After 28 years as the head coach at Haveford (Pa.) John Nostrant will be leaving the program to take over as the head coach at Gilman (Md.). Nostrant is expected to be announced as the next Gilman coach later this week. He will finish the season with Haveford as they are currently ranked 11th in the country by Inside Lacrosse.
It was announced earlier this year that this season would be Nostrant’s last at Haveford, and former Haveford College coach Brendan Dawson would be his successor.
Nostrant has put the Haveford program on the map while becoming one of the most decorated high school lacrosse coaches in the country over the past 28 years. Nostrant has led the Fords to 489 wins, 14 Inter-Ac titles. He also led the Fords to two undefeated seasons in 2011 and 2015. He has also coached and developed numerous Under Armour All-Americans.
At Gilman, Nostrant will take over for Brooks Matthews who announced back in the fall that this would be his last season at Gilman after 15 seasons. Matthews led Gilman to MIAA ‘A’ Conference titles in 2009 and 2011 as a head coach and was an assistant when Gilman won titles in 1998 and 2000.
Nostrant will be walking into a program that has no shortage of talent with juniors such as defenseman Jack Stuzin who is currently ranked as the number three junior in the country and committed to Yale. Denver commit Sam King and Syracuse commit Jack Witherspoon are just two of plenty high level players that Nostrant will be able to work with at Gilman.