Perkiomen School News

Perkiomen's Terry Mangan applauds during lacrosse game

Perkiomen School announces the hiring of Terry Mangan, Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid and Assistant Coach.  A graduate of Roanoke College with a bachelor’s degree in history, Mangan’s ability to build strong relationships will greatly benefit him in his new roles.

“Terry is a natural,” says Head of School Mark A. Devey.  “Not only will he be a welcome addition to the admissions team, he will also serve as a vital cog within our emerging lacrosse program.”

Having completed his seventh year as an assistant coach at St. John’s University Division 1 lacrosse program, Mangan’s experience and knowledge will make him an asset to Perkiomen’s entire athletic program. At St. John’s, coaching the defense and goalies, Mangan’s goalie unit finished fourth in saves per game in the entire NCAA Division 1. During his time at St. John’s, Mangan coached seven All-Big East players, a Scholar All-American, and two Major League Lacrosse players.

“We’re very excited to add Terry to the Perkiomen family,” says Director of Lacrosse Operations Michael Kruger. “This is a transformational hire for our program. Coach Mangan’s extensive experience mentoring student-athletes on and off the field, combined with his recruiting ability, make him the ideal fit for Perkiomen.”

Earlier in his career, Mangan was the head coach at Lafayette, and was named 2010 Patriot League Coach of the Year. That year the team was ranked as high as #8 in both the coaches and media polls. During his 10-year tenure, he had players named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll more than 250 times. He coached a Rhodes Scholar applicant, four Inside Lacrosse pre-season All Americans, two players named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list, a Scholar All American, an NCAA Lowe’s Senior Class Award finalist, and a Major League Lacrosse draft choice. He also coached the program’s first All-American since 1931 and was a head coach in the 2011 North South Senior All-Star game. Mangan served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Men’s Coaches Council at USA Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body.

As an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts from 2000-2002, Mangan coached on the offensive side of the field, as well as goalies and face-off men. The team’s record during that time was 24-6 and they were an NCAA quarterfinalist. Mangan has also coached at Hobart College, University of Pennsylvania, and Archbishop Spalding High School.