Comito steps down as women's lacrosse head coach

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May 9, 2011

Stony Brook University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Allison Comito has resigned her position effective immediately, Director of Athletics Jim Fiore announced Monday. Stony Brook will conduct a national search for Comito’s successor.

“I want to thank Coach Comito for her contributions to Stony Brook women’s lacrosse over the last six years and wish her the best as she plans for her future pursuits,” Fiore said. “We are committed to developing a Stony Brook women’s lacrosse program that has a national profile and annually competes for the America East Championship, and we look forward to finding a coach who will accomplish the goals we have set forth for the program.”

Comito took over as interim head coach in November 2005 and was promoted to head coach on July 12, 2006. In her six years, she posted a 42-54 (.438) overall record and 14-22 (.389) mark in America East Conference games. She led Stony Brook to the 2007 America East regular season title and an appearance in the America East Championship, but the Seawolves have not qualified for the conference tournament since, going 5-19 in conference play over the last four seasons. In 2011, Stony Brook finished 4-11 overall and 1-5 in America East.

“I want to thank Jim Fiore for the opportunity he gave me to coach at Stony Brook, but at this time I feel that it is in my best interest and in the best interest of the women’s lacrosse program that we part ways,” Comito said. “I wish nothing but the best to my student-athletes and hope that they achieve all their goals in the future.”