By Scott Johnston
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/9/11
Just two days after Jef Hewlings announced his resignation from Emmaus, another Lehigh Valley Conference boys’ lacrosse coach has decided to step down from a top program.
Geoff Chenworth, who spent the past three seasons leading Parkland, announced on Wednesday that he has resigned.
The 48-year-old, who compiled a 36-20 overall record, cited work related issues as one of the reasons.
“I have many personal and business commitments that have been left unmet while I’ve worked to develop the lacrosse program at Parkland,” said Chenworth in a statement.
Parkland finished 13-6 overall this season and was 7-5 in the LVC, trailing regular-season champ Emmaus and Allentown Central Catholic. The Trojans advanced to the LVC and District XI semifinals but fell to ACC on both occasions.
Chenworth said another reason for stepping down was his desire to see his two children play more – son, Andrew and daughter, Megan – who are both juniors at Parkland and are goalies on their respective varsity teams.
Chenworth, who has been coaching in the Parkland feeder program for the past 10 years, said the future of program looks bright.
“I feel like the program is on a strong footing with increasingly talented freshman classes over the next several years,” he said. “Parkland’s program should become one of the best around.”