Former Nazareth College standout Paul VanThof transitions to a volunteer assistant coaching role in 2019 after serving as a full-time assistant for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
VanThof, a Penfield, New York native, came to Shenandoah as the program's full-time assistant in the fall of 2016 after one year as the defensive and recruiting coordinator at Westminster (Pa.) College. During his one season at the President's Athletic Conference school, VanThof helped the Titans bring in a 27-man recruiting class and coached one first team All-PAC selection.
Prior to Westminster, VanThof was the defensive coordinator at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan from 2013-15.
The Saints went 31-12 in VanThof's three seasons with the program and qualified for the 2015 NAIA national tournament. SHU also won the CCLA Central Division title in 2015, a season in which the program set a new record for wins.
His post-collegiate coaching experience began in 2012 when he was the head coach of the modified boys lacrosse program at his alma mater, Penfield High School. VanThof also has extensive camp coaching experience.
As a player at Nazareth, VanThof played four seasons of lacrosse for the Golden Flyers, helping the program to an Empire 8 championship in 2009 and to the NCAA Division III national tournament in both 2009 and 2011.