Gvozden Takes Over At Viewpoint, Replacing Delabar

Viewpoint School announced Tuesday that Mike Gvozden has been hired to replace Michael Delabar as the school’s head of lacrosse operations, responsible for the program from elementary grades through high school.

Gvozden, who played collegiately at Johns Hopkins (including the 2007 national championship team), replaces Delabar, who told MaxLax he is moving on to other things but still will be coaching the MCLA club at Occidental and with the Prolific Lacrosse club out of Thousand Oaks.

The Patriots went 5-12 last season, Delabar’s third year as head coach, and graduated all-league attack Harrison Raine, who will play at NCAA D-III Colorado College. But they return some young, talented players, especially on defense. Rising sophomore Casey Hoops, a close defender, and rising junior Errol Ashby, a long-stick middie, were named first-team all-Gold Coast League last spring. Rising junior Tommy Maher, a tri-captain last year, and rising sophomore goalie Jack Compton also return.

Gvozden’s departure presumably leaves an opening at Loyola Marymount, where he has coached the last three seasons.