Director of Coaching, 2022/2023 Admirals Coach
Head JV Coach (2022/2023 Blue)
Jason Childs became the 10th head coach St. Mary’s College men’s lacrosse program in August 2015. Childs brought 10 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I and II levels before taking the reins of his first Division III team.
The Baltimore native spent three seasons as head coach of the Shorter University men’s lacrosse program in Rome, Georgia. Childs helped the Hawks transition from the NAIA ranks into a successful NCAA Division II program after being named the program’s second head coach in July 2012.
He posted a 22-21 record at Shorter, including an 8-7 record in 2015 – the program’s first year as a full-fledged member of the NCAA – while the man-down defensive unit ranked eighth in the NCAA that same year. During his first season, Childs led the team to a 7-7 record, concluding with a five-game win streak.
He came to Shorter from Mercer University, where he spent two seasons as head coach after starting the state of Georgia’s first Division I lacrosse program in 2009. Childs became Mercer’s first head coach for men’s lacrosse in September 2009 and led Mercer onto the field of competition for the first time in the spring of 2011. Over his two seasons with Mercer, he built a reputation as a hard worker that worked to engage the community while building a successful program on the field. Prior to Mercer, Childs started the men’s lacrosse program at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. He began his tenure with Presbyterian in 2006 and coached for three seasons, guiding the Blue Hose transition from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I status.
Childs began his coaching career as an assistant coach for Division II perennial power, Limestone College, in Gaffney, S.C., where he was a part of the Saints’ highly successful program. During his two seasons (2004 and 2005), Limestone went 26-2, winning the Deep South Conference title in 2004 and finishing second in the nation at the NCAA Division II Championships in 2004.