Dave Cottle is one of the biggest names in our sport’s history. Most known for his accolades as a college lacrosse coach, Cottle recently embarked on a new journey as the president of Legendary Sports Group (LSG).
It was an honor to have Coach on our show and learn about what he’s up to now. We hope you enjoy the conversation!
Dave Cottle Joins Going Offsides
Dave Cottle’s Lacrosse History
Dave Cottle was a three-time All-American at Salisbury State in the ‘70s before embarking on a prolific coaching career spanning nearly 30 years as a Division I head coach at Loyola and Maryland. He later went on to a successful career in MLL working with the Bayhawks in various roles.
Legendary Sports Group
Legendary Sports Group is a sports and media company focused on creating legendary experiences for our clients and consumers. LSG serves clients nationally with a variety of services including event logistics and execution, media and marketing services, graphics and video development, production management and sponsorship activation.Legendary Sport Group Website
While LSG does represent events and production in numerous sports, we focused on speaking with Coach Cottle about the lacrosse-related projects the company leads. Below is a breakdown of what we covered and how LSG is making a significant impact on the sport of lacrosse.
Fivestar Elite Lacrosse is an invite-only event. Boys graduating in 2024 may apply or be recommended by a club or high school coach for consideration here. Invitations are in progress and are sent on a rolling basis.
The Ocean City Lacrosse Classic is a destination tournament with some of the best lacrosse competition in the country. Each year, more than 100 teams, 3,000 contestants, and 10,000 fans participate. This historic tournament just got more interesting as LSG has put up a $10,000 prize for the winning team.
Naptown brings elite, nationally-recognized club teams from across the country to Annapolis, Maryland, to compete in a three-day event comprised of two tournament days at several field locations in the city’s area, culminating with a championship event at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Championship games for all four high school divisions are televised on ESPN3.
LSG manages and executes all aspects of the MIAA Boys Lacrosse Championships. The event was held in Annapolis this year over a one week period and received rave reviews from those in attendance.
SPIRE Institute & Academy is a comprehensive academic, athletic, personal and career development experience located within a world-class event and wellness complex. LSG is helping the SPIRE Institute to find a head coach/director of lacrosse to join their growing team. If interested, you can find more information here.