Bel Air boys lacrosse coach Scoop Kelly dies

By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun

8:15 PM EST, February 15, 2014


Bel Air boys lacrosse coach Scoop Kelly, 40, died at his home in Bel Air on Saturday morning.

Kelly, born Feb. 19, 1973, was in a serious car accident early in the week, but had returned home from the hospital and was recovering. It was unclear on Saturday whether the accident played a role in Kelly's death.

"His commitment to the kids was fantastic," Bel Air athletic director Phyllis Hemmes said. "That's always where his focus was — on the boys and their futures. He's a very caring person."

Kelly, who also taught social studies at Bel Air, took over the varsity lacrosse program in 2005.

Last year, he led the Bobcats to a 12-4 season and a trip to the Class 4A/3A South region title game. He also was the owner and director of the Tribe Lacrosse program, which he founded in 2000.

Kelly was a 1991 graduate of Fallston High School and attended Mary Washington College, where he was a starting attackman on the lacrosse team, according to Tribe Lacrosse's website.