Shawn Burke, a Calvert Hall and UMBC graduate with extensive high school and college coaching experience in the area, has been named the new boys lacrosse coach at Towson High.
Burke replaces John Cummings, who coached for six years and will stay with the program as an assistant coach.
After serving as an assistant coach at Calvert Hall from 1997 to 2002, Burke had successful stints in head coaching positions at Howard County Community College and CCBC-Essex.
During his time at Howard, he was named the NJCAA Region XX Coach of the Year in 2005, 2006 and 2007 — guiding the the Dragons to their first ever Maryland JUCO title in 2006, as well as its first ever appearance in the NJCAA National Final Four.
Moving on to CCBC Essex in 2010, he led the Knights to seven consecutive NJCAA Region XX Titles (2010-2016), eight straight overall, as well as three appearances in the NJCAA National Championship game (2010, 2011 and 2015).
In the spring, Burke served as an assistant coach at C. Milton Wright.