Head Coach Clayton Melrose accepts job in STL, won’t return for 2017 season

Clayton Melrose
Clayton Melrose

COLUMBIA- The Missouri Tigers lacrosse club announced Head Coach Clayton Melrose will not be returning for the 2017 season Wednesday afternoon.

Melrose, who has been at the helm since 2014 and with the program in some capacity since 2008 is leaving the program after accepting a job promotion which required him to relocate to St. Loius.

“Coach Melrose informed us of this decision more than a year ago in Summer 2015,” former team President Phil Bergman said. “He helped changed the culture of the program and put the team back on pace to be one of the best teams in the GRLC every year. We wish him nothing but the best in St. Louis and we know he’ll still stay involved with the program moving forward.”

Over his three years, Melrose coached the Tigers to a 22-21 record, 13-6 in GRLC play and an impressive 11-3 in conference play, tied for the most of any team in the GRLC West during that time span. In 2014, he led the Tigers to the team’s second GRLC West title.

Melrose also coached 21 all-conference players and two MCLA Scholar Athletes.

He will stay involved with the program as a member of the Mizzou Lacrosse Alumni Board.