Bill Lawler '98 returned to Babson College for his third stint as an assistant men's soccer coach in July 2017.
Lawler comes to Babson after spending the last decade as the head coach at both Rivier University (2011-16) and Daniel Webster College (2007-10). He led the Eagles to a pair of NECC Tournament championships and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2010 before moving across town and helping the Raiders post their most victories since 2001 last fall.
No stranger to Babson, Lawler served as an assistant on head coach Jon Anderson's '75 staff from 1998-99 and again in 2003. He also spent time as an assistant coach at Dartmouth College (2000-01, 2006), George Mason University (2002), and Skidmore College (2005). Additionally, Lawler served as the head coach at Manhattanville College in 2004 and guided the Valiants to 12 wins and an appearance in the ECAC Metro Tournament final.
A two-time all-conference goalkeeper for the Green and White, Lawler ranks fourth all-time in save percentage (.859), and posted a 0.94 goals against average, 14 clean sheets and a 24-8-4 overall record from 1996-97. He helped the Beavers win two league titles while going unbeaten in Constitution Athletic Conference (CAC) play. Lawler was also named most valuable player as Babson captured the 1997 ECAC New England Tournament championship.