June 27, 2013
The Team USA Way
Ricky Fried wears a hat when he coaches, but it never stays on his head.
"His poor hat takes a beating," said former Georgetown women's lacrosse assistant Michi Ellers, who coached with and played for Fried. "He is passionate."
Fried's passion on the sidelines has been fostered by every stop in a life of lacrosse -- from the time he first held a stick at age 3 to a decorated playing career at UMBC and later becoming the first male head coach of the U.S. women's national team.
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The following article originally appeared in the print edition of the June issue of Lacrosse Magazine, an exclusive benefit for the more than 400,000 members of US Lacrosse.