SUA Lacrosse Coach Inducted Into Hall of Fame
St. Ursula Academy would like to congratulate Head Lacrosse Coach, Brad Lay on being inducted into the North Coast Chapter U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Coach Lay was recognized on September 15, 2017 at a Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Celebration in Cleveland for his outstanding contributions to the sport of lacrosse.
Coach Brad Lay came to St. Ursula Academy 3 years ago with over 35 years of lacrosse experience both as a player and coach. He played collegiately at nationally ranked Ohio Wesleyan University. After earning his degree in economics, he signed a contract to play for the Melville City Lacrosse Club in Perth, Australia, a member of the West Australian Lacrosse Association. The following year, he signed with league power Wembley Lacrosse Club in Scarborough, Australia, led them to a runner-up finish and received the "Fairest and Best" defense man award. While playing "Down Under", Brad was selected to play for Team USA in a series of exhibitions, with and against, some of the best lacrosse players in the world. He returned to the Northern Hemisphere and continued his playing career in Canada when he signed with the Wallaceburg Lacrosse Club of Ontario. He led Wallaceburg to the Ontario Championship in 1986 and a 2nd place finish in the Canadian National Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1987 where he was named First Team "All Canada "Defense. Brad returned home to Toledo and founded the Glass City Lacrosse Club where he served as club president, player, and coach. In 1990 he began the first high school lacrosse program in Northwest Ohio at St Johns Jesuit. He also started the boys program at Ottawa Hills HS in 2008 and has organized and coached numerous girls programs at OHHS, Tam O Shanter and Pacesetter in Sylvania.
Congratulations, Coach Brad Lay!