Darcy Richter - Assistant CoachUpdated Thursday August 25, 2016 by Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse.
Assistant Coach – High School Varsity
Darcy Richter is an Assistant Coach for the Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse High School Varsity team. Darcy joined the Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse coaching staff in the Fall of 2016.
Darcy has more than 26 years of lacrosse experience as a player and coach in both field and box lacrosse. Raised in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada, Darcy grew up playing both lacrosse and hockey. He began playing box lacrosse in Windsor, Ontario, Canada at the age of 7 and played on various select box lacrosse teams. Darcy was awarded the Most Valuable Player in his division as well as the Most Valuable Forward. After moving to Kincardine, Darcy played on a select travel lacrosse team founded and organized by his father. At the age of 16, Darcy was invited to play for the Elora Mohawks, a Junior “A” lacrosse team in southern Ontario, Canada. In college, Darcy played for the Toronto Beaches Field Lacrosse Club. As a member of the Toronto Beaches, the team played teams throughout the state of New York.
Darcy has coached lacrosse and hockey. He began coaching youth hockey in 1995 in Canada. Darcy then moved to North Texas, where he continued his coaching career. He coached youth hockey at Plano (2000-2002) and high school hockey at McKinney (2003-2007).
Darcy has coached lacrosse at several area programs, including Plano West (Varsity and Junior Varsity Assistant Coach), Plano East (Varsity, Junior Varsity and 7th/8th Head Coach), Plano (Varsity and Junior Varsity Assistant Coach and 7th/8th Head Coach), McKinney (Varsity and Junior Varsity Assistant Coach), and Greenhill (Varsity and Junior Varsity Assistant Coach).
In addition to coaching, Darcy is a trainer and owner of Quick Stix. Darcy’s true passion is teaching players the “nuts and bolts” of using their lacrosse stick so that they can reach exemplary levels of lacrosse. Darcy believes in teaching players to move the ball quickly, more accurately, and in confined spaces while improving the player’s overall stick skills and confidence when out on the field. Darcy has also provided private and semi-private lacrosse lessons to youth and high school players over the years.