Alma, Mich. - Alma College Director of Athletics Steven Rackley has announced on Tuesday (May 14) that Michael Kinney, head coach of the men's lacrosse program for the past five seasons, will be leaving the program. Adam Nycz, who has been the program's assistant coach since 2015, will serve as the interim head coach.
"I'd like to thank Michael for everything he has done for Alma College and the men's lacrosse program," said Rackley.
Nycz has been responsible for coaching the offense the past four seasons; responsibilities of his job include analyzing game film, installing plays and developing the skills of attackers and attacking midfielders. During that time, the Scots have had two MIAA offensive MVP winners in Jared Nycz (Buffalo, N.Y. / Iroquois), two attackers win MIAA Rookie of the Year in Jared Nycz and Chase Hunyadi (Pepper Pike, Ohio / University School) and five offensive First-Team All-Conference selections.
The Scots have scored an average of 12 goals per game since Nycz has overseen the offense, and the four highest single-season goal totals in Alma program history have come with Nycz at the helm. Nycz has also presided over eight of Alma's highest scoring games in program history, maxing out at 26 goals against Adrian in 2018 and 25 goals twice in 2019. In addition, Alma had four players among the MIAA's top ten in points in 2019: Jared Nycz, Timothy Gearig (Vicksburg, Mich. / Vicksburg), Connor Alley (Powell, Ohio / Worthington Kilbourne) and Hunyadi.
Nycz coached the defense in the 2015 season. That year, Alma posted program-bests in goals-against average (6.94), ground balls per game (39.29) and shots faced (246).