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July 24th, 2024

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Christy Mathewson Stadium

Camp Location

  • Seating Capacity: 13,100

  • Surface: Synthetic Field Turf/Eight-lane Rekortan Track

  • Built: The stadium, which opened Oct. 18, 1924, originally seated 18,000 and was the largest structure of its kind in Pennsylvania at the time.

  • Renovated: 1988 - south end seating converted to landscaping

  • 1989 - all-weather track, new scoreboard, concession stands and restrooms installed

  • 2001 - FiedTurf installed

  • 2002 - running track replaced

  • 2012 - New FieldTurf and track surfaces installed

  • 2021-New Jumbotron was added to the south Endzone

  • Namesake: Christy Mathewson Other: Norm Garrity '63 and his wife, Mary Lou '64, who donated the funds for the FieldTurf, were honored in a special pre-game ceremony prior to the Sept. 29, 2001 victory over St. Mary's (Calif.).

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Frank Fedorjaka

Head Coach

After two stints as an assistant coach at Bucknell spanning nearly a decade, Frank Fedorjaka took over as head coach in 2006 when he succeeded longtime mentor Sid Jamieson. In 2011, Fedorjaka guided the team to its first Patriot League Tournament title and second NCAA Tournament appearance, and he has since cemented Bucknell’s status as an annual Patriot League title contender and national top-20 program.

Fedorjaka became only the second head coach in Bucknell lacrosse history, following in the footsteps of Jamieson, a Bucknell Hall of Famer, who founded the varsity lacrosse program in 1968.

In his 17 seasons since taking over for Jamieson, Fedorjaka has fashioned a stellar 144-96 (.600) record, including a 65-45 (.591) Patriot League ledger. The Bison have won nine or more games in 10 of his 17 seasons, including a program-record 14 in 2011, 12 in 2013 and 11 in 2018. They have also qualified for the Patriot League Tournament 13 times, including 10 years in a row between 2007 and 2016.


Kyle Gallagher

Asst. Coach

Kyle Gallagher enters his third season has an assistant coach at Bucknell University. Gallagher entered the Bucknell program after 10 years of coaching experience, including 6 years at the collegiate level.

At Bucknell, Gallagher is the Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting coordinator. In his time at Bucknell prior to Offensive coordinator, he has also worked with the face-offs, goalies and defense. 

Gallagher's college coaching career included Salisbury University (2019-2020) Susquehanna University (2016-2018) and Widener University (2015).  In that time he has been an Offensive Coordinator (2016-2017), Defensive Coordinator (2018), Goalie coach and Faceoff coach.  

In 2021, Gallagher worked with True Lacrosse as the Maryland State Team Director.  His role included, Managing Director for the State teams (2028-2025 grad. year), 2025 True Annapolis O coordinator, 2028 True Annapolis Head Coach, 2026 True Maryland State Team Head Coach and 2025 True National O Coordinator.  

During Gallagher's playing career, he was a member of the Salisbury men's lacrosse team for four years (2009-2012) where he Faced-off, played midfield and was on the man-up unit.  During his time the Seagulls won two National Championships in 2011 and 2012 and was a 3-time CAC Conference Champion. 

Gallagher received his Masters Degree in Post-Secondary Education from Salisbury University in 2020. 


Tom Gravante

Asst. Coach 

Tom Gravante joined the Bucknell men's lacrosse staff in September 2023. Gravante, who spent the past 28 years as the head coach at Mount St. Mary's, serves as an assistant coach working primarily with the Bison offense. Gravante amassed a program-record 178 wins during his nearly three-decade career with the Mountaineers, earning Northeast Conference Coach of the Year honors three times and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year four times. With 117 conference victories, Gravante's teams won eight regular season and tournament titles, resulting in five postseason appearances.
Gravante's teams enjoyed unprecedented success in the MAAC, advancing to the championship game in six of 11 seasons and winning the title in both 2003 and 2010. The Mount was nearly unbeatable in conference play from 1997 to 2001, going 37-4 against MAAC opponents during that stretch. Then in 2011, Gravante led the Mount to an NEC Championship title in the league's inaugural season.
Gravante's teams received NCAA bids in 2003 and 2010, and in his final season with the program, he led Mount St. Mary's to a 7-2 conference record and a share of the 2023 MAAC regular season title.  
In 2002, Gravante was named a recipient of the Howdy Myers Man-of-the-Year Award by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. He has twice served as head coach for the USILA North-South Senior All-Star game.
A 1988 graduate of Hobart College, Gravante was a four-year letterman and standout attackman. He helped the Statesmen capture the NCAA Division III National Championship in each of his four seasons and was a two-time First Team All-American, notching 66 goals and 22 assists for 88 points as a senior. For over 10 years, he held Division III tournament records for goals in a game (7) and goals in the tournament (17). Gravante was inducted into Hobart's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.
Following his graduation from Hobart, Gravante worked at General Electric in Syracuse in manufacturing test engineering. After his term at GE, he owned and operated a fitness center in his hometown of Camillus, N.Y. When offered the opportunity to pursue his MBA degree and coach lacrosse, he decided to return to the game as assistant coach at Mount St. Mary's for the 1993 season. Upon the resignation of A.J. Russo, he was promoted to head coach. In fall of 1995, he was promoted to full-time status. In May of 1998, he received his Master's of Business Administration degree with honors from Mount St. Mary's.
Gravante is joined in Lewisburg by his wife, Nicole, and two children.


Jared McMahon

Asst. Coach

Bucknell head men's lacrosse coach Frank Fedorjaka announced the addition of assistant coach Jared McMahon to his staff ahead of the 2024 season. McMahon arrives in Lewisburg following a standout playing career at Mount St. Mary's. McMahon led the Mount in points over the last two seasons and was a First Team All-MAAC selection during his graduate year in 2023. Playing under then-head coach Tom Gravante, who also joined the Bison staff back in September, McMahon racked up 118 career points on 77 goals and 41 assists to rank top 20 in Mount St. Mary's history. He started 49 games and was a member of the NEC All-Rookie Team in 2019.

McMahon served as an athletic development intern in Mount St. Mary's athletic department while earning his bachelor's degree in business and a minor in business analytics. He achieved his master's in business administration in 2023.

Since 2018, McMahon has coached players grades 9 through 12 with 2 Knights Lacrosse in Bridgewater, N.J. In the role, he implemented game plans and player strategies while developing drills and skills competitions.

McMahon is a native of Bloomsbury, N.J., where he served as a two-year team captain at North Hunterdon High School. He earned All-State honors and was a two-time All-Conference and All-County selection.

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