This week, the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced that Ben Rubeor would be the new head coach of Atlas LC.
Rubeor has extensive head coaching experience in high school - most recently as head lacrosse coach at Thayer Academy (Mass.). He spent six seasons coaching in Maryland's MIAA A Conference from 2014 to 2018.
"I am grateful for this opportunity to go to battle with and against the best players in the world. It's not easy to become a team, and I'm looking forward to putting in the work that is required," Rubeor said in a PLL press release. "I'm also excited about the opportunity to inspire kids to dream about playing professional lacrosse one day. Thank you to the Premier Lacrosse League and the Atlas Lacrosse Club for giving me this opportunity."
Rubeor earned his first head-coaching job in 2013 with St. Mary's (Md.), where he led the Saints to their first conference championship since 1996. After going 6-9 in his first season, Rubeor guided the St. Mary's to back-to-back 10-win seasons, culminating in an MIAA A Conference championship in 2015.
After the 2015 season, Rubeor spent three seasons coaching at Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) in the MIAA. He led the Dons to a 14-6 record during his final season in 2018. Rubeor has a 65-43 career record as a high school head coach.
While playing at the University of Virginia, Rubeor was named All-ACC three times (2006-2008), selected to the All-ACC Tournament Team three times (2006-2008), and picked as a finalist for the prestigious Tewaaraton Trophy twice (2007,2008). Rubeor ranks fifth all-time on Virginia's career goals list (136) and sixth all-time on the school's career points list (212). Following his college career, Rubeor played professional lacrosse for seven years before retiring from competition in 2015.
“Ben was the standout choice to lead this talented Atlas LC into the new season and shape its identity for the long run,” says Seth Tierney, Head of the PLL Lacrosse Advisory Board. “His relentless energy coupled with an infectious desire to improve his players will prove to be an invaluable asset to both the league and his team. We couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Ben to the PLL family.”