Regy Thorpe joined 3d Lacrosse in August 2017 as the Chief Lacrosse Officer. Regy oversees all aspects of 3d Lacrosse’s Methodology as the head of 3d’s Master Coaching Circuit that spans a dozen markets around the nation. Regy focuses on growing our lineup of box lacrosse camps, tournaments, and leagues and will focus on creating new opportunities to offer box lacrosse training nationwide.
As a player, Regy has competed at just about every level imaginable. He has a track-record of success as a box and field coach, from the junior box league in Ontario, to professional men’s and women’s lacrosse and the international stage.
Regy is currently the associate head coach of the Division I women’s lacrosse team at Syracuse University. He has served on the Syracuse staff alongside head coach Gary Gait since 2010. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2015. He has helped the women’s team amass a record of 133 wins and 45 losses. During that span, the Orange’s strength of schedule has never been ranked below fifth in the nation. The Orange have twice appeared in the women’s national championship with Thorpe on the sideline and have reached the Final Four in six of the eight seasons he has been on the staff.
Regy was an All- American and NJCAA Defensive player of the year at Herkimer Community College in 1991 before he went on to play at Syracuse University, where in 1992 he would help the team to a national title appearance. The following season, he captained the team to its fifth national championship and earned All-America honors.
Thorpe played for 15 seasons in the National Lacrosse League, all for the Rochester Knighthawks. He eventually became the league’s first general manager/player as he simultaneously held duties on and off the floor from 2008 to 2009. Upon his retirement from the league, he was inducted to the Knighthawks Hall of Fame. He also spent six seasons competing for the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse and went on to serve as their assistant coach.
Thorpe, a central NY native, previously coached the highly regarded Six National Arrows of the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s Junior A circuit and led the team to Minto Cup victories. He also represented the U.S. in the Heritage Cup international tournament and has experience working with the Iroquois Nationals.
In 2017, Thorpe was named head coach of the Long Island Sound in the second season of the United Women’s Lacrosse League. The summer of 2017 he guided to Sound to an 8-0 record and the team’s second championship.
Earlier in 2017, US Lacrosse named Thorpe the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Indoor team that will compete at the 2019 Federation of Lacrosse Men’s Indoor World Championships in British Columbia.
Thorpe currently resides in Elbridge, NY.