HS lacrosse coach named National Coach of the Year

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Congratulations to Northport High School varsity lacrosse coach Carol Rainson-Rose who was recently selected as one of 23 high school coaches from across the country as a 2019 National Coach of the Year.

The National Federation of State High School Coaches Association has been recognizing coaches through the awards program since 1982 and selects individuals based on the coaches records, affiliation with coaching and other professional organizations, community involvement and coaching philosophy.

Coach Rainson-Rose brought lacrosse to the high school back in 1990 and has been coaching the Tigers for 31 years. Having played the game herself both in high school and in college, she said that she wanted to share that passion with others.

“It’s my little dynasty, “she said. “To be able to teach young women the game that I love so that they can take their game to the next level and just have some fun.”

This year, the Tigers won their second state championship, ending their season with a 21-1 record. The team’s next season will start in March and run through the end of June.

“Carol has certainly made her mark as an educator and coach. Her commitment and passion for girl’s lacrosse, along with her incredible work ethic and love for her student athletes made her an excellent choice for NFHS Coach of the Year,” District Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Mark Dantuono said. “Northport High School athletics has been fortunate to have her.”