Coach B on the sideline

The Most Winningest Coach in CT:

Blue Wave's Own Jeff Brameier

More by Arden Cohen - 5/17


arien High School's boys lacrosse coach Mr. Jeff Brameier this season became the active coach with the most victories in Connecticut, with 552 wins as of April 8th during a game against rival Niskayuna at which the Blue Wave won by a score of 17-9. It has been a successful couple of years for the Blue Wave, who have been back-to-back-to-back-to-back….. CIAC Champions. Additionally, the Wave currently have a 51 game winning streak and are on track to continue the championship streak this year.

Currently Brameier is in his 34th season with the Blue Wave and his overall record is 549-132. He has won 15 FCIAC league championships, and 12 state championships including a streak of 6 from 2005-2010. The Wave have also made 25 consecutive trips to the Connecticut State Final Four between the years 1987 and 2012.

Despite his obvious success, Coach Brameier certainly does not take all of the credit. Recently in a pre-game speech coach gave credit to his players and said that “it’s something that you should all be proud of”. Senior captain Jake Bieler, who has known Coach Bremier ever since the first grade, emphasized that: “To say Coach B is a great coach is an understatement. He teaches us lessons about class, tradition, and what it takes to set a goal and accomplish it. These lessons . . . I know will help us all in the future."

Senior Jack Beatty looks “forward to practice every day and some of Coach’s famous humor . . . Although Coach always keeps us in line, he never fails to make us laugh,” Beatty said.

It has been a good latter half of the season for the Wave who have a record of 18-0. The Wave’s offense is led by seniors Kevin Lindley,  Riley Stewart, Finley Collins, and Matt Meyjes, have been outstanding presences on the field. The Wave have dominated rivals like Wilton, Yorktown, Manhasset, St. Anthony’s, and defeated New Canaan.

The Wave’s defense, led by seniors Jake Bieler and Quinn Fay, has been outstanding, not letting up double digits all year and only twice last year. It was hard to replace two time player of the year Mark Evanchick, but the Wave has more than made do. Coach B “has stressed the importance of working together all year,” Fay said, “and it’s definitely working”.

During the 552nd win celebration, Coach B emphasized that there is much more that he wants to accomplish. Winning the FCIAC and State Championships is a good place to start. However, Coach does not measure the team’s success by winning these. He wants the team to push themselves and get better every day.

So is Brameier the best coach in the country? Lindley believes that “it is indisputable. He prepares for every game like it’s the championship and I think that’s why he has been so successful in his tenure. I’ve never had a coach who is more in love with the game and also who is so inspiring. He’s the GOAT”.

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