Brian Lemon has been immersed in box lacrosse his entire life. He grew up playing in one of the ‘hotbeds’ in the city of Owen Sound, Ontario. He continued his Junior ‘A’ lacrosse career in St. Catharines, Ontario and playing for his collegiate team, Brock University.
His 8 year National Lacrosse League professional career began in Baltimore in 1989, followed by Detroit and then in Rochester. While in Detroit, winning the Champions’ Cup in 1991, while playing alongside Gary and Paul Gait, was a highlight during his career.
He obtained his Honors Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and Health from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1988 and his Masters Degree in Athletic Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD in 1990.
Brian spent 12 years teaching and coaching high school athletes in Brampton Ontario prior to becoming Vice President of Lacrosse Operations of the National Lacrosse League in 2003. In this position, he oversees all competitive aspects of the game including rules, officials, supplementary discipline, player transactions and overseeing member clubs compliance with league regulations and bylaws.
He is married Nancy, who he met while playing with the Detroit Turbos and has one son, Jake.