Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/13/14
Bucks Select L.C. has named Central Bucks East Head Coach Bruce Garcia as its Recruiting Director.
Garcia, who has coached CB east for 14 years, has guided his Patriots to a Suburban One Conference title in nine of the past 10 years (197-55 overall record, 126-12 overall in the conference)), and led the team to the state semifinals in 2011 and the EPLCA semis in 2006.
Garcia – named an Honorable Mention Coach of the Year twice by Phillylacrosse.com – has sent numerous players to all levels of college lacrosse and brings a wealth of knowledge about the college recruiting process, along with his many contacts to the Bucks Select Organization.
Garcia created the first youth program within the Central Bucks area in the late 1990s. He started the Central Bucks Athletic Associations lacrosse program for both youth boys and girls with current junior varsity coach and twin brother Rich Garcia. he coached both youth and high school aged clubs during this time.
In 1999, he started the High School club program for Central Bucks East, which elevated to varsity status in 2001. Prior to coaching he played lacrosse for Southern New Hampshire University where he was coached by the late Doug Maynard, his coaching role model.
Garcia also played with the Doylestown Men’s Lacrosse Club rand has played with various club teams in the Masters division, Grand Masters, Super Grand Masters at various locations around the United States.
“When it comes to championships, division titles, conference titles there have been a few,” Garcia said. “The emphasis has always been on passing along the opportunities that this sport has to offer to its players from a young age all the through Ultra Grand Masters (60 years and older).
“The statistic that I am most proud of at Central Bucks East is that 100 percent of our graduating seniors go on to further their education, and one out of three graduation seniors go on to play collegiate lacrosse or one out of eight graduating seniors go on to play Division 1 lacrosse in college on average.”