I am overjoyed to announce that I am the new Varsity Assistant Coach for Lehi High School Lacrosse!
I have been an avid lacrosse fan ever since I was introduced to the game at the start of my Senior year in High School.
I was introduced to the game by a very good high school friend, Andy Clark, and we both went out for the team.
Luckily for us both there were no cuts
I didn’t get as much playing time as I would have liked, as I got injured during pre-season practice, however my love for the game has only grown more and more.
Ever since we moved back to Utah, I have felt an even more powerful draw back to the game. It has been a great time for lacrosse in Utah, as BYU won the MCLA National Championship this last season. (MCLA: Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association)
I attended every home game for BYU (even in the bitter cold and snow) and made the trip to Grand Junction, Colorado for the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference Championship Weekend. My wife and I made a second trip to Grand Junction to watch BYU compete during their Fall Ball season. (Fall Ball is not ‘official’ but is a way for the teams to work out their upcoming Spring season rosters, and get the players some practice and conditioning)
I had been looking at putting together a lacrosse camp for youth players featuring some professional players. I met with a couple of people at the Utah Lacrosse Association and during our discussion the idea of coaching was brought up.
So I gave it some thought, and talked to my wife, and decided that it would be something I think I would really enjoy doing.
I was lucky enough to be asked to be an assistant coach for Lehi High School (I am currently living in Lehi, UT so it works great).
We start conditioning practice on January 23, two days before my 30th birthday, and lets just say I am STOKED!
Some quick history on lacrosse for those who don’t know:
Lacrosse is the oldest sport.
It was originally played by the Native Americans, and is called ‘The Creators Game’.
Lacrosse has always been the National Sport of Canada. It has only been in the relatively recent past that Ice Hockey was added as the winter sport and lacrosse as the summer sport.
Lacrosse is really big back east (North East specifically) and growing back in the West more and more.
It is the fastest growing sport in America, and is known as ‘The Fastest Game On Two Feet’.