We caught up with Clark University Men’s Lacrosse Coach Chris Johnson for a discussion about the Clark University lacrosse program and what he looks for when recruiting student-athletes.
You can find our conversation below.
Thanks to Chris for taking the time to educate those interested in Clark University!
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What are you most excited about with regards to your program?
We currently have the largest graduating class in program history with 15 seniors who are some of the brightest, athletic and competitive guys on our campus.
What jumps out at you when recruiting? What do you look for in a player?
Athleticism, hustle, savvy play (IQ not Flash)
What are your “pet peeves” when recruiting?
Quit when things aren’t going the players way. Talking back to their coach. Palms up!
What is the best way interested student-athletes should get in touch with you?
Direct email, text or phone call. Phone call is the most efficient.
What should student-athletes avoid in their messaging to college coaches?
Make the email short and sweet. Attach highlights, transcript and best way to reach out to you with email and cellphone. Avoid bulk emails and make more direct.
How would you describe your coaching style?
Positive coaching style with the intent of being approachable and fair.
Walk us through your timeline when recruiting a student-athlete?
Get in contact through email or cell phone, invite to campus for first visit to se campus and meet the staff, invite for second to attend a class, meet team and live a day in the life of a Clark Athlete.
What kind of players succeed at your program?
Players who 100% want to be here at Clark and know that this is where they belong. Also individuals who sacrifice for the betterment of the team with personal selflessness.
Tell us about your experience as a college coach?
When I first stated coaching I was more of a players coach and wanted what was best for individual players instead of what was best for the team as a whole. I know have developed a healthy balance between the two and feel confident with my coaching decisions.
Once again, thanks to Chris for his time, and best of luck to Clark University this season!
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