The Crimson begins its season Feb. 22 at UMass (Gil Talbot).
"I am happy to welcome Steve Batchelor to the Harvard Lacrosse family, we are fortunate to add a quality person to our staff," Wojcik commented. "Steve has an extensive background in the college coaching ranks, including over a decade as a college coach in Massachusetts. Steve's background and leadership experience will contribute to multiple aspects of our program."
Batchelor brings several years of coaching and administrative experience to Cambridge. He has served as vice president of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association most recently, a position which he has held since January of 2009. In that capacity Batchelor is responsible for planning and organizing all aspects of the annual NEILA Senior East/West All-Star Game, including chairing a committee of Div. I, II and III coaches to select student-athletes to participate in the game, securing a venue and managing all game-day aspects of the contest, and establishing sponsorships to help finance the event.
Batchelor has also served as both a head coach and assistant coach, including spending last season as the defensive coordinator at his alma mater, Endicott College. He had previously spent seven years as the head coach at Curry College where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the program including recruiting, scouting, practice planning, fundraising, and professional development for the student-athletes in his program. While at Curry he also served as the department's strength and conditioning coordinator, managing all off-season and year-round strength and conditioning programs for 13 varsity sports.
Batchelor began his coaching career in 2005 as the interim head coach at Wheaton College. He graduated from Endicott College in 2003 with a degree in sports management having won two Commonwealth Coast Conference championships and twice reaching the NCAA Tournament.