Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/3/11
From Press Releases and Staff Reports
Rollins men’s lacrosse head coach R.J. Rossi has announced that Pennridge High and St. Joseph’s University alum Kyle Hofstaedter is one of three assistant coaches added to the staff.
Also hired were Chris Shunk, and James Foote will assist with various aspects of the Tars’ upcoming season.
“We’re very happy to welcome Kyle, Chris, and James to the Rollins family for 2011,” said Rossi. “They each bring with them a new area of expertise that will be great additions to the current foundation. They will each help us in the building process of this program. Their professionalism, knowledge, and desire to take this team to new heights will be great assets both on and off the field.”
Hofstaedter will take on the responsibility of defensive coordinator, and will assume recruitment duties under the guidance of Rossi.
Hofstaedter spent the last two seasons as an assistant at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. While at DeSales, Hofstaedter was the defensive coordinator where he also helped in the recruiting process and managed the equipment. Prior to DeSales, he served as an assistant coach for the Penn Premier lacrosse club.
A native of Perkasie, Hofstaedter played close defense at Saint Joseph’s University here he was a two time MAAC All-Academic selection. A 2007 graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing, Hofstaedter went on to receive a Masters in International Marketing in 2008.
Along with his collegiate career, Hofstaedter has played for the Dutch National lacrosse team during the 2006 and 2010 World Championships, and helped the Dutch National team to a silver medal finish at the 2008 European Championships.
The Rollins men’s lacrosse team opens its 2011 schedule on Saturday, February 12, when they take on Florida Southern in a Deep South Conference showdown. Game time against the Moccasins is slated for 3:00 p.m., and will be played at The First Academy as part of this year’s Faceoff for a Cause benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.