Phil McCarthy

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Director, Colorado

Phil joined 3d in May of 2018 as the Director of Colorado.

McCarthy, a native of New York’s Capital Region, moved to Denver in the mid-1990s and has ever since helped drive the game’s expansion on a variety of fronts. He will immediately begin overseeing all aspects of the daily operations of the 3d Colorado division.

Hailing from Shenendehowa, N.Y., McCarthy founded Breakaway Sports in 1996 after moving to Colorado. Specializing in lacrosse gear and custom team apparel, Breakaway Sports operated retail locations, including stores in the Denver area, Washington, New York and Georgia, before eventually being acquired in 2016.

Since his arrival in Colorado, McCarthy has been instrumental in the game’s growth at the youth and scholastic level, serving as both a boys and girls coach. He is a longtime coach with the Denver Lacrosse Club and helped the organization launch its Mighty Mite program, which introduces lacrosse to girls fourth grade and younger.

McCarthy is an alumnus of Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., where he was a member of three Division III national championship-winning lacrosse squads and was a
captain of the men’s hockey team. He went on to receive a Master of Business Administration degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., where he served as a graduate assistant coach for the Golden Knights men’s lacrosse team. The following year he taught and coached both lacrosse and hockey at the Berkshire School before heading west.

Director, Colorado
Words of Wisdom 
"The future gets what the present offers it, whether you think you can or think you can't- You're right"- Henry Ford
Best Advice You Ever Received 
Don't work against yourself, work the problem
Personality in one hashtag 
Professional Passion 
Identifying obstacles and opportunity and driving the plan
Farthest Traveled from U.S. 
Lived in Southeast Asia- traveled the area extensively- Thailand is my favorite spot
What do you do away from work 
Spend time with my family, enjoy hiking and watching them play everything
What's on the playlist 
ACDC, red hot chili peppers, Grateful Dead
Favorite All-time Matchup 
Hobart Vs Salibury 1991 National Championship