Syracuse Alum And Hall of Famer Tim Nelson
Yorktown and Syracuse alum and Hall of Famer Tim Nelson is one of the most prolific passers in the history of lacrosse. I call him the Magic Johnson of lacrosse because of his ability to see teammates open seemingly out of the back of his head and distribute spectacular basketball like look away passes. The Yorktown, New York native unpacks why Yorktown High School has been a perennial powerhouse in several sports, reflects on electrifying games he played in high school, his recruiting experience in decision to play lacrosse at North Carolina State University, why he thinks NC State dropped lacrosse, and the role Hall of Fame coach Roy Simmers Jr. played in Nelson's decision to transfer to Syracuse. Tim and Host Fred Opie also a Syracuse teammate, remember road trips from Westchester Country to Long Island to play in the famed Freeport Summer League. Tim would go on to help the orange when its first national championship in 1983. His individual honors include winning the division one attackman of the year award and first team All American for three consecutive years. Tim shares why he is a proponent of multisport athletes and the best return on investment for student athletes looking to play in college. Tim served as a graduate assistant coach at Syracuse University in the universe you know, Chapel Hill. He also served as the head lacrosse coach at Dartmouth College. Today he enjoys a thriving career as a development officer at Utica College. You can listen to the unabridged interview with Tim on the show’s Facebook page. Follow the Fred Opie show and the content Fred shares on his website, Twitter and Facebook. Take the time to review the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud. If you like what you hear and learn, tell others about it and share and post the link to the show.