This past Friday, March 10, John Hayden, Dean of Students and Head Coach of the Apex Cougars Men Lacrosse team won his 250th win, at Apex Friendship High School. I sat down and asked him a few questions about his experience with Lacrosse.
Q) “What did you learn about coaching from playing at Rutgers?"
A) “I learned a lot from the coaches in high school/college and players. I have also been coaching for a long time at Apex. I am still learning, but all these experiences have helped me become the coach I am today”
Q) “What would you say your biggest achievement is?”
A) “Winning state championships has always been very special. Playing is very special as well as I won a state championship when I was in high school and had success in college.”
Q)”What did you think of the 250 wins?”
A)”I wasn’t aware. It’s awesome and I look back on all my wins. 250 wins at Apex and 35 at Ravenscroft before I started the program here (at Apex).”
Coach Hayden went onto say that the 250 wins were not just him. “I didn’t do the [wins] by myself. I didn’t score goals, win faceoffs. The players do that. I’ve been very lucky to have a great assistant coaching staff who have been here a good time. We do this as a team.”
250 wins is a large milestone for Coach Hayden and a great accomplishment. We look forward to more wins at the REAL Apex High School. Congratulations Coach Hayden and we, look forward to many more wins!