A lot of parents and players in the Garnet Valley area already know coach Bryan Tingle, but let's shine a spotlight on this coach. This is in no way intended to brag or boast, but rather, an opportunity to share context on why he's serving the community and his passion for the sport of lacrosse.
All of the Jr Jags lacrosse coaches were asked to answer a few questions:
1) Why do you love lacrosse?
It is a great game with a great deal of history as it’s the first American sport played by the Natives, who I’ve had a chance to play with and against. They used the sport as a way to settle wars and still play like it today.
The game is perfect for showcasing athleticism, speed, agility, power, teamwork, creativity, physicality, and strategy. It compliments other sports well and is fast paced, high scoring, and exciting to play and watch.
2) What are your success metrics for the season?
That each team and individual would reach their full potential!
3) What’s your favorite coaching memory / experience with youth lax that you’d like to share?
Taking the 2030 class to their first lacrosse tournament as 3rd graders on Father’s Day was special for me. Being able to share my favorite sport with my family and a community I love as been very rewarding.
extra credit: Kindergarten lacrosse is funny, amazing, and silly all wrapped up in one. I’ve spent 5 various years coaching it and loved every minute haha
If this is your first experience with coach Tingle, you should know that he...
is a graduate of Central Bucks East High School where he played football, basketball, track and lacrosse.
went on to the University of Delaware where he played football, lacrosse, and rugby while apart of the 2003 national championship football Blue Hens.
earned All- American honors in rugby as a senior.
(after college) was a member of the National Championship GMH club lacrosse team while also competing for multiple professional lacrosse rosters including the Philadelphia Barrage, Philadelphia Wings, and New York Titans.
also played for the USA indoor developmental lacrosse team for 4 years.
is currently a health and physical education teacher at Garnet Valley Middle School while also coaching football and lacrosse.
is married to Becky and they have 4 children, ages 11, 9, 7, and 5.