Rick Sowell - Connecting with Players, Different Coaching Styles, and Tough Decisions

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Today on the show we have Navy Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach, Rick Sowell. Coach Sowell is graduate of Washington College where he was a two time All-American and National Midfielder of the year. During his time there he won two national championships. He started off his coaching career at Washington College as assistant to the 1986 national championship team. He then moved on to become an assistant coach at Georgetown before taking the head coach job at Dartmouth University. HIs final season at Dartmouth, Coach Sowell’s team won their first IVY league championship since 1965. He then moved on to restart the lacrosse program at St. John’s University. After St. John's he took over as head coach at Stony Brook where he was named America East Coach of the year in his final two seasons. Before, taking over as head coach at the Naval Academy. He’s now on his 7th season as head coach at the Naval Academy. He’s helped guide the Midshipmen back to the national spotlight with their eight patriot league title in 2018. Coach and I got a chance to talk about a lot of different things like connecting with players, learning different coaching styles, one of his models for tough decisions, injecting fun into practices, and much more.

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