BALTIMORE, MD – (December 1, 2014) – The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland (Boys’ Latin) announced today that Brian Farrell, Class of 2006, will take over as Head Coach of its varsity lacrosse team at the commencement of the Lakers’ 2015-2016 lacrosse season.
Upon the retirement announcement of fabled Boys’ Latin Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach Bob Shriver earlier this year (June 2014), Boys’ Latin conducted an exhaustive, national recruiting search. From a candidate pool that included dozens of exemplary candidates including high school, collegiate and professional coaches, Brian Farrell quickly emerged as the unanimous choice to lead the lacrosse program upon Coach Shriver’s retirement.
“Brian Farrell has the experience both of lacrosse and as a person to be tremendously successful in leading our program,” states Christopher Post, Headmaster of Boys’ Latin. “Brian is an incredibly humble and hard-working person, who values athletics as a classroom for the life lessons that it teaches. In Brian, we have found someone who has not just performed at the highest levels, who is a teacher of the game and who has the potential to grow with our School, our students and the program. We couldn’t be more excited.”
“As a graduate of Boys’ Latin (2006) and the University of Maryland (2011), Farrell’s list of accomplishments in the lacrosse arena, as well as football and basketball, are unparalleled,” stated current Coach Bob Shriver. “Additionally, Brian has an uncanny ability to display the most creative approach to playing and winning the game. Brian has been a terrific lacrosse, football, and basketball player his entire life, having come from a family of accomplished sportsmen.”
Farrell’s father, Mike Farrell, a National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee and University of Maryland Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, has served as Farrell’s role model, as evidenced by Brian Farrell’s accomplishments as a player during his Boys’ Latin tenure, including: United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American Lacrosse player; Team Captain in football, basketball and lacrosse; and Towson Athlete of the Year.
Farrell’s University of Maryland Men’s Lacrosse tenure showcased him as a member of the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team;,two – time member of Student Athletic Advisory Council, two -time Team Captain, two-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American, three- time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American, Atlantic Coastal Conference tournament Champion and Charles P. McCormick Award for the Baltimore area athlete who contributed the most to athletics at the University of Maryland.
“Following a legendary four years as a top defenseman for the University of Maryland’s lacrosse team, Farrell played for some of lacrosse’s greatest coaching minds in Dave Cottle and John Tillman. Brian then returned to coach for the University of Maryland and Tillman,” states Coach Shriver. “Currently, Farrell serves as Salisbury School’s (Salisbury, CT) Assistant Lacrosse Coach and Defensive Coordinator under the tutelage of nationally renown Bobby Wynne, one of the best coaches in the history of U.S. lacrosse.”
“The retirement of Coach Shriver, Boys’ Latin’s Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach for over 36 years is bittersweet,“ states Christopher Post. “We are forever grateful for the contributions that he’s made to the Boys’ Latin community, including his invaluable assistance in the search for our next Head Coach. In bringing Brian Farrell into the Boys’ Latin community, we are confident that we have the absolute best coach to continue the legacy of Coach Shriver.”
“It‘s a great honor to have been chosen as the next Head Coach of the Boys’ Latin lacrosse program,” states Brian Farrell. “To coach the sport I love at my alma mater is a dream come true. Boys’ Latin is a top tier school with a fine history of success in lacrosse and especially in building outstanding young men of character. I am committed to continuing the proud traditions that Boys’ Latin has established over many years. I am humbled by the trust placed in me, and I’d like to thank the Headmaster and the rest of the search committee for giving me this opportunity.”
About Boys’ Latin School
Boys’ Latin is the only exclusively boys’ K-12 education in Maryland, and it’s the state’s oldest, non-sectarian school for boys. BL’s talented faculty and staff are recognized for their expertise in learning for boys, and they are respected as teachers, advisors, mentors, coaches and often life-long friends. Our motto – Esse quam videri (to be rather than to seem) sets a standard of authenticity and humility to which all members of our community aspire. Students have challenging goals with rigorous college-preparatory course work including 39 honors and 12 AP courses plus two post-AP (college-level) math courses, plus a wide array of arts and activities. The campus is 41-acres in Roland Park with state-of-the art classrooms, three libraries, dedicated visual and performing arts centers and outstanding athletic facilities. BL graduates go on to attend some of the nation’s top colleges and universities such as Yale, Princeton and Johns Hopkins or specialty schools such as Berklee College of Music or the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. BL alumni have gone on to be Pulitzer Prize winners and successful entrepreneurs, Rhodes Scholars and firefighters, philanthropists and cartoonists plus more. For more information, please visit www.boyslatinmd.com.