SSPP schools hire new di­rec­tor of ath­let­ics

Pat Tracy started in Au­gust

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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.”

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Pat Tracy is the new di­rec­tor of ath­let­ics and head men’s var­sity lacrosse coach for Sts. Peter & Paul

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