By Jameelah Ahmed
DURANT – Durant Lacrosse, run and coached by founder Mike Delloro the past four years, is taking a big step toward becoming a varsity sport at Durant High School by hiring a new head coach.
Jacob Juneau is the head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Durant High School and has now taken up coaching lacrosse. Juneau has also chosen to sponsor the team to help it become a club in the school.
This lacrosse season will begin with the 28-year-old Juneau as head coach and Delloro as his assistant. It is the first change in coaching staff since the team was started four years ago. Multiple Durant Lacrosse members who have been playing for the four years have commented on the coaching change as ‘different’ and ‘exciting.’
After the first practice with Juneau in charge last night, many players began to enjoy Juneau’s coaching style saying it was a ‘new change.’ Juneau also seemed to enjoy the practice after he spoke about his passion for lacrosse and how he could never turn down coaching it.
Delloro said he is excited for the change as well.
“The Durant coaching staff has just strengthened to new heights,” Delloro said. “Coach Juneau brings his years of collegiate playing to the table. This solidifies Durant with the most experienced coaching in the state.
“My four years of coaching experience at University of Oklahoma will be a great asset that Coach Juneau and the Durant players will have at its disposal.”
The Durant Lacrosse team has started practice this week, will have a break for Christmas, and then will pick up practice in January. Durant Lacrosse has its sights
set to improve on its 13-4 record from 2017.