Steve Batchelor has completed his first season as a member of head coach Chris Wojcik's '96 staff as the team's operations coordinator.
In his first season in Cambridge, Batchelor was a part of a staff which helped the Crimson do what no other team had done in 24 years, as Harvard won the program’s first Ivy League championship since 1990 with a 5-1 conference record. The feat helped earn Harvard an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament, its first since 2006 and sixth overall, while elevating the Crimson to the highest ranking in program history at No. 11. Harvard finished the year off with a 10-7 overall record, an impressive 7-1 mark in Cambridge, four wins over ranked opponents, and seven selections to the All-Ivy League teams, the second most in program history. Additionally, Devin Dwyer and Bobby Duvnjak garnered USILA All-America honorable mention honors.
Batchelor brought several years of coaching and administrative experience to Cambridge. He had served as vice president of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association most recently, a position which he held since January of 2009. In that capacity Batchelor was responsible for planning and organizing all aspects of the annual NEILA Senior East/West All-Star Game, including chairing a committee of Div. I, II and III coaches to select student-athletes to participate in the game, securing a venue and managing all game-day aspects of the contest, and establishing sponsorships to help finance the event.
Batchelor has also served as both a head coach and assistant coach, including spending the 2013 season as the defensive coordinator at his alma mater, Endicott College. He had previously spent seven years as the head coach at Curry College where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the program including recruiting, scouting, practice planning, fundraising, and professional development for the student-athletes in his program. While at Curry he also served as the department’s strength and conditioning coordinator, managing all off-season and year-round strength and conditioning programs for 13 varsity sports.
Batchelor began his coaching career in 2005 as the interim head coach at Wheton College. He graduated from Endicott College in 2003 with a degree in sports management having won two Commonwealth Coast Conference championships and twice reaching the NCAA Tournament.