Thursday December 03, 2015
The Vermont Chapter of US Lacrosse recently honored Trevor Wagar at their 13th annual recognition dinner. The event and fundraiser, held at the Comfort Suites Sunset Ballroom in South Burlington, honored individuals, like Wagar, who have made a significant contribution to the sport of Lacrosse in Vermont over a period of years. The group’s goal is to acknowledge those who represent diverse areas of the sport including youth, high school, college, and officials. According to the President of the Vermont Chapter of US Lacrosse, Mike Dee, Wagar is a “truly great player.”
Wagar was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario where he played minor lacrosse from the age of three, continuing to play throughout his school years. In 2003, he was part of Team Canada’s Silver Medal winning U-19 Team in the World Championships. He moved to Vermont to attend the University of Vermont (UVM) in the fall of 2006, where he was awarded a full athletic scholarship 2007-2008. After graduation, The San Jose Stealth selected Wagar in the fifth round of the National Lacrosse League.
Wagar has been with the Vermont Voyageurs since 2009 as both a player, with 300 plus points career Voyageurs scoring, and as a coach. The Voyageurs, New England’s first semi-pro box lacrosse team, compete in fast paced, hard-hitting, Canadian-style box lacrosse, which is an indoor version of lacrosse originated in Canada. Wagar has been the Voyageurs Junior Head Coach since 2014. In addition, Coach Wagar is Vermont’s 2013 Boy’s High School Lacrosse Coach of the Year and was selected Vermont’s Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 2012.
Currently a high school physical education teacher at Milton High School, Wagar also coaches the school’s hockey and lacrosse teams. Commenting on his coaching and teaching style, Wagar says, “My main focus is on relationships and creating an environment that my students and players can’t wait to experience.”
Wagar, a South Burlington resident, says, “I love my job and I love the opportunities that this state provides for me and my fiancé.” He adds, “When the students and athletes I coach move on in their lives and become successful citizens, that’s when I know I have reached my goal as a teacher or coach and helped them with theirs at the same time.”