NEW YORK - The Columbia women’s lacrosse program has added former Yale University goalie coach Brian Schneider as an assistant coach to its stellar staff, as announced by head coach Liz Kittleman Jackson today.

"We are thrilled to have Brian join our staff as we continue to progress through this rebuilding stage of our program,” said Kittleman Jackson.

Schneider arrives at Columbia after serving three seasons as a men’s lacrosse assistant coach at Yale. In 2010, he joined the Bulldog staff as a volunteer assistant and finished his third season heavily working with Yale’s goalies. While at Yale, the team captured the 2012 Ivy League Tournament Championship and went on to earn their first NCAA berth in 20 years. He compiled a 33-14 overall record in his tenure and aided several of the nation’s top goalies.

Last season with Schneider, Yale captured the 2013 Ivy League Tournament Championship on its way to the NCAA quaterfinals. It marked the team's first quarterfinals apperance since the 1992 season.

“Coming from the Yale men's team, Brian brings a unique outlook on the game and he has a genuine enthusiasm for helping our players get better everyday.  Brian is a true teacher and an excellent mentor, and I'm excited that our players will have exposure to his expertise on building a championship caliber team, " said Kittleman Jackson.

The Rockville, Md. Native is a former Hofstra University goalie and a 2009 graduate. He has worked for, and while interning at ESPN Radio.