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33 year old, 2nd time HC, "I feel like I won the lottery"

Saturday, Kyle Sweeney will lead D-III Claremont-Mudd-Scripps onto the field for the first time when they play at Lewis & Clark.

Sweeney, 33, is a head coach for the second time. In 2007 and 2008 Sweeney served as the head coach at MacMurray College (IL). The past two seasons Sweeney was the defensive coordinator at the University of Chicago.

When asked about the opportunity to become the head coach at CMS (in southern california), Sweeney said, "I feel like I won the lottery." Sweeney noted that CMS, in regards to both athletics and academics, "Is very similar to the school I came from [University of Chicago]...and the weather is a whole lot better."

A California native, Sweeney played at Occidental before coaching at Illinois Wesleyan, Endicott College, MacMurray and the University of Chicago. 

Sweeney retained four assistants from last year's staff and has brought in two new coaches as they look to build off of a 7-2 season last year, the best record the Stags' have had in nearly a decade.