Young Harris College Lacrosse Program Founder Kirk Rogers Steps Down

Young Harris College is an up and coming Division II program with a lot of potential. The Director of Athletics at Young Harris released a statement today in regards to the sudden departure of the men’s lacrosse coach Kirk Rogers:

“Over the past five years, Coach Rogers has served as the head men’s lacrosse coach and compiled an overall record of 30-29. I truly appreciate his commitment to building a strong men’s lacrosse program at YHC, his tireless work ethic, and putting YHC on the map for men’s lacrosse. I wish Kirk only the best as he has decided to embark on new career opportunities and spend more time with his family at this time in his life.”

Rogers introduced the lacrosse program to Young Harris College in 2012, and has served as the men’s lacrosse coach since its induction. Over the past four seasons the Mountain Lions saw a rise each year in total wins, from just 5 in their inaugural year to 10 this past season.

Rogers released his own statement saying, “I am excited to start a new chapter in my life and spend more time with my family and my fiancée,” said Rogers. “I will continue to follow the Young Harris lacrosse program from afar. I know what they are capable of and I expect great things.”

For now, assistant coach Forrest MacConnell will serve as interim head coach of the men’s lacrosse program.

Growing up in western New York exposed Macey to the sport of lacrosse at an early age. Lacrosse was considered one of the biggest sport in her high school; outranking football. Although she personally has not played lacrosse nearly all of her close friends played competitively both on varsity and on travel teams, with many going on to play in college on scholarships. Having been surrounded by those passionate about the sport and having attended many games herself as a spectator have provided Macey with the opportunity to learn a lot about the game and the culture that it fosters. After moving away from the Upstate New York region to attend college in the south where lacrosse is not nearly as popular, gave her an even better appreciation for the individuality of the sport. Lacrosse will always be a sport that connects Macey to home.

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