Keith has been involved with the sport of lacrosse playing and coaching for the past 30 years. In 2015 he became the head lacrosse coach at Longmeadow High School and was named Western Massachusetts Coach of the year. Recently he was the offensive Coordinator of the Professional Indoor Boston Rockhoppers and Defensive Coach at East Longmeadow High School. Over the past 10 years Keith has been and instructor and coach at many youth and college summer camps. He coaches youth lacrosse at both the town and club levels and in the past has qualified and traveled to Florida to compete in the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Championship with both U13 and U15 teams. Keith was a member of the 1981 undefeated Longmeadow high school state championship team. For the past decade he has competed in all the elite national tournaments as well being a member of Team USA (Masters Division) at the world games in Perth Australia, Keith currently lives in Longmeadow with his daughter, Kathryn and son, Kristopher.
John Klepacki is a graduate of Springfield College where he was a four-year starter at defense, and a team captain his senior year. John was a member of Springfield's 1994 Division 2 national championship team. Coach Klepacki has served as the head lacrosse coach for Western New England University for the past 17 seasons. In his time as head coach, John holds a career record of 225-97 with an impressive record of 125-9 in conference play. He has won nine conference championships and his teams have appeared in the NCAA tournament nine times. John earned USILA National Coach of the Year honors in 2007 after his team posted a 17-1 mark. Recently, Coach Klepacki was inducted into the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Abel comes to us from the U.S. Navy Club Lacrosse program where he took up the sport while stationed in Bethesda, Maryland as a Naval Hospital Corpsman. Upon leaving the Navy in 2000, Abel began his coaching career as the Head Track and Field Coach at Coyle Cassidy High School where he coached numerous AllState and All New England athletes including 2 AllAmericans. He later moved on to coach at Stonehill College where he coached in 3 national championships. Abel’s love of coaching and working with young people led to his becoming the first coach to create a U9 program in the town of Raynham and later even a U7 program. In 2012, Abel founded the Tribe Lacrosse team which two years later morphed into the BridgewaterRaynham select program which continues to compete today. Abel is currently the Lacrosse Program Manager of Fore Kicks in Taunton where he oversees all lacrosse related programing as well as the Lacrosse Skills Academy where he coaches clinics for U9’s through high school aged players. As a former special educator, Abel coauthored the nationally recognized “Sticklers” lacrosse curriculum currently being taught at all Fore Kicks facilities for children as young as 4 years old. Constantly looking to grow the game of lacrosse, Abel created The Raynham Oldies Lacrosse League as well as the 45+ League at Fore Kicks where he continues to play when he’s not coaching. Abel lives in Taunton with his wife Sandra and his son Tanner.
Coach Tim Montgomery grew up in Franklin, MA and graduated from Franklin High in 2005 earning both Eastern Mass and Hockomock League All-Star recognition at attack. A two time Hockomock league champion, Montgomery returned to Franklin High in 2008 and served as the boy’s junior varsity lacrosse coach for six years until enrolling in the sports Psychology Masters program at Springfield College in 2013. While coaching at Franklin, Montgomery also played two seasons of club lacrosse for Bridgewater State University, where he earned a bachelors in Psychology in 2011. This past season he worked as an offensive assistant/scout with the Springfield College Men’s Lacrosse team and continues to volunteer with the Franklin youth and high school programs as often as possible. As an Athletic Counseling/Sports Psychology student at Springfield College, Coach Montgomery works with a variety of area division I, II, and III colleges and players regarding performance psychology, personal development, and career planning. Blending his experience as a coach, player, and student has helped him guide his players and provide helpful insight to the collegiate selection and recruitment process. His current work within the college setting gives a unique and up to date knowledge of collegiate lacrosse schemes being implemented and practiced by teams all across the country. Coach Montgomery joins Coach Peterson as a member of Franklin’s alumni team each summer, and always enjoys every opportunity to play the game he loves teaching.
Pete played lacrosse at Framingham South High School and then went on to play collegiately at Merrimack College. As a face off midfielder, he captained the team both his Junior and Senior seasons. During his Senior year, Pete led the team in goals and was subsequently named team MVP and nominated for the East-West Senior game. After college, Pete continued to play club lacrosse and still plays locally today.
Pete’s coaching career began in 2003 where he coached at the youth level for King Philip. A few years later, he went on to coach his own sons in the Franklin Youth Lacrosse program where he is now the acting Vice President. Since 2008, Pete coached teams from the U9-U15 age levels for both town and select leagues. In 2013 and 2014, he led the Division 1 Franklin U13 Select Program to “back to back” MBYLL Championship game appearances, winning it all in 2013. With those appearances came the honor of head coaching the MBYLL East All Stars two years in a row. Pete coaches a number of youth sports including Pop Warner Football and Metro travel basketball but his allegiance has always been to lacrosse.
Pete works as a District Sales Manager and lives in Franklin with his wife Kathy and (3) sons, Will, Jake and Luke.
Mike grew up in Worcester, MA. He graduated from Nichols College where he played lacrosse and football. Mike was a four year starter and named team captain his senior year in lacrosse. He continued to play competitively after college. Mike has worked in the medical device industry for the last 20 years. He has coached lacrosse for the past 6 years in the Franklin Youth Lacrosse Organization at the U9, U11, U13 and U13 Select level. Mike has also coached at the U15 level. He also coaches his daughter in the Franklin Girls Youth Lacrosse Organization. Mike lives in Franklin with his wife, son and daughter.
Rich was introduced to and learned how to play lacrosse by watching cousin Jack Piatelli in the 80s. He played goalie and defense at Quinnipiac College from 1990-1993. In 2000, Natick started a youth lacrosse program and he coached the U11s. Rich then coached the U13s in 2001 and 2002 as well as goalie clinics in Natick. He continued to play in men's leagues through the 2000s. Rich picked up coaching again in 2014, as an assistant for the 2023 Warrior Elite McDaddy team. His two children, Nicky and Anthony, play lacrosse as well as hockey.
Growing up in Longmeadow, Ma, Coach Joseph has been involved in Lacrosse for 35 years. . He received all western MA honors playing crease attack on Longmeadow’s 1983 state championship team which ended the season 19 – 0. After graduating Coach Joseph played midfield at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey and competed in the Mid Atlantic conference. From 1988 - 1990 he was assistant coach at the University of Hartford coaching defense and supporting the offense in various roles. During this time he spent 10 years playing club lacrosse for Longmeadow competing in various tournaments throughout the northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Most recently he coached both girls and boys youth lacrosse from 2003 – 2012 and was president of Wilbraham Boys Youth Lacrosse program for 3 years providing growth opportunities for the players and the organization. He has been employed with United Technologies Aerospace Division for the past 23 years in various finance and operations roles.
Carl grew up playing lacrosse in Binghamton, NY and continued to play at UMASS Amherst for Dick Garber's Gorillas. Carl attended graduate school at the MGH Institute in Boston and obtained a Masters and later Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He owns his own orthopedic sports medicine practice in Wellesley, MA. Carl currently is the President of the North Attleboro youth lacrosse program. Carl also currently plays for Blackstone LC. He and his wife Jessica live in North Attleboro and have 3 children, Katie, Peter, and Sarah.
Chis Cunnington played high school lacrosse at Yorktown High School in New York. He played lacrosse in college at Springfield College. Chris now serves as a graduate assistant coach at Western New England University.
Bo Koloski played lacrosse in high school in Sandwich, Ma. He then went on to play collegiate lacrosse at Merrimack college. He has served as a youth lacrosse coach for many years. He was a coach in Northern Rhode Island lacrosse between 2009 and 2011. He has been a coach within the Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Program since 2012. He is a level 2 certified coach through US Lacrosse.
Coach Jim Rutherford has been a Dedham Youth Lacrosse coach since 2007. He has coached at all levels of the youth ages including U-9, U-11, U-13, and U-15. He was the head coach of Dedham U-15 select lacrosse team in 2018. Coach Rutherford was the assistant coach for Dedham High School in 2011, and 2014. He has been the head coach for the Dedham High School boys lacrosse team since 2016.
Coach Mike Arnold played lacrosse at Longmeadow High School before moving on to play collegiate lacrosse at Springfield College. He has coached at many different programs, including Tabor Academy, Looms Chaffee, University of Hartford and Longmeadow Youth Lacrosse.
Coach John Derosia attended Middlebury Union High School in Vermont. He played lacrosse during his career at Middlebury Union. He played collegiate lacrosse at Springfield College. He has coached at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham.
Coach George Papadopoulos played High School lacrosse at Xaverian Brothers High School. He then went on to play collegiate lacrosse at Boston University. George has worked multiple clinics, and has worked for Franklin Youth Lacrosse for the past two years.
Coach James Warnock graduated from Springfield College where he was an All-American in 2001. He was named the Connecticut Coach of the Year in 2005 and the Connecticut Assistant Coach of the Year in 2015. James was the offensive coordinator for Western New England university between 2006 and 2013.
Brian Staunton played lacrosse and graduated from Conard High School. He then went on to play collegiate lacrosse at Sacred Heart. He was a four-time starter and a captain during his time with the Pioneers.
Justin Bernasconi grew up in Norwood and played defenseman for the High School team. He attended Fitchburg State University and contributed to the formation of their first club lacrosse team. He graduated in 2001, and joined the workforce as a Manufacturing Engineer. He started for the Norwood Youth program in 2014. Justin takes a process oriented approach to teaching lacrosse and accelerating player improvement.
Mike Porazinski played high school lacrosse at Salem High School. He is currently the coach of the 12U boys team in Bellingham, MA. He is also the VP of BAYLO (Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization), as well as a member of the board of directors. Mike has coached youth lacrosse for six years between the ages of kindergarten and sixth grade. He is the assistant coach for the Northbridge 12U select team, and has been the Bellingham High School Summer League Coach for the past two summers.
Kevin McCarthy played 4 years of varsity lacrosse at North Shore High School in Long Island, New York. He continued his athletic career at Suny Delhi(NY) and Keene State College. Kevin has coached lacrosse at all levels of the game including youth, high school and college. As the assistant lacrosse coach at Dean College, Kevin was responsible for the offense and creating the practice plan daily. Presently, Kevin is one of the assistant coaches for Franklin High School's lacrosse program. Additionally, Kevin is a board member for the Franklin Youth Lacrosse program.
Anthony McCauley has been a youth lacrosse coach for over ten years now. McCauley is a great student and teacher of the game. He became the President of Raynham Youth Lacrosse in 2016
Shad grew up in Syracuse,NY. He attended and played lacrosse at Springfield College and graduated with a BA in Early Education. Shad currently runs 3 childcare programs. He is active in his town lacrosse program with his 2 children Carter and Coleson. He currently lives in Longmeadow.
Chris began his lacrosse at Concord-Carlisle High School. While at CCHS, he was a three sport athlete and finished his school lacrosse career as an Eastern Mass All-American. After graduating Chris went to Denison University where he made the varsity team as a freshman. Over the years Chris has become a face off specialist and has taught at many clinics as well as being an assistant coach at Lasell College, and Norwood HS. In 2001 he represented USA masters team in the World games in Australia along with coach Piatelli and Campbell. Currently he is coaching and a Board member with Nipmuc Youth Lacrosse program.
Bruce Chanenchuk has been coaching and playing lacrosse for over 30 years. Most recently, he led Medfield High School boy’s lacrosse team to the state finals as an assistant coach. He has coached multiple high school club teams at the elite national level as well as youth teams in New England. He is a founding board member and former President of Natick Youth Lacrosse.
Bruce played professional lacrosse for the Boston Blazers for 8 years and ended his professional career as team captain. During that time period, he was an Assistant Coach at Harvard University. While playing at Johns Hopkins University, he won three NCAA Division I National Championships and served as team captain his senior year. He grew up in Farmingdale, New York, where he broke multiple high school records and led his team to the county championship and state tournament his senior year as the team captain, an All-American, and participant in the National North-South All-Star game. Bruce still enjoys competitive club lacrosse, having won the 2015 Super Grand Masters Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. Along with other Warrior Elite coaches, Bruce represented the United States in the world games (Masters Division) in Perth Australia.
Bruce lives in Natick and has four children, ages 10 to 23. He has volunteered as youth coach on his children’s soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams. He is certified to coach both boys and girls lacrosse. His oldest daughter is playing at Princeton and his younger daughter is committed to Dartmouth. His son won the NCLL Division 1 championship while playing club at Penn.
Mike grew up in Longmeadow Mass and was at team member and starting Goalie for the State Championship ’92 team; State Runners up in ’91 & ’93. Attended Springfield College where he was a team member of the ’94 National Championship team and ’95 National Championship runners up. Post collegiate goalie with the Brine Outlaws and Boston Crabs Lacrosse Clubs with in the USCLA. Mikes Coaching career has seen experience from the first year youth players up to the division 1 college ranks. He served as Assistant lacrosse coach at Tabor Academy (Goalie/Def) ’98, Assistant Coach (Goalie/Def) Loomis Chaffee ’99, University of Hartford Assistant Coach (Goalies) ’99-’00, Endicott College ’01 and the Longmeadow Youth Lacrosse from 2010- Present. In addition to these years coaching Mike has run the summer camp circuit traveling the country working at different programs such as Peak Performance lacrosse Camp, Peak 200 Lacrosse, Peak Goalie Camp, Bill Pilot Goalie School. Mikes expertise comes from years of coach and playing in the goal and takes pride in challenging his goalies to be the on the field leaders of their teams. Currently Mike works within the medical device field with Intuitive Surgical, manufacturer of the daVinci Surgical Robotic Platform, as a clinical representative for the local Western Mass Hospitals. Outside of Lacrosse and work, Mike spends his time with his two sons Jack (12) and Nick (11). During the winter months he and the boys can be seen skiing the slopes of Mt Snow and other area Vermont mountains with the Ability Plus ski program where he serves as a ski instructor for athletes with physical and mental disabilities.
Andrew Healy is a graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury High School and a two time division III national champion at Middlebury College. Prior to his current position, Andrew was a member of the coaching staff at Lincoln-Sudbury High School and Salisbury School (Salisbury, CT). Andrew is presently the dean of students and head boys’ lacrosse coach at Lawrence Academy (Groton, MA). In addition, he teaches Spanish, coaches football and lives in the upper-class dorm. Andrew is a life-long learner and passionate educator who views athletics as a valuable way of developing character, grit and selflessness.
Coach Peter Leary played high school lacrosse at Hingham High School. He earned All-Scholastic as a senior. Coach Leary attended RPI where he was a four-year starter and two time captain. He played one season as a close defenseman, one season of midfield, and two seasons at long stick midfield. He was named to the All-UCAA team as a senior. After graduation, Peter Leary coached as an assistant at RPI. Coach Leary is one of the founders of Longmeadow K-2 program and has been coaching youth lacrosse in Longmeadow for 9 years and club lacrosse for 4 years.
Fred Isleib played collegiate lacrosse at Bentley University. He has coached within the Easton Lacrosse program for many years, and he previously served as the coach for Hanover High School.
Kevin Murphy is a graduate of Springfield College. He played collegiate lacrosse at the D3 level for Springfield while he was there. Kevin went to Mansfield High School , and was a standout defenseman during his time on the team.
Nick St. George is a native of upstate New York and is currently a teacher and the head football coach at Longmeadow High School. Nick has been coaching football at Longmeadow since 1987. He was selected as the 2014 Western Mass Football Coach of the Year. Nick was an assistant lacrosse coach at Longmeadow High School from 1989 - 1995. In 1996 he coached the Agawam Club team which then went varsity the following year. Agawam won 3 league titles between 1997 and 2005 including one undefeated league season. When not coaching Nick enjoys time with his wife Kerri and kids Bella & Nico. They enjoy hiking fishing camping and traveling.
Chirag is graduate of Xaverian and Northeastern University. He has been coaching lacrosse for the past 5 years within the Select and Youth Lacrosse Organization at the U9, U11 and U13 levels in North Carolina and Massachusetts. For the past two years, during the spring season Chirag coaches both of Xaverian’s FXD lacrosse team. Chirag has enjoyed coaching players at the U9, U11, U13 and Middle School levels and focus on individual fundamentals, improving LAX I.Q. and team play.