Paul McCord

FL: Tampa
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Paul McCord enters his tenth season with the Jacksonville women's lacrosse program heading into the 2019-2020 season as Associate Head Coach. In his 20 seasons of coach NCAA and NFL teams, 17 have resulted in championships. The team has been ranked in the Top-25 after the 2018, 2019, Covid year, 2021, and 2022 seasons.

During his tenure on staff, the Dolphins have posted a 136-44 record, including a 45-1 mark in the ASUN Conference. Highlighted by 15 conference championships eight regular season titles and seven league tournament crowns the Dolphins set a school record with three consecutive NCAA postseason appearances twice (2013-15 and 2017-19). His record setting offenses have set the NCAA mark for scoring twice and is the only program in the sports history to average 18 goals per game three times.

McCord has spoken on the success of the Dolphins offensive system several times, including at the US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon). Inspired by the historic run of the 1990 Loyola Marymount mens basketball team featured in the ESPN 30 for 30 Guru of Go, McCord reached out to former NBA player and LMU legend, Bo Kimble for insight on implementing their famous run and gun offense into lacrosse.

Drawing on a combination of Kimbles expertise, McCords football background, and head coach Mindy McCords lacrosse knowledge, the Dolphins have led the NCAA in several statistical categories over the years with 17 NCAA statistical championships to their credit; most notably setting, and later breaking, their own NCAA scoring record. The relationship between Kimble and the McCords has been documented in an article by Daniel Popper in online magazine the Athletic.

During the 2015 season, McCord assumed active head coaching responsibilities while Head Coach Mindy McCord was on maternity leave. His leadership directed the Dolphins to 17 victories, a single-season record, which ranked third best in the country. The team also led the NCAA in assists, points, scoring margin and ground balls. McCord oversaw the performance of Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun) Player of the Year Holly Ventimiglia and Defensive Player of the year Brit Orashen. The team won its third A-Sun regular-season and tournament titles.

McCord began his women's lacrosse coaching career in 1999 as an assistant at Western Maryland College, where he also served as the teams strength and conditioning coach. He assisted the program until 2002, helping the Green Terror to become nationally competitive.

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