Scott Stark enters his sixth season on Jim Lange’s men's lacrosse staff in 2019, and his fifth as the team’s Defensive Coordinator. He was promoted to a full-time assistant coach for 2015 after serving as the program's graduate assistant for the 2014 season.
Last season, Lindenwood ranked fourth in NCAA Division II in scoring defense after allowing 7.14 goals a game, which was also a new program record. The defense helped the Lions go 10-4 on the season, including a win over No. 4 Tampa. Defenseman Connor Laird was named an honorable mention All-American.
In 2016, Lindenwood’s defense continued its annual improvement by having a GAA of 7.73. The Lions ranked sixth in NCAA Division II in scoring defense. Midfielder Tyler Schermann and defensemen Connor Laird were both first-team all-conference picks, and goalie Ben Besancenez and midfielder David Corazalla were second-team selections.
In 2015, Stark’s defense dropped its GAA to 8.04 a game, 1.45 lower than before he arrived at Lindenwood. The 2015 defense ranked eighth in NCAA Division II in scoring defense, and his top defender, Graeme Hossack, was second in the nation in groundballs and sixth in caused turnovers. Hossack became the first Lindenwood player to earn All-American honors, and he was the ECAC Specialist of the Year.
The team’s defensive performance in 2015 played a big role in the program having its top season in program history. The Lions went 14-4, tied for third in the ECAC regular season, and they advanced to the ECAC Tournament Finals and the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first times in program history.
In his first season at Lindenwood, Stark helped Hossack earn his first ECAC Specialist of the Year award. The Lions won five of their final seven games that season to give the team momentum heading into 2015, and they allowed just 8.14 goals a game in that final span.
Prior to coming to Lindenwood, Stark was at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he volunteered for two seasons as an assistant coach and was the program’s head recruiting coordinator. Stark graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a bachelor's degree in business administration. As a player, Stark started his career at Minnesota-Duluth as an offensive midfielder, and finished it on the defensive side of the field as a long-stick midfielder.
Stark is a native of Minnesota and started his lacrosse career at Prior Lake High School. He graduated from Lindenwood with a master’s degree in communications with an emphasis in training and development in the spring of 2015.
Brandon Singleton enters his third year with the Lindenwood men's lacrosse program in 2019.
In his first year in St. Charles, he helped Lindenwood go 10-4, including a win over the No. 4 team in NCAA Division II, Tampa. He helped the Lions rank in the top-10 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense.
Singleton comes to Lindenwood University from Missouri Valley College. In one season with Missouri Valley as an assistant coach, Singleton helped guide the Vikings to a KCAC Championship and an appearance in the NAIA national championship. Although the Vikings fell to eventual champion Davenport 13-10, Singleton also assisted six NAIA All-Americans along the way.
Singleton worked at Fontbonne University as a graduate assistant while earning his Master's in education in 2015.
Singleton was a long-stick midfielder in college at Tennessee Wesleyan. He was a four-year starter, and three-year captain. He was named to the SELC Honorable Mention All-Conference Defensive Team in 2008, SELC first team All-Conference team in 2010 and 2011, and 2010 SELC All-Tournament team. He was also a third team MCLA All-American in 2010.
Singleton is originally from Brentwood, N.Y. He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in sports and fitness management and a minor in business.