WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia has announced the promotion of Rodger I. Colbert as the new Head Men's Lacrosse Coach. Colbert, an assistant men's lacrosse coach at UDC since 2013, replaces Scott Urick, who was recently announced the new head boys' lacrosse coach at Georgetown Prep.
"Rodger Colbert is an experienced educator who was an outstanding student-athlete on the highest level," Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Patricia Thomas said. "He was instrumental in helping Scott Urick build our men's lacrosse program, and I am confident he will continue the momentum successfully."
Colbert served as a full-time assistant men's lacrosse coach and Defensive Coordinator at UDC the past two seasons, guiding a defensive unit that last year improved its goals allowed per-game average by over three, and assisting in the planning and execution of all practices.
Before UDC, Colbert gained extensive coaching, as well as academic and administrative experience. Since Fall 2013, he has served as the Founder and Director of RCDC Lacrosse Prep, Inc. – a non-profit organization partnering with communities to expose quality mentoring and coaching to all potential lacrosse players. In that capacity, he works as the Elective School course leader for 6th and 7th grade students at City Neighbors-Hamilton in Baltimore, MD and as team trainer in the fall and winter for St. Peter's Prep HS in Jersey City, NJ and Moorestown Friends School in Moorestown, NJ.
Colbert has also spent five years working at his high school alma mater – The Peddie School – an independent boarding high school in Hightstown, NJ. There he served as the Assistant Director of Admissions and the Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment.