Introducing: Matt Hanna

Posted on March 16, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized

Matt-Hanna_DSC7522FogLax would like to welcome Matt Hanna to the Board and 2015 coaching staff!

Matt Hanna has spent his life surrounded by sports. The son of a football and lacrosse coach, Matt learned the impact sports can have on a young person’s life first hand, and now passes it along to members of Next One Up, a non-profit that Hanna Founded and holds the position of Executive Director.

Next One Up pushes boys in Baltimore City to embrace sports as a vehicle for change. When synced with academic performance, community service and leadership development, Next One Up is redefining the meaning of “student-athlete,” as these young men prepare for life beyond the playing field.

Hanna was inspired through his years of teaching in Baltimore City at Cristo Rey High School. He started the Cristo Rey Lacrosse Program which is the focus of the documentary titled, “Chasing The Win.”

Click HERE to watch the film!

Matt Hanna captained The Johns Hopkins lacrosse team and was an All Star in the MLL, playing for the Denver Outlaws. Matt resides in Towson, MD, is married to Maryland lacrosse player, Tori Hanna and has 3 children Wells 4yo, Hurley 2yo and Duke 9mo.