Eric Seremet

Eric  Seremet

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
North Carolina, 1992


Allen and Brown named captains for 2016

Air Force opens the season Jan. 30 against Notre Dame


David Cohn named assistant lacrosse coach

A 2007 graduate of the Naval Academy, Cohn comes to Air Force from Furman


Crampton, Seremet Headline Air Force's ECAC Honorees

Eight Falcons honored by the league


Eric Seremet Selected to Coach in USILA North-South Game

Senior all-star game to be played during NCAA Championship weekend


Air Force vs. Hobart

The Falcons defeat the Statesmen, 16-12, on Senior Day.


Air Force vs. #12 Ohio State

The Falcons host the 12th-ranked Buckeyes in ECAC action on April 20.


Air Force at Fairfield

Falcons visit Stags in an ECAC contest on April 13. (Photos by Doug Dreyer)


Air Force vs. Marquette

Falcons face Golden Eagles on March 2 at Falcon Stadium


Air Force vs. #4 North Carolina

Air Force vs. #4 North Carolina (photos by Doug Dreyer)

Eric Seremet is in his ninth season as the head coach for the Air Force lacrosse program. Seremet was named the 2016 SoCon Coach of the Year after leading the Falcons to their highest national ranking to date, a Southern Conference championship title, the program’s longest win streak and the team’s best finish in program history. Air Force capped the record-breaking season at 15-3 with a perfect mark in conference action, notching an overtime upset over perennial powerhouse, Duke, en route to the program’s fourth NCAA tournament appearance.

Seremet led the Falcons to two NCAA tournament appearances and has coached all four of the program’s Major Lacrosse League draftees. Erik Smith and Mike Crampton were drafted to the Boston Canons and Colorado Mammoth, respectively, in the wake of the 2014 season. Following the 2016 campaign, Christopher Allen was drafted to the Charlotte Hounds, while Alex Warden was selected by the Denver Outlaws.

In 2014, Seremet was named the USILA Division I Coach of the Year as led the program to unprecedented heights, and at the time, their best season to date. The 2014 Falcons compiled an 11-6 overall record and secured their highest win total since 1988. The Falcons were able to clinch a share of the regular season conference title before going on to win the ECAC Tournament title, earning their first NCAA bid since 1988. Air Force went on to host Richmond in the NCAA play-in game, capturing its first NCAA tournament win in program history, before dropping a first-round match-up to defending national champion Duke. Seniors Mike Crampton and Erik Smith earned All-America honors, the first pair of Falcons to earn All-America honors in the same season since 1971.

The 2013 season saw the Falcons face one of their toughest schedules in recent history, with five opponents finishing the regular season ranked in the top 10 nationally. Air Force was able to compile a 7-7 overall record on the year, including a 15-10 win over then-12th-ranked Lehigh, which was the Falcons' first victory over a top-15 team since 2007. Four of the Falcons' losses were decided by a single goal, including an overtime road loss to national semifinalist Denver.

In 2012, Seremet guided the Falcons to a 6-7 overall record for the second-straight season, including a thrilling overtime victory against service academy rival Army. Seremet also oversaw Air Force's most potent offensive unit since 1997, as the Falcons averaged 17.8 points and 10.9 goals per contest.

In 2011, Seremet helped lead a young Air Force squad to a 6-7 overall record, which included a win over 17th-ranked Loyola. After a slow start, the Falcons won five of their last six games to reach six victories for just the third time in 14 seasons and the second time in the last three years. With a 3-3 ledger in the ECAC, Air Force tied for third place in the seven-team league.

The highlight of the 2010 season came on March 13, as Air Force defeated Army, 8-7, in overtime. It marked the first-ever win for the Falcons over the rival Black Knights in Army's first trip to the Academy. A late-season surge by Air Force in 2009 saw the Falcons win four-straight contests, including their first win over Ohio State since 1997, to earn their first-ever bid to the GWLL Championship tournament. Over the course of the year, Air Force averaged nine goals per game, its highest offensive output since 1997, while allowing just 8.93 goals per contest.

In his first season leading Air Force, Seremet guided the Falcons to a 7-7 overall ledger, including a 4-1 record in the Great Western Lacrosse League and a second-place conference finish. Air Force's seven wins were the most since 2006 and more than in the previous two seasons combined, while the team finished at .500 for the first time since 1997. In addition, the Falcons' four league wins were a school-record, while their second-place league finish matched a program-best (set previously in 1995).

As the top assistant for the Falcons from 2002-2008, Seremet worked primarily with the offense, while assisting with recruiting and scouting. Since his arrival at the Academy, Air Force has seen improvement in total goals scored and goals per game. In 2005, the Falcons registered a 41 percent increase in scoring output compared to Seremet's first season at the Academy. Similarly, the Falcons' extra-man offense has ranked in the top 20 nationally three times with a 37 percent success rate in 2003, 40 percent in 2005 and 38 percent in 2013 (ranking 14th, ninth and 18th respectively).

Before arriving at the Academy, Seremet, a native of Camillus, N.Y., and 1988 graduate of West Genesee High School, spent a year as an assistant coach at Cornell University. There he helped the Big Red maintain a top-20 ranking throughout the 2001 season. Prior to his stint at Cornell, Seremet was the top assistant for four years at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. While at Stony Brook, Seremet had his hand in all aspects of the program, coaching both ends of the field. In 1998, he coached the top goaltender in Division I in save percentage, while the defense ranked third in goals against. Seremet also served as a graduate assistant coach at Dartmouth College during the 1993 season.

Seremet attended the University of North Carolina, where he was a four-year letterwinner for the lacrosse team. During his career, the Tar Heels won four ACC titles and advanced to the NCAA Final Four each season. Seremet was also a starter on North Carolina's 1991 national championship team, which finished the season with a perfect 16-0 record. He graduated from North Carolina in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in industrial relations.

In addition to his collegiate experience as both a player and a coach, Seremet also brings eight years of professional playing experience to the table. Seremet began his professional career in 1993 with the Boston Blazers of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. He competed in the National Lacrosse League for seven seasons, playing for the New York Saints from 1995-1999, earning team MVP honors in 1996. Seremet was also a member of the Syracuse Smash from 1999-2000 and the Colorado Mammoth in 2003.
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