Lacrosse coach chosen as speaker at Nat. Convention — Dan Sharbaurgh will host “Team Offense”

Dan Sharbaugh, the assistant coach for Gettysburg's men's lacross team, will be a speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Philadelphia next January.

Dan Sharbaugh, the assistant coach for Gettysburg’s men’s lacross team, will be a speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Philadelphia next January.

By Lauren Perry, Staff Writer

US Lacrosse has named Gettysburg College men’s lacrosse assistant coach Dan Sharbaugh a speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. Sharbaugh will join roughly 200 of the sport’s best coaches and officials as presenters at the largest professional development event in the world for lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators Jan. 10-12, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Sharbaugh will host “Team Offense: From the Classroom to the Field” for boys’ lacrosse coaches at 3 p.m. Jan. 10 on the STX Live Field in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Gettysburg College men’s lacrosse assistant coach and US Lacrosse coaching education content manager TJ Buchanan will co-host the clinic.

“Dan Sharbaugh has spent much of his career on the defensive side of the ball, so he’ll be able to provide a unique perspective for coaches on how to attack certain defenses,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. “Dan is one of the sport’s top young coaches in the NCAA Division III ranks, and we’re looking forward to having him as a speaker.”

“I’m honored to be selected as a presenter at US Lacrosse National Convention,” Sharbaugh said. “US Lacrosse has a number of programs to develop coaches at all levels, and those programs always come into focus at the convention. Their continued dedication to the growth of the game makes our job as college coaches possible. I’m excited to be a part of it.”

Sharbaugh will enter his second season with the Bullets in 2014. He helped Gettysburg to the Centennial Conference tournament and coached two All-Americans last season. He previously coached at York (Pa.) College and alma mater Eastern University, where he was a four-year starting defenseman.

Lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators can purchase convention tickets online at uslacross for just $95 before Nov. 30 (a savings of 40 percent vs. walk-up pricing). The convention ticket includes free post-event access to audio/video recordings and PowerPoints of all convention presentations.

The US Lacrosse National Convention has drawn approximately of 7,000 participants in each of the last two years, and it includes four live demonstration areas, 150 educational sessions, business meetings for leadership groups within the sport and the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.

The convention also includes the US Lacrosse Fan Fest, presented by TeamZila, which opens the convention center to the public Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lacrosse fans can check out gear and apparel from some 160 exhibitors in the sport’s largest expo hall, watch live demonstrations, and get autographs from members of Team USA and other top players.

For information on schedules, speakers, hotel discounts for attendees, Fan Fest, and to purchase a convention ticket, visit uslacrosse.org/2014conventio. Membership in US Lacrosse is required to attend the full convention.

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