Andrew Boston (Loyola High) has been named head coach of the Uganda men's team as the nation works toward its international debut in next summer's Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship.
Boston, who played at the University of Delaware and is now in the Peace Corps, will team with offensive coordinator Tom Schreiber of Princeton, defensive coordinator Tanner Scales of Virginia and Casey Lavallee of Hebron, Conn., an 18-year-old who will be among the youngest people ever to coach at the world games. The event will be held July 10-19 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
Boston has worked with the Peace Corps in northeastern Uganda for the past two years. Before that, he led recovery efforts at an internally displaced people’s camp in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake there.
"First and foremost, Coach Boston has serious leadership credibility as a man that cares about the people of Uganda," Maurice Sserunkuma, secretary general of the Uganda Lacrosse Union, said in a news release. "His efforts to support education and development in some of the most impoverished corners of our country are noble and give him instant respect from our team. These experiences, coupled with his knowledge of the game and ability to speak Luganda, make him a perfect fit as the first ever head coach of Team Uganda."
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