Logan Otto enters his sixth year with the Transylvania men’s lacrosse team for the 2019 season. Joining the Pioneers coaching staff in the early years of the program’s inception, the men’s lacrosse team has encountered consistent postseason success with Otto as its top assistant.
Combining one season as a volunteer assistant and the last five as a full-time assistant, the Pioneers have produced winning records in all five seasons, culminating in Transylvania’s first two trips to the NCAA Tournament in successive seasons in 2017 and 2018.
Over the course of Otto’s tenure, the Pioneers have amassed a 53-24 record, including four consecutive Ohio River Lacrosse Conference regular season and conference tournament championships.
Otto has helped chisel a nationally-prominent defense which ranked in the top-five nationwide from 2015-2017 in both scoring defense and clearing percentage. With Otto’s influence, the Pioneers most recently produced 11 All-ORLC award winners, including the Defensive MVP for the conference and an IWLCA All-Region Honorable Mention winner in TJ Toivonen, who ranked fourth this past season nationally in caused turnovers. The previous season, Otto was instrumental in yielding nine All-ORLC award winners, including the Offensive and Defensive MVPs for the conference.
As Transylvania’s head assistant, Otto provides a wealth of knowledge to the budding men’s lacrosse powerhouse in central Kentucky. In addition to his coaching experience at Transylvania, Otto has been active in the development of men’s lacrosse scene in Lexington and surrounding areas. In addition to his duties at Transylvania, Otto spearheads and directs an assortment of camps and clinics throughout the year, including the annual Commonwealth Lacrosse Classic.
Prior to his current post at Transylvania, Otto served as an assistant coach at Lexington Catholic High School, aiding their varsity and junior varsity teams while helping lead the Knights to their first KLA Championship in 2014. Otto served as a liaison for the lacrosse team at Lexington Catholic, overseeing the team budget and monitoring academic affairs.
Previously, Otto served as head coach of Scott County (Ky.) High School, where he helped start the lacrosse program while overseeing scheduling and season planning.
Otto has also served as Co-Director of Commonwealth Kings Lacrosse since 2011, a program which has produced players contributing for teams at NCAA Division I, II, and III levels. In addition to his work with local programs, Otto is also a certified trainer in the US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program, endeavoring to grow the game across the country as a Level 1 and 2 certified coach.
Otto attended Columbia Hickman (Mo.) High School where he was a first team all-state performer in Boy’s lacrosse before to transferring to Lexington Catholic High School his sophomore season. At Lexington Catholic, Otto was all-state performer for three years and was named a US Lacrosse High School All-American while holding multiple career point scoring records.
He holds a master's degree from Morehead State University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky.