ASSISTANT COACH
Paul McCord
Email: pmccord@ju.edu Tel: (904) 256-7875

Cell Phone: 904-347-7202

Paul McCord enters his fourth year as an assistant coach on the women's lacrosse team.

In his third season McCord oversaw the top-rated attack in the nation, leading the nation in scoring for the third consecutive year. He also helped design and implement one of the most innovative pressure defense schemes in the game, enabling the Dolphins to lead the nation in caused turnovers and ground balls while holding opponents to an amazing 58% clear percentage. 

Under McCord's attack and midfield development, the Dolphin players earned many significant individual awards as well. McCord was instrumental in developing center Rachel Hannon into an IWLCA Senior all-Star game performer as well as helping develop A-Sun co-freshmen of the year Midfielder Kelsey Wiglesworth. McCord developed four first-team all-ASun performers in Hannon, Amanda Hurley, Taylor McCord and Brit Orashen. Sally Holbert earned freshman all-Asun in addition to Morgan Derner and Ellyn Spangenberg earning 2nd team honors.

Under his tutelage, three Dolphins earned all-National Lacrosse Conference first-team honors in 2011. McCord also helped direct a Dolphins offense that led all Division I teams in scoring average, posting 308 goals in 19 games for a 16.21 goals-per-game average.

McCord helped instill an aggressive mentality for a JU squad that finished eighth in draw controls and 14th in caused turnovers.

McCord has been a staple on the collegiate camp circuit, working camps at Northwestern University, Jacksonville University, and many others. He directs the Lax University Camp in Downingtown, Penn. , a camp that helps provided exposure to hundreds of southern lacrosse players at a northern locale.

Prior to coaching at JU, McCord founded the club-level LaxManiax Elite while also coaching the Bartram Trail High School lacrosse team in 2006. He directed the inaugural BT program to a 10-2 record.

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

Before focusing on lacrosse, McCord enjoyed a successful career as a football coach. After being cut in training camp by the Dallas Cowboys as a player, McCord took an assistant coaching job at Western Maryland College (now known as McDaniel College) and was part of a staff that led the school to its first-ever Centennial Conference championship in 1997 and six consecutive conference titles overall.

McCord returned to the NFL as an intern with the Baltimore Ravens under head coach Brian Billick from 1999-00, working on the special teams staff. He was part of the organization that won Super Bowl XXXV when the Ravens defeated the New York Giants.

Following his stint in Baltimore, McCord worked under Joe Gardi as a special teams coach at Hofstra University, helping the then-Flying Dutchmen to an Atlantic 10 co-championship and a top-10 I-AA ranking in 2001.

McCord then moved to Florida to serve as an assistant special teams and strength coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars before becoming a special teams consultant with the Buffalo Bills.

McCord graduated from Western Maryland College cum laude with a degree in history and education. He went on to earn his Master’s in exercise science from WMC. His professional memberships include the NFL Coaches Association, the NFL Strength Coaches Association, the American Football Coaches Association and US Lacrosse.

McCord is the CEO and Founder of MCC Sports, Inc., a company that provides lacrosse opportunities to kids throughout the southeastern United States. The company has helped grow lacrosse from just a handful of Jacksonville-area girls participants in 2005 to more than 3,000 in 2011.

He is married to women’s lacrosse head coach Mindy McCord. They have one daughter, Taylor.


Staff Directory
WOMEN'S LACROSSE
Mindy McCord Head Coach
Paul McCord Assistant Coach
Sarah Gallion Assistant Coach
Mikey Meagher Assistant Coach