Johns Hopkins legend Mark Greenberg has been named defensive assistant coach of Israel's national men's team, which will compete in the 2014 World Championship, the Israel Lacrosse Association has announced this past weekend.

The World Championship will be held in Denver in July 2014.

"Adding a second Hall of Fame resume to our coaching staff really strengthens what we're trying to achieve," said Israel GM Howard Borkan. "Mark commands the respect of our players. His experience and his knowledge of the game really speaks for itself."

Greenberg, who served as an assistant coach for Israel's entry in the 2012 European Lacrosse Championships, joins head coach Bill Beroza and offensive assistant coach Jeff Goldberg on the World Team staff.

Greenberg, a 1998 inductee into the U.S. Lacrosse National Hall of Fame, helped lead Johns Hopkins University to a staggering 51-4 record during his playing career, winning three consecutive NCAA titles from 1978 to 1980.

He also garnered All-World honors in helping the United States win gold at the 1982 World Championship.