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Front Office

Brendan Kelly

Chief Executive Officer / Owner

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Brendan Kelly, the team's owner, resides in Annapolis, Maryland. After purchasing the team in February of 2010, he changed the team name to the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The name change has helped to encompass the entire Chesapeake region of Maryland, northern Virginia, Delaware and the Eastern Shore. After attending Mount St. Joe High School, Brendan went on to Salisbury University where he was part of the 1995 National Championship team. After college, he played five years in the USCLA for Team Smartlink. He then coached in the league, leading Team Smartlink to four championships. Kelly also coached the Smartlink team to eight Ocean City Lacrosse Tournament championships. Kelly took over as Bayhawks head coach midseason in 2010 and led the Bayhawks to their first MLL title in 5 years.

Mark Burdett


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Phone: 866-99-HAWKS (42957) ext. 1810

Prior to joining the Bayhawks as the organization's President in 2017, Burdett served as the President and General Manager at TEGNA Media, WUSA 9 TV CBS from 2012 onward, where he was responsible for all aspects of the operation. Prior, Burdett spent 12 years with the Baltimore Ravens as Vice President of Sales and Development. In this role, he oversaw all team revenue, served as the point of contact on all broadcast negotiations, developed programming relationships with major networks, and managed all related acquisitions, expansions, sales, and multimedia deals. Burdett joins the Bayhawks in time to assist with the planning and development for the 2017 Major League Lacrosse season. After growing up in Severna Park, MD, Burdett played on the University of Maryland's men's lacrosse team during his 4 years there, helping them to the NCAA's "final four" 3 times throughout his collegiate career. 

Dave Cottle

General Manager

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Phone: 866-99-HAWKS (42957) ext. 1800

Dave Cottle, the Chesapeake Bayhawks' General Manager, spent 19 years coaching at Loyola College, leading the men’s lacrosse team to 181 wins and 14 consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament. In 2001 Cottle was named the men’s lacrosse head coach at the University of Maryland where he remained through the 2010 season. During that time, the Terrapins saw 99 victories and 8 consecutive NCAA playoff appearances. A Salisbury University graduate, Cottle started with the Bayhawks in July of 2010 as a consultant. Dave Cottle was the Bayhawks Head Coach from 2011 through the 2015 season winning two MLL Championships as Head Coach.

Heidi Evans

Director of Operations
Phone: 866-99-HAWKS (42957) ext. 1308

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Lisa LaPlaca

Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: 866-99-HAWKS (42957) ext. 1377

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Thomas McSweegan

Ticket Sales Manager
Phone: 866-99-HAWKS (42957) ext. 1816

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Emily Lemmon

Ticket Sales Executive
Phone: 866-99-HAWKS (42957) ext. 1818

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Kelsey Link

Sales Support
Phone: 866-99-HAWKS (42957) ext. 1820

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