Alex Gossard, who played boys lacrosse at Hilliard Bradley High School, is returning to coach the program and Courtney Johnson will coach the girls team, pending school board approval.

Gossard graduated in 2012 and went on to play at Wilmington College, where he was a four-time letterwinner. He also was an intern with the Ohio Machine in 2014-15, breaking down film and helping to scout opponents.

“Alex is an alumnus who still has local ties and connections,” athletics director Cort Hamilton said. “Throughout college, he worked with various age groups from youth through high school, focusing on skill development and technical knowledge.”

Under first-year coach Hank Lewandowski this spring, Bradley finished 3-15 overall and sixth (1-5) in the OCC-Cardinal Division behind champion Dublin Jerome (6-0).

Johnson, whose maiden name is Edwards, is a 2009 graduate of Dublin Coffman and was an all-state performer for the Shamrocks. She went on to play club lacrosse at the University of Dayton and is a personal trainer.

She coached the Centerville girls team the past two years, leading the Elks to a 10-6 record this spring after going 5-14 in her first season.

“Courtney has played a lot of lacrosse and has a lot of knowledge and a good skill set,” Hamilton said. “She has a good energy and will work to build a good program.”

Johnson replaces Becky Mottlow, who led the program for its first eight seasons. This spring, the Jaguars finished 4-15 overall and fifth (2-4) in the OCC-Cardinal behind champion Thomas Worthington (6-0).

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