Coach Mark Prey was named the head men's lacrosse coach at Fontbonne University for the 2013-2014 school year.
“We are excited to announce Coach Prey as our next men’s lacrosse coach and welcome him to the Fontbonne Family in his new role,” said Director of Athletics, Maria Eftink. “He is well-known and highly regarded throughout the St. Louis Community and has achieved tremendous success throughout his young coaching career. We are looking forward to this new era of Fontbonne men's lacrosse under Coach Prey’s leadership.”
Prey was no stranger to Fontbonne University, having spent the 2013 on staff as an assistant coach.
He helped all aspects of play as a general assistant and had sole responsibility of goalkeeper development, coaching goalie Chad Meurer to All-Conference recognition.
"It is a true honor to be named head coach of the Fontbonne Griffins men's lacrosse team, says Coach Prey. I am excited to join an athletic department with such historical excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in our community. Thank you, sincerely, for all the support from everyone involved throughout the coaching search. Go Griffins!"
Prey began his coaching career while just a freshman in high school with the St. Louis Kings Youth Lacrosse Association. In his time with the Kings, Prey taught the foundation to hundreds of St. Louis lacrosse players, many of whom eventually went on to play collegiately at all levels including NCAA Division I schools. Numerous players Prey coached with the Kings are also currently coaching in their respective communities.
After playing, Prey went on to coach at Webster Groves High School in Webster Groves, MO for both the Varsity and JV levels. While at Webster, Prey helped lead the program to the highest division of competition for Missouri lacrosse. His success was recognized during the 2011-12 season when he was voted Missouri Assistant Coach of the Year. Here, he also coached multiple players to All-Conference and All-State recognition every year and also has dozens of former players competing collegiately and beginning coaching careers of their own.
Prey looks forward to continuing his success at the college level and wishes to give back what lacrosse has given him, an appreciation for hard work, dedication, and living with passion towards both the game and life.