Haglund now is the owner operator of Lax Locker in Scottsdale, Ariz., something he has been doing since 2003. The running of Lax Locker includes coaching, running clinics for kids and promoting the game of lacrosse in Arizona.
“I just had an epiphany, I was 49 years old, I just got tired of the tie and jacket and I saw lacrosse was growing,” Haglund said. “I always had a passion for the sport and I said, ‘Well I am going to open up a lacrosse store in Arizona. I am going to teach lacrosse in Arizona and start youth leagues.’ And that’s what I did.”
Haglund’s experience out west also includes but not limited to coaching Denver University in ’77 while playing for the Denver Lacrosse Club; from 1989-92, he founded and played for the Las Vegas Lacrosse Club; from 1993-94, he was an assistant head coach for Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colo; and from 98-’00 he was the head coach for Arizona State University.
Players that have assisted at Haglund’s clinics include Johns Hopkins graduate Kyle Harrison and Virginia graduate Chris Rotelli. Both earned the Tewaaraton Trophy, given to the national players of the year in college, Harrison in ’05 and Rotelli in ’03.