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National Director Brendan Gorman

Coach Brendan Gorman is the Head Coach for the 2021 TOC state champions Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey.  Brendan is the founder of the Chicago Outlaws Mens box lacrosse team.  The team formed in 2011 where Gorman was the teams captain the first two seasons.  He is also the former captain for the Irish National box team. He led the squad at the 2011 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, and the European championships in Lille, France last November.

Before moving to Illinois, Gorman played high school lacrosse in the prestigious Hudson Valley region of New York.  He is the only lacrosse player voted into the Albertus Magnus High School Hall of Fame.  Gorman finished his playing career as the school’s all time leader in points, holding 7 scoring records.  He was an all league, all section, all state player as well as his team’s MVP.

After H.S., Gorman played briefly at Elmira College in Western N.Y. before moving out west and switching sports where he was a Collegiate All American in Rugby at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Brendan has a passion for the box lacrosse game.  He has dedicated himself to the growth of the game.  His hybrid training methods are second to none when it comes to player development.

Coaching Experience

  • 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
  • Head Coach North American Juniors Open
  • 2021 Bergen County Coach of the year

Playing Experience:

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

 


REGIONAL DIRECTOR MIKE SHEA (Rockland County, N.Y.) 

  •  Irish National Indoor Team (2015,2019)
  • St. Regis Braves Senior B (2018)
  • St. Catharine's Shockwave (2018-2019)
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent Men's Lacrosse (2008-2009,2011)
  • - All Time Scoring Leader
  • - 2x All-Conference (2009,2011)
  • - Skyline Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year (2011)
  • - Team Captain
  • - Hall of Fame (2018)
  • O2 Box Lacrosse Director/Coach (2016-2019)
  • 2019 USBOXLA High School Elite National Champions
  • Owner Rockland Silver Foxes

JOHN O'HARA REGIONAL DIRECTOR (Orange County, N.Y.)

  • Played high school lacrosse Smithtown East
  • Played JUCO SUNY Morrisville
  • Played JUCO SUNY Farmingdale
  • Played D3 Alfred University
  • Goshen Youth Lacrosse coach 2009-present
  • Head Coach O2 National Box Team

REGIONAL COACH DOM BRANDA

 

  • Don Bosco Prep
  • 2013 Freshman Offensive MVP
  • 3 x Varsity Letterman
  • 2 x Varsity Leading Scorer
  • 2nd Team All Bergen County 2016
  • 1st Team All Gibbs Division 2016
  • 2016 DBP Varsity Offensive Player of the Year
  • Voted http://NJ.com’s Best Non-Public/Prep Attackman for 2016
  • 100 Point Club at DBP (82g, 18a)
  • Wagner College
  • NEC All-Rookie Team 2017
  • 2nd Leading scorer as a Freshman (2017)
  • Leading scorer as a Junior (2019)
  • O2 Lacrosse
    • Assistant coach O2 National Box Team
    • Head Coach of 2025A