Mr. Bates brings over two decades of collegiate-level coaching experience to Episcopal’s program, along with his experience as a professional player for 7 years with the Philadelphia Wings. During his time with the Philadelphia Wings, he assisted the organization
in achieving three league championships and was named to the
All-Pro Team. For the past 17 years, Mr. Bates served in head coaching positions, for Princeton University and Drexel University. During his tenure, his teams celebrated five league or conference championships, appeared in two NCAA Tournaments, and many
of his players earned prestigious athletic and academic accolades.
Mr. Bates is also the founder of “Ann’s Love Builds” Foundation,
a non-profit organization founded in honor of his late wife, which focuses on helping local underserved communities and supporting the building and operation of a hospital in Ghana, Africa. He also co-founded Heritage Lacrosse and currently serves as the
co-director of the Patriot Games Youth Tournament and the King
of the Hill Recruiting Tournament. Mr. Bates earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College, where he played lacrosse and served as captain, and his master’s degree in education and school psychology from the University of North Carolina.