Asked what he is looking for in Zimmerman's successor, UMBC athletic director Tim Hall said: "I think somebody who has a proven record for success. I think if you can find somebody with head coach experience, that's always a bonus. I think somebody who first and foremost sees himself as an educator, somebody who knows that we want to win championships in men's lacrosse just like we want to in every sport, but at the end of the day, we're educators whose primary mission is to ensure that we're educating the future leaders of tomorrow. So somebody who sees himself as a teacher and an educator, somebody who has a strong reputation, somebody who understands our recruiting region. Certainly lacrosse is becoming more of a national sport, and so you want somebody who can recruit anywhere, but having a strong presence in our quote-unquote backyard and our service region will be important. Somebody who has demonstrated success with X's and O's, and it doesn't matter if it's on the offensive or defensive side. Those are some of the early attributes that I am looking for."