A six-time national champion in college club lacrosse has been hired as the Rocky Mountain High School boys lacrosse coach.
Alex Smith, who won three national titles as a player at CSU, has been handed the reins of the lone boys lacrosse team in Poudre School District.
He replaces Marty Schriefer, who led the team for the last two seasons.
Smith, 36, graduated from Colorado State University in 2003 after winning three MCLA club national titles. He played for the Denver Outlaws from 2006-10. He has won one national title as an assistant and two as the head coach at CSU. In 2010 and 2013 he was named the MCLA National Coach of the Year.
“It’s a really good, passionate group of players and parents. I think it’s going to be a really good fit. I’m looking forward to it,” Smith said. “I don’t know exactly what the rest of 5A lacrosse looks like, but it’s hard for me to see this team and not see them be a pretty dangerous team.”
The squad is a district team made up from Fort Collins’ high schools. Until this season, it has been known as the Fort Collins Unified Vipers and hosted at Fossil Ridge. PSD moved the team to Rocky Mountain last year and it will play under the Lobos name and school colors.
Rocky Mountain is also the host to PSD’s first girls lacrosse team. Both boys and girls lacrosse are spring sports.
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