Former NCAA Division II All-Americam Spencer Wims was hired in August of 2015 as UIndy’s first-ever men’s lacrosse assistant coach, and primarily handles defensive coordinator duties. He also has a large role in recruiting.
Wims helped guide a young Greyhound team to success during the inaugural 2016 campaign. Sporting 27 true freshmen on the roster, UIndy finish 8-6 overall and 5-3 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference, earning a spot in the conference’s postseason tournament.
Notable wins for the Hounds in 2016 included stunning upsets against No. 17 Lindenwood (8-3) and No. 6 Lake Erie (9-7), Stocks’ former program. Following those victories, UIndy peaked at No. 17 in the USILA/Nike Coaches Poll, and finished ranked 19th in the final poll.
Wims came to UIndy after spending the previous four seasons as the top assistant at D-II Belmont Abbey College. There he helped the Crusaders to school-record win totals in both 2013 and 2015, while also mentoring 2015 Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year Devin Cruz, who also became the program’s first-ever All-American.
A former defender himself, Wims was a two-time All-American at Division II Limestone College in South Carolina, capturing first-team honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in both 2009 and 2011. He led the Saints to four NCAA national semifinal appearances and three Conference Carolinas championships while twice being named team captain.
Wims went on to be selected by the Charlotte Hounds in the 18th round of the 2012 Major League Lacrosse draft, spending three seasons on the Hounds’ roster before transitioning to coaching full time.