Homewood, AL – After a two-decade run on the Alabama high school lacrosse sidelines, Greg Wingo is hanging up his whistle. Wingo recently announced his retirement as Homewood High School’s head varsity lacrosse coach, but he is not saying goodbye to lacrosse entirely. He plans to stick around and keep coaching at the youth club lacrosse level, ensuring that the sport continues to grow.
Before taking the reins at Homewood High, Wingo spent time as an assistant coach at Hoover under legendary Bucs head coach Chris Cos. That stint turned out to be quite the learning experience, as Wingo helped the Hoover Buccaneers clinch three state lacrosse championships during his tenure.
Over the years, Wingo has been a driving force in helping young players make their way to college-level lacrosse.
What’s impressive about Wingo is that he’s been a lacrosse enthusiast for a long time. The University of Alabama alum was involved in the game even before the Alabama Lacrosse League came into existence, which is a testament to his dedication to grow the sports in the metro area and across the State of Alabama.
Reflecting on his decision to retire, Wingo shared, “I have decided to retire from coaching high school lacrosse. Other than a few years, I have coached, in some capacity, for 20 years . . . I have had the pleasure of being a part of so many great teams over the years. I’ve experienced countless wins, including three state championships. I have seen many of my former players go on to play in college, get married, and have kids of their own. So many of them are coaches today as well. It has been such a rewarding experience to be part of their lives.”
As Coach Wingo steps away from the Homewood High sidelines, his legacy as a mentor and advocate for lacrosse will undoubtedly live on. His dedication and passion have left an enduring impact on Alabama high school lacrosse, ensuring that the sport will continue to thrive in the years to come.