Tribe hires new coach, reinstates varsity girl’s lacrosse program

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Lindsey Day was hired as the varsity girls lacrosse coach at Tecumseh High School. Photo by Mickey Alvarado.

Only one season will pass without a girl’s lacrosse program at Tecumseh High School as Athletic Director Casey Randolph announced on Tuesday that the Indians have found an appropriate head coach candidate in Adrian College graduate Lindsey Day.

Last season the Indians’ girls lacrosse program was cancelled due to being unable to locate a qualified coach.

Day was a student teacher during the fall at Patterson Elementary and Tecumseh Middle School and was recently hired as a student assistant at the middle school.

“We’re very fortunate,” said Randolph of the new hire. “She played lacrosse at Adrian College and had a very successful individual career. She has a great knowledge of the game.”

Day hails from Apple Valley Minnesota where she graduated high school.

“I lived there my whole life until I came here to Adrian College,” Day said.

She played varsity ice hockey and lacrosse in high school for four years in each program and was involved in the youth lacrosse programs as well before joining the Bulldogs’ program for four years.

Day played on an elite traveling lacrosse team and was seen by Adrian College staff at a tournament in Chicago.

Her major at Adrian was physical education and she had two minors, in elementary education and health education.

“I’ve been able to experience a lot of great things while at Adrian College,” she said. “I got really lucky to be placed here at Tecumseh for student teaching. I could have been placed anywhere.”

While at Tecumseh she spoke with Randolph and Mike McAran about the open coaching position and said she was interested. They were impressed enough with her application that she was offered the opportunity of joining the Indians.

“It’s really exciting to help her get a jump start on her career but also to reinvigorate our girl’s lacrosse program,” said Randolph. “Right now we’re putting the finishing touches on our girl’s lacrosse season schedule and moving forward. Hopefully, she will take the program to a whole new level.”

Randolph said a meeting for the girls lacrosse program will be scheduled in the near future and he’s confident there is still a lot of interest in the program, especially since having so much success in the past. Several of the Indians former athletes have gone on to play lacrosse at the collegiate level, including Siena Heights University. Tecumseh also had national record setter for goals scored in a season by Autumn McMillin (Indiana Tech) in 2010.

“Being able to have this opportunity is really great for me and I’m excited about it. I’m ready to start coaching,” she said.

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