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HANOVER, N.H. — After 10 years in Hanover as a member of the Dartmouth men’s lacrosse coaching staff, including the last five as the head coach, Andy Towers will not return for the 2015 season.

“After a series of discussions over the past several weeks, Andy and I both came to the conclusion that it was in our mutual interest to part ways,” Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy said. “These situations are never easy, but in the end we agreed that a change would be best for the lacrosse program and for Andy. I want to thank Andy for 10 years of dedicated service to Dartmouth and the men's lacrosse program. In many ways, his leadership and hard work leaves the program in better shape than he found it.”

In five seasons at the helm of the team, Towers posted a 20-47 overall record. The Big Green came in fifth in his first campaign, then finished seventh three times and sixth once. In 2014, Dartmouth was 2-10 overall and 0-6 in Ancient Eight contests.

Twelve of Towers’ players earned All-Ivy League honors and nine individuals were recognized as All-New England during his time in Hanover.

“I’d like to thank Harry Sheehy, Brian Austin, my staff and players from the past five years, the alumni, and the Friends/Parents group for all of their support,” Towers said. “I couldn’t have asked for more support or a better experience while coaching these young men. My family and I will miss being part of the Dartmouth College community, but we’re also excited about the next chapter in our lives.”

A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.