3d Lacrosse Names Former Naval Academy Star Ian Dingman Director of Mid-Atlantic Region
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — 3d Lacrosse, the game’s premiere provider of training and development services, has named former U.S. Naval Academy star Ian Dingman the Director of the 3d Mid-Atlantic region.
“3d Lacrosse is pleased to welcome Ian Dingman to our ever-expanding corps of coaches with outstanding professional skills and experience,” said 3d CEO Greg Waldbaum.
“Ian brings a dynamic background and has a love for lacrosse that goes back to learning the game and playing it alongside some of the best players of all time in one of the true hotbeds of Upstate New York and going on to compete at the storied Naval Academy. He brings unique leadership experience that you don’t always find in coaches.”
Dingman, who in 2004 helped the Midshipmen put together their best season in modern history, comes to 3d Lacrosse having spent the last several years in the manufacturing sector, where he held numerous positions in the maintenance, environmental and health & safety fields.
Before that, Dingman spent seven years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. During his time in the Navy, he served on several ships and went on many deployments that took him all over the world. Positions he held included Joint Task Operations Officer at Guantanamo Bay and Ordinance Officer on the USS Cole.
A native of Carthage, New York, Ian put together a successful scholastic career at Carthage High School, which included a trip to the New York State Championship in 2000. He went on to attend and play Division I lacrosse for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
While at the Naval Academy, Dingman helped his team reach the NCAA Division I championship game in 2004. That season, Ian was named a second-team All-American attackman. He would go on to finish his career as Navy’s second all-time leading goal scorer and fourth in career points.
Dingman graduated from the academy with a bachelor’s degree in history. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Barrage of Major League Lacrosse and went on to help the team capture the league championship in 2007.
After his collegiate playing days, Ian returned to coach at the Navy Lacrosse Camps for three summers.
“I’m thrilled to join 3d Lacrosse and to work with a group of coaches and professionals who respect the game and have worked to make a huge impact on the sport and the way its taught,” said Dingman, who is one of three brothers in his family to play college lacrosse—his brothers Lee and Chris attended and played lacrosse at the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, respectively.
“I’m thrilled to dive back into the game that’s given me so much and that’s been such an important part of my life,” said Dingman, who currently resides in Northern Virginia.
“I look forward to working with the dedicated coaches in the 3d Maryland and 3d Virginia regions and I’m eager to contribute my own passion for the game as we look to have a huge impact on student-athletes and the game overall.”
Dingman immediately begins overseeing coaching and programming operations in both the 3d Maryland and 3d Virginia regions, both of which offer training and Select opportunities for boys and girls at the youth and scholastic levels.
“With Ian’s background and success as a college and pro player in the Mid-Atlantic, we’re excited to see him hit the ground running in helping bring 3d Lacrosse’s premiere training and development services to more student-athletes,” Waldbaum said.
“With Ian and the team of coaches in Maryland and Virginia, 3d Lacrosse is poised to provide incredible lacrosse experiences for more players of all ages who want to improve their skills and play at the next level.”
For more information about 3d Mid-Atlantic, 3d Virginia and 3d Maryland, as well as other 3d Select regional offerings, visit 3dlacrosse.com/select.
About 3d Lacrosse
3d Lacrosse is the nation’s fastest-growing lacrosse services company, offering innovative training, premier events, select travel teams, showcases and leagues for boys and girls ages six through 18 at all levels of organized competition. Founded in 2009, the Company trains more than 35,000 athletes annually using its proprietary Box-Field Hybrid™ Development System that combines the tight stick-handling and ball control of box lacrosse with the team-based field strategies used in Division I college programs. In addition to lacrosse-specific training, professional coaches help players develop lifelong skills, including dedication, teamwork and critical thinking under pressure. Based in Denver, 3d Lacrosse also has offices in Annapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, New York, Portland, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa and Westfield, N.J. Learn more at 3dLacrosse.com.
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