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Boys Lacrosse Coaches

Spencer Fetrow
Varsity Co-Head Coach
215.579.6839
sfetrow@georgeschool.org
BA, MEd University of Massachusetts, Amherst

“Even with over fifteen years of playing and coaching experience, I still consider myself a student of the game. I work hard to stay on top of best coaching practices and trends in the playing and coaching styles. Watching students learn and grow as a student athletes throughout high school is one of the most rewarding experiences I have as an educator. Lacrosse is an up-tempo sport that demands anaerobic and aerobic endurance, individual and team play, athletic ability and strong sports IQ. It is a wonderfully complex game that is as fun to watch as it is to play. I am glad I have a part in what is, for many, one of the most formative experiences of their young lives.”

Brendan Mahon
Varsity Co-Head Coach
215.579.6767
bmahon@georgeschool.org
BA, MEd Rutgers University

Tom Hoopes ’83
Junior Varsity Head Coach
215.579.6732
thoopes@georgeschool.org
BA Yale University
MEd University of Washington

“I coach lacrosse because it’s fun, rewarding and deeply meaningful. Sports have been one of the primary meditations of my life. They have taught me the value of hard work, suffering, delayed gratification, trusting teammates, taking risks, and, occasionally, the exultation of victory. Human history teaches us that adolescent boys need to have a direct, concrete, personal experience of connecting with their own bodies in order to have a fully developed sense of being alive. Lacrosse offers that. On the one hand, lacrosse is a very technical sport, with specific equipment and specific rules. On the other hand, lacrosse is a metaphor for gaining a sense of equilibrium in relation to the physical world. If a boy can learn to throw and catch a hard rubber ball with his left hand and his right hand, and to run and dodge and spin and shoot the ball, he will feel a sense of his own mastery. And if he can do all of those things with his teammates, he may just touch eternity. There is a certain rush of adrenaline that is only known to those people who have taken physical risks that pushed them beyond their imagined boundaries of “safety.” I sometimes say that sports and religions are the same course with different curricula: both offer a way to make sense of the mystery of being alive, and both require discipline, courage, humility, passion, and patience.”

Hunter Euler ’88
Junior Varsity Assistant Coach

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