Source: SBU to hire Colgate coach Nagle

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Colgate coach Jim Nagle, who starred at Ward Melville High School in the 1980s, will be named the men's lacrosse coach at Stony Brook University, a person familiar with the hiring process said Sunday.

Nagle's hiring is to be formally announced at a news conference Tuesdayon campus. Recently hired women's lacrosse coach Joe Spallina also will be introduced.

Nagle was 86-64 in 10 seasons at Colgate, including 11-5 in 2011 for the 12th-ranked Raiders. In 2008, he guided Colgate to the Patriot League championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Nagle started his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater, Loyola in Baltimore.

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He was an All-County selection in high school and played for Ward Melville's 1988 state championship team, which went 24-0.

Nagle replaces Rick Sowell, who left the Seawolves to become the head coach at Navy.

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