The Return of Coach Rance BrysonUpdated Thursday August 3, 2017 by Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse.
Lovejoy Lacrosse is excited to announce the return and hiring of Coach Rance Bryson. After taking a year off for the opportunity to coach his son at McKinney, Coach Bryson is back and part of the Lovejoy Lacrosse family. Coach Bryson will be a part of the 7th/8th grade team coaching staff. Rance first joined the Lovejoy Lacrosse program in the Spring of 2014, where he led the 7th/8th grade team to back-to-back appearances in the DFW Youth Lacrosse League Championship game and winning the DII Championship in 2016.
Rance has more than 18 years of lacrosse experience as a player and coach. Rance is a native Texan and grew up in Richardson. In high school, Rance was a two sport athlete in football and track. During the 1982-1983 season, Rance received All-State defensive and offensive honors. Rance was a Top 25 recruit as a linebacker and accepted an athletic scholarship to play football at TCU. Following a back injury his sophomore year, Rance took a medical hardship and stopped playing football.
Rance then joined the TCU men’s lacrosse club team during his junior year, where he was a starting Midfielder and Attackman. During his senior year, Rance received All-Conference honors as a Midfielder. Rance began his lacrosse coaching career while attending Baylor Law School. From 1990 to 1993, Rance was the Head Coach of the Baylor Bears men’s lacrosse club team and coached the team to the conference semi-finals both years.
In addition to coaching, Rance continued to play lacrosse in various men's leagues. From 1987-1989, Rance played for the Dallas Hooters Lacrosse Club. From 1994-1997, Rance played for the North Dallas Lacrosse Club as both a Midfielder and Attackman. Rance also played in men’s lacrosse tournaments around the country, including New Orleans, Vail, and Atlanta.