Skyline has a new head coach for its boys lacrosse team entering the 2014 season and he is hoping a state title pedigree on two coasts can help the Spartans climb the ranks of Washington’s elite.
Sam Hutson comes to the Plateau from Nathan Hale, where he was an assistant with a Raiders program that won its first state championship last year in Division II.
“Lacrosse has a very bright future at Skyline High School,” Hutson said to US Lacrosse Washington. “I’m extremely excited about this opportunity.”
Before his time at Nathan Hale, Hutson was a club team player at the University of South Carolina and a state championship winner with Loyola Blakefield in Maryland.
He took a trip during the summer to Jamaica with a nonprofit called Fields of Growth focused on using lacrosse as a teaching tool for outreach and social change. During his time there, Hutson helped field a U19 team.
He takes over a Skyline team that made a trip to the opening round of the Division I state tournament last year, its ninth straight time at state.