Lacrosse coach makes Hall of Fame
October 15, 2013
Issaquah High School boys lacrosse coach and program founder Brandon Fortier was among six lacrosse leaders inducted into the Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame Oct. 12.
Fortier pioneered lacrosse in the Issaquah and Sammamish areas, parlaying his passion for the game into a career as a respected educator, coach and league leader.
He founded the Issaquah High School boys program in 2001, and it has quickly become one of top programs in the state. Since its inception, the Eagles have had five state championships appearances, and three state titles.
Fortier now teaches physical education at Issaquah. He was a member of Eastlake High School’s first graduating class in 1995, and went on to play lacrosse at Whittier College in Whittier, Calif.
At Issaquah, Fortier blossomed as an educator and coach, coaching three All-Americans and another 59 players to All-State honors. Seven of his Issaquah players have gone on to play with NCAA college teams and another 21 have earned roster spots on their college club teams.