Bennett Cord, a two-time All-American during his playing days at Washington College, returned to his alma mater in the summer of 2016 as the program's Senior Assistant Coach.
Cord spent the 2016 season as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Shenandoah University. At Shenandoah, he coordinated the program's recruiting efforts and managed the offense by working with attackmen and midfielders and implementing offensive strategies. Cord's efforts helped the Hornets increase both their shot total and man-up percentage over the prior season. The Hornets had three student-athletes receive All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) with him on staff.
A stint at his scholastic alma mater, Gaithersburg (Md.) High School, preceded Cord's time at Shenandoah. He spent the 2015 season as an assistant coach and the team's offensive coordinator, assisting in offensive strategy and practice planning. His coaching experience also includes time with Shirk Lacrosse Camps and Rock Lacrosse Club's U15 team.
Cord was voted the Centennial Conference Player of the Year as a junior attackman at Washington College in 2012. He was named to the All-America second team and All-Centennial Conference first team and chosen as his team's Most Valuable Player as both a junior and a senior. He was also chosen as a 2013 North-South Senior All-Star and was selected as the male winner of the College's Senior Athletic Award in 2013.
In 61 career games played for the Shoremen, Cord racked up 93 career goals and 64 career assists. 71 of those goals and 53 of those assists came during his final two seasons. As a junior, he led the Shoremen in both goals and total points; the following season he led the team in goals, assists, and total points.
Cord received his B.A. in History from Washington College in May 2013.