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Posted on Wed, May 25, 2011 : 2:21 p.m.

Michigan men's club lacrosse coach John Paul explains the move to Division I

By Michael Rothstein

Michigan announced the addition of men's and women's lacrosse as varsity sports on Wednesday, giving the school 29 programs.

While longtime men's club coach John Paul wasn't officially named head coach of the men's team, he did stick around to talk about the program and what making the move from club to varsity status means to him:

Michael Rothstein covers Michigan sports for He can be reached at (734) 623-2558, by email at or follow along on Twitter @mikerothstein.


David Vande Bunte

Wed, May 25, 2011 : 9:20 p.m.

Look forward to seeing them on the B1G network...I catch college lacrosse every now and then on E$PN, but since its never a B1G team, my interest wanders.