The Utah Valley University men’s lacrosse program is pleased to announce the hiring of Marty Wescott as Associate Head Coach.
Wescott was an early adopter of lacrosse playing his high school years for Smoky Hill High School (CO) during the mid-eighties. Wescott then played collegiately for BYU helping move that program into the forefront of lacrosse in the western United States. He was the first ever All-Conference player named at BYU.
Since that time he has been instrumental in growing the game within Utah and the surrounding area. Coach Wescott has the unique distinction of coaching at both University of Utah (1999-2000 – Head Coach) and BYU (1992-1994 – Head Coach and 2014-2017 – Assistant Coach)
Wescott coached for ten years at Bountiful High School. During that time Bountiful won two state championships and Bountiful had the highest winning percentage of any team in the state over his tenure. Bountiful produced numerous All-Conference, All-State and All-American players during this time. Wescott coached at Olympus High School in 2015 and 2016. He was able to continue the great tradition that Olympus had built to that point. Dozens of his players went on to play collegiately at all levels including NCAA Division I, II, and III as well as the MCLA.
Coach Wescott has been heavily involved in club lacrosse in Utah. It has been his privilege to coach hundreds of players over the past 10 years. He started the Advantage Lacrosse club in 2010. He has coached with 801 Tribe Lacrosse, Team6 Lacrosse, Utah Elite and West Coast Starz. Wescott also runs the nationally-based Stripling Warriors Lacrosse Club.
Wescott currently acts as Director at Intermountain Lacrosse (IMLAX). IMLAX is the umbrella organization operating youth lacrosse in the State of Utah. Wescott was an original founder of the Greater Utah Lacrosse League (GULL) which operated youth and high school lacrosse leagues from 2011-2017.
“We are very fortunate to have Coach Wescott join our staff. He has an unbelievable lacrosse mind, a great work ethic and is a man who will serve our players not only as a coach but as an example of leadership and in serving others,” said Utah Valley University Head Coach Brian Barnhill. “I expect that Coach Wescott will push our team forward and bring out the best in our players.”
Barnhill also noted that Wescott has a reputation as a coach who cares for his student-athletes and in developing players. “Coach Wescott has served as a coach to all age levels and has been consistently successful in developing quality players while emphasizing the need to succeed academically and in life.”
“I am excited for the opportunity to join the staff at UVU. Having watched and coached against UVU for a number of years I believe there is great potential here to compete against the best teams in the MCLA. The support so far has been tremendous and I am grateful for their faith in me. My goal is to help the players and the program reach their potential on and off the field,” said Wescott.
UVU is a member of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference. UVU is looking to continue to expand its success this spring. The Wolverines begin fall ball in a few short weeks with a team meeting August 27th and practices beginning September 5.