There was probably a point during his first season in Salt Lake City nearly two years ago, when coach Brian Holman thought the lords of lacrosse were playing a mean trick on him.
He had heard winters in Utah were similar to those in Denver, where most of the snow accumulated in the mountains and what landed in the major cities didn’t last long.
Apparently, he got some bad advice, or maybe this was an omen.
“That winter was the second coldest on record in Salt Lake,” said Holman, 57, an Anne Arundel County native. “It snowed every day and all I kept saying was, ‘You got to be kidding me.’ ”
It’s gotten better. According to Holman, Salt Lake is experiencing its...