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The Jersey Crosse Report Episode 2: Mainland Regional High School Assistant Coach Tim Hanna

The Jersey Crosse Report heads down to South Jersey for Episode 2 as Safe interviews Mainland Regional High School Assistant Coach Tim Hanna.

2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship - Semifinals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Hello! Welcome back to another episode of The Jersey Crosse Report. In this show we travel down to South Jersey to talk to Mainland Regional High School Assistant Coach Tim Hanna.

Mainland Regional High School is a regional public high school in Linwood, NJ that serves students in Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Mainland competes in the Cape Atlantic League and is considered one of the best high schools in South Jersey. (Full Disclosure: I’m a proud Mainland alum. GO MUSTANGS!)

It was a pleasure talking to Coach Hanna as he’s a very insightful and thoughtful person. We discussed how he got into the game, stepped away from it for a little while, and then returned and got into coaching.

Additionally, coach discussed how he stresses keeping the game in perspective to his players, as that message can something get lost in the increasingly competitive college admissions race for high school students.

Coach Hanna also provided a lot of background on how boys lacrosse went from a regional club lacrosse team in the area into a varsity sport at Mainland all within the last 15 years and how lacrosse has grown in the area in general. Indeed, despite New Jersey’s reputation as a lacrosse hotbed, as recently as 20 years ago, there were only a handful of teams in all of South Jersey.

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