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Maniac AND Mentor

Posted by Barry Marenberg on September 7, 2010

Brian Spallina is one of my all-time favorite defenseman in lacrosse.  Brian played in college for Hofstra and has played professionally for the Long Island Lizards for many years.  He is known as one of the most brutal and punishing defenseman ever to play lacrosse.  He sports long hair and through his stick skills and aggressiveness is one of the most feared defenseman in Major League Lacrosse.

The interesting thing about Brian is that contrary to what anybody could possibly contemplate, he’s an elementary school teacher!  For many years he taught first grade in Long Island and as the article in the attached link discloses, he will now be teaching second grade.  Sort of Jekyll and Hyde thing. 

Here’s the article:


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