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Decina named boys’ lacrosse coach at @haverfordhs_lax, his alma mater

Tuesday, 8th November 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  
 

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/8/16

Haverford High grad Greg Decina has been named head boys’ lacrosse coach at his alma mater.

Left: Senior LSM Jack Farrell, Center: Coach Greg Decina, Right: Senior Midfielder and F/O Luke McCallion

Coach Greg Decina (center) is flanked by (Left) senior LSM Jack Farrell and senior midfielder and F/O Luke McCallion

Decina served as tbe defensive coordinator for Haverford the past three years under Dan Greenspun, who stepped down in May after the Fords enjoyed their best season, 15-5, in many years.

Decina was a player/coach of the defense for the Penn State University Club. He also has served as an assistant coach for Varsity Football and Golf programs at Haverford High School, where he is a teacher.

What are your short-term goals for the Haverford program?
Decina:
“To ensure the players enjoy the sport of lacrosse and make sure there is a role and a place for every player on the Haverford High Lacrosse team. So much of the game is lost to the pressures of recruiting and club teams. I want players who have fun playing and competing together. The players who have fun and love the game are the ones that go home after practice, hit the wall, continue to grow, and improve.”

What are your long-term goals for the Haverford program?
Decina:
“To continue to grow the Haverford lacrosse community and compete for the Central League Title every year.”

What is your general coaching philosophy?
Decina:
“My coaching philosophy is to emphasize and focus on the little things, and let the winning take care of itself. If our coaches focus on the details and our players work their hardest to focus and improve on daily goals, and compete their best every day, winning will follow.”

How exciting is it to now be head coach at your alma mater?
Decina:
“I am very excited to work and coach with the staff and students at Haverford. Sandwiched between the Main Line and the city of Philadelphia, Haverford High School has an incredibly fun and unique population of students that turn into well rounded adults. The support from administration, coworkers, and parents at Haverford High School is second to none.”

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