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Mercer Island LAX coach leading state in wins

August 21st, 2014 at Thu, 21st, 2014 at 3:07 pm by Joseph Livarchik

Earlier this month, Mike Loveday of updated his all-time winningest high school lacrosse coaches list, adding two names from Washington state. The first name appearing on that list from Washington was Mercer Island head coach Ian O’Hearn with 230 wins, with Issaquah head coach Brandon Fortier right behind him at 228. Both coaches have been at their respective helms since 2002, with O’Hearn compiling an all-time record of 230-56.

Mercer Island and Issaquah both tied with Bellevue for first place in the Division I KingCo standings with division records of 11-1. Mercer Island finished its season with an overall record of 18-2, while Issaquah went 17-3.’s all-time winningest coaches list compiles the winningest lacrosse coaches throughout the country, with a minimum of 200 wins. For the complete list, see the original post at

My name is Joseph Livarchik and I cover sports for the Mercer Island Reporter community newspaper. On this blog, you’ll find extra news items to complement our coverage in the print edition of our newspaper. Feel free to send me questions on Twitter (@MIRsports) or send me an email at

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