Ted Georgalas, who founded Mahopac’s varsity program and is one of the men most instrumental in the growth of Section 1 lacrosse, has joined Army’s program as an assistant coach.
Georgalas, the former head coach of the New Jersey Pride and 2003 Major League Lacrosse coach of the year, served as Somers’ JV coach this past season and a full-time substitute teacher in the Somers District.
Army coach Joe Alberici had originally discussed the position with Georgalas last fall, but Georgalas had already committed to Somers. Two days after the Tuskers lost to Niskayuna in this year’s state quarterfinals, they discussed it again.
“Guys my age grew up going to West Point to watch lacrosse,” said Georgalas, a Yorktown graduate who will fill Army’s volunteer assistant position. “It’s a real special place and this is a special opportunity.”
Georgalas, who served as an assistant to former Lakeland coach Frank Vitolo at Pace University before joining the New Jersey Pride, was named Section 1 lacrosse man of the year in 2007 the year he retired from his teaching position at Mahopac.
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