3d Upstate Director Dave Dobbins Named Head Coach at St. John Fisher College

3d Upstate Director Dave Dobbins Named Head Coach at St. John Fisher College

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Dave Dobbins, Director of 3d Upstate, has been named the head men’s lacrosse coach at St. John Fisher College.

Named the Associated Head Coach in 2016, Dobbins will take over head coaching duties for the Cardinals in the summer of 2017. 

Dobbins, who hails from Rochester, will continue to serve as the Director of the Rochester-based 3d Upstate division. In that role, he will oversee all of 3d Upstate’s Select and club offerings and work to develop training and development opportunities for youth and high school-aged players throughout Upstate New York.

"I'm thrilled to be taking over as head coach at St. John Fisher College and help take the program to new heights,” Dobbins said. “The College and Athletics Department have a great deal to offer and my family and I could not be happier to be back in Rochester.”

Joining 3d Lacrosse in the summer of 2014, Dobbins served as the Director of the Hartford-based 3d Tri-State division for two years before moving back to Rochester last year to help launch 3d Upstate. In the spring, he brought on Craig Lepiane – another Upstate local with a strong coaching resume – as Manager of 3d Upstate.

"It goes without saying that I'm excited to be able to stay involved and oversee 3d Upstate,” said Dobbins, who played Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.

“We are starting to gain momentum in Rochester and beyond and my role at St. John Fisher will only help that. 3d Lacrosse has the right resources and people in place to help me and my staff continue to provide premiere training and development opportunities to players in Upstate New York." 

Before joining 3d Lacrosse, Dobbins held a number of prominent coaching roles. He served as an assistant at Division III powerhouse Salisbury University, where he was named the DIII Coach of the Year in 2005 and helped the team win four NCAA titles. After his time at Salisbury, Dobbins served as the Associate Head Coach at Ohio State, where he helped lead the team to the 2013 ECAC tournament championship and the 2014 ECAC championship.

“The leadership team at 3d Lacrosse is proud of Dave and all he’s accomplished for us and through his career as a coach,” said 3d Lacrosse CEO Greg Waldbaum.

“Dave is one of our brightest and most respected coaching minds, and we’re excited to see him take on the head coaching role at a college on the rise, in his hometown no less. We know that Dave will help us continue to grow and evolve as a company and we expect big things to come for 3d Upstate.”

One of the many seasoned and decorated coaches on 3d Lacrosse’s national staff, Dobbins credits the coaches who’ve taught him along the way. 

“I’ve been very fortunate to have been mentored under some the best coaches, and men, in the game including Jim Berkman, Nick Myers, and John Johnson who have shaped who I am as a person and coach, all of whom I am forever grateful to,” Dobbins said.

For more information about 3d Upstate, visit 3d Lacrosse.com and selected Training>Find Your Market>Upstate.


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, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Rochester, San Diego and San Francisco. Learn more at 3dLacrosse.com

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