I recently had a discussion with Jon Torpey, the Mens Head Lacrosse Coach at High Point University. Jon was selected to start the lacrosse program at High Point and the Panthers couldn't have chosen a better candidate as Jon came in and made an impact right away. Within his first 3 seasons the team qualified for the NCAA tournament during 1 of those seasons and was 1 goal short in a second. Jon played his college lacrosse at Ohio State University under Joe Breschi whose Carolina Tar Heals recently won the NCAA DI Mens Lacrosse Championship.
Jon shares his coaching philosophy as it pertains to leadership and team building with us, in particular he shared the following:
Things Jon looks for in players
Does he play hard and does he want to work hard.
What is his demeanor like when there is a questionable call on the field.
Grades, he needs to be a good student.
Character piece. Is this a guy that is going to make us stronger.
What is his family like, does he come from a s