In a communication to lacrosse families and supporters on June 25, Coach John Nostrant shared the news that the 2018-19 season -- his 28th -- would be his last at The Haverford School. He said:
"I will continue to coach Haverford lacrosse in the upcoming year, and will work to ensure that the new head coach is someone who will uphold the values that are so dear to Haverford, and to me. The team and the program are in great shape.
"As I reflect on my 27 years of coaching lacrosse at Haverford, I feel fortunate. I've enjoyed working with coaches, with admissions, and with the administration to find the right kids ... the kids who love what Haverford has to offer in the classroom and on the playing fields. Athletics is a subset of what life truly is all about: you have to work well with others and collaborate, you have to find your role and adapt, you have to have open lines of communication."
Nostrant has amassed nearly 500 wins. Haverford lacrosse has won 14 Inter-Ac Championships in 27 years, had undefeated national teams in 2011 and 2015, and has beaten every team in the MIAA. Still, Nostrant notes his relationships with his players and families as the most satisfying part of coaching. He says, "... the most satisfying part of coaching is the ongoing connections with our alumni who have gone on to do really wonderful things. Having guys come back to games, come back to coach on the sidelines, email or text after we win big games ... it all reinforces the positive aspects and influences of the program. It has been tremendously impactful for me."