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Posted on August 12, 2009
All of us as Texas lacrosse enthusiasts, whether parents, coaches, administrators, or just fans, applaud the accomplishments of our Texas student athletes each year as they excel in THSLL competition, many going forward to colleges across the USA to make Texas even more proud.  Today, we get to applaud the accomplishments of one of our coaching alumni, Colin Bathory, who was just named head coach of the Haverford Fords DIII lacrosse program.  For those of you who do not know Colin, he coached the Plano East DII lacrosse program for two years, taking that program to the THSLL DII State semifinals and finals. Everyone who knows Colin is aware of his passion for lacrosse, and the extra mile he goes every day to instill those important life values in his players that they take with them beyond lacrosse.  It is a great day for Texas lacrosse, and we are truly Texas proud of his accomplishments.  We know you will join us in wishing him well in his new role in a very competitive Centennial conference. Excerpts from an Inside Lacrosse article 8/25: Following a national search, Haverford College Director of Athletics Wendy Smith '87 has announced the promotion of Colin Bathory '99 to head coach of the men's lacrosse program.  Bathory has served as the recruiting coordinator and top assistant with the program since the 2006 season, helping to guide the Fords to a 42-21 cumulative mark over the past four campaigns, a Centennial Conference regular season crown (2009), and a pair of NCAA tournament appearances (2008, 2009). Prior to his arrival on the Haverford sidelines, Bathory served as the head coach for two years at Plano East High School in Texas where his team reached the semifinals and finals in the Division II Texas state championship tournament.  Before heading to Texas, Bathory was an assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney (Va.) College where he helped lead the Tigers to a quarterfinal appearance in the NCAA Division III national tournament.  He also coached the Auburn (Ala.) University club team for one season (2002) and was an assistant with the Shipley School (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) for two years (2000-2001). Follow this link to read the entire article:  http://insidelacrosse.com/page.cfm?pagerid=2&news=fdetail&storyid=208516  
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