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Reading Rockets name Donovan (Bishop Shanahan) as Strength and Conditioning Coach

Thursday, 23rd August 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 8/23/12
From Press Release

The Reading Rockets of the Professional Lacrosse League are proud to welcome Dave Donovan (Bishop Shanahan) to the coaching staff for the 2012 season. Donovan will serve as the team’s Strength and Conditioning Coach under Head Coach Tom Slate.

Dave Donovan

A graduate of Penn State University, the Cochranville resident played ice hockey and lacrosse at Bishop Shanahan before heading to State College, where he played Division II hockey for the Nittany Lions. Donovan began his training career as a speed and agility coach for Lightning Fast Training Systems, helping everyone from young 8-10 year old Burt Bell football champions to college seniors preparing for the NFL Draft.

He has also served as the Lead Exercise Specialist for The Center for Health and Fitness at The Chester County Hospital. He is a former lacrosse Head Coach at Kennett Middle School and currently serves as Director of Lacrosse Evolution and Head Strength and Conditioning coach for Team Philadelphia and PYLA lacrosse club.

“Success on the field is determined by the quality of our players,” said Rockets Head Coach Tom Slate. “We want the best conditioned athletes in the league, and having someone with Dave’s knowledge and experience helps our players be their best. He is a great addition to our organization”

Rockets Vice President and General Manager Andy Makal added, “Dave’s background as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, his work as a Performance and Corrective Exercise Specialist and his experience with lacrosse players as a coach and a trainer give our players the kind of edge they need to be at their best every time they step on the turf. We’re pleased that Dave could join us.”

“Dave Donovan has guided our player’s development for the past five years,” said Jack Morrison Team Philadelphia and PYLA General Manager. “The off-season SAQ, core strength and lacrosse skills training for girls and boys that Lacrosse Evolution has developed to prepare our teams is a big key to our success on the field.”



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