B'ville native given prestigious honor at Philly school

Baldiwnsville native John Nostrant, a long-time teacher and coach at the Haverford School near Philadelphia, has been honored with the 2010 Michael F. Mayock Distinguished Teacher-Coach Award.

Nostrant has been the head coach of lacrosse at Haverford since 1991, and is also the athletic director and has taught fourth grade, earning a large amount of respect around the Philadelphia area for his work.

During his coaching tenure, Nostrant has won more than 300 games, two Pennsylvania state championships and 10 conference titles. Many times, Haverford has finished the season in the national top 25.

Not only that, but Nostrant's players at Haverford have included 28 All-Americans and have gone to all the elite college programs in the country at Division I, II and III, including Syracuse, Duke, Virginia, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Navy and Villanova.

In 2008, Nostrant coached the United States Under-19 team to a gold medal at the Lacrosse World Games in Canada. He has also coached at the professional level with the Philadelphia Wings and Philadelphia Barrage in Major League Lacrosse.

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