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Brendan Gorman

Coach Brendan Gorman is the Head Coach for 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
- U9 and U11 Coach - Cary Grove Youth Lacrosse
- Cary Grove H.S. - Head Coach 2005-2010 / 2013 -2015
- Nequa 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

Playing Experience:

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

 

Greg Axelson  

  • Wappingers High School JV Boys Coach (2015 – Current)
  • Current teacher at John Jay High School
  • 2012 Section XI JV Coach of the Year
  • Played Varsity Boys Lacrosse at West Babylon HS (Long Island) (2002-2005)
  • Teacher and Boys Lacrosse Coach- West Babylon HS (2009-2014)
  • Undergraduate East Stroudsburg 2009
  • Graduate program Stony Brook University 2012
  • US Lacrosse Licenced – Certified Official

 

Sean Rowan  

  • SUNY Cortland- BS Physical Ed / Masters – Health Education
  • Health teacher Wappingers Central School District
  • Midfielder SUNY Cortland Mens Club 2011-2015
  • Wappingers JV Girls Lacrosse coach 2016 – present

 

John O'Hara   

  • Played high school lacrosse Smithtown East
  • Played JUCO SUNY Morrisville
  • Played JUCO SUNY Farmingdale
  • Played D3 Alfred University
  • Goshen Youth Lacrosse coach 2009-present

 

Conrad Burke 

  • Head Coach of Wappinger JV boys lacrosse team
  • Former midfelder at Nichols College
  • Former midfielder at Wappinger High School
  • Hudson Valley Express Alumni
  • Founder of Wappingers Lacrosse Alumni club

 

 

Anthony Greco  

  • 4 year Varsity player at Farmingdale High School
  • Two time Nassau County All County Player
  • Starting Defensemen for the 1993 Long Island Empire State Team
  • Scholarship player and Starter at UMBC 1994-1996
  • Current Rondout Valley Boys 5/6 Coach

  

Justin Lorenzo

  • Current goalie at Franklin Pierce University
  • Goshen High School Lacrosse
  • Hudson Valley Express Alumni

 

Mark Colella

  • Current attackman at Post University
  • Goshen High School Lacrosse
  • Hudson Valley Express Alumni

 

Zack Timmons  

  • 4 Year Varsity Player for Wappinger Falls

  • 2017, 2018, 2019 Poughkeepsie Journal All- Star/Hudson Valley Sports Report Dream Team

  • 2018, 2019 All Section
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 All League
  • 2019 US Lacrosse HS All American
  • Salisbury Lacrosse-Class of 2023

 

 

Mike Wiesenthal 

  • Played High School Lacrosse at Arlington
  • All-League and Poughkeepsie Journal All Star
  • Poughkeepsie Journal all star team
  • Played Attack for 4 years at SUNY Oswego
  • 2011 and 2012 Assistant Varsity Lacrosse coach at Red Hook High School
  • Won 2 section 9 titles as Assistant Coach for Red Hook
  • 2011 Boys high school assistant coach of the year
  • Assistant Arlington High School Varsity Boys Lacrosse coach

Dominic 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 of Rising Sophomores (2021’s) (summer of 2018)

⁃Head Coach of of Rising 6th graders (2025’s) (summer of 2019)

 



Bill Miller

Bill has 25 years of lacrosse coaching experience (Hudson Valley, Long Island and Upstate New York).   Founder of the Valley Central HS lacrosse program in 2002 Bill compiled a career record of 199-86.  During his 15 year career at Valley Central HS, VC won 2 Section Championships and 1 OCIAA Championship. Bill coached 4 All-Americans during his tenure at VC and was named US Lacrosse Mid-Hudson Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2008 and named Times Herald Record Coach of the Year in 2008.

In 2012 Bill was named Head Coach of the Section 9 Select All-Star Team which played Team Ireland and was Section 9 Exceptional Senior Game Head Coach in 2016.

Before starting the program at Valley Central, Bill coached 9 years on Long Island while teaching Physical Education at Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. 

Bill is a career teacher and coach who graduated from Cortland State with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education where he played football and club lacrosse.  After graduating from Cortland he attended Hofstra University graduating with a Master of Science Degree.

A native of Syracuse, Bill played lacrosse and football at East Syracuse- Minoa HS where he was named All Section and All League.

 


Bill Bacon

A Graduate of Clarkstown High School South and SUNY Oswego, Bill is currently a Technology Teacher at Valley Central Middle School.  He resides in Montgomery, NY with his wife Holly and 2 collegiate age sons Billy and Kyle.

He began his Coaching Career in 1990, serving as the Freshman Boys Lacrosse Coach at Clarkstown High School North.  Bacon served as JV and Varsity Assistant Coaches at both Valley Central and Pine Bush High Schools. He was selected US Lacrosse Mid-Hudson Region Assistant Coach of the Year and Man of the year. 

Bacon co-founded Raptors Youth Lacrosse Club and the Pine Bush Youth Lacrosse Club. He served as a counselor at UMASS Lacrosse Camp, Niners Lacrosse and is the Director of Pine Bush Youth Lacrosse Camp. Bacon still competes at men’s club lacrosse level. He will serve as the Modified Boys Soccer and Modified Boys Lacrosse coach at Valley Central in the upcoming school year.




Mikey Shea

Ireland Lacrosse D/Trans 2015,2017
2015 World Championships 1G,5A
2017 European Championships 1G, 10A
2017 Ireland Team Captain
2017 First Team All-Europe Defenseman
2017 Eagle Box Series Valentines Tournament Champs and MVP (Lasersharks