COACH Russell - 2024 Team 2 HEAD COACH
Patrick Russell has been a volunteer coach in the New Canaan Youth Program for the past 16 years and has been a NCLA board member since 2010. A native of Baltimore, MD, Patrick has played organized lacrosse since he was 5 years old. He is the son of a coach - his father organized the first youth program in Catonsville MD. He is a Graduate of Loyola Blakefield, MD - MIAA champs '83, '84, runner up '85. Patrick was 1st Team All Metro in '85. While in High School, Patrick played Ontario-based box lacrosse for three years.
After High School, Patrick attended Johns Hopkins and was a midfielder from '86-'89. He started for three seasons. In 1987, he helped the team win the NCAA National Championship. In 1989, his senior year, the team would be runner-up to Syracuse. Patrick was awarded the Taylor Cook Award - given to player with Best Attitude and Positive Influence on Team.
Patrick has served in higher-education development and is currently working at Fairfield University as a Development Director. Last year Coach Russell coached an Eclipse 2024 Team.