UPDATE: WHS boys' lacrosse team hires new coach
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
Brett Green knows what his Christmas Vacation is going to be like. He's hoping his family and friends will understand.
Green will be studying all things lacrosse during the winter after being named the new head coach of the boys' lacrosse team at Watauga Thursday. Green replaces Chris Wallace, who was the program's coach for the past four seasons, led the Pioneers to a 6-6 overall record, but a 6-0 record in District 9. Watauga made the state 4-A playoffs for the first time in the program's history, but fell to Reagan in the first round.
Green, who admits to not knowing the intimate details of lacrosse, said he's willing to learn as soon as he can. He is also the receivers coach for the Watauga football team, so he'll have to wait until that season is over before diving completely into his new position.
"I graduated from Watauga (in 2008) and it wasn't a varsity sport back then," Green said. "I think it was a club team. As far as playing it, I don't have a ton of experience outside of playing pickup games. It's something that I've always had an interest in by watching it on T.V., especially college lacrosse."
Green said he will become a student of lacrosse, which is extremely popular in the Northeast and is starting to gain a foothold in the South. Several ACC teams, including Duke, Virginia and North Carolina have outstanding programs, which Green said he would study.
Green, who played football, basketball and golf during his freshman year at Watauga High, is hoping Wallace will also help him learn the game.
"Chris is someone who I will definitely be getting in contact with in the next few months," Green said. "I'm swamped right now with football, but Chris is someone I'll get in contact with."