Brian Kelly hired as new Director for FCA Maryland Lacrosse Club
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Brian Kelly joins FCA Lacrosse
BALTIMORE, MD – August 7, 2016 – Brian Kelly, former Johns Hopkins midfielder and current Men’s Head Coach at Goucher College will be taking on a new role as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Maryland Lacrosse Club Director. This role will allow him to continue as Head Coach at Goucher College while making an impact on the Baltimore youth lacrosse community through FCA.
A Baltimore, Maryland native, Kelly played high school lacrosse at Towson High School before playing collegiately at CCBC Essex and then at perennial national powerhouse Johns Hopkins. A midfielder, Kelly was a second-team NJCAA All-American with the Knights in 1991, helping lead CCBC Essex to a NJCAA national championship that year. At Johns Hopkins, the Blue Jays reached the NCAA semifinals in each of his final two seasons at the school (1992 and 1993). Kelly was named an honorable mention All-American midfielder by the USILA in 1993, and he was also the recipient of the Turnbull-Reynolds Award which is given to a player who displays outstanding character and leadership. Brian was recently inducted into the NJCAA Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2015.
As FCA Maryland Club Director, Kelly will be responsible for keeping the program focused on the its purpose: To provide highly dedicated and skilled youth lacrosse players the opportunity to compete at a high level and grow in their relationship with God, while developing Christ-centered leaders in the lacrosse community who maximize their God-given purpose and potential ON and OFF the field.
FCA Lacrosse Director Ryan Horanburg sees opportunities for impact ahead. “As the Director of FCA Lacrosse, I am excited about the growth and expansion of FCA Lacrosse all across the country especially here in Maryland. As a ministry, we are where God graciously allows us to be. We are seeing more and more lives impacted through FCA Lacrosse each day, and it is an incredible vehicle to share the gospel. Our focus of ministering to lacrosse players and coaches is transforming lives, families, and the culture of this sport we all love. I am thrilled to welcome Brian Kelly to our team and excited to impact the Maryland community together.”
The addition of Kelly to the FCA Lacrosse team brings a deep knowledge of the game, strong relationships within the community, and a drive to increase the impact of the rapidly growing FCA Lacrosse program within the Maryland club environment. Brian Kelly anticipates that “having the opportunity to provide youth lacrosse players an environment surrounded by coaches, volunteers, and families who want to develop not only the player but also the heart of a player is an exciting endeavor at this point in my lacrosse career and my personal development as a man of faith.”
Brian Kelly currently resides in Lutherville with his wife, Holly, son, Will, and daughter, Grace. In his spare time, he serves as a Student Ministry Leader at the nearby Church of the Nativity.
For more information about the FCA Maryland Lacrosse Club, please visit www.fcamdlax.com
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has challenged athletes and coaches to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Camps are a time of inspiration and perspiration for athletes and coaches who want to reach their potential through comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training.
FCA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit interdenominational organization promoting positive principles to sports-minded individuals around the globe. FCA is the largest sports ministry in the world. The FCA Lacrosse Ministry is for any athlete, coach, fan or friend of the lacrosse community who loves lacrosse and has an openness or desire to grown in his/her relationship with God. FCA is committed to developing “three-dimensional” athletes and coaches who want to fulfill their potential physically, mentally and spiritually.