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  • Rick Sowell is in his first year as Navy's lacrosse coach after Richie Meade was forced out last spring. (Navy Athletics)

    Rick Sowell still living the dream of being Navy's coach

    Just days after Rick Sowell accepted the Navy lacrosse coaching vacancy, he ventured over to the program's hall of fame in the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium with assistant coach Ryan Wellner and longtime Navy assistant Mark Goers.

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  • "From a perspective of watching coach and knowing he's never been in there, to see the emotion — the true emotion — and what it meant and how unique the place is and the love he has for the sport, it was special," said Wellner, who joined the Mids after working on Sowell's staff at Stony Brook.

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  • "He's very disciplined and very detail-oriented," said Wellner, who is starting his fourth season working with Sowell. "He likes to say he's simple, but he's very complex. I think you need that. It fits him to a T. He's a Tom Coughlin-type - on time is five minutes early. You're going to look a certain way and act a certain way, and there's going to be ramifications if things are done differently."

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