ROCHESTER - Craig Chamberlain, the most decorated head coach in the history of NJCAA women's lacrosse, has announced that he will step down as coach of the MCC women's lacrosse program effective immediately.
Chamberlain will stay on as an assistant in a part-time capacity. Ronnie Davis will take the reins for the upcoming 2018 season. Davis has served as an assistant coach the past four seasons.
MCC is ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA preseason national poll. The team's season opener is March 16 at home against Anne Arundel Community College.
The only coach the Tribunes have had in their 11 years of existence, Chamberlain amassed an incredible record of 174 wins and 16 losses during his immensely successful tenure. That included 10 Region III titles and seven NJCAA national championships.
Chamberlain helped start the program in 2007. The Tribunes were successful from the beginning, claiming the regional title during their inaugural season before falling in the national semifinals.
MCC broke through for their first national championship in 2010 and repeated in 2011. The Tribunes then fell to Onondaga in the title game of the 2012 national tournament. That was the last time Monroe has suffered a defeat.
Since that day almost six years ago, Chamberlain's teams have rattled off 83 consecutive victories, including five straight NJCAA national titles. In addition, Chamberlain has sent scores of student-athletes on to four-year institutions.
Davis brings a wealth of lacrosse knowledge to the Tribune program. He was a four-year member of the Nazareth College men's lacrosse team, where he was a key contributor for the Golden Flyers' first national title in 1992. He earned first team All-American honors and was the championship game MVP that same year.
Ranking among Nazareth's all-time career scoring leaders, he was a 2008 inductee into the Golden Flyer Hall of Fame.
Davis is deeply involved with youth lacrosse as well. He is the Chief Lacrosse Officer for Monster Elite Lacrosse and has also been involved with Pittsford Community Lacrosse.