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Joe Proud

I grew up just outside of Syracuse, NY, a region steeped in lacrosse tradition.  This is where the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) have played lacrosse for hundreds of years.  I was fortunate to play at West Genesee High School, one of the most historic schools in the game, led by Coach Mike Messere, one of the top coaches in the history of our sport.  I was honored to be named captain of my WG team.  I then went to Duke University to study and play lacrosse.  There, I was fortunate to be named captain and All-American for a top-10 Division I program.

I've been coaching lacrosse since summers in high school and college.  Following graduation, I spent 17 years coaching at the college level, including being a head coach at UC Berkeley (Cal) and Vassar College.  I was an assistant at Cornell, Univ. of Vermont and SUNY Plattsburgh.  I led USA West, a college all-star team to the United Kingdom and Czech Republic, winning the Prague Cup. I've coached countless camps and clinics.

Since moving to Philadelphia five years ago, I've served as the head coach at Harriton High School and director of lacrosse for Ashbee Lacrosse.  I've worked with several local clubs, including Duke's, NXT, Old School and Fever.  Lacrosse has been a huge part of my life.  I look forward to sharing what I've learned with another generation of lacrosse players.