St. John’s Prep (Danvers, Massachusetts) will have a new boys’ high school lacrosse coach for the first time in 22 years.
John Roy announced his retirement on Thursday as reported by The Salem News.
“Personally, I felt it was the right time to step down and do something different,” said Roy. “My brother Brian has been assisting me for the past 11 years, and we talked about it. He has a young daughter, and the lacrosse season is a huge commitment. We both knew at some point it was time for a change. Source: Longtime Prep lacrosse coach Roy to step down | Sports | salemnews.com
Roy won 264 games as head coach of the Eagles. He led the team to three consecutive Division I championship games, winning it all in 2010. The Eagles defeated Duxbury (Massachusetts) 14-13 in overtime to win that title.
Roy ranks in the Top 10 all-time for known head lacrosse coaches in Massachusetts history.
St. John’s Prep announces John Roy had stepped down as lacrosse coach after 22 years. Roy compiled 264 wins and won state title in 2010.
— Salem News Sports (@salemnewssports) August 18, 2016
As one coach moves out, another steps in
Penn Manor (Millersville, Pennsylvania) announced the hiring of Zach Charles as its new boys’ lacrosse coach.
LancasterOnline.com reported the story.
Charles is a Penn Manor alum and was an assistant coach on the team. He replaced Ken Snyder who guided the Comets for seven seasons.