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Dave Cornell
Title: Director
Phone: (860) 439-2564
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Dave Cornell enters his 11th season as the head coach of the Connecticut College men´s lacrosse program and is the Founder of Atlantic Elite Lacrosse.

Cornell has led a revival of the Camels lacrosse program as they have been ranked in United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Top 20 at some point in six of the past seven seasons.  

In 2010, Cornell directed the Camel men's lacrosse program to a 14-3 record and a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) regular season title record that culminated with a home game in the second round of the NCAA Championship. The Camels set a school record with 13 consecutive wins, climbing all the way up to #6 in the USILA National Poll.

In 2012, Cornell led the Camels to their second NCAA appearance in three years. The Camels surged in the second half of the season, winning their last five regular season contests and also advancded the NESCAC Final Four for the first time since 2001.

At the conclusion of the season, Cornell was honored by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) as Coach of the Year.   

In 2013, the Camels shared the top spot in the NESCAC regualr season in addition to a return trip to the NESCAC Final Four and another USILA Top 20 finish.

Cornell has coached numerous All-Americans during his tenure at Connecticut College and that culminated with the school's first ever 1st Team All-American in face-off specialist Ben Parens.

Cornell joined the Camel athletic program after spending the previous two years as the lead defensive assistant coach at the University of Notre Dame.

Under the direction of Fighting Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan, Cornell assisted in all phases of a nationally ranked program that qualified for the 2006 NCAA Championship. While Cornell´s most recent experience is at the Division 1 level, he carries deep ties to Division III intercollegiate lacrosse. Cornell was a two-time All-America selection at Gettysburg College, contributing to three Centennial Conference Championship teams with the Bullets. Gettysburg reached its pinnacle in 1995 with an appearance at the NCAA Final Four.

After graduating, Cornell returned to his alma mater, serving as offensive coordinator for three-seasons and defensive coordinator for one year. The Bullets made four consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the national championship game for the first time in school history in 2001. In 2001, Cornell was named head coach of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. Cornell developed and resurrected program that was reinstated after a 21-year hiatus, setting a program record for victories in 2003 and 2004.

Cornell earned his Bachelor of Arts in business management and entrepreneurship at Gettysburg. He holds a Master´s Degree of Science from McDaniel College in Health and Exercise Science and Athletic Administration.

 

 

Kevin Frank
Kevin Frank
Title: Associate Director
Phone: (860) 439-2564
Email:

Kevin Frank enters his third season as an assistant coach with the Camel men’s lacrosse program and has been promoted to Associate Director of Atlantic Elite Lacrosse.   Frank is a 2013 graduate of Roger Williams University.

Competing for the Hawks in the Commonwealth Coast Conference, Frank collected 53 ground balls and caused 15 turnovers at close defense for the Hawks’ program that won 37 games during his four years of play in the East Bay.  During his senior year, Frank served as a co-captain for a team that posted a 6-2 record in CCC action.  During Frank's playing career, the Hawks advance to the CCC Final Four in each season.

In the fall of 2013, Frank traveled to the United Kingdom to take the reign as the head coach of the Nottingham Trent University’s men’s and women’s college lacrosse programs, transforming them from a club atmosphere to a performance driven program. 

Frank will be moving to the offensive side of the ball for the 2017 season as the Camels Offensive Coordinator following two stints as a defensive assistant.  Additionally, Frank serves as the lacrosse program's strength and conditioning coach.  Frank is also employed by Yuhas Perfermance Training in Niantic, CT where he serves as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Away from the field, Frank enjoys tending to his other passion as a competitive salt-water angler.