Bruce Oswald

Coach Oz began playing lacrosse in 1969 in the youth programs of suburban Philadelphia. He graduated from Abington HS in 1978 and was named an All-American midfielder, playing in two state championship games. He then was a four-year starter at Division I Drexel University in Philly, where he played mostly attack. He moved to Atlanta in 1986 and played for the Atlanta Lacrosse club from ’86-’95. In 1996 he began coaching and has coached in various youth programs such as Atlanta Youth, Bagataway, East Cobb Lacrosse and currently the Pope HS Jr program. He has been a board member of the Pope Junior program and was the coach of the Pope Jr Select team. Oz and his wife, Kathleen, created the Andrew Oswald Memorial Fund in 2006 after the death of their son, Andrew, a standout Pope HS (’04) attackman who passed away after a one-car accident in 2005. Their fund supports helping teens make better choices and safe driving events using lacrosse as its fundraising vehicle. To date, the Andrew Oswald Memorial Fund has provided scholarships to 12 Atlanta lacrosse players who have gone on to play lacrosse in college.