May 16, 2012

Cameron named new women's lacrosse coach

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Ray Cameron has been named the new head women's lacrosse coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Bobcat Director of Athletics Craig McPhail on Wednesday.

"Ray's experience in building programs and developing student-athletes to reach their potential in and out of the classroom was something I felt we needed here at Lees-McRae," said McPhail. "His success in the business industry also provides us with someone capable of building relationships in our community."

Cameron brings a wealth of coaching experience from the high school level, having started both the men's and women's programs at nearby Watauga High School in Boone, N.C. The Baltimore, Md. native has played and coached lacrosse for over 30 years, enjoying a tremendous playing career at Gilman School in Baltimore before moving on to play at Washington College.

He has also coached in the Heroes Lacrosse League, one of the most prestigious summer leagues in the country, as well as at the club level in Boone. Cameron graduated from Lees-McRae in 2000 with a Bachelor's degree in business administration, and has enjoyed a tremendously successful career in a variety of business ventures.

Cameron can be reached via email at cameronr@lmc.edu, or by phone at (828) 898-2538.

Lees-McRae College, a four-year, co-educational liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA, is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina. Being a year-round tourist destination, the area provides the best of a vibrant college community coupled with natural beauty and a rich history. Please see www.lmc.edu for more information.

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