Loyola Blakefield lacrosse coach Ben Rubeor announced that he will step down after the 2018 season, citing plans to move to Boston with his wife to be closer to family.
A 2004 Loyola graduate, Rubeor will be in his third and final season in the spring after leading the Dons to Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference semifinal appearances in his first two seasons.
After a standout playing career at Loyola, he went on to become a three-time All-American at Virginia and then played professionally with the Washington and Chesapeake Bayhawks. He started his coaching career at St. Mary’s in 2013 and led the Saints to an MIAA A championship in 2015.
“Coming back to Loyola and having the opportunity to lead the program that shaped me as a player and a person has really been a dream come true,” he said in a statement. “My wife and I made a decision to move to the Boston area next year so that we can be closer to family. We are excited about this next part of our lives together, but at the same time we know that we’ll miss so many of the connections that we have here.”
Rubeor added he is excited about the potential the Dons have for the upcoming season with the usual high expectations for a championship run.