Bonacum To Coach French National Men's Lacrosse Team


RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University head men's lacrosse coach Brendan Bonacum of Lyndhurst has been named the head coach of the national men's lacrosse team of France, the French Lacrosse Association announced on Monday. Bonacum was elevated after two years as France's defensive coordinator.

Bonacum served as an assistant while France played in the 2018 World Cup in Netanya, Israel. His first assignment as the head coach will be the selection and training of a team to take part in the 2020 Euro Championship in Wroclaw, Poland.

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Bonacum was the first head coach at Felician, an NCAA Division II program that plays in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. He recently completed his second season at the helm of the Golden Falcons.

Bonacum was a goalkeeper at Dominican (N.Y.) College from 2008-11, starting for his final three seasons. Following his playing career, he was an assistant at Dominican and at Briarcliffe College before becoming the head coach for the club team at Columbus State University.


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