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RICH CLAFLIN

Central 2021 Head Coach

Father, Coach, and professional who makes it “ALL ABOUT THE KIDS”. Lacrosse offers so many relationships, experiences, opportunities, and life lessons. After graduating from Newton North High School in the late 80’s, went on to play at Plymouth State College, as well as several “laid back” club and tournament teams. Coaching experience runs from Youth up through the College level. As Newton Youth Lacrosse President, he has coordinated and Coached at every level of Youth Lacrosse, including Newton’s very successful MBYLL Select programs. He has assisted at both the High School and College level. Starting with the Prime Time Penguins Select Program, Rich has been with PIATELLI LACROSSE since its inception. Rich has been a Law Enforcement officer for the past 18 years, and currently resides in Newton with his wife and three children.

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DAN CONNORS

Central 2021 Assistant Coach

Dan grew up in Framingham, MA where he was a high school lacrosse all star, he went on to play lacrosse in college,  JV @ UMASS, Amherst and graduated in 1991.  After UMASS, Dan continued his schooling and received his Master’s and Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy at Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.  Dan began coaching lacrosse shortly after college at Acton Boxboro Regional High School from 1994-2000.  He later coached boys youth lacrosse U13 and U15 in Framingham and has been coaching in Hopkinton for the past three years, where Dan, his wife Jennifer, son Jake, and daughter Hannah reside.  Dan and his wife own JumpStart Physical Therapy and Sports Training in Natick and Norwood, and are in the process of opening up a third clinic in Newton.   Since college, Dan has played on numerous men’s club lacrosse teams and continues to play.   He is also a certified emergency medical responder and was the part of the medical team for the professional indoor Boston Rockhopper Lacrosse team 2012.

Summer Tournaments

Mass Club Play Days, Fort Devens, MA 

Dates: July 7-10, 2020

NXT Philly Invitational, Downington, PA

Dates: July 11 & 12, 2020

Tournament Website

Legacy Invitational, Fort Devens, MA 

Dates: July 27 & 28, 2020

Tournament Website

Mass Club Play Days, Fort Devens, MA 

Dates: August 11-14, 2020


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