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Scott Ketcham - Head Coach

After spending the last four years of his life starting up a new lacrosse program at a  Division III institution, Scott Ketcham decided that he wanted to move back to the Lehigh Valley area to be close to his family. Ketcham, who was recently the head coach at Randolph College (Va.) and formerly an assistant at nearby Muhlenberg, was recently approved by the East Penn school board to become the school’s boys’ lacrosse coach. “Being at Emmaus is a dream job for a coach that wants to coach high school lacrosse,” said Ketcham. “This is a program that has a tremendous amount of support from the parents, to the boosters, to the administration, and the community.” Coach Ketcham takes over for Jef Hewlings, who stepped down in early June after leading the Hornets to a 66-22 overall mark, four league titles and two trips to the state tournament the past four seasons. “With that, I think we have the groundwork in place thanks to Jef, Andy Scott and the previous coaches here to continue to be a successful program,” said Ketcham. Ketcham grew up on Long Island and played lacrosse at Garden City High School where he won a state title in 1994 and was his team’s MVP in ’95. After graduating high school, he attended Hampden Sydney College, a Division III school located in Virginia. While at Hampden-Sydney, Ketcham was a two-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) all conference member as well as a two-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American goalie. He helped lead the Tigers to consecutive NCAA Division III quarterfinal appearances. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1999. Following graduation, he went into politics for four and half years and served as an assistant coach for two years at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Va., for two years before returning to the Lehigh Valley as an assistant coach at Muhlenberg College from 2005-07.

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J.D. Wilson - Assistant Coach

J.D. Wilson begins his first season as an assistant coach for Emmaus Boy’s Lacrosse team. He is responsible for coaching the face-off core, controlling the box, running the defense, and assisting Coach Scott Ketcham in all facets. Coach Wilson joins the Hornets after spending four years at Division I Robert Morris University. At RMU, Coach was responsible for face-offs, and assisting on defense. During his tenure, the face off core had a player ranked in the top 25 in D1 every year, including one year where they had the top freshman in Division 1 (in face-off win percentage) and top 15 overall. Wilson also served as Director of Lacrosse Operations in his last year. Prior to coaching in the college ranks, he spent seven years in an active role in Western Pennsylvania lacrosse including one-year tenure as president of the Western Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association. From 2004 to 2007, he was the head coach of Peters Township High School in McMurray, Pa. Over his four seasons at the helm, he compiled a 39-34 overall record while guiding the Indians to three post-season appearances and 12 WPSLA post-season honors. One of his graduates went on to earn All-America status and two of his players have gone on to earn national championships at the college level. Wilson also garnished two nominations for WPSLA Coach of the Year. Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Westfield State College and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix – Pittsburgh. Wilson and his wife, Karen, an executive for Thermofisher Scientific reside in Macungie, Pa., with their two children, Hayley and Mitchell. He served on the governing board for the Greater 19 Youth Football league for five years, and was involved in law enforcement for over 17 years.