Saint Mary’s School is pleased to announce that Jim Lavery will return in the spring of 2012 to be the school’s head coach for varsity soccer. A United States Soccer Federation (USSF) licensed coach and referee, Mr. Lavery coached previously at Saint Mary’s for six seasons (2004-2009), when his teams made four North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) state tournament appearances, reaching the semifinals twice. His Saint Mary’s teams won two Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference (TISAC) championships.
In his six seasons at Saint Mary’s, 32 players received all-conference honors, and eight players received all-state honors. Mr. Lavery was voted TISAC Coach of the Year twice while at Saint Mary’s, and all-region coach of the year once. Mr. Lavery has also coached with Next Level Academy for 10 years, and 17 years at CASL. While coaching for CASL, his teams won eight State Cup championships and were ranked nationally as high as number two.