By Chris Thomsen Swampscott Athletic Director Jon Flanagan confirmed to Patch on Fridaythat Josh Field has stepped down as head coach of the Swampscott Big Blue lacrosse program. Field, a former player at Boston University, has coached lacrosse for the Big Blue since 2006. Field is responsible for the incredible development of the lacrosse program over his tenure in Swampscott, and the further development of the Swampscott Nahant Youth Lacrosse league. According to team sources, Coach Field has stepped down in order to spend more time with his family. “We are truly grateful for Coach Field’s eight years with the Swampscott lacrosse program,” said Swampscott Athletic Director Jon Flanagan. “We hope to find someone as dedicated as Coach Field was to take his place.” The team was told in a meeting after school Friday. Both Field and Flanagan were present at the meeting. Over his eight seasons as head coach, Field accumulated a record of 81-79. His teams made the postseason every year but one: last season, in which Swampscott went 5-13 overall. No official process to replace Field has begun. Stay tuned to Patch for more reaction concerning Field’s departure.