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.
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.
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.”