Dave Pietramala, who was the nation's premier defenseman at Johns Hopkins in the late 1980s, has been named assistant lacrosse coach at Loyola College.
Pietramala graduated from Hopkins in 1989, after earning first-team, All-America honors in 1987, 1988 and 1989. He was honored as the country's top defenseman after his junior and senior seasons.
Pietramala led Hopkins to the 1987 NCAA championship and an appearance in the 1989 title game. He also was the USILA Division I Player of the Year in 1989.
"Loyola College has a great lacrosse tradition, and I'm excited to be a part of such a prestigious program," Pietramala said.
Loyola is one of only four teams to participate in the NCAA tournament in each of the last six years, along with Syracuse, North Carolina and Johns Hopkins. Last spring, the Greyhounds were 8-5 and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals.