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Former Penn, Maryland, Malvern Prep assistant MacFarlane hired as coach for @Risingsonslax

Sunday, 3rd September 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Posted 9/3/17
From Press Release

Todd MacFarlane, a former Penn and Malvern Prep assistant, has been named as a coach for the Rising Sons club program.

MacFarlane will be an assistant to Adam Muller for the Rising Sons 2020 team and Head Coach for the 2022 Team. He also will also coordinate and facilitate player/coach development for Rising Sons.

MacFarlane spent the 2016-2017 year as an Assistant at Penn after being on staff at the University of Maryland, where he spent the 2015- 2016 year as the Terrapins’ Director of Lacrosse Operations and helped lead them to the NCAA Championship final as well as Big 10 Regular Season and Conference Tournament Championships.

A native of Crofton, MD, and an Arundel High School graduate, MacFarlane has spent the previous 19 years building, funding, coaching and directing numerous programs at middle school, high school, collegiate and club Levels as well as playing lacrosse. In addition, he has extensive experience in physical fitness training, skill development and college recruiting.

In his first season with the Quakers, MacFarlane helped Penn earn another trip back to the Ivy League Tournament where the Quakers faced No. 1 seed and host Yale in the semifinals. The contest marked the second-longest game in Penn history, a dramatic quadruple overtime affair that saw the Red and Blue fall to the Bulldogs, 13-12. Penn posted two wins over Virginia during the course of the season which ended with a 7-6 overall record and 3-3 mark in Ivy games (tied for 4th in the conference), and saw their ranking climb as high as No. 8 in the USILA poll. Six players earned All-Ivy status for their performances under MacFarlane’s tutelage, including two first team members, one second team selection, and three honorable mention honorees.

Just prior to his Maryland stint, MacFarlane spent four years at Malvern Prep where he helped the Friars to the Inter-Ac co-championship in 2013, and in 2014 Malvern Prep won the Inter-Ac regular-season and Invitational titles and finished with the No. 2 high school ranking nationally. Additionally, was instrumental in the implementation of offseason conditioning programs, team showcases and skill development that help produce eight US Lacrosse All-Americans and numerous conference and state player accolades.

From 2009-12, MacFarlane was the Director of Athletics, Facility Rentals and Head of Physical Education and Health Departments at The Phelps School in Malvern. While at Phelps, he spearheaded and managed the conversion of the school’s Equestrian Center into an Indoor Athletic Complex. In addition to his Phelps School duties, he also served as the Tri-County Leagues Commissioner for cross country and lacrosse.

From 2007-09, MacFarlane was Director of the La Jolla (CA) Lacrosse Foundation where he was responsible for development and expansion of a citywide lacrosse programs. He instituted year-round skills and physical training for middle school and high school athletes. In addition, he was responsible for overall budget and forecasting for three distinct programs. These programs increased the available funds to expand and maintain citywide programs established. Efforts include advertising and promotion of the programs and teams as well as participation of equipment suppliers.

From 2004-09, MacFarlane he was the founder and Director of Top Notch Training LLC (TNT), California’s first box lacrosse training company. TNT, also a sports training company that was a cooperative endeavor with the YMCA and SportsPlex along with local sponsors to provide lacrosse leagues, camps and clinics as well as speed and condition training for youth and adult athletes.

MacFarlane began his college career at Anne Arundel Community College, then moved on to Pfeiffer University. He was a Deep South All-Conference player in 2002 as Pfeiffer’s captain, top scorer and MVP. He ranked in the Top 20 nationally in point that season. He also was a Deep South All-Conference Academic recipient. MacFarlane later played professionally in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) with the Anaheim Storm.

MacFarlane earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Multi-Subject Teaching from Champan University. Prior to college, MacFarlane served in the United States Marine Corps from 1994-98 and was honorably discharged and decorated with honors.

MacFarlane’s Coaching & Program Affiliation Timeline:
· 2016 -2017 Asst. Men’s Coach, University of Pennsylvania
· 2016-2017 Dir. & Coach HEADstrong-Quaker LC, PA
· 2015- 2016 Dir. Men’s Lacrosse Operations, University of Maryland
· 2011-2015 Asst. Coach, Malvern Preparatory School, PA
· 2013-2015 Head Coach & Training Dir., Rising Sons LC, PA
· 2012- 2013 Head & Program Training Coach, Militia LC, PA
· 2010- 2012 Head Coach & Training Dir., Old School LC, PA
· 2009-2013 Head & Program Training Coach, Fever LC, PA
· 2007-2009 Dir. of La Jolla Lacrosse Foundation, CA
· 2007-2009 Asst. Varsity Boy’s Coach, La Jolla H.S., CA
· 2005-2006 Asst. Boy’s Coach. Mustang Lacrosse Club, CA
· 2004-2005 Head Coach, University of San Diego, CA
· 2004 Asst. Coach, Team USA California, International
· 1999-2001 Head Coach, La Costa Canyon H.S., Carlsbad, CA
· 1998 Assistant Coach, La Costa Canyon H.S., Carlsbad, CA

MacFarlane’s Coaching and Team Accolades:
· 2017 Ivy League Tournament Participant
· 2016 Big 10 Conference Regular Season Champions
· 2016 Big 10 Conference Champions
· 2016 NCAA National Runner-up
· 2014 #2 National Ranking, 24-0 Record
· 2014 Inter-Ac High School Invitational Champions
· 2014 Inter-Ac High School League Champions
· 2013 Inter-Ac High School League Co-Champions
· 2005 & 2006 San Diego County Lacrosse Association M.S Champions
· 2005 Men’s Division Intercollegiate Associates, Coach of the year
· 2005 Men’s Division Intercollegiate Associates, National Champs
· 2005 Western Collegiate Lacrosse League, Coach of the year
· 2004 & 2005 Western Collegiate Lacrosse League, League Champions
· 2001 San Diego County Lacrosse Association, League Champions
· 2001 United States Lacrosse Association, SD, Man of the year
· 1999-2001 United States Lacrosse Association, SD, Coach of the year
· 1999- 2001 San Diego County Lacrosse Association, Coach of the year


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