England Lacrosse is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Lydon as England Senior Men’s Head Coach.
As Head Coach at Boston College High School, Lydon led his team to the State Championship in 2018, and a ranking in the Top 25 High School programmes in the USA.
Lydon will lead Team England to the 2020 European Championships in Wroclaw, Poland before working towards the 2022 FIL World Championships in Coquitlam, Canada.
He played NCAA DI Lacrosse for Providence College, a three-year team captain graduating in 2011, before beginning his coaching career as Head Coach at hometown high school, Braintree, MA.
After improving fortunes at Braintree, Lydon moved on to B.C. High in 2015 to take up his current role, totalling a 76-14 record, in that time including becoming 2018 State champions.
Also as Associate Director of Skill Development at Laxachusetts, a leading US club programme, he is responsible for recruitment, selection and development, establishing a culture involving the production of a long line of NCAA recruits from the programme.
Jane Powell, National Talent Development Manager, said of the appointment:
“Steve is a young coach with a strong lacrosse background and an impressive track record in his coaching career to date.
“His experience in working with and nurturing young talent to become performance athletes will be a valuable asset to the setup, with a strong work-ethic and values that embody our organisation.
“After written applications, formal interview, and review process with the Independent Performance Advisory Group, Steve has come out as the strongest candidate to take the programme forward and shares our vision for the future”.
“I would also like to sincerely thank Tom Wenham and his coaching staff for all their hard work over the last few years.
Winning another European gold, as well as maintaining 5th place and a spot in the Blue Division at the recent World Championships has left the programme in a good position from which to move forward”.
Look out for a full, in depth interview with new Head Coach Steve Lydon coming in the new year.