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Saturday Sports: Watertown native finds coaching success at Division 3 Salisbury

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) – What Jim Berkman has accomplished in his 32 seasons coaching the men’s lacrosse program at Division 3 Salisbury is incredible.

The Watertown native and St. Lawrence graduate is the winningest coach in NCAA Men’s Lacrosse history with 553 victories and his teams have won 12 national titles.

Berkman’s success has been built on 2 key principles.

“I learned at a very young age that players are made, they’re not born. You know, and when you get to college, everybody’s good. But a lot of people are good because just of their natural ability, and when you get to college it’s not what you’ve done before you get there, its what you do when you get there, you know? And if you don’t learn that when you’re in school and our guys learn that because of the 2nd thing that I think I really picked up, which is the guiding principle of our program is what we call edging. And edging is the stuff you do outside 3 to 5,” said Berkman.

That hard work has paid big dividends for Berkman, his players, and his program.

Every player that has played for Salisbury the past 23 years has won at least 1 …read more

Thank you Source: WWNY Sports

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