The St. Louis Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse inducted MICDS Varsity Coach and Middle School English Teacher Andy Kay into its Hall of Fame in January. A sell-out crowd of 200, including many MICDS students and parents, were there to celebrate.
In 2018, the Boys Varsity Lacrosse team dominated their in-State competition and earned their fifth consecutive State title. The Rams finished the season ranked number two overall in the Midwest. Coach Kay led the team to the program’s first 20-win season (20-2) and a victory over nationally ranked Loyola Academy (Chicago).
Coach Kay has also worked hard to further the profile of Missouri lacrosse nationally, forming a non profit all-star team of Missouri’s best players called Missouri 22 Lacrosse, or MO 22. He was honored in 2014 and 2016 as Missouri’s Coach of the Year and in 2011 and 2013 as “Man of the Year” by the Missouri Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse.
Graham Bundy Jr. ’19 and many of his teammates were at the induction dinner to support Coach Kay. Bundy said, “I could not think of a person more qualified to receive an award of this degree than Coach Kay. Not only has Coach Kay fostered a lacrosse program with a winning culture, he has also displayed his selflessness and dedication to making the sport better. It is his donations of equipment to other programs, his time commitment to making kids on other teams better and his willingness to share his knowledge of the game with others that have turned a good coach into a great one. Through the game of lacrosse, Coach Kay is able to promote and encourage each player to be the best version of himself and that is why he has earned a vast amount of respect.”
Congratulations, Coach Kay!