Brian Farrell, a former BL player and All American at Maryland, has been named as the next head lacrosse coach at Boys Latin in his home state. Farrell graduated from Boys Latin in 2006, and he graduated from Maryland in 2011. It took him five years because of a medical redshirt season during his original junior year. Farrell will take on the head coaching responsibilities in 2016, and current head coach, Bob Shriver, will stay on until then.
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Shriver has been coaching for 35 years, and has amassed a 490-135 record over the four decade span. Last year’s BL team went 18-0, and Farrell was a starter on the 2006 team that went 21-0 and was named the #1 team in the country. Farrell was named the team MVP (and captain) his senior year, and to show his amazing athletic diversity, Farrell was also named MVP of the BL football and basketball teams that year. Basically, Farrell is a stud and a BL legend, and now he’s coming home to coach the next generation of star players from Boys Latin.
Want to see Farrell score a one handed goal with a longstick against Hopkins? Ok.
Brian Farrell – Impressive Long Pole Goals
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He can also run a crafty little hidden ball trick! Keep your eyes on Farrell. He’s a giant, you can’t miss him:
But Farrell isn’t just a good player, he’s also an accomplished coach!
He has done stints at Bridgton Academy and the University of Maryland, as well as with Trilogy Lacrosse. He is now at the Salisbury School in CT, working in the admissions office and coaching lacrosse and football. Farrell, being the good guy he is, will be finishing up the year at Salisbury before moving back to Maryland and starting work at Boys Latin.
I always love seeing alumni take over at their old schools, but I think Farrell’s hire is a truly great move for more reasons than just that. Farrell is an offensive defenseman, he’s a multi-sport athlete, and he always shows an exceedingly high IQ out on the field. You never hear him talk trash, and his personality should work well at BL moving forward. He’s a legend at the school as well, so even though he’s young, he will have every player’s respect from day one. If Boys Latin was looking for another coach to be at the school for 35 years, they may have just found him!
Good luck to Brian Farrell as he finishes up his time at the Salisbury School, and good luck to Coach Shriver as his head coaching career at BL winds down. It’s been quite a run, and the program at BL looks strong each year… Brian Farrell should be able to keep that going in 2016.