August 12, 2013

Men's Lacrosse and Women's Soccer Elevates Head Coaches Dan Gold and David Suvak to Full-Time Status

BOSTON, Mass. – The Emerson Athletics Department is proud to announce the hiring of David Suvak and Dan Gold as full-time head coaches of the Women’s Soccer and Men’s Lacrosse programs. The hiring is the first time in Emerson Athletics history that the programs have had a full-time coach.

David Suvak joins the Emerson Athletic staff this season after leading the Women's Soccer program for three successful seasons in 2010, 2011, and 2012. While at Emerson, David has compiled a 21-26-5 overall record for the Lions while leading them to a GNAC Quarterfinal appearance last season. With more than two decades of coaching experience under his belt, Coach Suvak returns with nearly his entire 2012 team as it looks to enter the NEWMAC Conference. A three-year starter for the Boston College Eagles, Coach Suvak was named Team MVP his junior season before graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree.

On the elevation to full-time, Coach Suvak stated, “I think this is a huge turning point for the program as we’ve started to make some great progress in the last few years. Now I can turn my focus on really bringing the team to a whole new level of success as I’ve loved working with the student-athletes at Emerson. They are of an elite level that we plan to showcase more on the field as we enter the NEWMAC this year and the seasons that follow.”

Dan Gold joins the Emerson Athletic staff this season after taking the reins of the Men's Lacrosse program last season and showing immediate improvement, with huge wins for the Lions over Daniel Webster and a thrilling double overtime win over Regis. In his first year, Gold saw two members of the team elected to GNAC All-Conference Teams, including First Team member Max Smith.

A former stand-out athlete for the Lions, Gold was a member of the lacrosse team, where in 2012 he was second on the team in goals with 18 as well as 10 assists for 28 points on the season with a 54% shot on goal percentage. The 2012 season also saw Coach Gold net five goals in one game against Daniel Webster before being named to the All-GNAC Second Team. He is an Emerson alumnus who graduated in 2012 with a degree in film.

Coach Gold commented on becoming a full-time member of the Athletics Department saying, “It’s very much an honor to come back and coach the program that I was a member of as a student-athlete myself. I have a great background with the team and they immediately gravitated toward my style of coaching, as we saw a lot of improvement and success last season. I’m excited for how much we can build and expand the program now—something that is immensely important to me not only as a coach but as an alumnus of the program.”