Lima Senior High School introduced the school’s new lacrosse coaches at a press conference this afternoon.
The Lima City Schools Board of Education recently approved adding boys and girls lacrosse as varsity sports.
Nate Garlock, the district’s director of safety and security, will be the boys head coach. He has 10 years of coaching experience. Alphonso Townsend will serve as his assistant.
Hunter Vermillion, who is currently the middle school soccer coach, will coach the girls.
Spartan lacrosse will be played at Spartan Stadium.
Several schools in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC) already offer lacrosse. This is the only program in Allen County and the surrounding area.
The OHSAA added lacrosse as an official sport in 2015. The 2017 season was the first official season of lacrosse in Ohio.
There are currently 141 varsity lacrosse teams for boys, while 127 varsity teams exist for girls.
High school lacrosse is played in the spring, and there are 2 OHSAA divisions.