Glenelg Country School announced in a press release June 29 that Al Hernandez has taken over as varsity boys lacrosse coach for Risto Worthington.
Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Hernandez was a high school All-American lacrosse player for Walt Whitman High School and was awarded the Lt. Ray Enners Award in 1994, which is given to the top boys high school player in Suffolk County, N.Y. He went on to play college lacrosse at UMBC where he was a team captain and helped lead the Retrievers to their first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in 1998.
Hernandez, who resides in Ellicott City with his wife Shannon and children AJ and Ava, previously was the defensive coordinator for Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore for two seasons, and coached at River Hill from 2012 to 2013. In addition, he is the head coach of the Maryland Roughriders Lacrosse Club 2020 Youth Elite team. Off the field, Hernandez is a Baltimore County career fire lieutenant in Catonsville.