Richard H Shriver
Richard H Shriver (Dick) began playing lacrosse in the third grade at Saint Paul’s School in Baltimore. Thereafter, he was captain of his high school team three out of four years. At Cornell University, Dick was co-captain of the freshman team and was elected captain of the Cornell Varsity team in his senior year. He was named honorable mention All-American in both his junior and senior years at Cornell, and was invited to play for the North in the 1955 North – South game, the forerunner of the NCAA championships today.
Dick’s first coaching position was coach of the Ohio State freshman lacrosse team in 1960. In 1974 – 1975, he organized and coached a start-up lacrosse program in the Mountain Lakes school system in New Jersey. This program is now the school’s signature sport and engages 250 boys and girls.
Following a break of some years and assignments around the globe, Shriver was invited to coach the men’s team of Berlin’s (Germany) Victoria Lacrosse Club in 2006 and 2007. In 2006, Victoria won the championship of eastern Germany.
In 2008, Dick was asked to be assistant coach, then head coach for three years, of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Women’s Lacrosse Team. His last season with the Coast Guard Academy was perhaps the Academy’s best season since their start; lacrosse subsequently became a major sport at the Academy.
Shriver was head coach of girls varsity lacrosse at the Williams School in New London from 2012 – 2014. In 2014, the team was runner up in the South Eastern New England lacrosse league.
In 2015, Shriver began coaching girls youth lacrosse, first as defensive coach for the Ticks U15 (a regional team including Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Essex and Ivoryton). In 2017, he was head coach of the U12 Ticks team.
In 2018, Dick was named head coach of the girls varsity lacrosse team at Old Saybrook (CT) High School.