Nic Bevacqua was hired as an assistant men's lacrosse coach at CSU-Pueblo in the summer of 2015.
Bevacqua joined the Pack after spending the past four seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Colorado College. During his time with the Tigers, Bevacqua helped lead the Tigers to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
In 2013, Bevacqua co-founded High Altitude Lacrosse, a high school and youth elite lacrosse club, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Since 2014, Bevacqua has worked as an assistant coach for Team Colorado in the Brine All-American Lacrosse National Classic. He also serves as an assistant coach for the Philippines Lacrosse Association.
As a player, Bevacqua competed for Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md. As a senior captain in 2009, Bevacqua was named a USILA Second-Team All-American and a Capital Athletic Conference First-Team All-Conference member. Bevacqua was also selected to compete in the USILA North/South All-Star Game in 2009. In 2007, he garnered CAC Second-Team All-Conference accolades. Bevacqua earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Stevenson in 2009.
Special Teams Coordinator
Tim Gabriel enters his second year as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Specialist for CSU-Pueblo. Gabriel will also serve as the special teams coordinator on the men’s lacrosse team.
Gabriel served twelve years in the United States Army Reserves from December 2001 through December 2013, having been deployed three times to Kuwait and Iraq. He was awarded four Army Commendation Medals. During this time he trained a great number of soldiers to achieve the physical fitness requirements.
A native of Colorado Springs, Gabriel received his undergraduate degree from University of Colorado-Colorado Springs in Health Science Sports Conditioning and Training in 2010.
After completing his undergraduate degree he conducted a six month internship, training tactical athletes over a wide spectrum of job tasks to be better physically for the rigors of their occupation.
Gabriel obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2011 and is a Certified Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting.
Upon completion of his last deployment, Gabriel moved to Corpus Christi, Texas in the fall of 2012 where he attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, earning his masters degree in Kinesiology in 2014.
While in Corpus Christi he trained high school and college athletes, along with general health clients at Sports Fitness Solutions, later helping set up and coach a weightlifting club at another local gym. Additionally, he has been published internationally in the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning.
2015 (Jr. - Captain): Started nine games and played in all 10 contests for CSU-Pueblo...Led the Pack with 18 goals and 25 points...Scored a career best four goals and passed out two assists for school record six points against Lincoln Memorial... Had three or more goals in three games. Recorded the Pack's first hat trick against Adams State... Named WILA Offensive Player of the Week (Apr.1)