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Hollander Set to Lead Beetdiggers

Jordan Head Coach Noah Hollander
Jordan Head Coach Noah Hollander
The Jordan High Boys Lacrosse team will be led by a familiar face in 2012. The Beatdiggers have named Noah Hollander as the Head Coach for the upcoming season.
Hollander will replace John Barraco who, according to Hollander, stepped down so he could have more flexibility to watch his daughter who plays for Whitter College in California.
“I was bummed Barraco left. I really enjoyed working with him,” said Hollander.
Hollander hails from Guilford, Connecticut and started playing lacrosse in the 5th grade.
“I fell in love with the sport and played it year round,” said Hollander.
Hollander played for the Hartwick Hawks which is an NCAA D-III school in Oneonta, New York where he was a 4 year starter and a captain his Senior year.
After college, Hollander continued to play lacrosse, joining the Go Fast club team who finished 2nd at the 2005 Vail Shootout in the Elite Division. Other players on the Go Fast team included Paul Rabil, Kyle Barrie and Jesse Swartzman.
Hollander found his way to Utah when Mobile Rider presented itself as a business opportunity and he took it.
“I came out to Utah in 2007,” said Hollander. “I didn’t touch a lacrosse stick for the first two years I was here.”
In 2009, Hollander met Fish Bartlett through a mutual friend who got him into the Utah Lacrosse scene. Shortly after, Hollander joined the Jordan staff as a do-it-all assistant.
“I worked a little bit with everyone,” said Hollander.
Hollander is excited for the upcoming season as the head coach which has brought a few surprises already.
“I trip out on how they make you make your own schedule,” said Hollander. “That was the biggest shock to me so far.”
Hollander will have experienced assistant coaches to help him navigate through the season. Ken Gunderson, who helped start the Jordan lacrosse program, will help on the defensive end while former Jordan player Taylor Price will mind the attack. Ryan Brown, who was the Jordan JV Head Coach last year, will work with the midfield.
“We’ve got a great crew who know a lot about the game,” said Hollander. “If nothing else, they will help maintain order on the sideline.”

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