WESTPORT — Greens Farms Academy announced last week that Chris Doctor will be joining the GFA family as the varsity boys lacrosse coach. Doctor was most recently an assistant coach at Penn State University and is the director of 3d Lacrosse in Greenwich.

Athletic Director Tauni Butterfield said she is thrilled to have a coach with such a distinguished history joining the GFA coaching staff. “I know our boys will benefit not only from his incredible coaching background, but also from the partnerships he creates with his players, as a mentor both on and off the field,” she said.

As an assistant coach at Penn State, Doctor coached the face-off and goalie teams, and ran the extra-man offense. While coaching there, Doctor contributed to an overall program record of 60-44, and tournament appearances in 2011, 2012 and 2013 (Colonial Athletic Association), and 2015, 2016 and 2017 (Big Ten Conference). In 2013 and 2017, the Nittany Lions made it to the NCAA tournament. From 2008 to 2010, Doctor was the offensive coordinator for Lafayette College, helping them reach the Patriot League tournament for the first time in school history.

Doctor has also led two teams to bronze medals in the Federation of International Lacrosse tournaments: first in 2014 as coach of the Iroquois Nationals men’s team, and then again in 2016 as coach for the U-19 Iroquois Nationals squad.

A standout lacrosse star at Skaneateles High School, he went on to become a four-year starter for Rutgers University. He led his team in assists junior year and as a senior he received the Alfred Sasser Award, for demonstrating outstanding leadership, initiative, commitment to team sports and loyalty.

Doctor comes from a New York State and Iroquois lacrosse dynasty: his dad was an All-American at Syracuse University in 1971 and is recognized as one of the game’s all-time leading scholastic coaches, with close to 500 career wins. His uncle was a captain and All-American at Syracuse in the 1960s, and his brothers played at West Point and Cornell.

He has recently moved to Connecticut with his wife Lauren and their children Alexander and Natalie.

"I am honored and excited to lead the boys lacrosse program at Green Farms Academy," Doctor said. "The passion I felt from the administration, faculty, staff and student athletes about wanting to excel both on and off the field was contagious. I am humbled to be a part of such a tremendous community and look forward to the program's growth."