Brendan Chamberlain begins his first season as a member of the Seawolves coaching staff after being named to the position in February of 2003. Chamberlain joins the Seawolves staff after serving as an assistant coach at Butler University in 2002.
Chamberlain, who formerly served as the assistant to the president of the New York Saints in the National Lacrosse League, filled the vacancy created when Chris Swanenburg left to take the head coaching position at Marymount College.
At Stony Brook, Chamberlain will be responsible for instruction of the Seawolves' defenders and goalies as well as sharing in the tasks of recruiting and day-to-day administrative duties.
Prior to his stint working for the New York Saints, Chamberlain was the head men's and women's cross country coach at Shenandoah University (Va.), where he was responsible for the recruitment, training and development of the team. In 1999, Chamberlain was named the Dixie Conference Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year for his efforts. Also while at Shenandoah he served as the assistant athletic communications director and the assistant lacrosse coach. As the assistant lacrosse coach, he was responsible for coaching the team's defenders and goalkeepers.
Chamberlain's other recent lacrosse coaching experiences include being an assistant coach with club Team Long Island (under 17), which won a bronze medal in the Vail Shootout, and being a volunteer coach with the Suffolk County Youth All-Star Lacrosse League.
In college, he was a four-year starter on the Shenandoah lacrosse team. As the team captain, Chamberlain earned the squad's Coaches' Award in 1997. He earned a B.A. degree in mass communications from Shenandoah in 1997.
Chamberlain is a native of Holbrook, N.Y. and the brother of former Stony Brook laxer Chris Chamberlain.