Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:54PM
from press release
Terry Cole became the first Corning lacrosse player in 50 years to be a featured speaker at the National Larosse Coaches Convention in Baltimore, MD.
Terry was a 1987 graduate of Corning East HS and outstanding attackman for the Trojan's Sectional Championship Team. He graduated and played lacrosse at RIT in 1991 and joined the DEA 1998 and has been an unsung hero in America's war against drugs. He has served in Columbia and Afghanistan until his promotion in 2016 to the position of Executive Assistant/Chief of the Staff to the Special Agent in charge of the DEA. He has continued his connection with lacrosse as coach of the 2011 Texas Championship Flower Mound Team and as an assistant coach of the Virginia State Championship Team Stone Bridge HS in 2014.
As a speaker with direct knowledge of the Drug trade and he spoke to a packed conference room of over 300 college coaches about the issues and dangers their players are confronted with on a daily basis in their college communities. Terry's bluntly honest and old school approach to speaking about these problems for our college students was warmly received. His presentation also highlighted some of the signs or signals that all coaches/educators need to be on the lookout for as they continue to guide their young men through this deadly and life ruining behavior. This informative speech comes just after the recent news release of the fact that drug deaths in the US in 2016 have surpassed gun deaths for the first time in our nations history.