Coach Nes Geffrard –We love Lacrosse! | Irvine Moms

Nes Geffrard

 US Lacrosse Board of Diversity & Inclusion  

Photo Credit: Irina Popa

For a long time, I lived with my uncle in Bedstuy Brooklyn. Football was the sport I obsessed over. Later, I went to live with my grandmother on Long Island in 2008. That same year, I was exposed to lacrosse and committed myself to playing college. It wasn’t an easy road. I went to Nassau Community College and graduated in 2014. I transferred to the The University at Albany and finished my bachelors in 2016. I spent most of my time hanging out and playing lacrosse with my best friends.

My big life goal is to play professional box lacrosse. I recently participated in a NLL (National Lacrosse League) combine in San Diego. I am constantly working to improve my game so my dream can become a reality. As a player working to my goal, I also want to help the next generation reach their individual and team goals as well. This generation of scholar lacrosse players will have the opportunity for more university options and scholarships than ever before.

In 2022, I am competing in the FIL International World Lacrosse games for Haiti’s Men’s Lacrosse Team. I look forward to being the first Haitian team to compete in the World Games. I wanted to reconnect with my roots. I will be going to Haiti to teach lacrosse to young adults in the near future. It gives me a chance to learn more about my heritage.

Coaching high school lacrosse is a rewarding and fun experience. I get up every morning with a smile on my face when I go to work. I don’t consider coaching a job. People spend most of their lives trying to figure out what they love to do, I was lucky to find it in my 20’s. It isn’t the highest paying job, but I love it. I am lucky enough coach a talented group of competitive young men on my team. My job isn’t only to train lacrosse players, but to reinforce leadership characteristics and ethical standards necessary to success.  

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