Dave Campbell

Men's Lacrosse Coach

Phone: work802.443.5263
Fax: fax(802) 443-2091
Alma Mater: Middlebury '00
Years at Midd: 8
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Campbell enters his eighth season as head coach of the men's lacrosse program at Middlebury. In his first five seasons, he continued the post-season tradition, leading the team to its 14th-consecutive (15th overall) trip to the NCAA Tournament in '11. The team captured the '07 NESCAC title and earned the tournament's top seed in '13. Campbell owns a career record of 82-36 through his first seven seasons.

Middlebury ended the '09 season with a 9-1 mark in NESCAC play, winning the regular season title by two games. Campbell was named the NESCAC Coach of the Year as Middlebury earned the top seed in the NESCAC Tourney. The Panthers advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the eighth time in school history, ending the year with a 15-3 mark. The Panthers earned key regular season wins over W&L, Tufts and Bowdoin, while topping St. Lawrence and Wesleyan in NCAA Tournament play. Two-time NESCAC Player of the Year Mike Stone led the squad with 57 goals, earning All-American honors for the third straight season.

Campbell came to Middlebury from Connecticut College, where he served as head coach for three seasons. In his time at the NESCAC school, Campbell led the team to a pair of NESCAC Tournament appearances in 2004 and 2005. The 2005 Camels posted a five game-winning streak and finished 21st in the laxpower.com national power rating index. At Conn., Campbell coached goalkeeper Topher Grossman, who was named to the USILA All-America team and was also recognized as a USILA Scholar All-American.

While at Connecticut College, Campbell also worked as an adjunct physical education instructor, the intramural director, and the faculty advisor on the student athletic advisory committee.

Prior to his three seasons at Connecticut College, Campbell served as an assistant coach at Notre Dame for two seasons. During his stint in South Bend, he helped the Irish become one of the top-10 defensive teams in Division I lacrosse. The squad finished the 2002 and 2003 seasons as co-champions of the Great Western Lacrosse League. His duties included recruiting coordination and working with the goalkeepers.

A 2000 graduate of Middlebury College, Campbell enjoyed tremendous success with the Panther program as a player and later as an assistant coach. His teams went 52-10 while Campbell was a player, winning the ECAC championship during his rookie season. The team appeared in the NCAA tournament his sophomore year and advanced to the title game his junior year, before winning its first-ever NCAA championship during his senior season. Campbell returned to Middlebury in 2001 as an assistant coach, helping guide the team to its second-consecutive NCAA crown.

Campbell was a two-time All-American and All-NESCAC selection at Middlebury, playing in the North/South game during his senior year when he served as team captain. The Norwalk, Conn., native ended his career with a 7.83 GAA, third on the school’s all-time list.

Campbell also works as an assistant coach with the men's soccer team in the fall.