Mike Wilus joined the Dartmouth coaching staff in September 2016, helping the team to a 7-8 record in his season along the sidelines in 2017.
Wilus came to Hanover from Boca Raton, Florida, where he was the associate head coach for the Lynn men's lacrosse team. In his final season with the Fighting Knights, Wilus and the team earned a spot in the national rankings in six weekly releases, reaching as high as No. 17, while setting a program record for wins (9).
In three years at Lynn, Wilus was responsible for many of the team's off-field duties, including allocation of budgeted funds, athletic scholarship allotment, equipment orders, planning of team travel and fundraising. Wilus was one of the first staff members to join the program for the inaugural season in 2014, helping build the foundation for the team's jump to varsity status.
Before Lynn, Wilus spent two seasons at Gwynedd Mercy College (2012-2013), while he also worked toward a master's degree in education at La Salle. A 2011 graduate of UMass Amherst, he was a four-year member of the Minutemen, helping reach the NCAA Tournament and earn an ECAC Championship in 2009 as well as make it to the final four of the CAA Tournament in 2010 and 2011. UMass also claimed the New England Championship in Wilus' senior season as well.
“Mike comes from a family of coaches and his passion for the field is undeniable,” head coach Danielle Spencer said. “He helped start the program at Lynn from the ground up and bring that program into the national spotlight. His experience on the men's side of the game will provide unique perspective on our staff and help us stay innovative ahead of the competition.”