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Meet the Program Director, Pete Kelleher

Starting at age 16, Pete has been coaching youth sports for well over the number of years than he would like to admit.  He's watched athletics change from seasonal activities to year-round, highly competitive business model, putting youth athletes in a position to compete for "elite" status. Pete believes young athletes should be experiencing a variety of sports, activities, and extracurriculars to develop well rounded, physically healthy young men.


Pete has also seen the growing push for the individual ahead of the team, even in team sports - and this is something he is committed to change. Lacrosse is a team sport, and every player on the field has their job to do and brings a value to the game.  Involved in lacrosse in Cranston for the last thirteen years, Pete was a founding member and President of the Cranston Lacrosse Club and a two-time youth state champion coach. His program won a total of 6 championships with additional finals appearances made by teams of all ages.  He has served on the Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse League Board for the last ten years, spending nine on the executive board and one term as President.

 

He spent six seasons as the Men's Varsity Head Coach at Providence Country Day School, winning a 2018 division title with an undefeated record, following it up with another in 2021, and twice being named a RIIL Division Coach of the Year. Last season he was the Head Coach of Cumberland Varsity Lacrosse, taking a team that was winless to the RIIL D2 state Championship.. In that time over 23 of his players achieved all-division honors. His commitment to youth lacrosse in the state of RI is unparalleled and his drive to assist Rhode Island high school players in playing in the NCAA remains his biggest passion.

 He is a certified Level 3 US Lacrosse Coach and is an Accredited Interscholastic Coach with the National Federation of High Schools, Pete is also CPR and First Aid certified through the American Red Cross, along with over 30 additional certifications surrounding youth athletics through NFHS.

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