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Ohio Lax In The News - Vol. 1

March 19, 2016

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Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Names Upper Arlington Native Volunteer Coach

The Ohio State University Men’s Lacrosse team announced on August 25 Upper Arlington native and recent Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Jud Hall as volunteer coach for the upcoming season.  He will be aiding the goalies and assisting with defensive systems.

“We are excited to welcome Jud hall to the coaching staff for the upcoming season,” said OSU Head Coach Nick Myers. “He has grown up in town and is one of the best goalies to ever come out of central Ohio. He is a great compliment to the staff we have in place and understands the special tradition we have here at The Ohio State University.”

Hall joins OSU after a successful lacrosse tenure at OWU, where he was captain for the Battling Bishops during his junior and senior years.  Hall led OWU to two North Coast Athletic Conference championships in 2010 and 2011 when he was captain.  He was also selected to First Team All-League in 2010 and received an honorable mention in 2009.

Hall began playing lacrosse at Upper Arlington High School and was a part of the 2005, 2006, and 2007 state championship teams and was a high school All-American in 2007.

- Courtesy of The Ohio State University Website

Rising Junior at Salesianum School in Delaware Commits to Ohio State

According to, Salesianum School rising junior Sean Giampietro has made a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at the Ohio State University. The First Team All-State midfielder helped his team win the 2011 Delaware State Championship and finished the season with 30 goals and 20 assists.

Upper Arlington and OSU Grad Hired as Wheeling Jesuit Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

Tim Florence, an Upper Arlington native and Ohio State University grad, was named Wheeling Jesuit University’s new head women’s lacrosse coach. 

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Florence played lacrosse at Upper Arlington High School. He earned a bachelor of science in physical education from Ohio State University and a master's degree in business administration at Wheeling Jesuit University.

"I'm excited to have Tim lead our women's lacrosse team, and having worked here in the past, Tim understands our mission and identity," said WJU Director of Athletics Danny Sancomb. "He will develop our young women on and off the field, and in time, will have them competing at a championship level

"My goal is to build a team of true student-athletes, women who are focused both academically and athletically," said Florence.

From 1999-2002, Florence was an assistant coach for Wheeling Jesuit's inaugural men's lacrosse team, creating a strong foundation with head coach Bear Davis.

From Wheeling, Florence accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of Denver (2002-2003) where the Pioneers achieved their first Great Western Conference Championship. The following season, he returned to Wheeling Jesuit as head men's lacrosse coach, finishing with a 7-7 overall record.

Florence spent the next seven years teaching the game of lacrosse to high school and youth players in the San Antonio, Texas area, accepting positions as a middle school dean, registrar and head lacrosse coach at Saint Mary's Hall High School.

After four years, Florence went to Saint Vincent's School in Bedford, Texas as assistant head of school and director of admissions. He spent last year coaching at the Episcopal School of Dallas

-Courtesy of Wheeling Jesuit University Website