By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 5/16/13
Charlotte County Day School (N.C.) coach Brad Touma recently earned his 400th career victory – and he says many others should share in the accomplishment.
“We have been blessed to have a long standing coaching staff including defensive coach Art Hoffman, who has been a part of the team for 24 years; and offensive coordinator Chase Monroe who has been a part for 19 years,” said Touma. “We have also been blessed to attract quality student athletes over the years.
“Also we have great facilities and a tremendous alumni base that supports and follows the progress of the team.”
Touma achieved the mark on May 7 when his Bucs defeated Cannon School, 12-9.
Touma was brought to Charlotte Country Day in 198 by the school’s first coach, Gene Reilly, who coached Touma at Detroit Country Day School and started the program in 1987.
Other memories for Touma:
Question: How do you look back on the great success of your career and the program?
Touma: “It has been a pleasure and honor to help build a long lasting program and a quality independent school like Charlotte Country Day,” Touma said. “It has also been exciting to watch the explosion of the game in the Carolinas and to have been a part of the early growth.”
Question: Why have you enjoyed coaching at Charlotte Country Day for so long?
Touma: “The great student athletes and wonderful families that have been a part and continue to be a part of the program. We have had dozens of siblings and cousins who have come through the program. These past two years it has been special to coach my son Carter, who is a senior defenseman.”
Question: What was one of the biggest or most memorable wins?
Touma: “Certainly winning four straight state championships was memorable. Also beating Boys’ Latin in 1998 was very memorable.”
Touma has compiled a record of 401-139 while guiding the Bucs to nine state titles (1995, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2008-2011) and 17 conference titles. His teams have made 20 appearances in the state championship game. During his tenure at Country Day, Touma has coached 16 high school All-Americans and 141 All-State selections.
Touma played his college lacrosse at Denison University, where he was a midfielder. He was elected to the US Lacrosse North Carolina Hall of Fame in 2008. He is currently an assistant coach with the MLL Charlotte Hounds.