Derek Lichtfuss has been named Columbus Academy boys lacrosse coach after spending the last two seasons as coach at Thomas Worthington, Academy athletics director Dominic Facciolla has announced.

Lichtfuss compiled an 11-28 record at Thomas, including a 3-16 mark this season.

Lichtfuss grew up in Baltimore and played at the University of Vermont, from which he graduated in 2011. Prior to taking the Thomas job, he served as an assistant coach for two seasons at Aurora (Colorado) Regis Jesuit, which won the 5A state title in 2014 and was state runner-up in 2015.

Lichtfuss replaces Jon Ewert, who coached the Vikings for just one season. Academy finished 10-9 this spring.

According to Facciolla, Ewert agreed to serve as coach for one season as a replacement for Greg Bice, who stepped down prior to this season. Ewert had served as an assistant coach with the Vikings the previous two seasons.

Bice is now an assistant coach for the Ohio State women’s team.

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