Andrew Copelan is in his second season as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland and was elevated to offensive coordinator prior to the 2007 season.
Last season, Copelan was instumental in helping guide a Terrapin offense that scored nearly 10 goals per game. That 2006 offense boasted four All-Americans, including Tewaaraton Trophy finalist and Turnbull Award winner Joe Walters.
Copelan joined the Terps prior to the 2006 season after serving as the head coach at Marist College for the previous two seasons. He was also the Director of Intramural and Club Sports at Marist.
In 2004 Copelan, as the interim head coach, guided the Red Foxes to the MAAC regular-season, finishing the year 10-7 and 8-0 in conference play. It was the best season for the Red Foxes since 1988 and the most wins since 1986. For his efforts Copelan was named MAAC Coach of the Year. In 2005 he led the Red Foxes to the MAAC Tournament title and Marist's first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Copelan was a four-year starter at Bucknell University. As a midfielder, Copelan helped lead the Bison to four consecutive Patriot League titles, and the program's first-ever NCAA berth in 2001. As a senior he earned All-Patriot League accolades, and was a four-time selection to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for Student Athletes. He was also chosen as an alternate for the annual North-South game, a national senior all-star game.
Combining a strong knowledge and enthusiasm for the game, Copelan has worked throughout the Northeast in teaching lacrosse. He has coached at the Blue Chip Camp in Fairfield, Conn., one of the top camps in the region. Copelan has also assisted in teaching youth, running clinics in his hometown of Pittsford, N.Y., as well during his playing career at Bucknell.