Philly Elite Lacrosse Camp
Director: Brendan Dawson, Haverford School
Brendan Dawson brings over 18 years’ experience in NCAA collegiate lacrosse to Philly Elite Lacrosse Camp at the Haverford School. In nine years as a Head Coach, Dawson was named Coach of the Year four different times in three conferences. Most recently he was the head coach at Haverford College, a member of the nationally competitive Centennial Conference and NCAA Division III.
While at Haverford College, Dawson coached and helped develop the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a Third Team All-America in 2017. The 2018 Haverford College men’s lacrosse team qualified for the Centennial Conference playoffs for the first time in eight years, had four All-Centennial Conference Selections and a North-South Game Participant. For his efforts, Dawson was named the 2018 Centennial Conference Coach of the Year.
Prior to his time at Haverford College, Dawson was the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Widener University from 2011-2016. His Widener teams played in five straight Middle Atlantic Conference Championships and an NCAA Tournament. Dawson was named MAC Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2016. While at Widener, he helped develop two All-America Selections, two North-South Game Participants and 31 All-Conference Players.
Dawson started the NCAA men’s lacrosse program at Division III Aurora University, serving as Head Coach from 2009-2011. His 2011 team had 8 All-Conference players, amassed an 11-6 record in their first year of NCAA play, qualified for the MLC Tournament, and Dawson was named 2011 Midwest Lacrosse Conference Coach of the Year.
From 2006-2009, Dawson spent time as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Salisbury University, and Dickinson College. As a player at Salisbury, Dawson was a four-year letter winner, an All-Conference player, a two-time captain (’03-’04) and won two NCAA Division III National Championships (’03-’04).