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Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 10.23.12 AMRyan Polley was named the inaugural head men’s lacrosse coach at Boston University on June 21, 2012, and the program has continued to reach new heights in his four seasons at the helm. He is an awesome interview with some great thoughts on practice planning designed to meet the needs of his team,

Polley was named the 2017 Patriot League Coach of the Year after leading the Terriers to their first-ever Patriot League tournament berth. Under Polley’s guidance, the Terriers finished the conference schedule with a 5-3 record and concluded the regular season with a 12-5 mark, setting program records for most wins and fewest losses in a season. BU finished the regular season with a top-15 defense nationally and was ranked or received votes in at least one major national poll each week, rising as high as 15th in the Inside Lacrosse media poll. Polley was also recognized as the New England Division I Coach of the Year.

Polley had previously spent six seasons (2006-12) as an assistant coach at Yale University, heading up the defense for the final four. In 2012, he helped the Bulldogs claim the Ivy League tournament title with convincing wins over perennial powers Cornell and Princeton, earning the program’s first NCAA bid since 1992 in the process. Yale finished the year ranked 11th in the final USILA Division I poll.

Prior to his time at Yale, Polley was the head coach at Merrimack College – his alma mater – for three seasons (2004-06). He capped his tenure with the Warriors by being named the New England Division II Coach of the Year for the second time in three years after his squad finished with a record of 11-5 and a national ranking of eighth at season’s end.

Polley, who graduated magna cum laude from Merrimack in 1999 with a bachelor’s in business administration, currently lives in Watertown, Mass., with his wife, Carolyn and two daughters, Olivia and Quinn.

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In the full podcast for our Premium family, We hear Coach, discuss his pretty serious focus on lacrosse fundamentals, building up a lacrosse practice, Rapid Fire, Riding and Clearing w a 15 second clock and more, it is really interesting stuff, it will make you think,

In the Audio Preview, This is for all Free Members simply log in… … listen to Coach describe the how and why of his Rapid Fire Lacrosse Drill,

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This in his own words, then

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