Jim Fritz was named the fourth Head Coach of the Brevard College Men's Lacrosse Program in August 2018. Fritz enters his second season at the helm of Brevard Men's Lacrosse in the 2019-20 season.
Fritz has a reputation as one of the most experienced and productive NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Coaches. During his career, he has started three lacrosse programs and recorded 208 career wins. Coach Fritz has been instrumental in the development of Division II Lacrosse within the USILA and the NCAA. He is also known for building the sport of lacrosse across the Southeast. He was the founding board member for the Charlotte Lacrosse Boosters and serves as a board member for the Youth Lacrosse USA.
Coach Fritz comes to Brevard College after starting the boy's lacrosse program at Christ the King High School. Prior to that, Coach Fritz served 12 years as the head coach at Queens University where he started the program, recording a 102-89 record while at the helm. He also led Queens to two regular season conference titles and one conference title championship. He was named the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year in 2010 after leading Queens to a 9-4 overall record. In 2014, Fritz earned another Coach of the Year honor in the South Atlantic Conference after leading the program to a 6-1 conference record and Queen's first appearance at the NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship. Fritz has coached 57 all-conference selections, 30 All-Tournament Team Selections, 11 All-American honorees, five North/South selections, and three conference players of the year.
Prior to Queens, Coach Fritz served as the head coach at Pfeiffer University from 1990-2002. During his time at Pfeiffer, Fritz built a successful program, producing two Conference Championships, 50 All-Conference Selections, 24 All-Americans, six North/South Selections, and three NCAA Record Holders.
Fritz has been inducted into Pfeiffer Athletics Hall of Fame and Montclair State Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He holds the record for wins at both Pfeiffer and Queens as well as the Deep South Conference. He is top-10 in Division II in wins and wins percentage. He has coached five players who have been drafted professionally and six players who continued playing overseas. Coach Fritz was selected twice to coach in Division I/II North/South All-Star Game. He also serves on the NCAA Championship Committee for Men's Lacrosse.
Fritz graduated from Montclair State University in 1985. He has a wife, Annemarie, and daughter Claire. He is the owner of Jim Fritz Lacrosse, LLC that directs camps and clinics. He has twice been selected to speak at the national coach's convention and continues to run and speak at various local coaching clinics. He has been published on uslaxcamps.com, in the Charlotte Lacrosse News, and Inside Lacrosse Magazine.
Career Record: 214-185
Record at Brevard: 6-7
2018-19: 6-7, 3-4 USAS
USA South Men's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week: Devin McCarragher
USA South Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week: Hewitt Farr
USA South Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week: Jackson McKaig
USA South Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week: Robert Kokal
USA South Men's Lacrosse All-Conference First Team: Jackson McKaig, Robert Kokal
USA South Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Second Team: Daniel Ramos, Sam Duffie
USA South Men's Lacrosse All-Sportsmanship Team: Chris Efenecy