LEXINGTON, Va. - VMI lacrosse head coach Jon Birsner announced the addition of Sean Doyle to his coaching staff as defensive coordinator.
Doyle comes to VMI after playing four years with Robert Morris University. While at RMU, Doyle was a four-year starter at the defensive midfield position. Name a team captain as a senior, he helped lead the Colonials to a record of 13-5 and an NEC championship for the first time in program history. They went on to obtain their first ever NCAA tournament win before falling short to No. 1 Maryland, 14-11, in the second round.
During Doyle’s senior campaign, RMU’s defense was ranked fourth in the country (8.0 goals-against average) while achieving the most wins in program history (13). Sean finished his collegiate career being selected to play in the USILA North South Senior All-Star game.
“We are very excited and lucky to have Sean joining our staff and leading our student-athlete cadets,” said VMI head coach Jon Birsner. “Sean comes from a great background of lacrosse - he is a proven leader that has achieved lots of success in this sport. I’m looking forward to our team benefiting from his experience, leadership and high work ethic.”
While a student-athlete, Doyle achieved the North East Conference’s Commissioner’s honor roll, was a four-year Dean’s list recipient and a board member of RMU’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
“I would like to thank General Peay and Dr. Diles for allowing me to be a part of Virginia Military Institute, as well as Coach Birsner for giving me this opportunity,” Doyle said. “I am looking forward to being a part of this family and am eager to support Coach Birsner by leading and developing the young men to reach their full potential.”
“I am extremely excited for Sean to begin his coaching career at VMI!” said Robert Morris head lacrosse coach Andrew McMinn. “Sean displayed leadership beyond his years in his time at RMU and I am extremely confident that he will be an invaluable addition for the Keydets. His passion, work ethic and overall character will positively impact everyone around him.”
Doyle hails from Huntingtown, Maryland, and is a 2014 graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Robert Morris in 2018.