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Malvern Prep names familiar face as head coach – former head coach McEvoy

Monday, 3rd December 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 12/3/12
From Press Release and Staff Reports

Kurt Ruch, Director of Athletics announced today that John McEvoy ’86 will return to the position of Head Lacrosse Coach at Malvern Prep.

John McEvoy

McEvoy had stepped down to spend time with his young family in 2009 after six very successful seasons at the helm of the Friars. He replaces Dave Metzbower, who resigned recently to coach at the college level (Loyola University assistant).

In McEvoy’s first stint as head coach, the Friars compiled a record of 116-24. Those years included five Inter-Ac championships and one state title as well as two Eastern State Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association (EPSLA) second-place finishes. In 2005 he was named Eastern Pennsylvania’s Coach of the Year.

Inducted in the Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2007, McEvoy had a stellar career himself before becoming a successful coach. A lacrosse MVP, he graduated from Malvern Prep in 1986 after being named All-State as well as a High School All-American and the Inter-Ac League’s “Most Important Player”.

Accepting an offer to play at Villanova, McEvoy quickly earned recognition and was named the team’s “Rookie of the Year”. Over four years, he was two-time MVP. When he graduated in 1990 he was the Wildcat’s leading scorer. In 2008 Villanova inducted McEvoy into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame.

He then played club lacrosse for the Eagle’s Eye and Philadelphia/MAB Paints Lacrosse Clubs through the 1990s when he was selected five times to the club all-star team.

In addition, McEvoy played professionally for the Philadelphia Wings of the NLL from 1991 to 2002. As a member of the Wings he was an All-Star, the league’s Unsung Player and, modeling strong leadership skills, also served as team captain.

McEvoy is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Admissions and teacher of social studies at Malvern Prep. In 2006 he was inducted into the Malvern Prep Hall of Fame.



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