Men’s lacrosse program welcomes new head coach

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Northwest lacrosse recently acquired a new head varsity coach for the 2018 season. Daniel Tichy, who has an experienced background with lacrosse, answered some questions concerning his role in the current season and some information about himself.

Q: What previous experiences do you have with lacrosse?

A: I started playing lacrosse in 9th grade. I am a 2001 graduate of Manhattan College. I started with the Manhattan Men’s Lacrosse program my freshman year when they entered Division I competition in 1997. I played attack for the Jaspers and had the opportunity to build a Division I program, qualifying for the 2000 MAAC Tournament, the first-ever post-season qualification for the Manhattan Men’s Lacrosse program. In 2008, I started coaching at New Providence High School in New Jersey where I was the Assistant Varsity Coach for the Pioneers. I played in the
American Lacrosse League (ALL) from 2005 – 2009. In 2010, I moved to North Carolina where I became a member of the Greensboro Day Bengals Lacrosse coaching staff from 2012-2016 and was their Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator. I am a volunteer coach for Burlington Parks and Recreation Youth lacrosse and a board member of the Piedmont Community Lacrosse Association (PCLA) representing Burlington Parks and Recreation Youth Lacrosse. I also am a head coach with Triad Elite Lacrosse a club program here in the Triad.

Q: What do you do when you aren’t coaching lacrosse?

A: When I’m not coaching lacrosse, I live in Burlington, NC with my wife Elizabeth, daughter Michaela (8), and son Andrew (5). I am a software consultant specializing in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Solutions. I am an alderman for the Village of Alamance. I am also very active in youth athletics where I coach my son and daughter’s youth soccer teams, as well as my daughter’s basketball team.

Q: Why did Northwest spark your interest? What was your first impression of the school and its students?

A: The notoriety of Northwest Lacrosse, their winning tradition. I also know a lot of the boys from various camps, clinics and club teams and wanted the opportunity to coach them at the high school level.

Q: Is there one aspect of lacrosse that you emphasize in your coaching the most?

A: Always go 110%, but when things don’t go your way, adjust. Mistakes will happen, nobody is perfect. It’s how you recover from your mistakes that show who you truly are, but in the end and most importantly, have fun!

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