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The Florida Launch Hire Assistant Coach Brian Duncan

December 27, 2016
The Florida Launch today announced the hiring of assistant coach Brian Duncan.

Duncan becomes the third and final assistant on head coach Tom Mariano’s staff. Coach Duncan currently serves as head coach of Flagler College men’s lacrosse club.

Prior to joining the Saints, Duncan served as offensive coordinator for Division II Florida Tech men’s lacrosse program. At FIT, he helped the team to a 12-4 record as they finished ranked 15th overall in the USILA coach’s poll. The Panthers reached the Sunshine State Conference tournament and championship game for the first time in school history. FIT boasted seven all-conference players after their historic run.

Before joining FIT, Duncan served as head coach and director of all lacrosse programs at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, FL. The Bulldogs were 18-16 under Duncan’s direction as they earned two District Championships with 10 players making the 1st All-District team.

Duncan has been at the professional level once before with the short-lived Jacksonville Bullies of the defunct Professional Lacrosse League. He led the Bullies to a 3-1 record and contributed to the Jacksonville community by raising money for “Save Lax in Jax” and speaking to several schools about the “Bullies Against Bullying” campaign.

Previously, he spent three seasons at Jacksonville University as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator for the startup program. In just the second year of the program, the Dolphins made the MAAC Final Four in their first year of competitive play.

In his longest tenured position, Duncan spent 10 years with the Community College of Baltimore County – Essex. At CCBC, he worked as an assistant coach and recruiter and then transitioned into head coach for the second half of his run. Under Duncan’s leadership, the Knights won the NJCAA National Championship in 2004. His title run earned him NJCAA National Coach of the Year honors. 

As a player, Duncan was a midfielder for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County from 1989-92. He posted 36 goals and 19 assists during his career and was drafted into professional indoor lacrosse.

The Florida Launch will return to action on April 22, 2017. To purchase tickets, call 561-923-9067 or visit