October 8, 2013

Devoe Named Assistant Coach at Colby

from press release

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Rashad Devoe, a collegiate and high school coach in Texas the past four years, was named Tuesday as an assistant coach for the Colby College men's lacrosse team.

Devoe will work under first-year head coach Jack Sandler, who recently took the Colby job after eight years at Skidmore College.

"I'm excited to welcome Rashad to the Colby lacrosse staff," Sandler said. "Being able to get someone with his level of knowledge, experience, and energy is integral to the immediate success of the lacrosse program here."

Devoe was the assistant men's lacrosse coach at Southwestern (Texas) University for the past two years. He was in charge of recruiting, lacrosse operations, and all strength training programs for the team.

Before working at Southwestern University, Devoe was an assistant coach at Dallas Jesuit for two years. He assisted in developing more than 20 players to compete in college lacrosse and was part of the coaching staff that helped the squad become the first Texas team to be ranked (23rd) in the national poll.

Devoe also was the head coach for the Plano West Lacrosse Club from August 2006 to May 2009.

A Fairport, N.Y., native, Devoe was an assistant coach and the head strength and conditioning coach from 1996 to 1998 for the Rochester Knighthawks, a professional lacrosse team.

Devoe has been the owner of Devoe Human Performance since 1996. He plans, implements, and evaluates speed and weight training programs for lacrosse players. Devoe has developed strength and conditioning programs for top high school and college lacrosse teams.

Devoe also has been a writer for US Lacrosse, Inside Lacrosse, and has a monthly video show for www.laxmagazine.com. He was a speaker at a US Lacrosse National Convention.

Devoe is currently an assistant coach for the Philippines National Lacrosse Team. He is a goalie coach for the squad.

Devoe received his bachelor's degree from the State University of Buffalo and has a master's degree from West Chester University.


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