Clover High School has hired Jay Hartnett to take over the boys’ lacrosse program.
Hartnett joins after manning the same position the last three years at South Mecklenburg High School, in Charlotte. He led South Meck to its first postseason bid in school history recently.
“I couldn't be more excited about continuing the winning tradition here at Clover,” said Hartnett. “I believe we are only going to continue to grow as a program and stay at the top of South Carolina lacrosse. South Meck played Clover in 2013 and I was blown away by their discipline, culture, and the overall way they conducted themselves throughout the duration of the game. I knew then this was a place with a different view of the sport.”
Hartnett replaces Matthew Lindner, who launched Clover’s boys’ lacrosse program. Lindner stepped down after the 2017 season.
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A native of Cortland, N.Y., Hartnett is a 2012 graduate of SUNY Brockport where he played four years of college lacrosse. Currently he is the physical education teacher at Palisades Park Elementary school, a position that he will continue to hold.
“Coach Hartnett quickly rose to the top of my lacrosse coaching search,” said Clover athletic director Bailey Jackson, “and, after speaking with several area coaches, I knew he would be a great fit in Clover. He has experience as a high school coach, a club coach, and as a player at the collegiate level. I am excited to have Coach Hartnett on staff and look forward to him leading the continued growth of our lacrosse program.”