July 3, 2006
Providence, Rhode Island - Scott Nelson, the head men's lacrosse coach at Brown for the last six years, has resigned his position as head coach of the Bears, effective August 1, 2006. A national search for his successor will begin immediately.
"I want to thank Scott for his six years of hard work and dedicated service to the Brown lacrosse program," said Brown Athletic Director Michael Goldberger. "He has worked diligently on behalf of the entire Brown lacrosse community - his players, their parents, alumni and fans - and we wish him well in his future endeavors."
Nelson posted a 34-47 six-year mark at Brown and a 211-87 record in 21 years as a head coach. Brown's 2006 team posted a 2-11 overall record, 0-6 in the Ivy League.
Nelson's 2002 Brown team posted a 7-7 overall record and a 4-2 Ivy mark, good for second place in the Ivy standings. His best season at Brown came in 2004 when he led the Bears to a 9-5 overall mark and was named the New England Coach of the Year.
A 1982 graduate of North Carolina State University, Nelson had come to Brown from Nazareth College where he compiled a 15-year career record of 177-40.