By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/20/11
Joe Lore has been named the head boys’ lacrosse coach at Devon Prep.
Lore served as head coach at Cherry Hill West (N.J.) the past three years, posting an overall record of 30-27 while taking the team to the playoffs each season. Lore also was head coach at Upper Dublin in 2000.
Lore – who resides in Cherry Hill – also has an extensive background in youth lacrosse and officiating. He helped found the successful South Jersey Youth Lacrosse League and spent seven years as a high school official in New Jersey while founding the South Jersey Boys Lacrosse Officials Association.
Originally from Long Island, Lore starred as a goalie at Sewanhaka High School and later played at Nassau Community College and Cortland State. He coached the freshman team at Manhassat from 1979-80 before relocating to South Jersey.
Lore is excited to help build the program at Devon Prep, entering its fourth year as a varsity program.
“It’s a young program, certainly one that has a high interest level in the sport,” said Lore. “We have 26 kids and we have a good core group to start with.
“It’s just a question of improving their lacrosse IQ. We’ll focus on fundamentals.”
Lore also wants to see some of his players move on to play at the college level.
The Tide will open its season by hosting a four-team tournament March 25-26 with Collegium Charter, Harriton and Pottsgrove. Final details are being worked out.