BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse has hired Billy Hook as the director of programs. Hook joins the staff on Monday, May 2, and will report to the Managing Director of Sport Development, Joshua Christian.
Hook will head the programs division of the sport development department. His responsibilities include directing the development, implementation and evolution of programs including: grass-roots initiatives, team resources, national standards, diversification, best practices and systematic game development in underserved areas.
"Billy’s passion and experience in lacrosse program development and knowledge of grass-roots resource implementation makes him the perfect fit for the position," Christian said. "In addition, his understanding of US Lacrosse’s goals, strategies and challenges will make him a very effective leader over a truly mission-critical area of our operations."
Originally from Annapolis, Md., Hook comes to US Lacrosse from Greensboro, N.C., where he served the past 15 years as the director of coaching and development for the Triad Youth Lacrosse Association and president of Hook Hardwoods, LLC, a hardwood specialty corporation. Additionally, he founded the Greensboro LaxFest in 2000 and, since then, has taken on the role of director.
A high school lacrosse player at Calvert Hall (Md.), he went on to play at Villanova University (1976-1980). Still an active coach, Hook was named the US Lacrosse North Carolina Man of the Year in 2003; was the US Lacrosse Outstanding Contribution to the Game award winner in 2005; and was inducted into the Villanova University Athletic (2001) and US Lacrosse North Carolina Chapter (2008) halls of fame.
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