Jeremy Phelps enters his second season as assistant coach and defensive coordinator of the Rhodes College Men's Lacrosse program.
Phelps' impact was seen immediately as the defense made significant improvements in year one of his tenure finishing fifth nationally in Division III in scoring defense at a stingy 6.25 goals per game. Additionally, the team led the country in man down percentage killing off an incredible 87.7% of penalties.
Phelps joined the Rhodes staff with significant college coaching experience, including a stint as the first assistant and defensive coordinator at Goucher College, the first assistant and defensive coordinator at Marywood University, and an assistant and face-off coach at Guilford College. Coach Phelps also was involved with the IMG Lacrosse academy where he served as an assistant coach.
Phelps additionally spent time in the Division I ranks at the United States Naval Academy where he was an assistant coach. He was the team's primary face-off coach and led player Brady Dove to finish the regular season fifth in the country in face-off percentage (65.5%).
A 2010 graduate of Winthrop University, Phelps earned a degree in sport management. While at Winthrop, Phelps was captain of the lacrosse team from 2007-2010 and finished his career fourth in school history in total points. He also earned a masters degree in athletic administration and leadership from Goucher College in 2015.