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
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.”