Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/15/10
Courtesy of Washington College Sports Information
Washington College men’s lacrosse alumnus and long-time Haverford School head boys’ lacrosse coach John Nostrant (Class of ’86) will be one of eight Philly coaching legends to be inducted into the US Lacrosse Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 5, at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club (see previous story).
Nostrant has been the head coach at Haverford School since 1991. He has won over 280 games at the school and guided the Fords to 10 Inter-Ac League Championships in 19 years as well as Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association (EPSLA) and Keystone Cup Championships in 2000 and 2005.
The Philadelphia Inquirer named him its Coach of the Year in 1998 and again in 2005. He also served as an assistant coach for the 2008 Team USA U-19 World Championship team and spent time as an assistant coach in both the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and Major League Lacrosse (MLL).
At Washington College, Nostrant was a three-time All-American and a team captain and the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1986. He went on to play professional indoor lacrosse for 11 seasons with the Baltimore Tribe and Philadelphia Wings, twice earning second-team All-Pro honors.
Nostrant got his start in coaching at his alma mater, serving as an assistant coach for the Shoremen from 1986 through 1989. He spent one year as the head boys’ lacrosse coach at St. Albans School in Washington, DC, before taking over at Haverford School.
Nostrant was inducted into the Washington College Hall of Fame in 2002.