Dave Dobbins

Director, Upstate & Northeast

Dave Dobbins joined 3d in the summer of 2014 as our Director of Tri-State. Dave has led the charge in CT for the past 2 years to secure expanded operations across the state and region. He is now opening our newest region in Upstate, NY in August of 2016 and will be residing in Rochester, NY.

Prior to 3d, Dave was the associate head coach at The Ohio State University. While at OSU, Dave led the Buckeyes to a 2013 ECAC Tournament Championship title win and a 2014 ECAC championship.

Dave mentored Buckeyes to two ECAC Offensive Player of the Year awards, two ECAC Rookie of the Year accolades, six All-America honors, 10 all-conference nods and two league all-rookie team mentions. Dave also spearheaded Ohio State's community service efforts, with the team volunteering more than 1,800 hours in the last three years combined.

Before his tenure at OSU, Dave served for six years as an assistant coach at Salisbury University (Md.), one of the most successful collegiate men's lacrosse programs in the country. In 2005 he was the Division III Assistant Coach of the Year.

During Dave’s time at Salisbury, the Sea Gulls won four Division III National Championships and were a national runner-up once. He coached 47 All-Americans, including 19 at midfield, and five national players of the year. Prior to joining the Salisbury staff, Dave coached two seasons at the middle and high school levels in New York.

Dave earned his degree in mathematics from Colgate in 2001 and his master's degree in education from Salisbury in 2005. He taught high school mathematics at two Salisbury-area high schools for five years.

Director, Upstate & Northeast
Words of Wisdom 
Shoot to get hot, shoot to stay hot
Worst Advice You Ever Received 
Don’t take that shot
Personality in one hashtag 
Professional Passion 
Developing great lacrosse players and great people
Farthest Traveled from U.S. 
What do you do away from work 
Be with my Kids, Run, Fish, Bike, Swim, Hike, Ski
What's on the playlist 
Everything but Heavy
Favorite Movie Line 
"Surely you can't be serious." "I am serious...and don't call me Shirley." - Airplane
Favorite All-time Matchup 
Tri-Lambs(Lambda Lambda Lamda) vs. Alpha Betas