Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/22/15
From Press Release
One of the biggest names in lacrosse is joining the NXT Lacrosse Club family.
NXT LC is proud to announce the hire of Bill Leahy as Director of Guidance. Under his role, Leahy will oversee NXT LC’s college guidance, player guidance, coaches training and special events. Leahy, who works at La Salle College High School as a guidance counselor, brings one of the most decorated résumés in the country to NXT LC. He has been the head varsity coach at La Salle for 25 years, where he’s led the Explorers to four state championships.
He is also an assistant coach for the U.S. U19 national team that will play in the Federation of International Lacrosse Under-19 World Championship next summer. Leahy is the first lacrosse coach enshrined in the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame and he is also a member of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the U.S. Lacrosse Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame.
“Coach Leahy has done it all, from the high school level to the professional game,” NXT LC Boys Director Marty Kupprion said. “He’s a lacrosse legend, one of the winningest coaches in Pennsylvania history, a highly-regarded counselor and a good man, so to have him join our team in a non-coaching role where he can help teach our players and coaches is incredibly exciting for us.”
Leahy was a standout at Calvert Hall (Md.) and Loyola University before playing professionally for the MAB/Eagles Eye Philadelphia Lacrosse Club and the Philadelphia Wings.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the NXT family,” Leahy said. “It’s my sincere desire to serve the players, families and coaches. I want to continue to be able to have an impact on young players’ lives as they progress. I want kids to be able to come to me with any questions that they have whether they’re lacrosse-related or not. As La Salle’s coach and guidance counselor, as well as a parent of young woman, I face several similar challenges and I feel like I can be a resource for those who need one.”