Hoyas look to bounce back against Greyhounds
Warne led Hoyas a to five-game improvement, the largest turnaround in the league
Hoyas and Greyhounds to meet for the 38th time
Ward joins the Hoyas as a volunteer assistant coach
At Georgetown, Ward will work under offensive coordinator Matt Rewkowski in developing the Hoyas attackmen, offensive personnel and extra man units. He will assist the coaching staff with scouting reports and be responsible for film breakdown. Ward will also help the Hoyas coaching staff with camps and clinics.
"We are very excited to bring Justin to the Hilltop," Warne said. "He has already proven in his short time here that he will be a very valuable asset for our guys to learn from. He is extremely organized and possesses a tremendous amount of lacrosse knowledge. He is as "coach-ready" as I have ever seen for somebody his age."
Ward makes his coaching debut on the Hilltop after a decorated career as a student-athlete with the Greyhounds. He was a two-time USILA All-America selection, 2014 First Team All-Patriot League selection and the 2014 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, after leading his squad to a 15-2 record.
Under Head Coach Charlie Toomey, Ward started all 19 games as a sophomore to help Loyola to a 2012 National Championship. The Greyhounds posted a winning percentage of over .800 during his four-year career in Baltimore. Ward holds the program's career assists record (120), the single-season assist record (53) and is sixth in school history in points (176).
Following his collegiate career, Ward spent his rookie season playing with Major League Lacrosse's (MLL) Charlotte Hounds. He led the Hounds in points with 12 goals and 21 assists and was the MLL Rookie of the Week on June 9.
Ward earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola in business administration with a concentration in finance in 2014. He excelled in the classroom, earning 2014 USILA Academic All-America honors in addition to being a member of the Patriot League All-Academic Team (2014) and the ECAC All-Academic Team (2013).