Donald Barrie – Season 2
Don started playing as a nine year old in 1949 in Peterborough. He played minor lacrosse in Peterborough, senior lacrosse in Brooklin, Peterborough, Sorel , Montreal ,Quebec City and Hastings.
He started coaching in the Peterborough minor system in 1960, winning 10 Ontario titles and went on to coach Junior A lacrosse in Peterborough in 1970, 1971 and 1977.
He advanced to coach the Major A Lakers in 1998 where he was named MSL Coach of the Year. At the professional level he was assistant coach with the NLL Philadelphia Wings in 1974 and head coach of the Maryland Arrows in 1975.
At the international level Don was assistant coach of the World Champion Canada field lacrosse team in 1978, again in 1982, and was convener of the team in 1990.
Don started writing a weekly sports column in the Peterborough Examiner in 1995, and continues to do so today.
In 2008 he wrote a 600 page history of lacrosse in Peterborough; “Lacrosse: The Peterborough Way”. He went on to write two novels on lacrosse, Moon and Me (2009) and Stickman (2012).