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Athletics hires soccer, lacrosse coaches

David Suvak and Dan Gold ’12 have been hired as full-time head coaches of the 
Women’s Soccer and Men’s Lacrosse programs, respectively. The hiring is the first time 
in Emerson Athletics history that the programs have had full-time coaches. 



David Suvak has been hired as Emerson's first full time head coach of the Women's Soccer Team. (Photo by Kerry Howe)

Suvak joins the Emerson Athletics staff for the fall 2013 season after leading the
Women's Soccer program for three successful seasons in 2010, 2011, and
2012. While at Emerson, David has compiled a 21-26-5 overall record for
the Lions while leading them to a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Quarterfinal appearance last season.

“This is a huge turning
point for the program,” Suvak said. “We’ve started to make some great progress in the last
few years. Now I can turn my focus to bringing the team to a whole new
level of success.”

With more than two decades of coaching experience under his belt, Suvak returns with nearly his entire 2012 team as it looks to enter the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). As a three-year starter for the Boston College Eagles, Suvak
was named Team MVP his junior season before graduating with a Bachelor of
Science degree.

“I love working with the student-athletes at Emerson,” he said.



Dan Gold '12 has been hired as Emerson's first full-time head coach for the Men's Lacrosse program. Gold was a stand-out lacrosse player when he was a student. (Photo by Kerry Howe)

Gold joins the Emerson Athletic staff for the fall 2013 season after taking the reins of the
 Men's Lacrosse program last season and showing immediate improvement, with
huge wins for the Lions over Daniel Webster and a thrilling double overtime win
over Regis. In his first year, Gold saw two members of the team elected to GNAC
All-Conference Teams, including First Team member Max Smith ’14. 

A former stand-out athlete for the Lions, Gold was a member of the lacrosse team. He had the second most goals with 18, as well as 10 assists for 28 net points on the season with a 54 percent shot on goal percentage.

Gold is an Emerson alumnus who graduated
in 2012 with a degree in film.

“It’s very much an honor to come back and coach the program that I was a
member of as a student-athlete,” Gold said. “I have a great background with the team
and they immediately gravitated toward my style of coaching, as we saw a lot of
improvement and success last season. I’m excited about how much we can build and
expand the program now—something that is immensely important to me not only
as a coach but as an alumnus.”

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