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Bates takes experience to Princeton

Analyzing the Tigers' new men's lacrosse coach

Updated: June 30, 2009, 12:13 PM ET
By Christian Swezey | Inside Lacrosse

Drexel coach Chris Bates was named the head coach at Princeton on Monday. The move caps a nearly monthlong process after Bill Tierney left Princeton for Denver.

Along the way, longtime assistant Dave Metzbower turned down the job and left the program. The school settled on a list of five finalists; the pleasantly varied names included an Ivy League assistant and head coaches from Division II and Division III.

Below is a quick analysis of Bates and Princeton.

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