Kent School boys lacrosse has a rich and storied history and has been a mainstay in the highly competitive Founders League for decades.
With fields nestled under the Appalachian Mountains and along the banks of the Housatonic River, our location makes for one of the most breathtaking and inspiring places to play in Western New England. Our athletic facilities and access to resources allow us to train throughout all seasons and optimize our level of play.
The focus of Kent boys lacrosse is on the development of the student-athlete, both on and off the field. Our experienced coaching staff teaches both advanced and fundamental game concepts that prepare our athletes for the toughest competition in the country and provide them with the skills to find success at the collegiate level and beyond. Throughout the year, our players are introduced to professional development and personal growth opportunities through community service and career networking events.
The Kent Lions operate with P.O.W.E.R.: Pride, Ownership, Work, Enthusiasm, and Respect. These core values translate to everything we do on the field, in the classroom, and in our community and sit at the heart of our team culture. The Kent lacrosse program values strong morals and ethics over everything else and it is our belief that the character of the student-athlete is the most important key to success.
Coach Tyler White
Coach White comes to Kent with an accomplished career as a player and coach, highlighted by four years as a starter at Dickinson College where he helped the team win two Centennial Conference Championships and two NCAA Quarterfinal births. The team was nationally ranked throughout his four years as he tallied 59 goals and handed out 11 as a Midfielder. As a high schooler at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Coach White earned First Team All-League honors in 2010 and 2011 and won the Team MVP award while serving as captain his senior year in the highly competitive Inter-Academic League.
Returning to Dickinson in 2018 as an assistant coach, Coach White helped guide the team to their fourth Centennial Conference Championship and the NCAA Quarterfinals, finishing 17-4 on the season. The team produced 10 All-Conference selections, eight All-Americans, and six All-Region honors. The team finished the 2019 season in the conference semifinals producing six All-Conference players and five All-Americans, including the Division III Long Stick Midfielder of the Year. These accomplishments made Coach White the first person at Dickinson to win a Centennial Conference title as both a player and assistant coach.
Most recently, Coach White served as an assistant coach and associate director of admissions at Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he helped grow the program and build meaningful enthusiasm around lacrosse. The team enjoyed its most successful season ever this year, making it to the State Semifinals and finishing the season at 11-3. Coach White mentored three First Team and one Second Team All-League players in 2021 along with Baylor’s single-season-goal-record-holding attackman.