Quincy University Lacrosse
Men's Coaching Staff
Head Coach Eric Ruppel
Eric Ruppel comes to Quincy from Adams State University where he served as the Associate Head Coach, and defensive coordinator of the program. At Adams Coach Ruppel coached 2 All RMAC selections, and 4 Honorable Mention selections along with 2 all academic selections.
Prior to his time at Adams he was the head coach at the University of Texas, Dallas. During his time at UTD he was the 2017 Lone Star Alliance conference coach of the year. At UT-Dallas he coached them to an undefeated division championship, and took them to the conference championships ultimately taking the runner up spot. UTD finished the season ranked 25th in the nation with 1 All American, 3 Academic All American Scholar Athletes, and 8 all conference selections.
Also in Dallas he was the Head Coach at Plano Sr. Hs. At Plano Sr. he coached the Wildcats to the 2017 State Semi-Finals finishing the season with, 5 All District Athletes, 1 All State athlete and a final ranking of 4th in state.
While in Texas Ruppel also coached with the Chaos Lacrosse club, a travel lacrosse team.
Prior to his time in Texas he coached in Las Vegas at UNLV, Centennial High School, Faith Lutheran High School, and the Las Vegas Starz organization.
Coach Ruppel is a graduate of UNLV and has a degree in Physical Education with a minor in Athletic Coaching. Ruppel also has an MBA from Ottawa University in Kansas.
Coach Ruppel also works for US Lacrosse, as a Coach development trainer.
Assistant Coach Brendan McCrudden
Brendan McCrudden comes to Quincy from King’s College. As a four year member of the Monarchs from 2011-2014 McCrudden played in 46 career games with 44 starts.
Previous to joining the Hawk coaching staff he spent 2 seasons coaching club lacrosse for 3 Tribes Lacrosse based out of New York and worked as a goalie specific coach with athletes from 5th grade to rising college freshmen.
During his tenure with Monarchs he proceeded to break the Goals Against Average record in his Sophomore (7.1), Junior (6.8), and Senior (7.6) year landing him the program record for Goals Against Average with a career 7.27 goals per game.
Between the pipes McCrudden was part of a campaign that saw the programs first ever playoff game in his sophomore year and continued the trend throughout his career. Also, during his junior year he was part of a program best 10-4 season where he was part of a defense that ranked 17th nationally in Goals Against Average. Throughout much of his Junior campaign McCrudden ranked first nationally in both save percentage and goals against average as part of a prolific defense.
He leaves the Monarch program being the winningest goalie in program history.
McCrudden graduated from King’s College in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Later graduating from Quincy University with a Masters in Counseling where he resides as a Success Coach and adjunct Faculty member.