Bill Wolford, member of the Ohio Lacrosse Hall of Fame and former Ohio Machine assistant coach, was pronounced dead on Nov. 7.
Wolford graduated from Ohio State in 1980 and has been a prominent figure in the Ohio lacrosse community ever since. He kicked off his head coaching career at Upper Arlington High School, coaching there from 1987 to 1991.
His most notable coaching tenure came from his time at Worthington Kilbourne High School in Columbus, Ohio. Wolford was the head coach of the Gray Wolves from 1992 through 2006. During his 15 years with the team, Wolford led the team to 12 winning seasons and compiled a record of 182-119.
In his third season at Kilbourne, Wolford led the team to the state championship game. The Gray Wolves were state runner-ups twice during Wolford’s time at Kilbourne (1994, 2005) and made the Final Four for five-straight years (1996-2000).
Later, Bill Wolford became an assistant coach for the Kilbourne women’s lacrosse team. He was also the director for Max Elite Lacrosse and the co-director of the Max Elite 100 Lacrosse Camp. In 2012, Wolford was brought onto the Ohio Machine coaching staff as an assistant coach. He was coaching high school and professional lacrosse at the same time.
Wolford was inducted into the Ohio Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2015 for his years of serving the Ohio boy’s and girl’s lacrosse community.
Now for the other lacrosse news from the week of Nov. 2-8, 2021.
Last Week In Lacrosse
Legendary Massachusetts youth and high school lacrosse coach Stew Curran passed away after a year-long battle with glioblastoma.
The National Lacrosse League announced a partnership with Ontario Junior Lacrosse League. This partnership focuses on game-related matters, from coaching and officiating development to marketing and sponsorship initiatives.
Tewaaraton winner and former Maryland attackman Jared Bernhardt has been tearing up the college football world since making the transition over to quarterback. Bernhardt has led the Ferris State Bulldogs to an 8-0 record, earning the No.1 ranking in Division II.
A former high school lacrosse player in Michigan went missing on Oct. 29 and is still yet to be found. Brendan Santo was visiting friends at Michigan State for a football game and has not been seen since.
Vermont midfielder Thomas McConvey is transferring to Virginia for the 2021-22 season.
Ohio State University began construction on a new lacrosse facility for both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. This will be a lacrosse-only stadium and plans to be completed by November 2022.
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