“We are truly thrilled to add coach Kennedy to our staff here at Marian University,” commented Mayberry. “He brings an outstanding defensive knowledge along with superb recruiting experience that is going to be game-changing for our program moving forward. His success in Midwest lacrosse in the high school and club levels stood out. We are excited to see the immediate positive impact he will have on our program.”
Kennedy joins the Sabres after working for the University of the Cumberlands-Williamsburg in Kentucky since 2015. While with the Patriots, Kennedy was the defensive coordinator and had extensive work with the goalies and faceoff units. Kennedy also played a role in recruiting for UCW and coached a total of nine all-conference student-athletes in 2017 along with two All-American defenders. While in Kentucky, he also worked with the defenders and goalies for the Commonwealth Kings Black Team, an elite club squad for high school players.
“I would like to thank coach Mayberry and director of athletics Jason Bartelt for this opportunity,” commented Kennedy. “I am excited to have the chance to help build the program and set a high standard for lacrosse success here at Marian University.”
Kennedy graduated from Wesley College in Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in history in 2015 and recently earned his masters of art in teaching, concentration in secondary social studies, from the University of the Cumberlands-Williamsburg. In his playing career at Wesley, Kennedy recorded 244 saves and a 52.5-percent save percentage. He also was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week once along with earning the Eric Potts team award in 2014.
In his high school career, Kennedy was a standout at nationally-recognized Upper Arlington High School in Ohio.
Marian opens the season Thursday, Feb. 15 at Hendrix with the first home game for the Sabres Thursday, March 8 against Calvin.