The last four days have been a firestorm of rumors and gossip surrounding the University of Utah men’s lacrosse program. Seemingly conflicting reports, speculation, and the unreliable nature of social media information has grabbed lacrosse fans’ attention across the nation and created a new buzz about the growth and direction of lacrosse in Utah and in the West.
While we want to be clear that it’s all just rumor and speculation at this point, we felt it was important to make sure that the Utah lacrosse community is up to speed on what’s being said as it could greatly change the landscape of lacrosse in our state. We’ve heard some rumors and confirmed some truths as well, but we want to wait until everything is official and everything announced. So, we’re going to try to walk you through what’s known and what’s been said up to this point:
The first piece to the puzzle came way back on June 6, when it looked like college lacrosse’s all-time winningest coach, Dom Starsia, was being let go by Virginia. In an interview in the Baltimore Sun he said “I look forward to seeing what the next great adventure will be.” Starsia mentioned that he recently entertained a job opportunity in Utah, which he discussed with his wife Krissy. “My wife said to me, ‘Hey, we’re not moving to Utah.’ I said, ‘Twenty-five years ago, you said we weren’t moving to Charlottesville.’”