Andy Shay signs extention to stay with up-and-coming Yale lacrosse

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Andy Shay, the head coach of the Yale men’s lacrosse team, has signed a contract extension and will remain as the leader of the soaring program.

“I’m thankful to President Peter Salovey, Provost Benjamin Polak and Athletics Director Tom Beckett for the support they’ve shown me,” said Shay, who just completed his 13th campaign with the Elis. “There has been much speculation and rumor about jobs this summer. This gesture removes my name from all of it. There are a lot of great places to coach lacrosse, but there is only one Yale.”

The last seven seasons under Shay have been historic for the program on many levels. The Bulldogs have gone 76-31 with six 10-win seasons. The .710 winning percentage over that stretch is the best since the Elis won 69 percent of their games from 1988-1993.

Shay has also directed the Bulldogs to seven straight Ivy League Tournament appearances, four Ivy Tournament Titles, a 2010 regular-season Ivy League Championship and four NCAA appearances, including Yale’s first in 20 years.

Winning the 2016 Ivy League Tournament gave Shay four championships in seven years of league tournament history. It was part of a 13-3 campaign that included jumping out to a 10-0 start and being ranked No. 1 for a few weeks.

Details of the contract are not available.

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