Syracuse University Alumnus, Pat Kennedy,to Lead Regional Player Development, Club Teams and Events
DENVER, COLO. (August 11, 2014) – 3d Lacrosse, the nation’s fastest-growing training, events and select club operations company, today announces the opening of a new office in Dallas, Texas. Pat Kennedy, Syracuse University alumnus and current Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Coach at The Episcopal School of Dallas, will serve as the company’s first-ever Director of a southern U.S. office.
“Until recently, Texas has been considered a non-traditional market,” said Greg Waldbaum, 3d Lacrosse President and Chief Operating Officer. “At this point, our 3d Rising analysis and reporting program has identified so many talented players in the area that it makes sense to bring our training methodology to the region to help grow the game further. With each passing season, parents and prospective players across Texas are viewing lacrosse as a both a contemporary alternative and as a complement to more traditional, entrenched sports like football.”
Pat Kennedy joins 3d Lacrosse as Director of Texas while continuing his role as Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Head Coach at The Episcopal School of Dallas which won the Texas State Championship in 2014. Five of his athletes have already been recruited to top NCAA programs, including Notre Dame, Duke, Syracuse, and Loyola (Maryland), among others.
Kennedy became acquainted with 3d Lacrosse while attending an invitation-only 3d Lacrosse coaches’ summit in Denver. 3d Lacrosse staff traveled to Dallas in January to support the new player development techniques and Kennedy imported the company’s signature Box/Field Hybrid Development SystemTM into his school’s training regime.
“I am thrilled to become part of the 3d Lacrosse family,” said Kennedy. “This is just the sort of training that will help Texas kids continue to realize their dream to play in top collegiate programs. Overall, I think ESD’s championship season speaks to the value of the methodology.” Beyond the championship, the school also led the state in scoring and their offense was ranked in the top four percent nationally.
Pat Kennedy’s past record as one of the all-time leading scorers in Ohio history at Cincinnati’s Archbishop Moeller High School (344 points) was followed by a DI scholarship at Syracuse University where he played in three NCAA finals, winning it all in 2000. In 2006, Kennedy was drafted to play for the MLL’s Chicago Machine. Later, Kennedy coached at several high schools, including his alma mater, before becoming the Head Coach at the College of Mount Saint Joseph. In 2011, he moved to Texas to teach and coach at Episcopal School of Dallas. Kennedy is also the publisher of Texas Lacrosse Magazine.
About 3d Lacrosse
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, 3d Lacrosse has become the nation’s fastest-growing, premier lacrosse training, events, and select club lacrosse operations in the country. Founded by Jamie Munro, a former Division I coach, professional player, ESPNU analyst, and Inside Lacrosse contributor, 3d Lacrosse has operations, offices, teams and events throughout the nation and has trained more than 20,000 players since 2009. 3d Lacrosse is best recognized for its Box/Field Hybrid Development System, an instructional methodology which combines the best tight-stick handling and small-space skills from the successful Canadian Box game with the cutting-edge tactics and strategies now employed at contemporary NCAA Division I programs.