Limestone Brings in Kennedy as Assistant Coach
from Press Release
GAFFNEY, S.C. – Limestone College and head men's lacrosse coach J.B. Clarke have announced the hiring of Carroll Kennedy as an assistant coach, effective immediately.
A four-year college lacrosse player, Kennedy played two years for Adelphi University and two at Monroe Community College (Rochester, N.Y.) and brings two years of coaching experience to the Saints.
"Coach Kennedy brings with him a level of leadership and experience that really jumped off the page when we were looking at over 100 resumes for the position," said Clarke. "As a player, he was a captain at both Monroe Community College and Adelphi University and was as cerebral a player as any I have seen."
Most recently, Kennedy has served as an assistant coach at Adelphi, helping to lead the Panthers to a 14-3 record, No. 4 national ranking and a berth in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals. In the latter, they dropped a narrow 16-13 decision to eventual national champion Le Moyne.
During his time in Garden City, N.Y., he was directly responsible for handling the day-to-day office operations that included scheduling, budgeting and NCAA compliance at the team level. On the field, Kennedy assisted with practice and game planning, working with defense and goalie coordination and had a significant role in the recruitment and evaluation of players.
Prior to his time on the sidelines at Adelphi, he served as an assistant coach at Commack High School. While there he was responsible for the development of players on the defensive end, creating game plans and scouting and evaluating opponents.
Kennedy has also worked with the Long Island, N.Y.-based BreakOut Goaltending Group, serving as a Shooting Coordinator since March of 2010. He helped train goalies ranging in age from 6-21 through one-on-one instruction. Since June of 2011 he has also coached Long Island Pride Lacrosse, a team comprised of 5th and 6th graders.
As a player, Kennedy began his career at Monroe Community College from 2007-08. He earned All-Region Second-Team honors before continuing his career at Adelphi in 2009 and 2010. In his first year there he played in all 11 games with a pair of starts and collected 17 groundballs. As a senior he developed into one of the more reliable players for the Panthers, playing in 15 games with 13 starts.
That year he finished with 65 groundballs, including a career-high nine vs. St. Anslem, while scoring a goal and helping AU to a 10-5 record. The latter was something they had not accomplished in the previous eight years and helped to lead to the program's return to the NCAA Division II Tournament in two of the next three years. During his career, he was also named to the NE-10 Spring Academic All-Conference Team with that recognition coming as a senior in 2010.
"I am thankful for the opportunity given to me by Limestone Athletics, Mike Cerino and Coach Clarke," said Kennedy. "I'm looking forward to becoming a part of such a storied program and helping to continuing the rich tradition."
"As an assistant at Adelphi his learning curve was exceptional according to the coaching staff up there," added Clarke. My respect for the program at Adelphi, as one of the greatest lacrosse programs in all of lacrosse, makes me even more thrilled to have Coach Kennedy with us. He is a terrific person, coach and leader!"
Kennedy is a 2010 graduate of Adelphi University and holds a Bachelor's in Sports Management with a minor in Business. In May of 2013, he earned a Master of Arts in Physical Education from Adelphi.
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