Glenelg Country hires coaches for wrestling, boys lacrosse

Glenelg Country School has filled two varsity coaching vacancies, naming Brandon Ballard its new wrestling coach and Kevin Boland Jr. its new boys lacrosse coach.

Ballard captured a Class 4A-3A state title wrestling at North County before moving on to South Dakota State University. Before coming to Glenelg Country, he was head coach at North County.

“Brandon brings enthusiasm and experience to our wrestling program and we are looking forward to watching the program grow under his leadership,” said Paul Weir, director of athletics at Glenelg Country School.

Boland Jr. has an extensive lacrosse resume as a player and coach, getting promoted to the head coaching position after serving as the Dragons’ offensive coordinator last season.

A Gilman and John Hopkins standout, he played in Major League Lacrosse for the Baltimore Bayhawks, Chicago Machine, and New Jersey Pride.

Prior to coming to Glenelg Country, Boland spent time as an assistant coach at Boys’ Latin and the University of Vermont.

“Kevin’s experience and love for the game of lacrosse is evident in his coaching style. During his lacrosse career his selfless play proves how strongly he believes in the team concept,” Weir said.

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