Lacrosse All Stars Network
Marty Ward, D2 Lacrosse, Iroquois Nation
Episode 23 is another great one as we talk with Florida Southern Head Coach Marty Ward. Marty is one of the best and most thoughtful coaches in the game, and he speaks with us about growing up off the reservation, having lacrosse be a major link to his heritage and culture. He also talks about how COVID has affected his scheduling and practice planning this year. He also gives us some hints as to what players within the Iroquois program are primed to make waves in college this year.
WOW… We started this podcast in July as a hobby, without a guest or any plans to bring guests on right away. Fast forward 4 months and we’re at episode 22, we’ve had incredible guests, and today is a very special one for both of us. It’s no coincidence that on episode 22 we brought in a Syracuse legend, and while he never wore 22 he’s certainly harassed a bunch of them in his day, Ric Beardsley.
Ric has countless accolades to his name, he was a 4x All-American 2x National Champion at Syracuse, is currently the head coach at CBA (an elite boy’s high school program in upstate New York), a master clinician, and he recently became an assistant coach for ATLAS LC of the PLL.
Talking with Coach Ric was one of easiest and most enlightening experiences I’ve had in my lacrosse life, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Next week we will have another two episode drop, Wednesday we will have Greg from ECD and Friday we welcome the legendary Mark Millon. Both episodes are sure to be full of great info, stories, and experiences.