Morrisville State Athetic Director, Greg Carroll, announced the promotion of Jason Longo to Assistant Athletic Director for Event Management in the summer of 2015. He will serve in a dual role for the Mustangs, responsible for all facets of event management while continuing as head coach of the dominant lacrosse program.
Longo joined the Morrisville State men’s lacrosse program as head coach in the fall 2009 and in six seasons at the helm of the program, has compiled an overall record of 64 wins and 33 losses.
Longo guided Morrisville State back to the top of the conference in the 2015 season, as the Mustangs finished with a 11-6 overall record, posting their fourth undefeated NEAC season in program history at 8-0. For the fourth time in program history, Morrisville State earned the regular season title, and overall top seed in the tournament.
The 2015 season was a historical one for Longo's program, as they captured the NEAC Tournament title to earn the men's program its first ever bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
Longo's efforts with the Mustang squad in 2015 earned him NEAC Coach of the Year honors by his peers for a third time, along with several All-Conference selections, including NEAC Defensive Player of the Year in goalkeeper Chris Fiore.
During his time at the helm of the program, Longo has guided the Mustangs to four overall North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) regular season titles and has appeared in the NEAC Championship Tournament each season.
The 2014 season brought the Mustangs back to the top of the conference ranks, finishing with a 13-4 overall record, 6-1 in NEAC action, and their third appearance in the Championship Finals. Seven earned post-season recognition for their efforts on the field, including Brendan Shannon and Dylan Lyons who took home first team honors, as well as 2013-14 Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Longo also coached Morrisville State's first ever NCAA Statistical Champion behind Chris Fiore's performance in net. Fiore is the 2014 NCAA Division III statistical champion for goals-against average.
In 2012, Longo led the Mustangs to an 11-5 overall record, and for the third straight season, a perfect 7-0 conference record, claiming the regular season title. The team also earned a post-season bid to the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship Tournament, reaching the semi-finals for first time in the history of the program.
Under guidance of Longo, several players have earned all-conference honors, as well as player of the year honors. Several have also earned NEAC Scholar-Athlete honors, and have been acknowledged at the conference level with the Sportsmanship/Inspirational Award for dedication to community service, academics and sportsmanship.
The three-time NEAC Coach of the Year is a native of Cazenovia. Longo played two years of lacrosse for Onondaga Community College at attack before completing his collegiate career at LeMoyne College. While at Onondaga, Longo garnered NJCAA All-American honors in each season of play, while earning Player of the Year honors.
At LeMoyne, Longo was instrumental in the Dolphins 14-1 season in 2005, recording 21 goals and 10 assists in 15 games, earning all-conference honors. The following year, Longo completed his career with a 36 goal, 17 assist performance (second on the team in scoring), including netting five game winners, as the Dolphins claimed the Northeast-10 Conference Championship and NCAA Division II Championship titles. Longo was named the NE-10 Championship Tournament most valuable player.
The 2008 graduate of LeMoyne College with a bachelors of science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing, Longo continues to be active in the lacrosse community serving as a coach, instructor and volunteer for several lacrosse camps and clinics throughout the State of New York, including the Powell Brothers Lacrosse Clinic.
Longo currently resides in Morrisville with his wife Erin.