COLUMBUS, Ohio – The college lacrosse world is full of Buckeye alums who have chosen coaching as their professional and livelihood. On Saturday, two of them were on the opposite sideline as Ohio State hosted Lafayette for a preseason scrimmage inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
For the Leopards, head coach Pat Myers, a 2003 Ohio State graduate and the younger brother of Buckeye head coach Nick Myers, is in his fourth season as the head coach of the Leopards. One of his assistant coaches, Jud Hall, is a former Ohio State volunteer assistant coach.
“A lot of memories coming flooding back walking in this place,” Pat Myers said. “You get goosebumps when you think about all the times we grinded in here. Being around such elite athletes and competitors, I think all of us who have gone on to coach have taken something from that and are trying to impart that on the players we’re coaching now. I loved my time at Ohio State and am so proud of what we were able to accomplish.”
Myers was part of the first-ever Ohio State team to make the NCAA Tournament. The 2003 squad finished 9-5 overall and tied for the Great Western Lacrosse League title.
“The way that we did it, with guys who worked hard and were great teammates, gives you blueprint for how it can be done in the future,” Myers said.
Hall, meanwhile, spent four years with the Buckeyes as a volunteer assistant coach and director of player development. He was a four-year standout at Ohio Wesleyan, graduating in 2011.
“What’s cool for me is having worked under both Nick and Pat,” said Hall. “They’ve been so instrumental in my career and I’ve learned so much from both of them. I’m indebted to them. So to be here today and be able to compete with one of them against the other is special.”
Ohio State has another scrimmage slated for next Saturday, Jan. 29, at noon against Marquette when it will welcome to more alums back to campus: Marquette head coach Andrew Stimmel and assistant coach Bo Lori.
Season and Single Game Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Ohio State men’s lacrosse season. Season tickets can be purchased online at http://am.ticketmaster.com/buckeyes/buy while single-game tickets are available at https://www.ticketmaster.com/ohio-state-buckeyes-mens-lacrosse-tickets/artist/954719?brand=osubuckeyes
Tickets will also be available for purchase by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS.
The regular season begins on Saturday, Feb. 5 when Ohio State hosts Detroit Mercy at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. For the full 2022 schedule, CLICK HERE.