Chris Roach is beginning his first season as assistant men's lacrosse coach at Tusculum University.
Roach, a native of Boxford, Massachusetts, came to Tusculum from his alma mater, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), where he served as a defensive assistant during the 2018 season. SNHU featured one of the youngest defensive units in the Northest-10 Conference during the 2018 season, but under Roach’s tutelage, the unit yielded one Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team selection and one New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Division II All-New England Team selection.
As a collegiate student-athlete, the former Penman graduated with a degree in sport management in 2014. Roach was a four-year starter on the lacrosse team as well as a captain during his senior year. During his freshman campaign, Roach was named to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team. He received another honor during his senior year as he was selected to the NEILA Division II All-New England First Team as a long stick midfielder. Roach finished his collegiate career with two goals, three assists, 69 caused turnovers and 133 groundballs, which was good for fifth all-time in program history.
Prior to returning to SNHU to coach, Roach served as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at NCAA Division III Regis University, located in Weston, Massachusetts. While at Regis, Roach helped the Pride to New England Collegiate Conference Championships in 2016 and 2017. That stint also produced one conference player of the year, seven all-conference performers, and the 2016 NCAA Division III Save Percentage Statistical Championship. Roach earned a Master of Science degree in organizational and professional communication from Regis in 2017.