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SIOUX CITY – Morningside College athletic director Tim Jager has announced that Keith Lindgren has been hired as the first head men’s lacrosse coach in school history. He will begin his duties on August 1.

Lindgren most recently served as head coach for the men’s lacrosse program at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, which competes in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. During his tenure, Lindgren had 12 players named to all-conference teams, one player named goalie of the year and seven players on academic all-conference teams.

Before Adams State, Lindgren was head coach at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas (2014-16) and at the University of Northern Colorado (2012-14). Northern Colorado, his alma mater, had a 15-9 record in 2014 and won a conference regular season championship. Lindgren played for the Northern Colorado lacrosse team from 2004-07.

“We are excited to have Keith join the Mustangs’ coaching staff,” Jager said. “With his demonstrated success in recruiting players from around the country, Keith has the qualifications and experience to build our new lacrosse program.”

Jager added that a search is under way for a women’s lacrosse coach with qualifications similar to Lindgren’s.

Morningside announced earlier this year that it is adding men’s and women’s lacrosse as intercollegiate varsity sports beginning in the spring of 2020. The lacrosse teams will seek affiliate membership in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The college plans to construct a lacrosse field with an artificial turf playing surface in an area near the existing parking lot of Elwood Olsen Stadium.

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