|John Grant Jr will not be playing for Peterborough this summer. |
(Photo: Tim Prothero)
John Grant Jr. has made one of the toughest decisions of his lacrosse life and will not be playing with the Century 21 Lakers as he steps away for an excellent opportunity in his new home of Denver, Colorado.
‘Junior’ as he has become known to so many in Peterborough is one of the best box and field lacrosse players in the world. He has been playing lacrosse for a Lakers’ team in his native Peterborough since
he was five years old but the 40 year old has accepted a full time coaching position at a local private high school, Valor Christian High School, where he will be in charge of the lacrosse program.
“I’m devastated that I won’t be playing for the Lakers this season. I’ve stayed in touch through my Dad and the internet and the changes in the executive and coaching staff have been incredible. I have
nothing but respect for all of these people. I’ve won a championship with that coaching staff in the NLL and several with Tracey and grew up on Hamilton Street with Paul Day so I would have really liked to have been part of that team. But I had to look at the long term and what was best for my family. They have sacrificed a lot for me and this is too good of an opportunity. Denver is our home now. My wife Raygen has started her real estate career and our daughter (five-year- old Gabby) is going into kingergarten. I really am devastated not to be a Laker, I know they will do well.”