Grant Ament admits that coming back to Haverford School as the team’s new Offensive Coordinator completes a unique circle of growth in his lacrosse career.
“It’s kind of crazy, I’ve come full circle,” said Ament, who was recently named to the post by Fords head coach Brendan Dawson. “I couldn’t turn that down.”
Ament was a high school All-American on Haverford’s 26-0 team as a senior in 2015. The club is considered by some to be one of the best teams in Philly history and among the best on a national scale. Ament then became a First-Team All-American and Tewaaraton Award finalist at Penn State and set an NCAA record for assists in 2019 when he led the Nittany Lions to the Final Four at Lincoln Financial Field.
He could have played one more year at Penn State in 2021, but entered the Premier Lacrosse League draft in 2020 and this year blossomed into an All-Star and MVP candidate for Archers. He was named the PLL Attackman of the Year last week.
Ament, who also is helping train players as co-owner of the Attack Academy, said coaching at Haverford School is special.
“Haverford School is not a typical high school, so being an assistant coach there is a little bigger for me,” said Ament, who led the PLL in scoring this year with 13 goals and 22 assists. “Coach Dawson (an assistant with the PLL Waterdogs) and I started a relationship last year in the bubble.
“We had a few conversations. I have worked with some Haverford guys in the off season and we went to lunch and he offered me the position.”