September 6th, 2013 by Bob Chavez
Jason Crosbie was 185-30-5 as Green Gaels coach with a 2004 Founders Cup title. (Photo: Green Gaels)
And so it comes to a close, the Jason Crosbie era with the Junior B Green Gaels. Crosbie announced he’s stepping down as coach after 12 seasons to get a little breathing room in his life. In addition to the Green Gaels, he was coach of the national championship midget Team Ontario, coach of the Clarington minor Gaels novice 2 team, and an assistant with the paperweights, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for his wife, Jen, and 2 young boys (Jaxton and Jarron), who are getting their lacrosse careers started. “The rigours of head coaching and being there all the time and all that sort of stress stuff was just too much,” Crosbie told DurhamRegion.com. Crosbie said he’d been thinking about this for the last couple of seasons but wanted to make sure the time was right. Apparently, that time is now, and he said the reason for coaching at the Junior B level provides him with the best memories. “Being a Jr. B coach for 12 years it’s the teaching, the development,” he said. “You want the kids to succeed. Ultimately your job is to develop them to make the next jump … I take great pride and so does the organization in seeing our kids make the jump, be successful and win championships.” The search for a new coach is ongoing.