Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/21/21 – Staff Report
Tom Speer has stepped down as head boys’ lacrosse coach at Interboro.
Speer was Bucs coach for six years (five seasons) and guided the Bucs to the 2019 District 1 Class AA playoffs following a 10-6 regular season.
Speer said he wanted to spend more time with his family, but was proud of the program’s improvements and number of players moving to play college lacrosse.
“All seven of this year’s seniors are pursuing higher education and five of the seven are playing lacrosse at the collegiate level,” said Speer, a West Chester East grad who serves as a tech Ed Teacher at Interboro HS. “I’m even more excited to say a majority of these seniors are following majors and careers in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), the department that I teach.”
Speer said his top memories at Interboro are seeing his players excel as student-athletes.”
“My top Memories are working with the best student athletes at Interboro in the Tech Ed. design lab and aquaponics lab; the weight room and on the lacrosse field for the last six years,” he said. “I also loved hosting the Interboro alumni lacrosse games and meeting former Bucs lax alumni – old timers and community members.
“It’s bee great working with one of the most supportive parent/guardian booster programs around. We developed an intercommunity Autism Awareness Game day to raise money for the Special Ed. and Autism Programs within the district.
“We volunteered with HEADstrong at Nick’s House in Swarthmore along with other community events. I will continue to be an advocate for lacrosse at Interboro High School and will enjoy following all the Bucs lax alumni athletes currently playing college ball.”
Speer was also proud that Interboro launched a Middle School program in 2019 through a US Lacrosse Grant.