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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
  • Youth Director - 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
  • 2x Gibbs Coach of the Year
  • Head Coach North American Juniors Open

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


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 midfielder 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


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


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.