Georgetown and Maryland won't schedule each other in any sports due to a current feud between the two schools' athletic departments.
But it hasn't stopped lacrosse coach Kevin Warne from making the move from College Park to the Hilltop. Warne, an assistant for the Terrapins men's team for the last two years, was named the Hoyas new coach on Tuesday.
The decision wasn't one taken lightly by Georgetown, which undertook a national coaching search after Dave Urick stepped down last year with 223 victories in 23 years at the helm. The Hoyas are in the midst of a rebuilding phase, having struggled to avoid a losing record in recent seasons since going 12-3 in both 2006 and 2007.
A defensive specialist at Harvard and UMBC before his arrival at Maryland, Warne's credentials are virtually unmatched. Alongside Maryland coach John Tillman, he helped turn the formerly underachieving Terps into back-to-back national championship game runners-up.
Warne also helped Maryland defeat Georgetown the last two years by scores of 20-8 and 16-11. Remarkably, it didn't deter the Hoyas from bringing him on board. The question is, would the same happen in men's basketball?
"Kevin's commitment to student-athlete welfare and his passion for the game makes him the perfect person to take over our lacrosse program at this time," Hoyas athletic director Lee Reed said.
No mention was made of whether Warne will be instructed to help the Hoyas and Terps perpetuate their grudge.
- Craig Stouffer