Rudy Lawrence joined the Duke coaching staff in the fall of 2008 as a volunteer assistant after a playing career at Cornell University.
A walk-on his freshman season with the Big Red, Lawrence earned a starting role as a sophomore in 1997 and rose to a leadership role in his senior season. During his career at Cornell, Lawrence played in 43 games, scoring four goals and registering two assists for 10 points. Both of his tallies in 1999 were game-winners for the Big Red as it finished the season 11-6 and 5-2 in Ivy League play. In Lawrence’s three years as a starter, Cornell went 27-20.
Lawrence earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2000 and a Masters of Civil Engineering degree from Cornell in 2001. He served as a graduate assistant for the Big Red while pursuing his master’s degree.
He currently resides in Raleigh, N.C., and works as a Business Operations Manager for a large global technology firm.