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Mangin resigns post as boys’ coach at Archbishop Wood after 12 seasons at helm

Thursday, 2nd September 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 9/2/10

Archbishop Wood boys’ lacrosse coach Don Mangin has resigned after 12 years to spend more time with his family.

Mangin posted a standout career mark of 141-70 and guided the Vikings to nine straight Catholic League playoff berths, from 2002-10.

Wood went 7-10 in 2010, reaching the Catholic League quarterfinals. Mangin’s best seasons, though, came in the most recent years, as Wood went 11-6 in 2009, 17-7 in 2008, 15-5 in 2007, 14-10 in 2006 and 15-7 in 2005.

In 2005 the Vikings nearly reached the Catholic League finals for the first time in school history, but fell, 4-3, in overtime to St. Joseph’s Prep in the semifinals.

Mangin, a 1980 Wood graduate, will continue as the school’s assistant principal of student services.

Mangin also got to coach his three sons, Dane (Class of 2004), Derrin (Class of 2005) and Dustan (Class of 2009). Dane (All-American at Ursinus) and Derrin (also played at Ursinus) served as his two assistants on the staff last year.

Mangin is the fourth coach of a top Southeastern Pennsylvania boys’ team to resign in the past week. Also leaving their posts have been Hatboro-Horsham’s Dave Sowers, Malvern Prep’s Dan Keating and Springfield-Delco’s Mike Friel.



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