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Penn State men’s lacrosse head coach Jeff Tambroni announced the addition of John Haus as Penn State’s new assistant coach in July 2017.
“Coach Haus, who grew up on the sideline watching his father coach at the collegiate level, still competes in the MLL," Tambroni stated. "His competitive spirit and knowledge of the game will provide a valuable asset to our offense, similar to the impact that he has had while coaching at Dickinson, High Point, and Furman. Haus will assist with all facets of our offense and the development of our offensive personnel."
Haus, a former three-time All American and MLL All-Star, joins the Nittany Lions after serving as an assistant coach and the offensive coordinator at Furman University the last two seasons. During his tenure with the Paladins, he assisted in all aspects of the program, including player development, recruitment, and video breakdown. In his most recent season, he mentored the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, while five other players earned Second Team All-SoCon honors.
Prior to his time at Furman, Haus was an assistant coach at High Point University for a season, where he led the goalie unit. Under his leadership, the team logged a 57% save percentage, while starting goalkeeper Austin Geisler finished 16th in the nation in save percentage. In addition to his work with the goalie unit, Haus helped with offensive game plans and scouting reports.
Haus began his post-graduate coaching career at Dickinson College, serving as the assistant coach and offensive coordinator for the team for one season.
Haus was selected by the Charlotte Hounds with the 15th pick of the 2013 Major League Lacrosse draft and played in the 2013 championship game. He has been a captain for the Hounds since 2015 and was an All-Star game participant during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
A standout at the University of Maryland, Haus was a First Team All-ACC and USILA First Team All-American selection in 2013, playing in the Terrapins’ midfield. During his time in College Park, Haus earned the team’s awards for the team’s top midfielder (2013) and the team’s unsung hero (2012). A 2012 and 2011 USILA All-America honorable mention, he helped guide the Terps to an ACC Championship in 2011.