Dean of metro DC area lacrosse coaches, three-time coach of #1 nationally ranked high school team, coach of 22 consecutive IAC lacrosse championship teams, five-time Washington Post Coach of the Year, MSLCA Coach of the Year, Princeton University graduate, two-time All-Ivy midfielder, All- Ivy wide receiver, U.S. Rugby national team captain, dedicated teacher, frequent volunteer speaker and pioneer of boys’ and youth lacrosse in the DC metro area.
Rob Bordley has a passion for the game of lacrosse. His penetrating eyes reveal a competitive intensity, a propensity for disciplined preparation and attention to detail, characteristics that account for his remarkable lifelong success as an athlete, coach, teacher and role model.
Rob Bordley has devoted his entire professional life to educating young men. At the Landon School, he has taught history and coached lacrosse and football for over 33 years. As a coach, Rob infuses his passion for competition and lacrosse into his players. Early on, he began scheduling games against the toughest lacrosse teams in the nation in order to challenge his team. Today, others schedule his lacrosse team in order to play against the nation’s best.
Under Rob’s direction, Landon won the inaugural Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) championship in 1981 and then repeated the feat for the next 21 years. Landon has dominated not only lacrosse in the region but also earned recognition as the top high school team in the nation in three of the past five years. Now entering his 30th year as head coach, Rob has amassed an impressive win-loss record of 403-63 (.864). He has coached 25 players to high school All-America honors. His squads have yielded dozens of players who have gone on to play for top NCAA lacrosse programs.
As chief architect and implementer of Landon’s rise to national lacrosse prominence, Rob remains deferential to his fellow coaches, unpretentious, demurring that excellence is simply what should be expected, and forward-focused, never dwelling on past suc- cesses.
Rob and his wife Donna have three children, all lacrosse players: J.R, Austin, and Claire.