Lacrosse - Varsity
Head Coach: Andrew Kirkaldy | profile
Andrew Kirkaldy (Coach Kirks) joined the 3d lacrosse team full-time in March 2014. Before joining full-time Andrew was involved with 3d lacrosse throughout the New England area in developing players in box/field lacrosse from the youth to high school level. Andrew has recently been promoted from Manager to Senior Manager in Tri-State.
Andrew is originally from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. He played his minor lacrosse in the Red Deer system before graduating to the Calgary Jr. A Raiders. Andrew played four seasons with the Raiders and in 2005 he competed for Canada's National box championship, The Minto Cup. Following the Minto Cup Andrew was drafted in the 5th round 51st overall by the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League.
Instead of competing in the NLL, Andrew followed his dream to play NCAA lacrosse. Andrew played with the Gordon College Fighting Scots from 2006-2010. During his time at Gordon he was named Rookie of the year in the Commonwealth Coast Conference, was player of the week numerous times, was the teams leading scorer two out of the four years, served as team captain and made the all-conference team in all four years. While at Gordon, Andrew also played with the Nanaimo Sr. A Timberman of the Western Lacrosse Association for two years and in 2009 he was named team "unsung hero" by his teammates. Andrew also played for the Boston Rockhoppers of the North American Lacrosse League and was the leagues third leading scorer.
After his playing days Andrew coached for Gordon college for a year. He then took his first head coaching position at Haverhill High School were he set records with the teams best overall record (13-6) and most all-stars selected.
After Haverhill he moved to Connecticut and coached at Fairfield Prep where he helped the Jesuits win the 2013 class L state championship.
Mr. Kirkaldy will be living in East Dormitory with his wife Erin, sons Liam (3), Connor and Hudson (7 months) and their Golden Retriever Harley. In addition to Admission, Mr. Kirlaldy will be a dorm parent and is the Head Varsity Lacrosse coach.
Taylor Pirie | profile
Taylor was born and raised on the north shore of Boston, Massachusetts. He attended The Governor’s Academy where he was a member of the Varsity Soccer and Lacrosse teams. Taylor then attended Middlebury College where he received his B.A in Economics. He also was a four year member of the Varsity Lacrosse team. Last year Taylor taught at the Manlius Pebble Hill School in Syracuse NY. While he was at MPH he taught AP Economics and Algebra. He was also the head coach for JV Boys Basketball and Varsity Lacrosse.
During his off time, Taylor enjoys being anywhere outside and especially fly fishing. During the summers he spends most of his time at his family ranch outside of Cody, Wyoming.
Taylor is an Economics and Math instructor for this coming year and is excited about coaching soccer and lacrosse. He resides in Cluett III CW.
Christopher Gillman | profile
Chris is a 2005 graduate of Trinity-Pawling, where he played ice hockey and lacrosse. Chris played four years of varsity Ice Hockey at Western New England University and captained the team his senior season.