Bill Sutphin

HS Coach

“This season really was a statement for the township of Mount Laurel and where the township and community have come, and it’s led to the success on the high school level,” Sutphin said.

Sutphin started the program 12 years ago. He played football for Tim Gushue at Shawnee, graduating in 1995 before the Renegades started their lacrosse program. He played club lacrosse at Lock Haven University.

“Coach always knows how to handle us and he always has,” said senior Vinnie Alfinito. “He treats each one of us as an individual and that’s what makes him such a great coach. He knows some kids you can shake up and yell at, and he knows that some kids you can’t; it will just blow up right back at you.

“He has a personal relationship with everyone on the team and that is kind of how he keeps us together. He keeps everyone composed and he really keeps his cool. When we lose, he doesn’t treat it as a loss. He treats it as ‘We’ll fix that and we’ll be better the next time.’ I think that's a great quality as a coach.”

Lenape was No. 3 in the final Courier-Post Top 15. The Indians finished 13-7, reaching the first state final in school history against Bridgewater-Raritan, losing 16-8.