|Title:||Head Men's Lacrosse Coach / S.A.A.C. Supervisor|
York College head coach Brandon Childs enters his second season at the helm of the Green and White after a successful rookie campaign at York. Childs led the Spartans to a mark of 9-7 and a berth in the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals.
Childs is the fourth coach, but the first full-time coach, in the 13-year history of the program. Childs followed Jim Griffin who was the Spartans' head coach for the previous seven seasons. Childs came to York after being a highly successful head coach at Eastern University.
Childs has had a strong run of success during his coaching career. While at Eastern, he posted an overall record of 28-19 including a 23-9 mark in conference play. Childs led the Eagles to a trio of MAC tournament appearances.
Prior to taking over the Eastern program, Childs was a three-year assistant at Dickinson College where he directed the Red Devil offense. Dickinson went 27-16 over his three years in Carlisle.
Childs began his coaching career after a stellar four-year tenure as a player at Lynchburg College. He concluded his career with 193 points on 91 goals and 102 assists. His 102 assists, still stands as a school record for Lynchburg. He was a USILA All-American as a junior and again as a senior while he was also a Scholar All-American as a senior. Childs was a three-time ODAC All-Conference player for the Hornets.
At the conclusion of his playing career, Childs served as an assistant coach for the Hornet program as he pursued his Masters' Degree in Educational Leadership. He completed his advanced degree in May of 2008.
Childs is thrilled with the potential of the Spartan program.
"I believe we can build a sustained level of excellence," states Childs. "We have changed the culture and the expectations for our players. We will outwork our opponents, playing a fast paced style of lacrosse, working incredibly hard in the classroom, and most importantly the York Lacrosse team will be built upon men with the highest level of character. If we can do this, the wins will take care of themselves."
Childs believes the trademarks of his teams are coming into form as he embarks on his second year leading the program.
"We will have four pillars to our success. Talent, Vision, Commitment, Character. More specifically when people watch the York College Lacrosse team play they will use words like tough, talented, hardworking, and committed to describe our play. When people see the York College lacrosse team off the field they will use words like excellent, compassionate, caring, and hardworking."
In the fall of 2012, Childs assumed the role of York College S.A.A.C Supervisor. He will coordinate and organize York's Student Athlete Advisory Counsel activities throughout the school year including the Spartans' relationship with the York County Special Olympics program.
Childs resides in York with his wife, Annie, and his children, Ellie and Will.