Bill McCutcheon returns to the Monmouth University men's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach for his fourth year in 2017. McCutcheon, a former Towson University standout at attack, joined head coach Brian Fisher and assistant coach Andrew Geison on the Monmouth staff in September 2013.
In 2016 Monmouth reached the MAAC semifinals for the second consecutive season. The Hawks set a new high of seven wins, including a perfect 6-0 record on the road. Monmouth won its first overtime game in program history, a 14-13 triumph at Siena, a victory which sent the team to the postseason on the final day of the regular season.
Individually, five Hawks earned All-MAAC accolades, highlighted by First-Team defender Andrew Grajewski. Cooper Glass secured All-MAAC second team accolades, while Eamon Campbell, Griffin Figel and Gordon Phillips were All-Rookie picks.In the classroom, Monmouth excelled as well, placing 18 student-athletes on the MAAC All-Academic Team.
McCutcheon was on the sideline for the Hawks' breakout season in 2015, as Monmouth posted its first victory in program history with a 10-9 win at Rutgers in late February, and went on to earn six wins and a spot in the MAAC semfinals in just the program's second season of existence.
McCutcheon, who joined the staff following a three-year stint as the varsity head lacrosse coach at Millburn High School, was an assistant coach and boy's junior varsity coach at Chatham High School for one season. A team captain at Towson, McCutcheon earned second team all-conference accolades as a senior, won the Tiger Leadership Award and competed in the 2009 USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game.
A former seventh grade language arts teacher and veteran of the lacrosse club circuit, McCutcheon guided his Millburn teams to a combined 40-20 record in three seasons, including a 14-7 mark in 2013, while advancing to the state semifinals. McCutcheon led his 2012 team to a state semifinal appearance, while the 2011 squad posted a 14-5 record and qualified for the New Jersey state playoffs in his first season as head coach.
Following a season at Johns Hopkins, McCutcheon was a three-year player for the Tigers, compiling 38 goals, 21 assists and 59 points in his final two seasons. As a senior, McCutcheon tied for the team lead with 23 goals and 15 assists and paced Towson with 38 points.
McCutcheon earned a bachelor's of science degree in English literature from Towson in 2009, and is completing the master's in teaching program at Fairleigh Dickinson.
An All-American as a senior at Chatham, McCutcheon was a three-time all-state selection and earned all-conference honors three times. A three-sport athlete, McCutcheon also played ice hockey and football, earning all-area honors three times on the gridiron along with all-conference accolades twice.