Ghitelman Leaves USC Lacrosse to Join Utah Staff

Coach Adam Ghitelman announced Wednesday he is leaving the USC men’s lacrosse program after one season and has accepted a position on the new staff at the University of Utah, which he believes will transition to NCAA Division I by the 2020 season.

USC Lacrosse General Manager Charlie Meister said in an email to players, parents and friends of the program: “The Executive Board is pleased to announce that Teddy Hospodar has agreed to be our interim head coach through the Fall. Teddy was our inspirational leader and defensive coordinator last year and brings unbridled enthusiasm and love of lacrosse to every practice and game. Teddy is also a very effective communicator, which we are all thankful to have at this time.”

Hodspodar played at Army before transferring to St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia, where he graduated in 2013. He will lead the Trojans in the Shootout For Solders on Aug. 6-7 at Dana Hills HS.

Last spring, Ghitelman led the Trojans to their first Southwest Lacrosse Conference tournament appearance. He replaced Chris Boland, who served two seasons as the Trojans’ head coach.

At Utah, he will serve as defensive coordinator under new head coach Brian Holman and alongside assistants Marcus Holman, Will Manny and former Utes head coach Rick Kladis. Ghitelman, Marcus Holman and Manny all play in Major League Lacrosse.