McIntyre leaves Hartwick for Syracuse

Syracuse didn't have to go far to find its new men's head coach. selecting Hartwick head coach Ian McIntyre. The Englishman guided Hartwick to four 10-win seasons in seven seasons and an appearance in the 2005 NCAA Tournament.
 
A 1996 Hartwick graduate, McIntyre compiled a 71-36-25 (.633) record in seven seasons at his alma mater. He had remarkable success in a difficult situation.

He took the Hartwick head coaching reigns in 2003 from the legendary Jim Lennox and led the Hawks to 15-2-1 overall record, the most wins for the program since 1993.

In January 2004, Hartwick trustees voted to drop men's soccer's Division I scholarship program and make it a Division III, like all other sports at the school except women's water polo, but campaign called Re-Ignite the Wick led to the reinstatement of the Division I program.

In 2008, there was a second move to make men's soccer a Division III program but the trustees did not act upon it.

Hartwick has a long history of success, having won the 1977 NCAA Division I title.

Its 23 NCAA Tournament appearances are in sharp contrast to Syracuse's record. The Orange's lone postseason bid came in 1984.

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