Lacrosse Goalie play and coaching with Coach Billy Daye - LGR Episode 79 | Lax Goalie Rat

Lacrosse Goalie play and coaching with Coach Billy Daye – LGR Episode 79

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Billy Daye grew up playing street hockey on Long Island with Mark Millon. He jumped into the lacrosse goal with a full set of pads on and that’s how his lacrosse goalie career got started.

After a solid high school career, Billy attended the University of North Carolina was an All ACC goaltender and USCLA player of the year. He then played and coached in MLL with the Boston Cannons.

Playing in the 90s Billy was not only the first black goalie he was one of the first black lacrosse players.

BD became the main goalie for North Carolina in the 1992 season.  He helped his team move all the way to the semi-finals where they were beaten by Princeton, University who would later win the tournament.  Throughout his senior season in 1993, Daye was an exceptional goalie.  His performances helped North Carolina advance through the NCAA tournament.

Daye broke his neck during a game and we discuss that play and his recovery during the conversation.

Refusing to let this injury keep him away from lacrosse, Daye began to play professionally, becoming the first black person to play in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) in its inaugural season in 2001.

He was a goalie for the Boston Cannons and would later be their head coach starting in 2006.  He coached the team for six years bringing them through four playoff runs. During his final playoff run in 2011, the Cannons won the championship, making Daye the first black coach to win an MLL championship.

Hope you enjoy this conversation with Coach BD.


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