Put Me in Coach Interview with Martin Horkan

Put Me in Coach goes beyond the weekly scores of high school and youth sports in the city of Malden and focuses on the coach who drives that group, team or individual. That leader who brings out the best the player has to offer their sport. This month we sit down with Coach Martin “Marty” Horkan of the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Boys Varsity Lacrosse program, or the MVRCS boys LAX coach for short. A little background on lacrosse for those who haven’t had an opportunity to see it. It’s been called the “fastest game on two feet.” It’s an outdoor contact sport played on a field 110 yards long and 60 yards wide. There are two teams composed of 10 players plus a goalie on the field per team. The players wear protective gear consisting of a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, and an athletic protector. There are no leg pads. The stick, or “crosse” is a metal shaft of varying lengths with a head consisting of a woven net. The 5 oz. […]