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My Story

My name is Ben Tackett and I am a Pittsburgh Lacrosse product.


growing up in the Pittsburgh area, I am very familiar with the lacrosse scene.  I began playing in 6th grade for a neighboring school district. in 9th grade i played on my high school's inaugural team. By the time i was a junior the sport had become a passion, but appeared to have a quickly approaching expiration date. 


with the help of my parents I decided to transfer to the Kiski School halfway through my senior year and re-class as a second semester junior. the jump allotted me two years to not only get a much desired look, but also to mature in preparation for the college experience. 

The move worked out, and after two seasons under coach Spahn ('13, '14), I committed to play lacrosse at Rochester Institute of technology For coach Jake Coon and the tigers. Where I played all four years, and finished my career with two Division 3 final 4 appearances (2015, 2018) and a National runner-up (2017). My senior year i was named a Captain by my peers and award the 2018 "coaches' award." 

In 2019 I was contacted by a few MLL teams and eventually signed by the Dallas Rattlers with an invite to the 2019 training camp.  After a weekend of training camp, and a weekend of scrimmages, I was brought on to the practice squad for the beginning of the 2019 season.

My coaching career started at Hampton High School as the offensive Coordinator. I continued on to RMU the following season as a volunteer assistant. Finally I went back to Kiski and have been on the staff as the defensive coordinator since 2021.


coaching experience

2021-present - Defensive Coordinator at the Kiski School

2020 - RMU Men's Lacrosse Volunteer Assistant

2019-'20 - Pittsburgh True Box Lacrosse Coach 

2019 - Hampton varsity offensive coordinator

2019 - CWE winter sessions

2017 - RIT Prospect day

2016 - one day fundamentals clinic for Norwin Lacrosse

2014-'15 - Apex lacrosse rising 9th and 10th grade team

2014 - one day fundamentals clinic for Norwin Lacrosse

2013-'14 - The Kiski School Summer Lacrosse Camp

2011-present - Private lessons


2019 - signed by the Dallas rattlers, named to the practice squad

2018 - Academic All-American

2018 - Honorable mention All-American, SSDM

2018 - Preseason 3rd team inside lacrosse all-american, SSDM

2018 - imlca east region defensive player of the year

2018 - 1st team All-Liberty league

2017 - 2nd team all-liberty league 

2015-2018 - Liberty League All-Academic team

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