Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/16/14
From Press Release
The American Indoor Lacrosse Association is proud to announce that Patrick Heim has signed on to the coaching staff and will take on the duties of an on floor Coach and AILA instructor for U15 to High School level players.
“Patrick is a local guy that grew up in Wayne, PA, and played lacrosse, football and wrestled at Conestoga High School,” said Johnny Mouradian, President of the AILA. “He is the perfect example of what our program wants to produce locally with Philly youth players.
“Pat was an All American college field player that quickly adapted to the indoor game. He played 6 years with the Wings and knows how to teach our indoor curriculum.”
AILA is currently training close to 1,000 youth players locally this Winter. Specific team training includes such elite programs as the Haverford School, La Salle College HS, Radnor HS, Salesianum School, Downingtown East and the Elite travel team programs of Mesa Fresh Fever and Shamrocks of NJ, to name a few.
“I’m excited to be joining the AIL organization and their staff,” said Heim. “This group is on the forefront of making an impact to expand the box lacrosse presence in the United States year in and year out.
“Being located in the Philadelphia region, a hotbed of talent for youth, high school, and collegiate level players, will only drive AIL in a positive direction. Having played 6 seasons with the Philadelphia Wings and competing against some of the best box lacrosse players in the world, it taught me a lot of different aspects of the game.
“My goal is to take those skills, strategies, and knowledge I gained from playing this style of lacrosse and bestow that onto the youth and high school programs in the Philadelphia region.”
About Pat Heim: Attended Conestoga High School playing for Brian Sampson. Spent his college days at Penn State University where he received his BA degree in Markeing. Heim was a three time All-ECAC First Team selection, including being awarded USILA All-American his junior year and ended his college career with 85 points (58G, 27A). Heim will continue his professional lacrosse carreer this summer playing for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse . He was drafted #1 overall by the former Chicago Machine in the 2007 MLL Collegiate Draft, where he spent two seasons (2007-2008), tallying 36 points (27G, 12A). In 2009, Heim spent time with both Chicago and Washington before Boston picked him up in the 2010 Supplemental Draft. Since joining the Cannons organization, Heim has scored 32 goals and picked up 13 assists. Heim also spent 6 years (08-12) with the Philadelphia Wings organization where he was a defensive and transition specialist. Currently Heim is a Vice President at Binswanger a National and International commercial real estate firm working out of their King of Prussia, PA office.
About AILA: The leader in education and training of indoor lacrosse. Please see our web site for more information. Www.ailacrosse.org