As fellow captains and collegiate teammates, Coaches Low and Hefler have reunited to bring the Groton School lacrosse program nearly fifty combined years of coaching experience. They strive to instill the elements that lead to success: commitment, enthusiasm, team unity, and work ethic. An annual spring trip to Florida enables the team to bond as a unit and physically prepare for the upcoming season.
Director of Athletics and Head Coach Bob Low brings a wealth of coaching experience from four years at Cardigan Mt. School (NH), four years at Avon Old Farms (CT), and twelve years at Holderness School (NH). He also has worked for several camps, such as Nike (CA and MA), NESLL (MA), Upper Valley (NH), Dartmouth (NH), Gamebreaker (Groton School), and Cardigan (NH) Lacrosse Camps. Active as a district chairman, Low also has served on Laxpower's National HS Top 25 Committee.
Coach Low, who teaches English at Groton, has earned NNE US Lacrosse Coach of the Year and Man of the Year honors; he has coached eleven high school All-Americans, three high school Academic All-Americans, and several NE Prep All-Stars on teams that have earned league championships and high rankings in both Eastern and NE Prep standings. Many of these players have also enjoyed successful college careers.
Assistant Coach Greg Hefler, a veteran NCAA lacrosse official, has extensive coaching experience at the youth, high school, and camp levels, and enjoyed a stellar playing career at Plymouth State College. His enthusiasm, wealth of experience, and devotion to kids help shape the personality of this program. Hefler also coaches football at Groton.
Director of Athletics and lacrosse coach Bob Low brings a wealth of coaching experience from his years at Groton as well as four years at Cardigan Mountain School, four years at Avon Old Farms, and twelve years at Holderness School. Throughout the years, he has enjoyed navigating the lacrosse camp circuit (Nike, NESLL, Upper Valley, Dartmouth, Gamebreaker, Sua Sponte), and has been a mainstay at Cardigan Mountain Lacrosse Camp for nearly thirty years. He now embraces the busy task of supporting his two young children's youth sports—soccer, hockey, and field/box lacrosse.
A former member of Laxpower’s National HS Top 25 Committee, Coach Low has earned U.S. Lacrosse NNE Coach of the Year and Man of the Year honors, and he has helped guide eleven high school All-Americans and several New England Prep All-Stars on teams that earned numerous league championships and regional rankings. He is the athletic director liaison for both the Independent School League (ISL) and the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).
Mr. Low has a BA in English from Plymouth State University and an MA from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English. A former Upper School dorm head, he also teaches English.