Michael Scerbo enters his first season at the Duquesne helm and as a Division I head coach. Scerbo, who spent the past four years as an assistant at Ohio State, is just the second mentor in the nine-year history of the DU lacrosse program.
At Ohio State, Scerbo helped guide the Buckeyes to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances (2002 & 2003) and one American Lacrosse Conference title (2003). OSU won a school-record 14 matches in 2003 (14-4) and posted an 11-5 record in 2002. The Buckeyes were ranked 11th nationally by the IWLCA in 2003 and 12th at the conclusion of the 2002 slate - Scerbo's initial campaign at OSU. Ohio State was 36-30 overall during his tenure.
Prior to his move to Columbus, Ohio, Scerbo served as the head women's lacrosse coach at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. for five seasons. He was head coach of Limestone's first team in 1997 and quickly developed the program into a national contender. His squad was ranked in the Division II Top Ten from 1998-2001, while producing numerous All-Americans and several Deep South District Team and North-South Senior All-Star Team members. Scerbo posted a 33-24 record at Limestone College including a 10-1 mark - good for a No. 2 national ranking - in his final season in 2001.
Professionally, Scerbo has chaired the IWLCA Division II Coaches' Poll Committee and was also a member of the NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Committee. He played a vital role in the development of the newly formed NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse National Tournament, which debuted in 2001. Scerbo, who is regarded as one of the bright, up-and-coming women's lacrosse coaches in the country, was nominated by his coaching peers for the prestigious IWLCA National Division II Coach of the Year award in 2001. Aside from coaching, Scerbo was also an Associate Athletic Director and an Admissions Representative at Limestone College.
A 1995 graduate of SUNY Oswego with a B.A. in biology, Scerbo was the assistant women's lacrosse coach at his alma mater in 1996, working with the offense and goalies.
Scerbo inherits a squad which has advanced to the Atlantic 10 Championship title match in each of past two seasons. Overall, Duquesne has appeared in three of the last five A-10 title matches, and has qualified for six of a possible seven A-10 championships. The Duquesne program has posted an overall record of 87-62 in nine seasons of competition. The Dukes are 76-41 overall as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, which added women's lacrosse in 1999.
He assumed his duties at Duquesne in August 2005.