NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–He’s been described as “intense,” and intimidating at first, but Andy Shay is building one of the best college lacrosse programs in the nation.

Players say Shay challenges them in practice, and they’ve responded–becoming a national power. We mic’d up the head coach at a recent practice to see how the sixth-ranked Bulldogs get after it on the field.

Hear what players have to say about their coach, and how he runs the practice.

Check it out in the video above.