Dustin Rich is entering his 5th season as the head coach and his 8th season on the staff of the men's lacrosse team at Missouri State.
In 2016, Rich coached the Bears to a 6 win season including a bid to the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference championship tournament. In 2016, the Bears also placed 10 players on the GRLC All-Conference teams - only one player short of the all time high of 11 players earning post-season honors.
Rich takes over the position after serving as the defensive coordinator from 2010 to 2012. In that time period, Missouri State had one of the toughest defensive line-ups in the country. During the two year stretch, the Bears held opponents to 9.9 goals per game while playing 10 teams that were ranked in the top 25 nationally. Missouri State has also had one of the best man-down units in the conference, holding opponents to 35% scoring. Rich has also helped coach 8 All-Conference players, including 3 First Team All-GRLC and 1 Honorable Mention All-American.
Offensive Coordinator Kevin Hoffmeyer enters his 3rd year with the Missouri State staff after coaching high school boys in Columbia, Missouri and playing collegiately at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. Coach Hoffmeyer will be running the offensive side of the ball for the 2016-2017 season.
Offensive Assistant Coach Cameron Bostwick enters his 4th year on the Missouri State staff after a successful tenure as a player for the Bears. As a coach, Bostwick will primarily be working on the offensive side of the ball - in both individual and team development.
Bostwick played collegiately for Missouri State from 2011-2014. Cameron was a 2 year started, a 2 year captain and the Student Leadership Board President for 2 years. In 2013 and 2014, Cameron was a staple on the Bears offensive unit as an attackmen. In 2013 Bostwick led the team in goals (21) and was 2nd in total points (24) in 8 games played. He ended 2013 with a GRLC Honorable Mention All-Conference award. In 2014 Bostwick again led the team in goals (37) and ws 2nd in total points (55) in 14 games played. Bostwick received a GRLC 2nd Team All-Conference award for his effort. During his career at Missouri State, Bostwick totalled 80 goals and 24 assists in 48 total games, giving him a 2.17 points per game average overall.
In high school Bostwick was a 3 year starter, a 3 year captain, 1st Team All-State (2010) and was selected for the All-Nebraska travel team twice. Bostwick has twice participated in the Vail Shootout in Vail, Colorado as well.