Coach Lamitie has finished his third season at the helm of the Illinois Tech Women's Lacrosse Program. In these three short years, he has created a winning program.
The 2016 campaign saw the Scarlet Hawks finish 13-4, with a 8-1 conference record and a second place finish in the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference. Coach Lamitie also coached six All-Conference players in the 2016 season, with five of these players being freshman. He was recognized as 2016 MWLC Coach of the Year.
The 2016 team increased its scoring average by five goals per game from the previous season, while decreasing its goals against average by 50%. The team finished in first place in conference in goals against average and second in total goals against.
In all, Coach Lamitie has coached eight All-Conference players, two Illinois Tech Freshman Female Athletes of the Year (Taylor Thompson, 2014 & Madison Meredith 2016), and two Spring Female Athletes of the Year (Florencia Carrerou 2015 & Bella Rubin 2016).
Prior to Illinois Tech, Coach Lamitie spent time coaching at all levels of the sport, including local high school and elite travel girls lacrosse teams. He also spent two seasons at his alma mater, California State University - Chico, as the head women’s lacrosse coach, He turned around a one-win program, taking the team to a fourth-place finish in the Western Women’s Lacrosse League in 2002 and 2003.
Kirk graduated from California State University - Chico with his BA in Physical Education in 2003.