Rippin' Rope Lacrosse Founder & Lacrosse Director - Pete Duncan
In Summer 2023, Rippin' Rope Lacrosse celebrates 21 years of producing quality day camp lacrosse programs in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. We've grown from a one-week camp for 22 boys in 2003, to a program that has since witnessed the education of over 1,800 boys and girls through one-week camp venues, skills clinics, and club teams. Coach Duncan is currently Head Boys' Lacrosse Coach at Archmere Academy and, most recently in 2023, guided the Auks to a 13-4 record and state quarterfinal appearance as a #2 seed. Previously head varsity coach at Caravel Academy in Bear, DE in 2012 and 2013. Caravel earned a school-record number of wins in Duncan's first season (9) and second season (12). He helped lead Archmere to school-record number of wins in 2022 (16) and #1 seed in that year's state tournament. Selected Delaware High School Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2022. Head coach at Tatnall School in Wilmington, DE for eight seasons from 2004 through 2011. Overall coaching record of 227-96 in 19 seasons as head coach. Has coached 17 U.S. Lacrosse High School All-Americans, including three selected State Player of the Year (2006, 2016, 2019), and six Academic All-Americans. Over 50 former players have gone on to play NCAA lacrosse, including Delaware, Princeton, Hofstra, Bucknell, Colgate, Drexel, St. John's, F&M, UMBC, Ursinus, Wagner, Rutgers, St. John Fisher, Widener, Stockton, Haverford, or collegiate club lacrosse. Guided teams to Delaware Independent School Conference (DISC) championships 2004-2007, and Diamond State Athletic Conference (DSAC) championships in 2014, 2015, 2017-2019, and 2021-2023. Teams have advanced to the Delaware State championship game in 2006 and state semifinals in 2004, 2009, 2016, 2019, 2021, and 2022. DSAC Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2017, 2018, and 2019. Served as an assistant coach at Tower Hill School in 2002 and 2003 when Hillers advanced to the state championship game. Selected to coach Delaware Senior All-Star Game in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014-2016, 2018, and 2021. Raised in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey where he was an All-American and starter on state championship teams in 1995 and 1996. Played in high school for Tim Flynn, head coach of the 2012 USA Men's U-19 World Championship team. Former letter winner at the University of Delaware. While at UD, the Blue Hens made the NCAA tournament quarterfinals in 1999 before losing to eventual champion Virginia. Pete has a B.A. in English from the University of Delaware and a Masters of Secondary Education from Wilmington University. Delaware Interscholastic Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association executive committee as North Vice-President 2010-2023. DIAA Boys Lacrosse State Tournament Committee member. Chosen as tryouts selector for the 2012 U.S. Men's National Under-19 Team. Has coached club and recreation lacrosse for 302 Lacrosse Club, PA Roughriders, Wilmington Wings, and Brotherly Love LC, and is also a certified lacrosse official. Pete works for Alpha 6 Innovations and is a licensed real estate agent for The Mottola Group in Greenville, Delaware. He resides in Wilmington with his wife Kristin, his daughter Emelia, sons, Drew and Quin, and Golden Retriever, Piper.
Rippin' Rope Lacrosse's mission is to provide its boys and girls campers with a learning experience where players can have fun, learn about the right way to play the game of lacrosse, and be exposed to life values of hard work, physical education, camaraderie, and positive self-esteem. Many successful local players have participated in Rippin' Rope Lacrosse camps and club teams over the years. A sizable portion of these athletes has enjoyed great success at the high school and college ranks. Rippin' Rope is proud to have contributed to the growth of these players. See the ALUMNI page.
Rippin' Rope Lacrosse programs are designed for boys and girls ages 7 and up, as old as those entering senior year in HS, looking for improvement with all lacrosse skills, concepts, and strategy at each position on the field. All skills levels are welcome depending on the type of program in which someone is interested.
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