Alma Mater: Guilford '88
Office Phone: (704) 637-4485
Peter Bourque has been the head coach of the Catawba men's lacrosse program since its inception in 1993. Along with his coaching duties, Bourque also serves as an Assistant Athletic Director at Catawba. He guided the Catawba Indians to three straight Deep South Tournament Championships (2011, 2012, 2013) and a school-record 14 wins in 2012.
In 2007, Catawba earned a share of the Deep South Conference title. In both 2004 and 2005, the Indians advanced to the DSC Tournament final. He has been named the Deep South Conference Coach of the Year in both 2000 and 2003. In 1999, Bourque was selected to coach in the prestigious USILA North-South All-Star game in Saratoga Springs, NY.
He graduated from Guilford College in 1988, where he earned a BS in Sports Management. While at Guilford, Bourque was a four-year athlete, and received the Nereus C. English Athletic Leadership Award, the highest honor given to a Guilford student-athlete. In 1992, Bourque went on to receive his M.Ed. in School Administration from Lynchburg College, in Virginia, where he was a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society.
Bourque was born in Springfield, MA, but was reared in Westfield, NJ. He graduated from Westfield High School and The Gunnery Prep School in Washington, CT.
Bourque carries with him much experience, having coached at Greensboro College, Lynchburg College, M.I.T Cambridge, MA, and Guilford. In the summer, Bourque serves as a director for the successful Dixie Top 150 lacrosse camps.
During his tenure at Catawba, Bourque is proud to have coached 52 All-Conference performers. He has also coached nine All-Americans and three Academic All-Americans, the USILA’s top award.
Bourque has served on several NCAA Division II lacrosse committees and currently holds the post as Division II Regional Director for All-American Selection Committee.
Bourque and his wife, Ann, reside in Salisbury. They have three children; Kathlenn Isabel, Brendan Peter and Molly Ann.
Associate Head Coach
Alma Mater: Mount Olive '14
Office Phone: (704) 637-4485
Joshua Schwartz joined the Catawba College Men’s Lacrosse coaching staff as an assistant in the fall of 2018 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach prior to the 2021 season. He came to Catawba after serving as an assistant at Coker last season, helping the Cobras qualify for the conference tournament.
Prior to joining the Coker staff, Schwartz spent one season with Young Harris College and two years as the assistant men's lacrosse coach at Greensboro College. While coaching for the Pride, Schwartz was the offensive and recruiting coordinator.
Schwartz started his coaching career as a volunteer assistant lacrosse coach at Saint Leo University. He served as an intern strength and conditioning coach during the fall of 2014. In the spring of 2014, Schwartz took a post at Lakeville South High School as the offensive coordinator and player development coach for the boys varsity and JV lacrosse teams. During his time with the Cougars, he helped lead the team to the most successful season in program history, amassing 11 wins and reaching as high as eighth in the state coaches poll. Schwartz coached one all-state and six all-conference selections, along with two NCAA Division I commits.
Graduating from the University of Mount Olive in 2014, Schwartz earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise science. He earned a master’s degree from Coker College in college athletic administration.
Schwartz played midfield for the Trojans men’s lacrosse team from 2012-2014. Playing for the sixth ranked offensive team in the nation, Schwartz helped lead the team to a 13-3 overall record and 3-1 league mark. In his senior season, the team earned its first ever national ranking of #14 in the USILA Division II Poll and fell to eventual national champions, Limestone, in the conference title game.
Before transferring to UMO, Schwartz attended Mercyhurst North East Community College and played for the men’s lacrosse team, a member of the NJCAA Region III. In two seasons at Mercyhurst North East, Schwartz was a leader of teams that achieved school records in wins, national rankings, and postseason
births in both seasons.
Schwartz graduated from Lakeville South High School in Lakeville, Minn., where he captained of the lacrosse team.
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