By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/16/13
Sean Tischler, who was head coach at Sun Valley the past three years, has been named head coach at Kennett.
Tischler also has served as head coach at Wilmington Christian and was a 9th grade coach at Delaware power Salesianum School and an assistant at Friends’ Central. Tischler also was the Head Coach for Team Delco 2011 and Team Delaware County 2013 at the Keystone State games and is coach of the High School Select Team and a middle school program for Black Bear.
Tischler guided the Vanguards to a 9-9 season in 2013 and takes over a budding program which had its best year (12-7, District 1 playoffs) since a 14-6 finish in 2005.
Tischler answered these questions:
What drew you to want to coach at Kennett?
Tischler: “The lacrosse community in Kennett is exploding and has a reputation for being overwhelmingly supportive of their teams and coaches. The youth program is extremely well coached and (coach) Kevin Porter does an outstanding job at the middle school. The facilities are amazing with four turf fields an incredible fitness center and a supportive administration. For a coach is at relatively early stage in their career this was a an great opportunity.”
What are your short-term goals?
Tischler: “Our short term goals are to continue to grow the relationship between the high school, middle school, and youth program, get our guys in the best physical condition possible prior to March 1st, and start to build the relationship between the coaches and players.
“Most important for us at this point is for our guys to put together their team affirmation, they need to identify what our team culture is and live up to it on daily basis.”
What are your long-term goals?
Tischler: “Our long-term goals are to consistently compete for a Chest-Mont Championships, consistently go to deep into the District 1 tournament, and compete for a District 1 title.”
What is your coaching philosophy?
Tischler: “First the most important thing we are trying to do is get our athletes to exceed their expectations, whether it is in the classroom, weight room, in the community, or on the field. Second, I think as a coach I have to be an advocate for my guys and do as much as I can to get them to play at the next level. I think anytime we can use an extra-curricular to help earn a college degree we have to take advantage of those opportunities. But more than anything it is developing a culture, and living that culture and holding these guys accountable if they are not living up to that team identity that they developed.”
Are than any other points to make?
Tischler: “Overall I would like to thank the coaches who I have learned so much from, including Bob Healy and Sean Plews (Salesianum), JB Bowie (Lower Merion), and all of the coaches in the Chest-Mont League, especially Bob Allvord, Tony Verna, Paul Stankiewicz, Jon Heisman, Todd Cliggett, and Jim Schorn.”
Tischler also said he has an opening for a Head JV coach who will have some varsity responsibilties. He also is seeking an additional varsity assistant and JV assistant (faceoff specialists or someone who has experience as a goalie at the college level or experience training goaltenders). Please send resume to Head Coach Sean Tischler at firstname.lastname@example.org.