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John MATHEWS

Hometown Syracuse, NY
High School Jamesville Dewitt High
College Syracuse University '98
Residence Fairfield, CT
Coaching Experience Fairfield Prep (2007 – 2009) ; Weston HS (2010 – 2013), Fairfield Youth Lacrosse, CT Rhino
Related Achievements NCAA Champion (Syracuse 1995. Player) ; 5x CT HS Championships (Fairfield Prep 2007, 2008, 2009 and Weston HS 2010 and 2013. Coach); 2012 CT Post Coach of the Year
Personal Married, 2 kids. Loves to play golf. Yale Club Board of Directors.
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2023 Head Coach

Graham niemi

Hometown Crofton, MD
High School Arundel HS '92
College Maryland '97
Residence Milford, CT
Coaching Experience Yale Defensive Coordinator (2004-2006), Offensive Coordinator (2007-2016) and Recruiting Contact; Head Coach of the Finland Lacrosse National Team from 2006- 2008; Head Coach Fairfield Prep 2017- current; also assistant coach at Maryland 97, 02; Loyola College '01, Washington College (MD) '98,'99, '03; Anne Arundel CC '98
Related Achievements Four year letter winner and a two year starter for the University of Maryland; Coached eight all-Americans, four Ivy League Tournament MVP’s and 27 All Ivy League players; NCAA tournament appearances in 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012 (Coach); Ivy League Tournament champions in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 (Coach); Founder/Owner of Bulldog Lacrosse Club; also won National JUCO Championship in 1998 at Anne Arundel CC
Personal Assistant Athletic Director at Fairfield Prep
CT Wolves Lacrosse U13 National and 2025 Gray

jay penn

Hometown Farmingdale, NY
High School Farmingdale High School
College Johns Hopkins University ‘97
Residence Ridgefield, CT
Coaching Experience Farmingdale Lacrosse Club, New York University, Randolph Rising Rams, Ridgefield Youth Lacrosse, Lone Wolf Lacrosse
Related Achievements Three-year starter on Bluejay’s defensive midfield unit, NCAA Final Four, 1995, 1996, recipient of Johns Hopkins ‘Gordon M.F. Stick’ Award (Unsung Hero Award)
Personal Married to wife Deborah, father of four boys
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2027 Gray Head Coach -- Player Development Coach (Defense)

Rob mulligan

Hometown Farmingdale Long Island
High School Farmingdale HS
College Syracuse ‘01
Residence Fairfield, CT
Coaching Experience Fairfield University, FYL, CT Select Rhino
Related Achievements HS All American, Div 1 College All American, 2000 NCAA Champion, ‘00 & ‘01 All Tournament Team, #9 overall Pick MLL Draft 2001 to Lizards, 2001 MLL World Champs
Personal Married, 3 Kids, FYL Board Member,
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2026 Gray Assistant Coach

seamus grooms

Hometown Camillus, NY
High School West Genessee
College Princeton
Residence Fairfield, CT
Coaching Experience FYL 5th Grade
Related Achievements 3 National Championships at Princeton as a player, 1996, 1997, 1998
Personal Wife Sara, 3 Children
CT Wolves Lacrosse Player Development Coach (Offense)

Tony vallance

Hometown Laurel, MD
High School Atholton High School
College Penn State '98
Residence Trumbull, CT
Coaching Experience Dean College( MA); Muhlenberg College (PA); Bellarmine University (KY); Fairfield University (CT); Lacrosse Director at House of Sports (Ardsley, NY) and Chelsea Piers CT (Stamford, CT); Boys Youth Director - Wilton Lacrosse Association; Youth Coach - New Canaan and Fairfield Youth programs; Director of CP-AC Lacrosse Club and Head Coach for Rhino Lacrosse. Current Asst. Coach at Fairfield Prep
Related Achievements
Personal Married to his wife Allison with two children, Cal (5) and Tess (3).
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2023 Gray Head Coach

Rodney Arganese

Hometown Trumbull, CT
High School Trumbull High School
College Keene State College
Residence Trumbull, CT
Coaching Experience Assistant Coach Trumbull HS; Took team to first FCIAC Playoff in school history; Coached 9 All FCIAC Players and 8 All FCIAC Honorable Mentions
Related Achievements Captain HS, CT HS State Championship; 4 Year College Starter
Personal Lives in Trumbull and is working toward becoming a full time educator in the school system
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2022 Head Coach

brendan Carney

Hometown Ridgefield, CT
High School Ridgefield High School
College Eastern Connecticut State University
Residence Ridgefield, CT
Coaching Experience Currently Assistant Athletic Director Ridgefield Academy, past Ridgefield HS, Immaculate HS, Weston HS, Ridgefield Youth Lacrosse, Bulldog Elite, North County Lacrosse
Related Achievements 2008 CT Class Coach of the year, Ridgefield Youth Board Member Co-Founder Lonewolf Lacrosse Club
Personal Married Wife Stacey Father of 2 boys
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2028 Gray Head Coach

gerry fay

Hometown Long Island
High School Chaminade
College Hofstra
Residence Commack, NY
Coaching Experience Assistant Coach at Chaminade HS on Long Island. Previously he has been involved with the programs at St. Mary's, Chaminade and Adelphi University. Gerry is a tremendous defensive coach who played collegiately at Hofstra University and is continues to coach at NYAC team in NYC.
Related Achievements Assistant Coach for victorious 2010 Under Armour Classic North Team; Assistant Coach for 5th place Team Finland in the 2008 European Championships
Personal
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2021: Head Coach

CJ fleming

College Mercy College
Coaching Experience Prior to CT Wolves Lax, Coach CJ has worked with many programs and high schools in the area. Most noticeably Superstar lacrosse (former box director), 91 tristate, Top side Lacrosse and many more. Also working with local high school teams such as Ridgefield, Wilton and Barlow. Currently playing professional lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League, Coach Fleming has played throughout Canada in Senior A & B leagues learning from the best.
Related Achievements •US Men’s Indoor National Team Member •2019 New England Blackwolves member •2018 Georgia Swarm member (NLL) •Current Boys Varsity Head Coach of North Salem High School (Westchester) •Former Eastchester HighSchool (Westchester) Varsity Assistant Boys Lacrosse Coach •Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA) •Certified PT (NSCA) •Certified Speed and Agility Specialist (IYCA)
Personal improving and coaching several teams (Currently North Salem High School), CJ has brought his passions together in one full, circle. Extremely excited to work with the CT Wolves and their athletes, he hopes to convey his passion for the sport to the athletes.
Prior coaching experience Includes Superstar Lacrosse (Ridgefield CT), Team 91 Tristate, Top Side Lacrosse and Ridgefield, Wilton and Joel Barlow high schools. Coach Fleming is the current high school boys varsity coach of North Salem H S in Westchester, NY. Graduating as a student athlete from Mercy College with a bachelors in Exercise Science Coach Fleming went on to play professionally most recently with the New England Blackwolves and before that with the Georgia Swarm (NLL). He was also was selected for the Team USA (indoor) roster for international play and played Senior A & B box lacrosse in Canada. Coach “CJ’ holds several certifications including Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), PT (NSCA), Speed and Agility Specialist (IYCA), Functional Movement Screen Certified- Level 1 and Precise Nutrition Certified - Level 1.
CT Wolves Lacrosse Coach Fleming is the Co-Director of our Canadian Box curriculum as well as our Director of Strength & Conditioning. 2026 Gray Head Coach

Nick Kammerman

Hometown Norwalk, CT
High School Fairfield Prep
College Union College '99
Residence Shelton, CT
Coaching Experience Weston High School (2010-2012), Trumbull High School (2012-2016), Shelton Youth Lacrosse (2016-present), CT Rhino Select (2017-2018)
Related Achievements CT HS State Champion (2010, Defensive Coordinator), 2026 Primetime Shootout Champion (2018, Asst. Head Coach) Player/Coach Amsterdam Lions (Dutch National Lacrosse League)
Personal Married, 2 boys. When not playing goalie or coaching goalies and defense, I love to fish!
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2026 Navy Head Coach

Brian O'Callaghan

Hometown Chester, NJ
High School Delbarton School
College Bowdoin College '98
Residence Ridgefield, CT
Coaching Experience Delbarton School (1999), Oratory Prep (Program Founder- 2000), Milton Academy (2001-2003), Rye Country Day School (2004-Present), Ridgefield Youth Lacrosse, Lone Wolf Lacrosse
Related Achievements recipient of Delbarton Lacrosse ‘Thomas B. Hodgson’ Award (Unsung Hero Award), four year letter winner at Bowdoin College; As a coach, 3x NYSAIS HS Champions (Rye Country Day School- 2010, 2015, 2017) 6x Fairchester Athletic Association regular season champions, 2015 Western New England Division II Champions, coached seven HS All-Americans, 2013 US Lacrosse - Fairchester Athletic Association Assistant Coach of the Year
Personal Married to his wife Alison with two children, Aidan (10) and Lily (8).
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2026 Navy Assistant Coach

Christopher Martens

Hometown Bethpage, NY
High School Bethpage High School
College University of Massachusetts – Amherst ‘98
Residence Norwalk, CT
Coaching Experience Team CT Lacrosse Club, Westport PAL lacrosse
Related Achievements Three-year starter on UMass’ midfield and man-up units, NCAA Quarter-Finals 1995, 1997, East-West All Star Game 1998
Personal 2 AMAZING daughters(Finley & Eloise), 2 ANNOYING dogs(Tito & Rhody)
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2027 Navy Head Coach

Mike Pierandri

High School Ridgefield High School
College Washington College
Residence Ridgefield, CT
Coaching Experience Superstar Lacrosse (Roy Colsey) 2009- 2010 Southern States Lacrosse Camp (Jeff Shirk) 2012-2013 Numerous Youth camps and Clinics at Washington College is Chestertown, MD and Ridgefield, CT
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2025 Navy Head Coach

Brian Micena

High School Sachem High School
College Sacred Heart University
Coaching Experience 1998-1999 -Grad Assistant with SHU in their first full D1 year. May 1999 -Fairfield Prep Assistant -Fairfield Prep JV Head Coach/ Assistant 2000-2009 -Head Coach Newtown High School - SWC Champions 2002,2003,2004,2009: Runner up 2008 - Division 2 State Championship Runner up 2002 -Twice honored with SWC Sportsmanship Award -CT Post Coach of the year 2003, 2009 -2009 Class L Coach of the Year -2009 CT US Lacrosse Coach of the Year -CT Senior All-Star Coach 08,09 2014 -Assistant Coach- Fairfield Ludlow HS Other Coaching 2002, 2003 CT Super Juniors Coach 2008 US Lacrosse Team USA U-19 Team, Selection Committee-Evaluator. 2007,08,09 CT Hurricanes Coach and Florida Gators Club Team coach 1994 2018 FYL 5B team
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2029 Gray Head Coach

Jacob Howes

Hometown Trumbull, CT
High School High School Trumbull High School
College College Merrimack ‘19
Residence Trumbull, CT
Coaching Experience Bulldog Lacrosse Club, Rhino Lacrosse Club, Boneyard Lacrosse Club
Related Achievements NCAA Champion (Merrimack 2018, Player) ; 3rd All-time in points scored at Trumbull High School
Personal Enjoys playing golf. Marketing Major, Communication Minor at Merrimack.
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2023AA Assistant Coach

Daniel J Moriarty

College Adelphi University
Residence Rockville Centre, New York
Coaching Experience University of Southern California - Head Men's Lacrosse Coach MCLA D1-- Southwestern University Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Face-off Game Coordinator -- Alderson Broaddus University​ Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Defensive Coordinator/Face-Off Specialist/Player Development/Recruiting Coordinator
Related Achievements Achieved first ever wins over Top 25 programs ( #24 Oregon State and #14 UCSB) ● Organized and executed team trip to Dallas, TX ● Guided Peter Hollen to be first ever program Second Team All American, SLC Defensive POY and 1st Team All SLC. Zero awards the year prior. ● Four SLC All conference award winners
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2024 Head Coach

Doug Steele 

High School
College
Coaching Experience
Related Achievements
CT Wolves Lacrosse 2023A Head Coach

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