Rich Lefever was inducted into the 2017 US Lacrosse Hall of Fame as one of six inaugural members representing Central Pennsylvania.
Coach Lefever started the iM3 Lacrosse Academy to assist the Central PA region and its players with its rapid growth of lacrosse. iM3 provides instruction through camps, clinics, private lessons and small group lessons. Additionally, iM3 offers multiple levels of club lacrosse teams with learning opportunities throughout the year.
In a continued pursuit to grow the game of lacrosse through quality instruction and programming, Coach Lefever became the Director of Lacrosse at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in 2014. Since his hire, Spooky Nook has become the hub for Central PA lacrosse instruction and league play.
In 2018, Coach Lefever joined the staff at Franklin & Marshall College, one of the top lacrosse programs in Division III.
From 2012-2017, he was the Offensive Coordinator for DIII Elizabethtown College. In six seasons, he coached twelve All-Conference and four NCAA All-American offensive players,
was recognized as the 2015 Conference Staff of the Year and was a 2017 NCAA Tournament qualifier for the first time in program history.
Prior to coaching college lacrosse, Coach Lefever started the Manheim Township K-12 lacrosse program began and built it into a powerhouse program in Pennsylvania. During his tenure, he led the Blue Streaks to 5 Section Championships, 4 League Championships, 4 consecutive PIAA District Championships, 3 appearances in the PIAA State Semi-Finals and 2 appearances in the PIAA State Championships.
Also during his tenure, he helped lacrosse move from a club sport to being recognized as a school sport at Manheim Township and helped oversee the transition of lacrosse to an officially recognized sport of the PIAA.
In eleven years at the high school level, Lefever produced 17 High School All-Americans, 85 All-League players, 38 All-District players, 12 District Players of the Year, as well as, the National Record Holders for Most Points in a Career (589) and Most Goals in a Season (118). For all his achievements, Coach Lefever was named Coach of the Year 5 times.
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