US Hall of famer John Tucker named Head of Men’s Performance

English Lacrosse is delighted to announce the appointment of John Tucker as Head of Men’s Performance.

John has been appointed to oversee all men’s squads, assisting with the leadership, planning and coaching for Team England.ph-tt-A-tucker-lutheran

His initial focus for the role will be in working with the Men’s senior squad as they prepare for the upcoming 2018 Men’s World Championships while also operating on a wider remit to enhance the development of English coaches through our coach education system.

Tucker, inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2016, is a three-time World Champion, winning gold for USA in 1986, 90 and 94, twice as captain and twice named on the All-World team. He also won the NCAA Championship with Johns Hopkins in 1984 and two NLL titles with Philadelphia Wings in 1989 & 90.

As a coach, John also has decades of experience, with Head Coach roles at a number of MLL sides including LA Riptide, Chesapeake Bayhawks and Boston Cannons, where he is currently Assistant Coach.

Speaking about his appointment, Jane Powell, English Lacrosse National Talent Development Manager, commented: “This appointment is a real coup for English Lacrosse as John brings to the organisation decades of world-level experience as both a player and coach.

“He has agreed to take up this role on a voluntary basis and is fully committed to the long-term development of the national team squads, working with current and potential future  coaching staff to create a strong platform for success.

“John’s record in the game speaks for itself; I look forward to working together and am confident he will be a valuable asset to the Men’s programme.”