Brent Hoskins truly represents the history and tradition of Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse having been involved with the program for almost its’ entire twenty-three year existence. Hoskins spent four years as a standout, All-American defenseman for the Clan from 1999 through 2002 and will serve his seventeenth season on the SFU sidelines in 2019. Following the conclusion of his playing career, Hoskins served two seasons as Assistant Coach / Defensive Coordinator from 2002-2004, before being named only the fifth Head Coach in program history for the 2004-2005 season.
HEAD COACH: Through fourteen seasons with Hoskins as a Head Coach, Simon Fraser has accumulated an impressive record of 146-70 (.676) and a PNCLL Conference record of 103-26 (.798). During this time, the Clan have captured eight straight regular season divisional titles (2007-2014, 2018) and appeared in the PNCLL Final Four Conference Championship in twelve of the last thirteen years, reaching the finals eleven times (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018), winning back-to-back Conference Championships in 2008 and 2009 and capturing the program’s ninth Conference Championship in 2014. Hoskins has guided SFU to four National Championship appearances, making three straight MCLA Tournament appearances from 2008-2010, playing in the 2010 MCLA Semi-Finals after reaching the Quarterfinals in 2008 and 2009, and most recently earning an automatic qualifier in 2014. Since the inception of the program in 1996, Fraser has won an unprecedented nine (9) PNCLL Conference Championships and ranks eleventh all-time with eleven (11) MCLA National Championship Tournament appearances.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENT: In eleven seasons with Hoskins as a Head Coach, SFU has produced forty-five (45) All-Americans (10 x 1st Team All-Americans) and one hundred and twenty-four (106) PNCLL All-Conference selections (58 x 1st Team All-Conference), including five (5) PNCLL Most Valuable Players, nine (9) PNCLL Offensive Players of the Year, three (3) PNCLL Defensive Players of the Year and three (3) PNCLL Freshmen of the Year. In 2008, Hoskins, along with former Co-Head Coach Jeff Cathrea (2005-2011), set the school record for wins in a season with sixteen (16). Hoskins also holds the school record for wins in a career at one hundred and forty-six (146) and counting at the end of the 2018 season and is a five-time recipient of the PNCLL Coach of the Year award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014). Additionally, under Hoskins leadership, Simon Fraser University became the first institution outside of the United States to be awarded the James “Ace” Adams Sportsmanship Award (District 11); an award given by the US Lacrosse Men’s Division Officials Council, College Officials Committee.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: Away from the field, Hoskins places a great deal of emphasis on academics and SFU Lacrosse Student-Athletes have excelled in the classroom, producing the programs first nineteen (19) MCLA Scholar Athletes (Academic All-Americans) and maintaining the programs best academic record, which includes multiple players to be awarded standing on the President’s Honour Roll, achieving a term GPA of 4.00, and/or Dean’s Honour Roll, achieving a term GPA of 3.50. Both academic honours require students to have completed at least 30 units at SFU or above, while taking at least 12 units of classes. Hoskins has also had a player inducted into the Golden Key Honors Society, an international honors society that recognizes high-achieving students for their commitment to academics for being in the top 15% of their class as undergraduates.
NATIONAL SCHEDULE AND RANKINGS: Under Hoskins tenure, Simon Fraser has truly played a national schedule with trips to Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington, in addition to playing opponents from Florida, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Hoskins has helped re-build the team to a top-25 performer and moulded the Clan back into a National contender, climbing as high as No. 2 in both the CollegeLAX.us and MCLA Lax Mag Polls and finishing the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons ranked in the MCLA’s Top 5.
In addition to their competition in the MCLA, Fraser has also scheduled scrimmages versus Canada and England’s U19 National Teams and NCAA Division II opponent, University of Notre Dame De Namur, posting a regular season win over the Argonauts in 2017.
RECRUITMENT: Hoskins has helped draw recruits to Simon Fraser on a national level both in Canada and the United States, with players having hailed from BC, Alberta, California, Idaho, Saskatchewan, Massachusetts, Manitoba, Nebraska, New York, Ontario, Texas, and Washington. The majority of players at Simon Fraser have been recruited to play varsity lacrosse, with players choosing to play for the Clan over mid-range NCAA Division I programs or high-level Division II and III teams, including a number of Division I and Division II transfers. The Clan’s roster has featured top players from the Alberta, BC, Ontario and Saskatchewan U19 Provincial teams and three players who were named to Canada’s Top 60 U19 Selection Camp in 2007. Hoskins and his staff continue to travel to top tournaments throughout North America and have attended numerous recruiting events including tournaments in Alberta, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Saskatchewan.
INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS: Outside of his success at the collegiate level, Hoskins has coached seven (7) SFU players who have either played or been drafted in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) professional draft, one (1) player who was selected in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) professional draft, eleven (11) Clan players who have gone to represent their countries at the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) World Championships, five (5) players who have represented their country at the European Championships, and (3) players who have represented their country in the Asia Pacific Championship. In 2007, Hoskins was invited by Gary Gait, legendary Hall of Fame player and Head Coach of Canada’s U19 Men’s National Team for the 2008 ILF World Championships, to be an off-field evaluator for Team Canada’s U19 Western Try-Out Camp and on-field coach for Canada’s Final U19 Selection Camp. Most recently, Hoskins has served as General Manager for British Columbia and Head Coach of the BC Senior team for the All-Canada Games from 2012-2016. He was also a panel member for the Canada Rising scholastic recruit rankings published by Inside Lacrosse, an ESPN Affiliate.
ASSISTANT COACH: Hoskins spent two seasons (2003-2004) as an Assistant Coach / Defensive Coordinator at Simon Fraser, helping the Clan to a 24-9 (.686) record and a PNCLL Conference record of 18-1 (.947). In two seasons with Hoskins guiding the defense, SFU made consecutive trips to the PNCLL Final Four Conference Finals, winning the 2003 PNCLL Championship and making back-to-back MCLA Tournament appearances, reaching the MCLA Quarterfinals in 2003. In just two seasons, Hoskins’ defense combined to earn six PNCLL All-Conference honors and four All-America selections.
COLLEGIATE CAREER: Hoskins began as a player at Simon Fraser in 1998 where he would start on Defense for the Clan each of the next four seasons and be named a Captain in his Junior and Senior year (2001, 2002). A two-time SFU Defensive MVP (2001, 2002), he would also earn PNCLL Conference All-Star honors and be named a USLIA 2nd Team All-American in 2001. In 48 games, Hoskins averaged 6.5 groundballs per game and posted an impressive 150 groundballs in 15 games his junior season (2001), ranking second all-time at SFU in career groundballs and third in groundballs-per-game.
ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCE: On top of his coaching achievements, Hoskins has over fifteen years experience successfully fulfilling senior level positions in both the private and public sectors. From 2006-2016, Hoskins served as Executive Director for Selects Performance Inc., an amateur sports organization formally recognized as one of the top professional teaching clubs in North America, as a member of the National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association (NSCLA). The NSCLA restricts its’ membership to the best club lacrosse programs in the USA and Canada, who are dedicated to helping athletes achieve success both on the field and in the classroom via a commitment to the sport of lacrosse. More than 700 athletes in grades 5-12 having participated in the Selects program from 60 different communities across British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, BC Coast, BC Interior, Northwest and Eastern Washington State, Northern Idaho and Montana. In total, the Selects achieved Top 4 finishes at 34 international events and helped to place over 55% of graduating players in collegiate field lacrosse programs, producing more than 300 college commitments, over 75 collegiate All-Americans, 40 national team selections, and 25 professional players/draft picks. Hoskins also runs the “SFU Lacrosse Camps” that draw over 200 youth athletes annually.
A former Student President of the Lacrosse program at Simon Fraser, Hoskins (Lacrosse Student President 2000-2002), continues to bring a wealth of organizational experience to the sport of lacrosse and the Clan have continued to represent the highest level of field lacrosse north of the 49th Parallel outside of Canada’s National Team programs. In 2006, Hoskins played a leading role in the establishment of “Burnaby Mountain Lacrosse,” an amateur sports organization designed to train players in a high performance environment to best prepare them for a collegiate field lacrosse career. He is also founding Chair of the “Maple Leaf Awards Dinner,” an annual event that celebrates youth and collegiate field lacrosse in British Columbia and is a founding Director of the Simon Fraser Lacrosse Endowment Fund. Each of these initiatives is the first of its kind in Canada and continues to lead the growth of Canada’s National Sport. In 2014, Hoskins was also pivotal in launching a community engagement program between Simon Fraser University, led by the SFU Men’s Lacrosse team, and the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA).
In addition to his involvement north of the border, Hoskins has also served on the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL) Executive Board since 2007, first as a Member at Large and then as Vice President since 2008. He has also sat on the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association’s (MCLA) Division I Awards Committee the past four seasons, acting as Assistant Chair since 2013, and has served as a MCLA Division I Poll Voter for the MLCA Coaches Poll since 2005.
PERSONAL: Hoskins holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Anthropology (2003) and a Certificate in Liberal Arts (2002) from Simon Fraser University. He was born and raised in Burnaby, British Columbia and currently lives in Port Moody.
14 seasons (2005-present)
- Overall: 146-70, .676
- PNCLL: 89-23, .795
- OOC: 37-41, .474
- MCLA NC: 4-4, .500
- Top 25: 30-53, .362
- Home: 56-11, .836
- Away: 56-33, .629
- Neutral: 34-26, .567
|Year||Overall||Pct.||PNCLL||Pct.||PNCLL FINAL 4||MCLA NC||Finish|
|2008||16-2||.889||10-0||1.000||2-0/1st||AQ 1-1||MCLA Quarter Finals / Ranked #5|
|2009||14-1||.933||11-0||1.000||2-0/1st||AQ 1-1||MCLA Quarter Finals / Ranked #5|
|2010||10-8||.556||6-1||.833||1-1/2nd||AL 2-1||MCLA Semi-Finals / Ranked #4|
|2014||14-4||0.778||11-0||1.000||2-0/1st||AQ 0-1||MCLA First Round / Ranked #11|
|TOTAL||146-70||.676||103-26||.798||14-10||4-4||4 Tournament Appearances|
HOSKINS TEAM / PLAYER ACHIEVEMENTS:
- 1 MCLA Semi-Final Appearance
- 3 MCLA Quarter-Final Appearances
- 4 MCLA Tournament Appearances
- 3 PNCLL Championships
- 11 PNCLL Championship Final Appearances
- 13 PNCLL Final Four Appearances
- 45 MCLA All-Americans (10 x 1st Team All-Americans)
- 3 MCLA All-Tournament Selections
- 19 MCLA Academic All-Americans
- 124 PNCLL All-Conference Selections (58 x 1st Team Team All-Conference)
- 3 PNCLL Final Four Most Valuable Player
- 3 PNCLL Freshman of the Year
- 3 PNCLL Defensive Player of the Year
- 9 PNCLL Offensive Player of the Year
- 5 PNCLL Most Valuable Player
- 7 Players Drafted/Played Professionally (NLL)
- 1 Players Drafted/Played Professionally (MLL)
- 11 Players selected to compete at ILF World Championships
- 5 Players selected to compete at ILF European Championships
- 3 Players selected to compete at Asia Pacific Championships
HOSKINS ALL-TIME VERSUS OPPONENTS:
Arizona State 2-3
Boise State 11-2
Brigham Young 1-10
California Davis 1-0
Cal Poly 2-3
Chico State 3-0
Colorado State 1-6
Florida State 2-0
Loyola Marymount 1-1
Michigan State 1-2
Notre Dame de Namur 1-0
Oregon State 15-7
Pacific Lutheran 1-0
Portland State 3-0
Rhode Island 2-0
San Diego State 1-0
Santa Clara 1-0
Sonoma State 3-1
Southern Methodist 1-0
Texas A&M 1-0
Texas Tech 1-0
Utah State 1-0
Virginia Tech 2-0
Washington State 8-0
Western Washington 10-0