John Grant, Jr., has stepped down as the offensive coordinator at Johns Hopkins after two seasons with the Blue Jays. Grant announced the news in a message on social media Tuesday afternoon.
“I have decided to pursue other opportunities in the lacrosse world and will be leaving Johns Hopkins University,” Grant, Jr., wrote in the post.
“I am grateful for all the relationships I was able to build with the Hopkins staff and all the past, current, and future Blue Jays. I cannot thank Director of Athletics Jen Baker and Coach Milliman more for this opportunity, and to coaches Jamison Koesterer, Dan Annino, and John Cohen for their support over the last two years.”
Grant joined Peter Milliman’s inaugural staff on May 11th, 2020. During his first season with Hopkins in 2021, Grant helped lead the Blue Jays o a 4-9 record against a conference-only schedule in which they were one of the more improved teams from start to finish. The Blue Jays beat Penn State and then upset Rutgers to advance to the Big Ten championship game where they fell to Maryland, 12-10.
During that 2021 season, Grant headed an offense that saw improvement from season’s start to season’s end. After averaging 10.33 goals per game through the first six games of the season, the Blue Jays averaged 11.85 goals per game during their final seven contests.
In 2022, the Blue Jays went 7-9 and had suffered historic losses to Navy and Delaware. The Hopkins offense ended the season as the 45th-best scoring offense (10.94 goals per game) and sported a team shooting percentage of 26%.
Grant came to Johns Hopkins from Air Force, where he served as the Falcons’ offensive coordinator for two seasons. One of the most reknown players in the sport, Grant had a 17-year career in the NLL and 14-year career in the MLL. He played his college lacrosse at Delaware.
He has also been a staple of Team Canada over the years and also served as a coach during the 2014 World Games.