Career Record: 31-51 (37.8%)
Seasons at NGU: 5
Conference Carolinas Tournament Appearances: 3 (2017, 2018, 2019)
Corey Struss came to North Greenville University in 2014 as the inaugural head coach of the men's lacrosse program. Since starting the program, Struss has guided the Crusaders to the highest contention on the national scale, specifically within the Conference Carolinas. With three straight appearances in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the program has advanced to the semifinals in all three tournaments.
As the head coach, Struss is the overseer of recruiting, practice planning, budgeting, fundraising, and scheduling. He is also a member of the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse RAC Committee as well as the USILA Poll Committee. The program’s latest accolades include: receiving votes in the USILA Coaches Top 20 National Poll in 2018 and 2019. The team also recently boasted one of the highest Cumulative GPA’s in all of Division II as the 2019 squad achieved a team GPA of 3.41.
In the last three years (2017-2019), Struss has coached three 1st Team All-Conference players, ten 2nd Team All-Conference players, the 2017 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year, the Spring 2019 Conference Carolinas Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and three Conference Carolinas Players of the Week.
Struss came to North Greenville from Ohio Valley University, where he spent a year as assistant coach for the Fighting Scots. In 2012, Struss was named head coach of the Scots, where he spent two seasons. He graduated from Seton Hill University in 2010, where he was a three-year starting goalkeeper for the Griffins. As a player, the team captain collected numerous accolades including the “most improved” award in 2008, two-time team defensive MVP in 2009 & 2010, and was an All-ECC honorable mention. He helped lead the Griffins to a NCAA Division II #6 ranking in just three years.
Corey Struss earned his Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Seton Hill and a Masters of Arts in Education from Ohio Valley University in 2013. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and is married to Amanda Struss, who played women's lacrosse at Seton Hill University. His sister Sam is also currently the assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Mercyhurst University.