St. Henry (Ky.) has announced the hiring of head coach Jim Kennedy to lead the Crusaders in their first year of play in 2020. Kennedy comes to St. Henry after coaching at the junior program at Moeller (Ohio).
An Ohio native, Kennedy played high school lacrosse at Moeller before going on to play in college at UMass from 1994-97. During his time in Amherst, Kennedy and the Minutemen went to the NCAA tournament twice, including an NCAA quarterfinal appearance in 1997.
Kennedy’s father, Tom Kennedy, started the lacrosse program at Moeller in 1987, compiled a record of 139-57 at Moeller, and was inducted into the Ohio Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2001.
Taking the head coaching position at St. Henry, Kennedy will help start the boy’s program at the school and help usher in a new wave of lacrosse growth in Kentucky with DeSales (Ky.) in Louisville also adding lacrosse this spring, as well.