Hoban announces new tennis and girls lacrosse coaches

Hoban is pleased to announce the hiring of three coaches for the spring athletic season.

Terry Slay will be the head coach of both the boys and girls tennis programs. Slay was a sectional champion and two-time district qualifier at the former Ashtabula High School (now Lakeside High School). He went on to play #1 singles and #1 doubles at Walsh University, where he was named all-district in 1986 and 1989, and was an NAIA National Scholar Athlete in 1989. 

“I am very excited, humbled, and honored to be a part of the Hoban family,” Slay said. “We will strive to represent Hoban in the most professional manner, build future leaders, and build a culture where kids will make lifelong friendships. We want to eventually compete at the state level and make Hoban a preferred destination for high school tennis.”

The girls lacrosse program will be led by co-head coaches Emma Beck and Gaige Barrett. Beck was a lacrosse player at Copley High School and currently plays club lacrosse at Kent State University. Barrett teaches mathematics at Hoban and is the Ski Club advisor as well.

“I have played lacrosse for years, starting at Copley where I first learned to love the game,” Beck said. “I have helped lead several youth camps, and I hold a leadership position on my club lacrosse team. This will be my first official coaching job, but with the support of our coaching staff and the wonderful Hoban community I feel so excited and very prepared for the season ahead of us.”

“I am excited because I am passionate about lacrosse and I love being able to provide a fun and positive space outside of academia for the girls to enjoy the sport and get to know one another,” Barrett added.

“Hoban athletics is thrilled to welcome Terry, Emma, and Gaige to our department,” Director of Athletics Matt Bing said. “We are very excited for the future of our tennis programs and our girls lacrosse team.”