Fork Union Military Academy (FUMA), a leading college preparatory boarding school with an outstanding history in athletics, announced today that it is broadening its athletic offerings with the introduction of a postgraduate lacrosse program. Set to field its first team in the 2024-2025 school year, this exciting addition reflects the Academy's ongoing commitment to the development of outstanding student-athletes across a broad spectrum of athletic programs. The Academy is launching a national search for a head lacrosse coach, seeking a dynamic leader who will instill the values of excellence and sportsmanship for which the Academy is known.
"Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation and we believe this expansion will open new avenues for our students to excel both athletically and academically," said Col. David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.), the President of Fork Union Military Academy. "Our mission has always been to educate, develop, and inspire well-rounded young men who are prepared for college and ready to lead in their chosen fields. The introduction of a postgraduate lacrosse program perfectly aligns with this goal."
Countless Fork Union Military Academy graduates have gone on to compete at the collegiate level, and more than 125 graduates have achieved professional athletic careers. The Academy is confident that the addition of PG Lacrosse will provide another pathway for student-athletes to succeed.
"We are beyond excited to start PG Lacrosse," said John Blake, FUMA's Director of Athletics. "This is an opportunity to expand our athletic footprint and build a program that matches the longstanding excellence of our PG Football and PG Basketball programs."
Fork Union Military Academy invites its community to support and participate in the growth of this new program. More details regarding the PG Lacrosse program and the search for a head coach can be found at https://www.forkunion.com/pg-lacrosse.