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HGR Boys Lacrosse Coaches

HGR Coach Bryan BrazilBryan Brazill—HGR Founder

  • Coach Brazill is the offensive coach at his Alma Mater, Merrimack College. He  held the position for the 2006 season and again from 2011 to current season.
  • He played his high school lacrosse at Ridgefield High School, CT.
  • He played his college ball at Merrimack College where he was among the top ten points producers in the country in ’04 & ’05. Brazill was the captain of the Warriors in the ’05 season.
  • He started Home Grown Lacrosse in December of ’05 running elite teams, camps, and other outdoor programs
  • He opened the doors to the indoor facility on January 5th, 2007
  • Coach Brazill was the Haverhill High School Boy’s Lacrosse Head Coach for four years ’08-’11. In ’09 he was named MVC coach of the year leading Haverhill to their highest state ranking in program history
  • Coach Brazill was drafted by the Boston Cannons as midfielder in 2009
  • In 2011 he returned to Merrimack as an assistant coach.
  • August 2012 Bryan was promoted to 1st Assistant Coach at Merrimack College and Offensive Head Coach
  • Coach Brazill is a MBYLL USL Level 1 trainer
  • In 2015 and 2016, Coach Brazill led the Merrimack Warriors to the NCAA division II final 4.
  • In 2017 Coach Brazill helped lead the Merrimack Warriors to their first DII National Championship appearance.

HGR Coach Peter SmythPeter Smyth—The Vice President

  • Currently the Head Coach at Austin Prep
  • Played his high school lacrosse in Reading, MA for Austin Prep where he was a two-year captain and still holds the career points record
  • He then went on to play College lacrosse at Nichols College where he was a four-year starter and two-year captain
  • He reached 100 collegiate goals in his senior year
  • 2009-2010 Haverhill High School assistant coach
  • 2011 – 2014 – head coach of his alma mata Austin Prep and was the CCL coach of the year
  • Coach Smyth played professionally in the NALL for the Road Island King Fish during the ’12 / ’13 season
  • Assistant coach at North Andover High School 2015 – 2016
  • Vice President of HGR lacrosse

HGR Coach Mike MorganMike Morgan – Coach

  • Mike Morgan is in his 9th year as head coach of the Merrimack men’s lacrosse team and is all-time winningest coach in program history
  • Morgan’s first four seasons were as successful as any Division II men’s lacrosse coach ever, as he became the first head coach to win 50 games in four seasons when Merrimack defeated Le Moyne on May 6, 2011
  • In Morgan’s first four seasons, he has guided Merrimack to its first-ever NCAA Final Four appearance, a Northeast-10 Championship, and three Northeast-10 Championship appearances
  • Prior to coaching at Merrimack Morgan was the head coach at his alma mater, St. Dominic High School on Long Island. As a player at St. Dom’s Morgan was a team captain and CHSAA All-League player
  • A 2000 graduate of Merrimack College, Morgan was named an All-American in 2000 when he earned First Team All-Northeast 10 and All-New England honors. That year, he was also named New England Player of the Year. He was a key member of the 2000 squad that captured Merrimack’s first Northeast-10 Championship and two ECAC Championships (1999, 2000)
  • In 2016, Coach Morgan led the Merrimack Warriors to his and the school’s third NCAA Division II final four.
  • In 2017 Coach Morgan led the Merrimack Warrior to their first national championship appearance.

HGR Coach Scot CorcoranScott Corcoran

  • 2017 Scott played was drafted by and played for the Long Island Lizards.
  • 2016 1st team All-American
  • 2016 DII player-of-the-year nominee
  • 2013-2016 Long Stick Midfielder at Merrimack College
  • Also a team captain at Merrimack College
  • Went to Austin Preparatory School (2008-2012), Two Year Captain
  • Three time Catholic Conference All-Star, CCL MVP in 2012
  • Two Time Boston Globe All-Scholastic (2011,2012)
  • 4th Year Coaching at HGR
  • Two time Merrimack College captain
  • 2015 2nd team All-American

HGR Coach Greg MelaughGreg Melaugh

  • 2013 All-American attackman at Merrimack College entering his 3rd year as an HGR coach
  • 2-time All-American and captain at Billerica Memorial High School
  • 2-time captain at Merrimack College
  • Lead Division II in points per game and ground balls per game in 2012
  • March 9th, 2015 Greg was acquired by the MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks
  • Greg posted three hat trick performances in his rookie season in the MLL 
  • In 2016, Greg was traded back home to the Boston Cannons and scored a goal in each of his first two games as a Cannon
  • Greg was traded to the Florida Launch in 2017

HGR Coach John PynchonJohn Pynchon

  • In 2017 Coach Pynchon was named the head coach of St. John’s Prep
  • Played high school lacrosse at St Johns Prep
  • Played college lacrosse at Providence College
  • Assistant coach at Providence College for two seasons (2006, 2007)
  • Won one conference championship as a player (2003) and two as a coach (2006, 2007) while with the Friars
  • Head coach at Beverly high school for the past 9 years
  • Enjoys reading

HGR Coach Grant WhitewayGrant Whiteway – Co-Founder Raptors Lacrosse, Elite Team Director

  • One of the three original founders of Raptors Lacrosse and Team Coach “Raptors Elite” Since 2004
  • Founding Member – Billerica Youth Lacrosse
  • Athletic Hall of Fame (1983)
  • 10 Year Defensive Coach BMHS
  • Four (4) year member of the University of Lowell Men’s Lacrosse Team and U-Lowell – Capt- Team MVP (1987)
  • 12 Season Althlete; 3 Season Varsity Captain; 1983 Graduate Billerica Memorial High School

HGR Coach Ken_Blaszka Ken Blaszka

  • St. John’s Prep Midfielder 89′-93′  North All Star 93′
  • Union College Midfielder 93′-97′
  • Malden Catholic Assistant Coach 2001-2003
  • Woburn High School Head Coach 2004-2013
  • Middlesex League Coach of the Year 2011, 2012<
  • Timberlane Regional High School Head Coach 2015-Present
  • Hampstead Youth Coach 2013-Present
  • Raptors/HGR 2007-Present
  • BayState North Coach 2006, 2007

HGR Coach Dan O'BrienDan O’Brien – Coach

  • 2000 Graduate of Norwich University, 4 year starter, Sr. Capt.
  • Former Asst. Coach at Austin Prep HS 2006,2007, 2X CCL Champs
  • Current Head Coach at Burlington High School since 2008
  • MVC2 Coach of the Year 2008, 2011
  • MVC2 Conference Champs 2011
  • HGR Lacrosse since 2010
  • This is his 3rd season as the head coach of Burlington High School.
  • Prior to that Coach O’Brien was the Head Coach at Dracut High and was 2 time MVC coach of the year in 2008 and 2011

HGR Coach Geoff BecketGeoff Beckett

  • 2017 Coach Beckett was named the head coach of Triton Regional High School
  • 2015 season Geoff was assisting Ryan Connolly at North Andover High School
  • 2016 Coach Beckett was the defensive coordinator at Hamilton Wenham High School
  • Defensive coordinator at Merrimack College for the ’09 – ’11 seasons.
  • Prior to MC, Coach Beckett was the head coach of Pentucket High School

Rob BellisRob Bellis – HGR General Manager and Coach

  • Here for all things HGR
  • Head Lacrosse Coach Austin Prep Middle School
  • US Lacrosse Level 2 coach
  • PYLL Youth lacrosse coach
  • 3 year starter HS
  • 3 yr player college club lacrosse
  • All-round good guy

HGR Coach Chuck CambassoCharles Campobasso

  • Played his high school lacrosse Medford High School in Medford, MA, Captain his senior year
  • He went on to play at Salem State and was a 4 year starter and a 3 time captain
  • He received his Bachelors in History with a minor in Secondary Education and has since earned a Masters of Education
  • 2002- Present, Head Coach of North Reading High School
  • 2x Cape Ann League Coach of the Year (2011, 2013)
  • 2x Eagle Tribune Coach of the year (2005, 2011)
  • 1x Boston Globe Boys Lacrosse Division III Coach of the Year (2011)
  • 1x Division III Boys Coach of the year (2012)
  • Selected to Coach the Agganis High School Lacrosse All Star Classic (2013)

HGR Coach Billy EaganBilly Eagan

  • Played high school lacrosse and was the captain at North Andover High School
  • Played college lacrosse at Mount Ida College, where he was a four-year starter, winning three conference championships, playing in two NCAA tournament games and making the NEILA All-Star Game in 2011
  • He has been coaching youth lacrosse for the past 7 years
  • He has also coached the Andover High Freshman team for three years and the North Andover High Freshman team for the past two years

HGR Coach Scott EinarsonScott Einarson

  • 2016 Billerica High School Assistant Coach
  • 2012 – Present President Billerica Youth Lacrosse
  • 2010 – Present Coach Billerica Youth Lacrosse
  • 2013 Assistant Billerica High School
  • 2011 – 2012 Coach Raptors Lacrosse
  • 1987 – 1990 Assistant Burlington High School
  • 1985 Played at Bridgton Academy, led team in scoring and captained team
  • 1980 – 1984 Played at Burlington High School, Brine Eastern Mass All Star many moons ago

HGR Coach Matt James

Matt James 

  • Melrose High School Head Coach 2011-Present
  • Andover High School Assistant Coach 2004-2010
  • Middlesex League Champion 2014
  • Middlesex League Coach of the Year 2014
  • UNH Lacrosse
  • Captain Andover High School 1999
  • Coached 7 High School All Americans
  • Melrose had 6 wins in program history when I took over and we made the tournament with 12 wins in my second year
  • “I feel what I have built in Melrose is pretty special and I am extremely proud of where the program is going.”

HGR Coach Owen JaremOwen Jarem

  • 2015 Captain of Merrimack College Men’s Lacrosse
  • Member of Merrimack Lacrosse first NCAA victory in 2015
  • NE-10 All-Conference and NEILA first team selection in 2015
  • Played in NEILA 2015 East-West Senior All-star game
  • NEILA All-Academic Selection 2015
  • 3 Year starter at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park NY

HGR Coach Matt O'Neil

 Matt O’Neil

  • Currently in his 4th season as the Head Coach of Malden Catholic High School.
  • Coach O’Neil was the Assistant Coach under Rick Mazzei for the previous three seasons
  • Matt was a stand out attackman at Merrimack College from ’00 – ’03 and a captain in ’03

HGR Coach Bryan PollackBryan Pollack—Director of Player Development

  • Current 3rd year Head Defensive Coach at Merrimack College
  • Played defensive midfielder at Merrimack College, class of 2013
  • 2 year Captain
  • 1st team All New England 2013 (NEILA)
  • Coach Pollack led the warriors to an NCAA Division II final four in 2015 and 2016. He was a player in Merrimack’s only other final 4 appearance
  • In 2017 Coach Pollack helped lead Merrimack Warriors to their first DII National Championship appearance.

HGR Coach Tim TowlerTim Towler

  • Played high school ball at Masconomet as a 4-year starter
  • 2017 DII midfielder of the year and 1st All-American
  • 2015 2nd team All-American
  • 2014 3rd team All-American
  • 5th year HGR lacrosse coach
  • Three-time Merrimack College captain

HGR Coach Kyle SmithKyle Smith

  • In two years as Assistant Coach at Merrimack College the team has made it to two NCAA Tournament Final Fours and has had a record of 28 wins and 6 losses
  • Drafted 6th round (43rd overall) by Boston Cannons
  • 3 year starting attackman at UMass Amherst
  • All-CAA, All-CAA Tournament Team, All-New England, Most Improved, Offensive MVP
  • One of only 23 Minutemen to have scored over 125 career points
  • All time leading scorer at Longmeadow High School – 413 career points/ 2 time all-american and captain
  • In 2017 Coach Smith helped lead the Merrimack Warriors to their 1st DII National Championship appearance.