Andy Lee hired as new Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Coach

Alex Stenman, page editor

Coach Andy Lee is no stranger to the sport of lacrosse. For the last seventeen years, he’s been involved with the sport, either playing or coaching. A graduate of Eastview High School, Lee was named the new Edina High School boys Varsity lacrosse coach in October 2018, after a five year tenure as the coach of Kennedy High School in Bloomington.

Lee says that lacrosse appealed to his low level of patience as a teenager. “I tried it and I just kind of fell in love with how it was played. It was different, it was unique, it was fast-paced, and I really just wanted to dive into it more,” Lee said.

In college, Lee was a member of the University of St. Thomas lacrosse team. In his sophomore year, the St. Thomas Team had an 11-2 record, and Lee made the second team all-conference team at his position. Following his experiences in college, Lee went into coaching varsity lacrosse teams all across Minnesota, working with teams ranging from Irondale High School, Lakeville High School, and his hometown team at Eastview.

“I think what really drives me to be a coach is getting to know each and every player, and being able to understand their goals hopes and help them reach that,” Lee said. “I’m a very relationship-based people person, so on and off the field I just love building relationships with all the players and helping them achieve goals they’ve set.”

Lee was hired as the coach for Edina following a 6-9 season last year, and he hopes to continue the winning tradition the Hornets have experienced in past seasons. “I think I’ll bring a new energy to this team. I get really excited being with players who want to learn and want to strive to be the very best.”

“The availability of the game has really blossomed since when I was a kid, and I’m excited to help these players use lacrosse to achieve goals and build a future,” Lee said.