Crabs History

Our History  --- 26 years in the making!
 
Our club has won, at least once, every tournament we have ever entered.
 
We started as 1 team in the summer of 1990 preparing for the very first Champ Camp as the MSA All Stars. Coach Kim Strutt invited me, then a young asst JV coach at BL and Junior AA Cockeysville Rec coach, to be his assistant at Goucher that weekend. It was a blast and we decided to find some more competition in the summer of 1991 to get ready for Champ Camp. It really was the birth of summer Club lacrosse as we know it today. I moved on to Mt. St. Joe to be asst varsity wrestling coach with Paul Triplett and be the new Head JV lacrosse coach for Drew Bowden. We kept the summer all star team going as Baltimore All Stars. In 1994 after helping coach MSJ to a National Prep wrestling title at Lehigh I headed up to Greenwich Ct to take over thier struggling Varsity program as its new Head Coach. For several years while I was the head coach at Greenwich High School, I would pull together some of the CT guys with my old Cockeysville players and we would play in some tournaments. Those were some teams ! When you combine players like (Jamie Hanford,Bud Kitselman, Rich Pace), a couple Long Island guys (Matt Crofton, Jay Jalbert, Conner Denihan, Eric Wieden) with top notch Baltimore guys (John Glatzel, Ryan Mollet, Brian Nee, Dan Lamonica, Ricky Schultz) you get some incredible teams! 

In 1997 after 3 years at Greenwich High School I moved home and took a job with Gary Gill at Mackenzie Commercial Real Estate. I jumped back into the Cockeysville Rec program as the Junior AA head coach and stayed there until founding the National Premier Youth Lacrosse League in 2008. In the summers we kept playing as the Baltimore All Stars and for 2 years while my sons were being born John Carolan a local TSU standout and Cockeysville coach ran the squad as BLC. In 2003 we decided to brand the program as the CRABS and I came up with the design which in 2011 was trademarked with the United States Patent and Trademark Office!

2013 will mark 25 years of coaching lacrosse. I have been honored to serve as a 2 time selector for Team USA Under 19 as well as serving as the 2003 World Games Chairman for US Lacrosse. I have served the sport as a Head Rec., Freshman, JV and Varsity high school coach. In the last 5 years I have helped co found the National Premier Youth Lacrosse League and the National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association.
 
Needless to say, I have been very fortunate to work with some of the very best players and people involved in our sport nationwide. The sport continues to grow and evolve and I am excited about the future!
 
Ryan McClernan


CRABS TIMELINE:                                                                       
 
1988
Boys'Latin School Head Freshman Coach
Cockeysville Rec Junior B Head Coach
MYLA Champions

1989
Boys'Latin School Head Freshman Coach
Cockeysville Rec Junior B Head Coach
MYLA Champions

1990
Boys'Latin School Head Freshman Coach
MSA Runner-up (lost to Gilman 6-4)
Cockeysville Rec Junior AA Head Coach
MYLA & State Champions

1991
Boys'Latin School Asst JV Coach
Cockeysville Rec Junior AA Head Coach
MYLA & State Champions

1992
Mt St.Joe Head JV Coach

1993
Mt St Joe Head JV Coach

1994
Greenwich High School CT - Head Varsity Coach
CT State Semi - Finalists
US Lacrosse Under 19 team Selection Commitee

1995
Greenwich High School CT - Head Varsity Coach

1996
Greenwich High School CT - Head Varsity Coach

1997
Cockeysville Rec - JuniorAA Head Coach
MYLA & State Champions

1998
Cockeysville Rec - Junior AA Head Coach
MYLA Runner-up (lost to Towsontowne 9-8)

1999
Cockeysville Rec - Junior AA Head Coach

2000
Cockeysville Rec - Junior AA Head Coach
MYLA & State Champions

2001
Cockeysville Rec - Junior AA Head Coach
MYLA Runner-up (lost Olney 11-10 OT)

2002
Cockeysville Rec - Junior AA Head Coach
MYLA & State Champions 

2003
Cockeysville Rec - Junior AA Head Coach
MYLA & State Champions
Chairman 2003 US Lacrosse World U19 Tournament

2004
Summer Crabs U19 Head Coach
Vail Under-19 2nd place

2005
Summer Crabs U19 & U13  Head Coach
Charm City Classic D-II Champions
Vail Under-19 2nd place
Summer Sizzle Under-13 Champions 


2006
Cockeysville Rec - Junior AA Head Coach
MYLA Runner-up (lost Lutherville 11-10 OT)

2007
Cockeysville Rec - Junior AA Head Coach
MYLA  Junior AA Semifinalists.

2008
Cockeysville Rec - Junior AA Head Coach
Crabs U15 Head Coach National Premier Youth Lacrosse League
2008 Semi Finalist

2009
Crabs U15 Head Coach National Premier Youth Lacrosse League
2009 Champions

2010
Crabs U15 Head Coach National Premier Youth Lacrosse League
2010 Champions

2011
Crabs 2014s & U15 Head Coach National Premier Youth Lacrosse League
2011 Champions
Crabs 2014s NSCLA Champions
Summer Exposure & Crabfeast Champions

2012
Crabs 2014s & U15 Head Coach National Premier Youth Lacrosse League
2012 Champions Crabs 2014s
NSCLA  Champions
MVP & Crab City Champions


2013
Crabs 2014s & U15 Head Coach National Premier Youth Lacrosse League
2013 2nd place
Crabs 2014s - NSCLA Champions
Crab City Champions

2014

U15 Head Coach National Premier Youth Lacrosse League - League Champions

2015

U15 Head Coach National Premier Youth Lacrosse League - League Champions

CRABS 2016 Head Coach - NSCLA 2016 Champions - CRAB CITY Champions