Central 2022 Head Coach
Mark began playing lacrosse in High school at Austin Prep located in Reading, MA. After graduating high school, Mark attended Norwich University where he enjoyed playing lacrosse and football all four years. Mark was named defensive player of the year and Team Captain of the lacrosse team his senior year. Upon graduation from Norwich University Mark accepted a Commission as an Officer in the United States Army and served four years active duty assigned to the 10th Mountain Division. In 1996, Mark then accepted an appointment to become a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he has been employed for the past 18 years working in New York City and Boston, MA.Mark has been coaching lacrosse for the past 7 years within the Foxboro Youth Lacrosse Organization at the U9, U11 and U13 levels. Mark currently is the Director of Boys Lacrosse for the Foxboro Youth Program. During the Spring Season, Mark coaches a U11 town team, a U13 town team and the U13 Select Team. For the past 3 years, Mark has enjoyed coaching players at the U13 level for the Primetime Penguins during the fall / winter and summer seasons. Mark has also coached numerous camps and clinics for the Outlaws Lacrosse Program over the past four years. Mark currently resides in Foxboro, MA with his wife Nancy and three boys, Brendan, Kevin and Matty.
Central 2022 Assistant Coach
Bussy is the current head coach at Newton North high school where he has been with the program for the past thirty-five years, amassing 13 Bay State league championships, 5 Eastern Mass championships, and 3 Massachusetts State Lacrosse championships in 20 state tournament appearances.In 28 seasons as head coach, Bussy has coached 561 games, accruing 403 wins. He has been named Bay State league Coach of the Year 4 times, and was named Boston Globe coach of the Year in 1994. In addition to his experience with Newton North High School lacrosse, Bussy has also served as a coach for the U-15 Team USA team in Melbourne, Australia, and the National High School All Star game in Ohio. Bussy currently serves as a coach in the Newton youth lacrosse program at the U-15 levels where he is also on the Board of Directors. He had started the Newton Recreation Indoor Lacrosse Program in 1989, and has been the Director of the Garden City Lacrosse Camp since 1993. As a player, Bussy was an All-America selection and captain at Newton (North) High School where he also held the school scoring record. After Newton North, Bussy enjoyed a tremendous career at Boston State College (now, UMass-Boston) where he was named Team MVP as well as named to the National North South All Star game and was selected as the MVP of the New England Senior All Star game. Bussy was enshrined in the Newton High School Hall of Fame in 2004 and the UMass-Boston Hall of Fame in 2006.Bussy has been a member of the Newton Police Department since 1983, serving as a youth officer for 18 of those years and most recently appointed Youth Investigator. For his dedication and professional approach to the young people of Newton, Bussy received the Judge Franklin Flaschner Award, and was honored with the Newton Youth Commission Service Award. Bussy currently resides in West Newton with his wife Shelli, and their two sons, Bryce and Hunter.
Central 2022 Assistant Coach
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.