Today Mike Schambach passed away after a hard fought, year long battle with colon cancer.
The loss of such an extraordinary person: husband, father, brother, son, friend, teammate and coach so early in his life is an unimaginable tragedy.
Mike’s journey through athletics began in Bridgewater NJ on the field, as a star athlete playing many sports including soccer, hockey and lacrosse. It continued through his career as a Scarlet Knight, playing division I lacrosse at Rutgers.
Mike had a way of positively impacting the people around him no matter what the relationship or situation. He always made you feel like you were the center of his world when speaking with him. People always say that "it's not about what you do, or what you say, it's how you make people feel." Unknowingly and out of pure instinct Mike Schambach had the ability to make everyone around him feel good. His genuinely caring manner was present in every conversation and interaction that he engaged in.
His boundless patience and leadership made him an exceptional coach. His lacrosse coaching career included FDU, DeSales and Montclair State through May of 2018. His players, his staff and the programs he was involved with cherished his dedication, both on and off the field.
Mike and his wife Lindsay recently welcomed baby number 2, Cameron's little sister, Chloe Michelle on May 7th. Mikes’s caring demeanor made him a wonderful father and husband. His kindness, and generosity of spirit are traits that we can all try to emulate and remember. We can honor his legacy by saying thank you through support of his family.