Coaches

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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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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
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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

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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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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

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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.

Coach Justin Henry

Justin Henry

Coaching
- Head Coach at Nyack High School 2014 to current
- Assistant Coach at Fordham Prep 2008 to 2013
- Assistant Coach at Riverdale Country Day School 2007

Playing
Manhattan College 2005 to 2007
2nd Team All MAAC Goalie & 2x MAAC Defensive Player of the Week
Suffolk County Community College 2003 to 2004

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Jon Lanzalotto

Playing Experience
- HS: South Brunswick HS
- College: Montclair State University

Coaching Experience

-West Essex High School- Assistant JV Coach (2020)
-Montclair High School- Assistant Coach (2021)
-Madison High School- Varsity Assistant (2022-)
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Brendan Gorman

Playing Experience
- HS:Albertus Magnus H.S. (Hall of Fame)
- College: Elmira College (Lacrosse)
- Pro: UNLV (All-American in Rugby)
- Pro: Chicago Outlaws ( CILL)
- Pro: Irish National Indoor team

Coaching Experience
-2021 Bergen County Coach of the year
-Head Coach - Don Bosco Prep H.S.
-Co-Founder: Cary Grove Youth Lacrosse in Illinois
-Youth Director - Cary Grove Youth Lacrosse
-Cary Grove H.S. - Head Coach 2005-2010 / 2013 -2015
-Neuqua Valley - Head Coach 2012
-Founder of the Chicago Outlaws Men’s box lacrosse team (2011)
-Captain: Chicago Outlaw Men's box lacrosse team (2011-13)
-Former Captain for Irish National Box team
-2x NJ.com Gibbs Coach of the Year
-Gold medal winner USBOXLA Championships
-Head Coach North American Juniors Open

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Matt Lane

Playing Experience
- HS: Montclair Kimberley
- College: Syracuse Lacrosse
-Syracuse University ‘18, Team Captain, 2 time ACC Championship Winner
-HS U.S. Lacrosse All-American at Montclair Kimberley
-Essex County and Montclair Kimberley all-time leading scorer with 337 points

Coaching Experience

- JV Coach at Seton Hall Prep 2020
- Saint Joes Regional Varsity Offensive Coordinator 2021
- Current Don Bosco Prep Assistant Coach/ Offensive Coordinator
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Joe Lopopolo

Playing Experience
- HS: New Rochelle High School
- College: Herkimer County Community College; Mercy College (2015)

Coaching Experience
- Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator - Fairleigh Dickinson 2021-
- Assistant Coach/Graduate Assistant- Aurora University (Illinois)

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Michael Strader

Playing Experience
-HS: MKA '06 (Midfield)
-College: Messiah College (Midfield)
-Abroad: University of Gloucestershire, UK (Midfield/Attack); Cheltenham Cougars LC, UK (Midfield/Attack)
-Post-Collegiate: JG Lacrosse Club (formerly NJ Thunder) (2011-2015, Midfield)

Coaching Experience
- MKA (2011-Present) JV Head Coach and Assistant Varsity
- Non-Public B Group Champions 2012, Runners-up 2011, '16, '21
Prep B Champions 2011, '12, '18, '21, Runners-up 2016
-NJ Riot (2020-Present)

Personal
- Chemistry/Physics Teacher at Emerson Jr./Sr. HS (2015-Present)
MA in Curriculum and Instruction
- Resides in West Caldwell with wife, Olivia, dog, Rey, and baby on the way!

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Sean O'Sullivan

Playing Experience
-High School All State 2007 in Virginia (Westfield High School), State Champion Runner-Up
-Army West Point Preparatory School 2008
-Army West Point 2009 season starting midfielder
-Army West Point 2010 season.... Patriot League Champions..... All Patriot League Midfielder
-Transferred to Loyola University for 2012/2013 seasons, starting midfielder, ECAC conference champions 2012, National Champion 2012
-College Career - 80 points, 56 goals, 24 assists, 1 ring

Coaching Experience
-Coach Greenwich Warriors Lacrosse Club in Greenwich, CT from 2015-Present
-Coach Riot Lacrosse 2017-Present
-St. Joseph Regional High School offensive coordinator- current

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Joe Bocassi

Playing Experience
- College: Oswego State University

Coaching Experience
- Nyack JV Head Coach -2016 & 2017
- Felix Festa Blue Modified Head coach - 2018 -19
- Nyack Modified Head coach 2021-Present

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Chris Nerkizian

Coaching Experience
- Assistant Coach- Northern Valley Demarest High School
- Former Head Lacrosse Coach - Dwight Englewood School
- Former Head Lacrosse Coach - Pascack Valley High School

Personal
- STEM / G&T Teacher (Luther Lee Emerson and County Road Schools in Demarest, NJ)

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Jim Walsh

Playing Experience
- HS: Brentwood HS
- College: Slippery Rock University

Coaching Experience
- Pearl River Varsity Assistant
- Pearl River JV Head Coach
- Founder / Coach Orangetown Lacrosse
- RCLOA Official 20 years

Personal
-32 years at Verizon
- Reside in Pearl River with Wife Tara,
- 2 children, son Dylan, daughter Shannon

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Jeff Roszkowski

Playing Experience
- HS: W.C. Mepham High School
- College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 1996 ACC Champion

Coaching Experience
- Over 30 years of playing and coaching experience
- Head Coach of Valley Central Youth Lacrosse for 6 years - 2016 to Current
- Head Coach of O2 Lacrosse 2029/2030 - 2021
- Head Coach of Riot North Lacrosse 2030/2031 – 2022

Personal
- Business Manager at United States Military Academy
- Resides in Montgomery, NY with wife, Janine, and three children, daughter – Madison and sons – Joseph and Dylan

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Ryan Licht

Playing Experience
(Major Lacrosse League)
-Denver Outlaws
-San Francisco Dragons
-New Jersey Pride
(National Lacrosse League)
-Philadelphia Wings
-Boston Blazers
(Professional Lacrosse League PLL)
-Jacksonville Bullies
(North American Lacrosse League)
-Rhode Island King Fish

INTERNATIONAL Experience
(TEAM IRELAND)
4X Outdoor World Championship (ALL-WORLD TEAM [Defense] 2014,2X Captain)
1X Indoor World Championship
3X European Championships (Silver Medal 2012, 2X Captain)
1X Celtic Cup Championship (Gold Medal 2007)

COLLEGIATE
(Nassau C.C.)
2X National Championship
(FDU)
Rookie of The Year
3X Captain
3X All MAC
1X National Leader in Caused Turnovers/Ground Balls/ Penalties Min.

Coaching Experience
-Assistant Coach-Montclair State University 2020-Present
-Head Coach-Immaculata H.S. 2019-20
-Assistant Coach-Somerville H.S. Somerville 2015-18
-Assistant Coach-Creekside H.S. St. Johns, FL 2007-08
-Coach-Jr. Pioneers, Somerville 2030’s
-Co-Founder and owner of: Core Academy Defensive School

Personal
• Holds a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University
• Holds a Masters in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University
• Kindergarten Teacher in Somerset County
• Resides in Branchburg, NJ with wife, Elizabeth, and two children, Son’s Liam, and Padraig Derry

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Pete Henniger