Judd Lattimore is currently in his fourth season at Holy Cross as the head men's lacrosse coach in 2017-18.
In his third season, Lattimore led the team to the Patriot League Tournament for the second consecutive year and second time in program in history. The Crusaders earned their first-ever Patriot League Tournament victory with the 11-7 win at Navy on April 25, 2017. Lattimore coached Sean Kirkpatrick and Jack McGovern to become the first-ever All-Patriot League Tournament Team selections. Holy Cross finished its season ranked 10th in the nation and second in the Patriot League with 8.73 caused turnovers per game. He also coached Liam Driscoll to be nationally recognized as he won the Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award for this past season. The award is presented to one male and female lacrosse student-athlete who exemplifies positive leadership and represents their team by more than what they do on the field.
In Lattimore's second season in 2016, the Crusaders qualified for the Patriot League Tournament making it the first time in the 59-year history of the program that the team earned a spot in postseason play. The Crusaders’ three Patriot League wins tied the program record which was set in 2015. Holy Cross won three straight Patriot League games for the first time in program history. The senior class led the Crusaders to their most Patriot League wins during a four-year span in program history. The team’s 132 caused turnovers set a school record and the Crusaders’ 8.8 caused turnovers per game ranked sixth nationally.
The Crusaders went 6-7 overall and 3-5 in the Patriot League in Lattimore's first season in 2015. The Crusaders' three league wins set the program record for Patriot League victories. Holy Cross also earned its first ever wins versus nationally ranked teams. The Crusaders defeated No. 8 Loyola (Md.) by a 13-12 score on Feb. 21 and posted a 7-6 victory versus No. 9 Army West Point on March. 7. The win versus the Black Knights was the first ever for the Crusaders as Army West Point had won the previous 24 meetings. The Crusaders' 9.23 goals scored per game were their most since the 1993 team netted 9.80 goals per game.
Lattimore joined the Crusaders after spending the previous two seasons as the top assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of his coaching career, he has helped lead four different schools to NCAA Tournament appearances at the Division I level, in addition to coaching in two NCAA Division II championship games.
As the offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator on the staff at Penn, Lattimore played an instrumental role in the team's success over the past two years. In 2014, he helped guide the Quakers to an overall record of 11-4, the Ivy League tournament championship and the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Penn previously posted an 8-5 mark during the 2013 campaign, for an overall record of 19-9 during Lattimore's two seasons on the staff. The Quakers also led the nation in goals against average in 2013, despite playing a schedule that ranked second nationally in terms of strength.
Lattimore spent the 2012 season as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan, serving as the top assistant for the Wolverines' first year as a varsity program. He was Michigan's offensive coordinator and led one of the most efficient offensive units in the country. The Wolverines compiled a shooting percentage of 31.4 percent, which ranked No. 10 nationally and was No. 2 in the ECAC. In addition, Lattimore was responsible for the team's ride unit, which allowed only a 79-percent success rate, which ranked second in the NCAA.
Prior to his stint at Michigan, Lattimore spent three years at Bucknell University. He was on staff for the Bison's historic 2011 season, when they won a program-record 14 games, captured both the Patriot League regular-season and tournament titles for the first time in program history, and ranked as high as seventh nationally. Bucknell advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2011, and gave eventual champion Virginia all it could handle in the first round before falling 13-12 in overtime.
In 2007 and 2008, Lattimore was an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina, helping the Tar Heels to two NCAA Tournament appearances. North Carolina posted an overall mark of 10-6 and reached the NCAA quarterfinals in 2007, then finished with an 8-6 record in 2008. Lattimore previously spent the 2006 season as an assistant coach at Penn, as the Quakers went 11-5 overall and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at Delaware in 2005, with the Blue Hens going 11-6 overall and making an NCAA Tournament appearance.
In 2003 and 2004, Lattimore helped lead Limestone College to consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division II national championship game. In 2004, his offensive unit scored 19.3 goals per game, the highest figure in any division of lacrosse, and the team scored a school-record 314 goals. He began his collegiate coaching career at Geneseo State in 2002.
A native of Auburn, N.Y., Lattimore graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2001. A two-year starter for the Tar Heels, he earned his bachelor's degree in interpersonal and organizational communication. Lattimore married the former Bonnie Clarke in October of 2013.