Randy Fraser has spent his entire life coaching and playing lacrosse, but after a short stint with the Junior U.S.A. National Box Lacrosse team this summer, he felt it was time to return to the collegiate level as a head coach.
“(Being the head coach of the Junior U.S.A. National Box Lacrosse team) really rose my level of confidence and my ability to be the top-guy and leader to steer the ship,” said Fraser.
“I really think we did a good job with the team this past summer, we got great feedback from the players and parents, which was very positive and so that really drove me to pursue a head coaching position (at the collegiate level).”
Fraser accepted the head coaching position – his first collegiate head coaching job – with the Regis College men’s lacrosse team, a member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) earlier this month. Fraser becomes the program’s third head coach and will look to continue the team’s success from the past two seasons, which featured a pair of postseason appearances in the conference and Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournaments.
No stranger to collegiate lacrosse, Fraser played for Springfield College before accepting assistant positions with American International College (AIC), Nichols College and Dean College. He has also coached high school lacrosse at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Massachusetts, while competing at the professional level in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) with the Boston Blazers, New York Saints and Buffalo Bandits. In 2003, he captained Team U.S.A. to a Bronze Medal at the World Games in Canada, finishing the tournament with 10 assists and one goal.
“I was looking for a certain balance (in a head coaching position) and the Division III, small college level really fit that balance of what I was looking for,” said Fraser.
“My aspirations (for this role) is to coach a winning program and strong program, and I feel like we have that here at Regis.”