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Conor Conway Selected as Hoover Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach

posted Aug 21, 2015, 2:08 PM by Bill Wittig   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 2:09 PM ]

August 18, 2015 (Hoover, AL) – Hoover Boys Lacrosse is proud to announce that former player and assistant coach Conor Conway has been selected as the new Hoover Bucs head coach. In 2006, Conway was an inaugural member of the Hoover Lacrosse and Bamalax teams. Conway captained the Hoover teams of 2007 and 2008, and in the 2008 season helped lead the Bucs to its first Alabama State Championship. Conway then went on to become a 4-year starter and two-time captain at The University of Alabama MCLA club team, wrapping up his Bama playing career as the 2012 SELC Western division champs. Conway then graduated with a BS degree in Business Management and Marketing, and is currently a Buyer Associate at Ram-Tool and Supply's corporate office in Birmingham. Conway’s coaching resume includes his 2 seasons as assistant coach at Hoover in 2013 and 2014, and he was Varsity Head Coach of Homewood High School this past spring.

From Hoover Lacrosse founder and Coach Chris Cos:

I felt it was important to have a legacy player take over as the head coach.  Although there were many qualified candidates, in the end, Conor's experience of being an original Hoover player combined with his leadership at Alabama and his head coaching experience at Homewood made him the perfect candidate to be Hoover's 3rd head coach. I'm proud of all of our former players and nothing makes me prouder than knowing a part of my passion for the game stuck with a few players that now want to lead young players like I did when we started the Hoover program through our string of 3 state championships


Coach Conor Conway takes over for Patrick Johnson who led the Bucs for the previous 3 seasons and had been involved with the program since 2011. After taking the coaching reins from Chris Cos, Coach Johnson compiled an impressive win total, and in 2013 guided the varsity team to its state-record fourth Alabama Lacrosse Championship. Coach Johnson was married over the summer and has relocated to his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

Next season is right around the corner, and Conway is ready to get started, “First I would like to thank the Homewood community for giving me my first head coaching position.”  The new Hoover coach continued, “I am honored the Hoover Lacrosse Board has given me the opportunity to coach the high school program next spring. I am excited to return to the Hoover program as head coach during its 10th anniversary. My staff and I are looking forward to building upon the success that founder Coach Chris Cos and Coach Patrick Johnson have established.”  

About Hoover Boys Lacrosse

Hoover Boys Lacrosse was founded and first coached by Chris Cos in 2006. Under Cos’ leadership the team quickly rose to compete at a high level – winning three straight Alabama State Championships in 2008, 2009, 2010, and then adding their fourth in 2013. Hoover Lacrosse has fielded 3 US Lacrosse All Americans, and had over 30 players go on to play in college (DI, DII, DIII & club). Hoover Boys Lacrosse is part of the Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Association can be found online at or on twitter @hooverboyslax.