Marist High School Athletic Director Eric Simpson announced recently that José Colón will take over as head coach of the school's girls' lacrosse program.
Colón's career began at Jamaica High School in Queens, NY, where he was named team captain, most valuable player (MVP), and was New York City's first high school All-American lacrosse player, earning him athlete of the year honors from his high school. Coach Colón was fortunate to also play in the Empire Estate Games and was named to the North/South All-American team his senior year.
He later led Farmingdale Community College to a national championship. He was team MVP and received All-American honors and was named to the all-tournament team. Coach Colón continued his college lacrosse career at the University of Massachusetts.
Coach Colón has been an assistant coach at St. Ignatius College Prep and Brother Rice High School. At the latter he was named Illinois High School Assistant Coach of the Year and was the inaugural inductee into its lacrosse hall of fame. He has also coached youth programs at elite universities such as the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University. He recently led the eighth grade Beverly Lacrosse team to its first Southland League Championship.
Colón takes over an accomplished program at Marist. The team finished 10-6 last year and advanced to the sectional in the IHSA's inaugural playoffs.
Coach Colón is looking to hire an assistant coach. Get details here.