Pending school board approval, Nate Nelson will return as coach of the Westerville North High School boys lacrosse team and Joe Heighway will take over the girls lacrosse team.

The positions came open because the programs officially become varsity sports in the 2017-18 school year. Since varsity status made the coaches school district employees, the positions had to be made available to all district employees and hired by Westerville City Schools.

Nelson has led the boys team for two seasons. North finished 10-9 this spring.

Heighway moves up after being the j.v. coach for two seasons and replaces Mollie Phythyon, who spent three years leading the program. The Warriors were 4-15 this season.

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