Categories: clam_chatter Date: Sep 3, 2013 Title: Clams Oct. box lax sessions to be led by the bestUS World Team Captain and long-time Coach Randy Fraser to direct Clam box lacrosse sessions
The Top Gun Fighting Clams program is thrilled to annouce the hiring of former US World Team Captain Randy Fraser as the Director of our fall box lacrosse training sessions. With over 30 years of lacrosse experience, Randy has played and coached at the highest levels of the indoor game. With the recent college and pro outdoor game seeing a significant increase in its "Canadian" influence, we felt propelled to work some box training into our fall Clam training. With Coach Fraser on board, we are confident that our box lacrosse sessions will give our Clams invaluable experience learning the box game. The indoor skills they develop will help our Clams become more multi-faceted, and ultimately more effective. Said Coach Walker, "one cannot deny the increasing influence of box lacrosse in the college and pro levels, and we wanted to take steps in the Clam program to embrace this additional training tool to make our player's skill sets even more complete".
Below is a quick biography of Coach Fraser's accomplishments:
Known for his leadership, passion and intensity both on and off the field, Randy Fraser is a true ambassador for the game of lacrosse. With over 30 years of field and box experience, Fraser’s ability to recognize talent and build teams places him amongst the game’s best youth, elite, college and professional coaches in the world.
After a successful career at Springfield College (1986-1990), Fraser established himself as one of the most dominant American box lacrosse players in the country. He amassed over 200 career points in 81 games throughout 13 seasons in the NLL with the Boston Blazers (1991-1997), New York Saints (1998-1999) and Buffalo Bandits (2001-2004). He was also Captain of Team USA (2003), scoring one goal and dishing ten assists at the World Games in Canada, ultimately leading the Team to a Bronze Medal.
Fraser began his coaching career as Assistant Coach for both Dean and American International colleges, and also as Defensive Coach for his alma mater, where he helped lead the Pride to the Division II National Championship in 1994. Professionally, he has enjoyed tenures as Assistant Coach for the Boston Cannons (2006), New York Titans (2006) Boston Blazers (2007-2011) and Team USA (2007 and 2011).
Since 1990, Fraser has been deeply committed to coaching youth lacrosse and elite teams – his lifetime of experience and passion for the game allows him to continue to offer exceptional clinics, camps and private instruction to players of all abilities throughout New England. His passion for the game also affords him the luxury of remaining an active, impactful player in elite adult leagues and summer tournaments around the country.
Fraser hails from Long Island, New York, currently resides in Marlborough, Massachusetts and works in sales and product development for Gait Lacrosse.