SSPP schools hire new director of athletics
Pat Tracy started in August
EASTON — As fall sports head into the home stretch and playoffs, and planning for upcoming athletic seasons is well underway, Pat Tracy has hit the ground running since his hire in August as the new director of athletics and head men’s varsity lacrosse coach for Sts. Peter & Paul.
“I am proud to be the director of athletics at Sts. Peter & Paul School,” Tracy said. “There is such a rich tradition of excellence of Sts. Peter & Paul, not only in athletics but in the classroom and community.
“I look forward to building upon that tradition and setting a new standard of excellence for the athletic department. We want our student-athletes to stand out for all the right reasons, and have the knowledge and values that will allow them to be successful in everything they do in life.”
Before starting his new gig as Sabres AD, Tracy most recently was at High Point University, where he served as associate head lacrosse coach for seven years.
During his tenure, he helped build the university’s first Division I men’s lacrosse program, which has since won three conference championships, competed in the NCAA tournament and bested traditional lacrosse Division I powerhouse teams.
Tracy considers his most accomplishments to those off the field, citing impactful be his team’s tremendous success in the classroom and community, including mentoring over 100 locally and nationally recognized scholar athletes.
He began his career as a lacrosse coach at Goucher College, and also has held coaching positions at Dartmouth College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
“We are thrilled to have Pat join the Sts. Peter & Paul community as the director of athletics,” SSPP High School Principal James Nemeth said. “Pat’s attention to detail, passion for athletics, his coaching and professional background, and his organizational and communication skills will be a huge asset in taking the Sabres athletic program to the next level.”
Pat Tracy is the new director of athletics and head men’s varsity lacrosse coach for Sts. Peter & Paul