Coach Bill Mosey (Board Treasurer), Coach John Girard (President), Coach Steve Meyer (OYL Founder)
In what can only be called a "crowning achievement" for the Ocean Youth Lacrosse Program,
Coach John Girard, President of OYL has just been named 2020 US Lacrosse Program Administrator of the Year!!
On Sunday July 19th, Coach John Girard recieved the US Lacrosse award which is given to only one recipient nationwide! The award is given annually to "to an outstanding administrator of a league or program who runs a program of excellence that upholds the mission and vision of US Lacrosse." and should be in the next US Lacrosse magazine.
Through four years of tireless efforts in building up the OYL program, the award notes that Coach John has been "a strong and positive contributor to our community. John is an advocate for education of the game, highlights the importance of player and coach continuing education and the importance of providing an affordable program for all who wish to participate."
From ensuring all coaches are certified to making sure all players have access to equipment to holding clinics with pro players; Coach John has relentlesssly worked to build up the OYL program. Having worked with Coach John for many years, Coach Bill says, "There was a vision to build Ocean Youth Lacrosse into a strong, solid family which would set the foundation for years to come. What better recognition of those efforts than an award from US Lacrosse?? This is a win for everyone and something all players, parents and coaches should be proud of thanks to Coach John."
Coach John and Bill are retiring from the Board as their boys are going into high school. What were Coach John's parting words to those taking over the reigns? "Just remember at the end of the day, it's truly all about the kids"
You're a class act Coach! Thank you!
Congratulations Coach John Girard!!