Brendan Bonacum became was appointed the first coach of the Felician men's lacrosse program in October 2016. The Golden Falcons will begin play in spring 2018 as Felician's 14th varsity intercollegiate sport, including its sixth for men.
Bonacum spent two seasons as the first head coach of the club team at Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga. He was also the recreation specalist at Columbus State, and served as the U17 head coach for the Copperheads Lacrosse Club.
Prior to Columbus State, Bonacum was an assistant at Briarcliffe College (2013) and at Dominican (N.Y.) College (2012). At both stops, he was responsible for player development of the goalkeepers and defensemen.
Bonacum was a goalkeeper at Dominican from 2008-11. A three-year starter, he still holds Charger records for career saves and single-season victories.
Bonacum earned a bachelor's degree from Dominican in education and social sciences from Dominican in 2012 and a master's in sports administration from Canisius College in 2014. He resides in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.