Coaches

Armstrong2018

Bryan Armstrong

Playing Experience
  • HS: Clifton H.S.
  • College: Goucher College
Coaching Experience
  • Montclair State University- Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator (2002-2004/2008-2010)
  • Clifton High School- Head Coach (2004-2007)
  • Kinnelon High School- Assistant Coach (2010-2011)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University -Assistant Coach (2011-2012)
  • Glen Ridge High School- Assistant Coach (2013-2015)
  • Don Bosco Prep- Assistant Coach (2015-2016)
  • Madison High School – Head Coach (2017-Present)
Personal
  • Special Education teacher at Clifton High School
  • Resides in Nutley, NJ with wife, Allison, and two children, daughter-Alexis, and son-Sean
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George Cowan

Playing Experience
  • HS: Clifton H.S. – 4-year Varsity player (LSM)
  • College: Montclair State University – (LSM)
Coaching Experience
  • Clifton H.S. – Varsity Head Coach (2009-present)
  • Rizk Division Coach of the Year (2010)
  • Clifton H.S. Junior Varsity Coach (2005-2008)
  • Clifton Jr. Lacrosse Program – Volunteer Coach (2011-Present)
Personal
  • Health/Physical Education Teacher at Clifton High School
  • Resides in Clifton with wife, Marlena and three sons, George, Joseph and Jack
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Adam Torrisi

Playing Experience
  • H.S.: Clifton H.S.
  • College: Montclair State University
Coaching Experience
  • 10 years coaching at Montclair State University
  • Won 3 ECAC Championships and 3 Skyline Conference Championships at Montclair State
  • 3 NCAA tournament appearances at Montclair State
  • Ridge H.S. – Assistant Coach
  • Glen Ridge H.S. – Assistant Coach
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Dan Lederer

Playing Experience
  • University of Scranton
  • 4-year starter; team captain; All-Conference defenseman while at University of Scranton
Coaching Experience
  • Over 20 years of coaching and playing experience
  • Served in various coaching roles at Don Bosco Prep, Montclair State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Chatham High School, and Ridgewood High School.
Personal
  • Holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Montclair State University
Tim Jacobus

Tim Jacobus

Playing Experience
- Clifton H.S. Class of 2007— 3-year Varsity Player (Attack)

Coaching Experience
- 2012-2013: Volunteer Assistant Coach at Clifton H.S.
- 2014-2017: Freshman Boys Lacrosse Coach at Clifton H.S.
- 2-18-present: Varsity Assistant Coach at Clifton H.S.

Personal
- Graduate of Rutgers University
- 8th Grade Mathematics Teacher at Christopher Columbus Middle School

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Andrew Rosado

Playing Experience
– College: Montclair State University (Goalie); selected Skyline Conference Team All-League and Player of the Week
– HS: Saint Joseph Regional H.S. (Montvale)

Coaching Experience
– Assistant Varsity and Head JV Coach at Paramus High School (2016 & Present) 
– Assistant Varsity and Head Freshman Lacrosse Coach at Christian Brothers Academy (2017, Lincroft, NJ) 
– Assistant Varsity and Head JV Coach at Pequannock High School (2015)
– NJ Emeralds (JV Travel - 2016)

Personal
– Masters of Arts Teaching Degree in Health and Physical Education (Montclair State)
– Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing (Montclair State)
– Currently teaching Health and Physical Education at Ann Street School in Newark, NJ

Adam Ahmad

Adam Ahmad

Playing Experience
-High School: Clifton High School (ATT, Goalie)
-College: Montclair State University (ATT, F/O)

Coaching Experience
-Paramus High School – Varsity Head Coach (2016 – present)
-Verona High School – JV Head Coach (2011-2015)
-Clifton Youth – Volunteer Coach (2009-2010)
 
Personal
-Teacher of At-Risk Program at Paramus High School
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Dave Carty

Playing Experience
- Utica College, Syracuse, NY

Coaching Experience
- Moravian College - Head Coach, 2014-Present
- Lafayette College - Assistant Coach, 2014
- Pace University - Head Coach, 2004-2013
- West Point Prep - Assistant Coach, 2003
- Centenary College - Head Coach, 2001-2002
- Fairleigh Dickinson University - Head Coach, 2000; Assistant Coach 1996-2000

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Justin Schwindel

Playing Experience
- HS: Livingston High School (Defense/LSM)
- College: Montclair State University (LSM)

Coaching Experience
- Head Coach - West Essex High School (2017 to present)
- Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator - West Essex High School (2009 to 2017)
- Assistant Coach - James Caldwell High School (2007 to 2008)
- 2008 Kimber Division Assistant Coach of the Year 
- Head Coach/Program Director - Trilogy Lacrosse (2012-2017) 

Personal
- Social Studies Teacher at West Essex Middle School 
- Resides in Jersey City with wife, Erin

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Jim Quinless

Playing Experience
- Played high school lacrosse at Columbia High
- Played club lacrosse at the collegiate level

Coaching Experience
 -Varsity Assistant Coach at Notre Dame High School: 2004 Season
- Freshmen Boys Lacrosse coach at West Essex High School from 2005-2008.
- Assistant Varsity Boys Lacrosse coach at West Essex High School from 2009-Present.
- Head Lacrosse Coach for Trilogy Lacrosse Club: Summer of 2014 and 2015
- Assistant Lacrosse Coach for Trilogy Lacrosse Club: Summer of 2016 and 2017

Personal
Teacher of Social Studies at West Essex Middle School

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Michael Velez

Playing Experience
- HS: Smithtown H.S. Long Island
- College: Kean University

Coaching Experience
- Tri-State Lacrosse – Assistant Coach (2008-2012
- Trilogy Lacrosse – Head Coach (2012-2016)
- Building Blocks Lacrosse – Head Coach (2016-2018)
- Wayne Hills High School – Assistant Coach (2008-2009)
- Glen Ridge High School - Assistant Coach (2009-2012)
- West Orange High School - Assistant Coach (2012-2014)
- West Orange High School - Head Coach (2014-2015)
- Waldwick High School – Girls Head Coach (2015-2016)
- Madison High School – Assistant Coach (2017-Present)

Personal
- Physical Education teacher at George Washington Carver Elementary School in Newark, NJ.
- Resides in Pequannock, NJ with wife, Melissa, and two children, daughter-Avery, and son-Landon.

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Daniel DaPonte

Playing Experience:
- High School: Baldwin HS
- College: 4-year starting defenseman, team captain at Stony Brook University. 2002 Conference Champions and NCAA Division 1 Tournament Participant.

Coaching Experience:
- 2004-2015: North Rockland HS
- 2016-Present: St. Joseph Regional HS, Varsity Defensive Coordinator

Personal:
- Bachelor of Arts in History- Stony Brook University
- Masters of Arts in Education- City College of New York
- Social Studies Teacher at North Rockland HS