By Michael Reid (SoMdNews.com Staff Writer)
They’ve helped their lacrosse teams win as high school players and as college players.
Now, brothers Jonathan and Andrew Athens are hoping to help their college teams win while serving as assistant coaches.
Andrew Athens was recently named as the first assistant coach of Furman University (S.C.), which will be fielding a lacrosse team for the first time in 2014.
“It’s a lot of fun, dude, and I’m having a great time and definitely enjoying it,” said Andrew, who graduated from Northern High School in 2005. “Starting a program is pretty interesting and a lot of hard work, but it’s going well. It’s going really well.”
In late August, Jonathan Athens landed a job as an assistant coach with Georgia’s Shorter University.
“It’s pretty awesome,” said Jonathan, a four-year varsity goalie who graduated from Northern High in 2007. “It’s pretty cool I’m able to stick around lacrosse and keep that going.”
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