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Montverde Academy (Fla.) announced the new hiring of former Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) head coach Chris Spaulding as its new Director of Lacrosse and an Upper School Advanced Placement® (AP) U.S. history teacher via a press release.
"We aspire to hire the best teachers, artists, and coaches to serve our students, and Chris Spaulding represents those qualities," said MVA Headmaster Dr. Kasey Kesselring. "Chris will make an outstanding addition to both our academic and athletic programs, serving our students well on their path to excellence.
Spaulding has an enviable record as a varsity lacrosse coach. Before returning to his home in New York for the past two years, Spaulding served as a history teacher and varsity lacrosse coach at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, where he was named U.S. Lacrosse Coach of the Year and Florida Dairy Farmer's Coach of the Year four times.
Spaulding won 199 games as head coach at Lake Highland Prep and Elmira-Notre Dame (N.Y.). He was 176-46 from 2008 to 2017 as Lake Highland Prep's head coach. He won four state championships, including three straight from 2013 to 2015.
He will join forces with Brooks Sweet, Hall of Fame inductee, to continue to advance the lacrosse program at Montverde Academy.
Spaulding is an experienced educator who has positively affected the lives of students both in and out of the classroom. He was a recipient of the Golden Apple "Outstanding Teaching" Award in New York State, and also achieved a 90 percent pass rate in AP U.S. history for five consecutive years.
To complement his success in the classroom,
The boys' lacrosse team concluded their first year with an impressive overall record of 13-4 and Spaulding will look to continue building the program into a state championship contender.
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