Michael Fahey enters his second season as Concordia University Wisconsin's Men's Lacrosse head coach. During the 2014 campaign he led the program to a record 14 victories, including nine in Midwest Lacrosse Conference play.
He was promoted to head coach by Director of Athletics Dr. Rob Barnhill on May 5, 2014 after serving as the program's interim head coach in 2014.
During Fahey's two years as a graduate assistant the Falcons went 18-14, posting 9-7 records in both seasons. In his first year (2012), CUW advanced to the MLC Tournament after posting a 5-4 record in conference play. He will take over for Jeff Roberts, who stepped down in August after three seasons of leading the Falcons to take an assistant position with Marquette University.
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity given to me by Dr. Barnhill and President Ferry," Fahey said. "I am excited to take over and continue the winning tradition started by coach Roberts."
Fahey came to CUW after a distinguished playing career. He spent two years at Onondaga Community College where he was a member of the 2007 NJCAA Lacrosse National Championship team. Following that he played at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C.
He graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in physical education from Lees-McRae College. Fahey was named academic all-conference multiple semesters and during his senior season Lees-McRae College he helped the program to a No. 2 ranking in the NCAA in saves per game.
Following his time as a graduate assistant at CUW, Fahey briefly was an assistant coach at Beloit College, a position he began August 1. Coming back to CUW and the opportunity to be a head coach was one Fahey couldn't pass up, however.
"The time of this transition was outside of the typical hiring season for Lacrosse coaches so having Mike in the area and available was fortuitous," Barnhill said.
"I'm looking forward to getting the ball rolling with recruiting young men of high character," Fahey said. "It is an honor being back at such an outstanding university and I'm excited to see what we can accomplish this season."