By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/13/11
Former Central Bucks East coach Mike Sharman has been named head boys’ lacrosse coach at Central Bucks South.
Sharman, who played high school lacrosse at Dulaney (Md.), played Division I lacrosse at William & Mary and later refereed at the college level in Virginia. He moved to Bucks County in the late 1990s and helped start the Central Bucks AA league. He coached for four years in Bucks Select and Twist clubs and was an assistant at CB East from 2008-10.
Sharman answered these questions in an interview with Phillylacrosse.com:
Why did you pursue the position at CB South?
Sharman: “It was my first opportunity to be a head coach. I enjoy working with kids and I love the game first and foremost. I have been an assistant under Bruce Garcia for three seasons and wanted to step up and build a program and be directly involved with parents, players and the school. It’s an opportunity that came about and I am very excited to be a part of the program.”
What are your coaching philosophies?
Sharman: “I tend to teach deeply in fundamentals. I like to teach kids what to do if you don’t have the ball. It’s simple to teach kids what to do with ball, but we want them to get open and help their man from the left or the right. If you’re playing defense and you’re not covering the ball, we want them to know where they should be to support in a team defense environment.
“I pay attention to details and try very hard to coach every kid, not just the key players. I want everyone to have a good experience. I want to teach the team game and I want kids to learn together and play together as an offense and a defense.”
What are your expectations for the 2012 season?
Sharman: “Our goal is have a winning season and get the kids over .500. They need to build confidence in themselves and me and the coaching staff and go from there. We want to build a solid foundation in working with the local youth program so kids are prepared to come to high school with fundamentals of a motion offense and team defense.”