IL Feature on Tampa Men Defending Their Title
via Inside Lacrosse website, by Matt Kinnear, photo by Shelley Burger
Legacy: ‘Zero Arrogance’ For Tampa in Quest to Become Back-to-Back Champions
How do you follow up an undefeated, dominant championship season? You talk about it.
“The first thing we do is we talk about it. I believe that the young men talk about it, they talk about it with their families, they talk about it among themselves. And if we just let their thoughts on it run wild, there’s no checks and balances from the coaching staff,” says Tampa second-year coach JB Clarke. “So we did talk about it right away. We talked about coming back and having the best fall of anybody in the country. We had to be the national champions of fallball, and we had to be national champions of the weight room, and we had to be the best conditioned team out there.”
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