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Head Coach John Laden, Owner, We & Us Lacrosse, Summer Coach

Coach Laden enters his 7th season as Head Coach of Boy’s Lacrosse Program at West Forsyth High School.  In 2017, the program made the State Playoff for the first time in program history, and advanced all the way to the Elite Eight. In 2018, they made another State Playoff appearance. Coach Laden is a native of Long Island, NY and a graduate of Chaminade High School. He received his Bachelor Degree from C.W. Post and his Master’s Degree from Adelphi University. Laden has coached lacrosse for over 30 years at the high school, college, and international levels. He and his wife Renee, live in Cumming with their children Colby and Ella.

  • Played lacrosse at Chaminade High School and was an All Long Island midfielder his senior year
  • Played at UMASS 1983 – 1985
  • Head Coach Chaminade High School, Mineola, New York, Freshmen team, compiled record of 21-2
  • Coached at Chaminade High School, Mineola, New York, as Offensive Coordinator on the Varsity team
  • Coached 5 All Americans during his tenure at Chaminade High School
  • Long Island High School Champions 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2005
  • Associate Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York  b
  • Coached over 40 College All Americans, as well as two Division 2 Player of the Year at Adelphi
  • NCAA Division 2 National Champions 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001
  • NCAA Division 2 Runner Up 1996, 1997
  • Bulgarian Men’s Lacrosse National Team; recognized as Coach of the Sofia Cup and a Third place finish
  • WFHS Boy’s Lacrosse Head Coach 2012- present
  • 2017 Elite Eight finish in State Tournament
  • 2018 State Playoff Appearance
  • 2018 coached school’s first two All State players
  • 2017 Forsyth County Coach of the Year
  • 2017 West Forsyth High School Coach of the Year
  • 2018 Positive Athlete Coach of the Year
  • 2018 Finalist Georgia Head Coach of the Year
  • Career record at West Forsyth High School 66 - 42