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Holy Family names former Keating as first men’s lacrosse coach

Friday, 2nd September 2022

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/2/22 – From Press Release

The Holy Family Department of Athletics is excited to announce the appointment of Dan Keating (Episcopal Academy) as the university’s first-ever head men’s lacrosse coach. 
 
Earlier this summer it was announced that HFU would be adding men’s lacrosse effective for the 2023-24 academic year. 
 
“This is an exciting day for Holy Family as we announce the hiring of Dan Keating as the first men’s lacrosse coach,” said Tim Hamill, Director of Athletics. “Dan has extensive experience coaching at many levels and possesses tremendous passion for the sport. I am confident he will build and lead a successful Division II lacrosse program on the field and in the classroom.”
 
Keating brings with him nearly 20 years of coaching experience at both the college and high school level, having most recently spent a second stint as the head coach at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. 
 
While there he led the program to a 27-10 record over two seasons, developing 21 All-Catholic League players including one All-American. 
 
Keating most notably immersed himself in the Philadelphia men’s lacrosse community as the associate head coach and offensive and recruiting coordinator at Saint Joseph’s University for seven seasons. 
 
He played an integral part in turning around a program that became one of the top-20 teams in the NCAA by the time of his departure, as the Hawks achieved 50 wins from 2014-18. 
 
Saint Joseph’s captured four Northeast Conference (NEC) regular season titles during those five years, with his student-athletes receiving 43 All-NEC Selections and four major postseason awards.
 
The Hawks had the highest shooting percentage in the league in four of those five years, while leading the conference in extra-man scoring percentage and assists three times. 
 
Keating’s first stint at St. Joseph’s Prep came from 2006-08, when he led the program to a 61-22 record while mentoring 24 First Team All-Catholic League players. 
 
He moved on to Malvern Preparatory School for two seasons, the second of which was as head coach, and led the program to back-to-back Inter-Ac championships while producing five First Team All-Inter-AC League performers, two of which were All-Americans. 
 
Keating began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant coach at Lehigh University, where he helped lead an offense that led the Patriot League in goals per game and extra-man scoring percentage. 
 
Following his time at Saint Joseph’s, he spent one season as an assistant coach at Stockton University. The Ospreys won the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) with a perfect 6-0 record, receiving the program’s first Division III NCAA Tournament bid while finishing with the second-highest scoring offense in the country.
 
Keating is the founder of Keating Lacrosse, which recruits high school athletes and coaches to assist in running teaching events for developing players, and he also spent time as the director of boys lacrosse instruction for United Sports. 
 
Keating received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Duke University, where he was a member of teams that made three NCAA Division I Lacrosse Tournament appearances, highlighted by one trip to the Final Four.  
 
He would go on to earn his Master of Science in Secondary Education from Saint Joseph’s. 

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