COACHES BOYS

Coaching Staff

Our coaching staff features some of the area’s most respected coaches. We place an emphasis on skill instruction and player development, while also expanding the understanding of game concepts and team strategies detailed biographical information for our coaching staff can be found on our website.

TODD ABRAHALL
(Teams: 2022 and 2025)

Level 1 US Lacrosse Coaching Certification
Director/coach Sachem Sports Club
Catholic Middle School Sports Program Administrator - St. Patricks, Smithtown
12 years experience coaching youth sports
5 years experience coaching club lacrosse

THOMAS AIELLO
(Team: 2024 )

College: Adelphi 
Adelphi Athletic Hall of fame inductee 2007
Adelphi’s Division 1 points leader
 High School Head Varsity Coach 20 years 
Nassau County coach of the year 2007
Club and youth coach 10 years 

ART BERRY

Four year starter at Penn State.
Captain and 1987 All American
Played Professional Lacrosse in the MILL Pittsburgh Bulls
Currently still playing competitive lacrosse
Penn State Assistant Coach 1989, 1990
Coached High School Lacrosse at North Shore, Head coach JV
Volunteered to coach Syosset HS Varsity Summer Team multiple years
Volunteered to coach 3V lacrosse for Four years "while not having a kid in the program"
Boys and girls 3v lax coach for the past 5 years.

CHRIS BURNS
(Team 2020)

Nassau CC-‘87 88
Coach- Levittown division HS(assist)
Knox academy (Head coach)
Portledge school(assist)
Member NYIPD lacrosse team ( 15 yrs)
Member Express staff 8yrs(2020)

JAMES BYRNES
(Team: 2022)

Graduate of St. John's University
Past coach at Herricks and Levittown High School
Current assistant coach of St Anthony's High School J.V.
Current assistant coach of 2022 Team Channy 2017 U13 World Series Champions

MIKE DEMEO
(Team: 2019)

High school and college all-American
Hofstra University class of 2001
Chaminade varsity lacrosse from 2003 to present, Offensive coordinator and goalie coach
Express coach since the beginning

MATT DOMANICO
(Teams: 2024 and 2025)

Playing Experience
College: Oneonta State College-Defenseman
High School: St. John the Baptist 
2x Time Captain-All League CHSAA 2003 

Coaching Experience
St. Anthony’s HS Freshman Coach: 5 years
Copiague HS Coach: 2 Years
St. John the Baptist Coach: 1 year
Long Island Express:  
-Express O’Reilly 2022’s
-Express O’Reilly 2024’s
-Express O’Reilly 2025’s

WILLIAM DUNN

Head Coach NYIT

JON FOX

Ward Melville High School '92
State Champions '92
Team captain '92
All American '92

UNC-Chapel Hill '97
3 X ACC Champs
Team Captain
2X All American
UNC record for most career takeaways
Started 60 straight games 

RICH GRISMER
(Team: 2022)

College: Adelphi University
Chaminade High School JV Asst. Coach: 8 Years
3 Time NCAA All American
NCAA Division II Goalie Of The Year
Adelphi University Athletic Hall of Fame - 2005

AJ HAUGEN
(Team: 2023)

LI HS Player of the Year 1996
2x High School All American
Bethpage HS State Champions 1996
All World Midfield, U-19 Team USA 1996
3x NCAA 1st Team AA - Johns Hopkins
Member of Johns Hopkins All Time Team
5x MLL All Star L.I. Lizards
2x MLL Champion
Member of Team USA 2006
Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame - Class of 2013

KARL HEDSTROM
Team: 2023

College: Hofstra University
2012 Recognized by the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Association IMLCA,
as the Outstanding Assistant Coach of the Year in NCAA Division II
2006-2018 NYIT Assistant Coach Men's Lacrosse
2008 Garden City HS Assistant Coach Varsity Lacrosse
2007 Nassau Community Assistant Coach Mens Lacrosse
2005-2006 Defensive Coordinator and Goalie Coach at US Merchant Marine Academy
2004 Seaford HS Assistant Coach Varsity Lacrosse
1999-2003 Island Trees HS Assistant Coach Varsity Lacrosse
1993 Part of Hofstra's first ever NCAA Quarterfinalist Team
1993-1997- Member of Hofstra Varsity Lacrosse

BRIAN HIMBERGER

Head Coach 2018 Team
Hicksville HS Varsity 1996-2000
Hicksville HS County Championship 1996
All Conference (Midfielder) 2000
Lacrosse Scholarship to Molly College
2005 ECAC Champions (Molly College)
Graduated Molloy with Bachelors Science in business management degree
LI Express boys Head Coach for 4 years

MICHAEL KARWOSKI
2021

Long Island Express Coach (7years)
St. Anthony’s JV assistant coach 2015-17
Yale University
2006-2009 (Lacrosse and Hockey)
2009 All-Ivy , D1 1st Team All New England (Lacrosse)
2006 Ivy League Rookie of the year (Hockey)
St. Anthonys
2001-2005 Lacrosse
2005 All American
2005 1st Team all League
Team USA Junior Olympic Team (Hockey) Gold Medal winners 2002 and 2003

STEPHEN LEGHART

Played at University of Maryland and Roanoke College
Chaminade High School-Varsity Defensive Coordinator 29 years
Coached 2010 Under Armour Senior Game winning North Team
18 years coaching Youth and Club Lacrosse.

JOHN LYNOTT
Teams: 2022 and 2025

Nassau CC/Attended Maryland University
St Anthony's High school JVCoach Defense 8 years
Coached Defense 2012 Under Armour Champions
20 Years of Coaching Youth Lacrosse Boys and Girls   

JON LYNOTT (JR)

St. Anthony's and Express Alumni. Division 2 All American.
Currently play for NYIT.(See Jon's Lynotts story)

DAN MAHER
2020

2020 Wieczorek 
Rutgers University 1987-1991
NCAA Quartfinalist 1990
NCAA Tournament 1991

ERIC MEISSE
2023

College: LIU Post
Kellenberg HS JV Coach 6 Years
Kellenberg HS Varsity Wrestling Coach & Asst. Varsity Football
NSCHSAA Wrestling Coach of the Year 2015 & 2016

SHAUN MORAN
Team: 2022 and 2024)

College: Mt. St. Mary’s University
Kellenberg High School Head Coach Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Kellenberg Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach: 8 years. 
2012 U15 National Champion Assistant Coach 
2007 & 2009 MAAC All Academic Team 
2008 & 2009 Mt. St. Mary’s University Men’s Lacrosse Team Captain 
Teacher at Kellenberg Memorial High School: 8 years 

MIKE OREILLY
(Teams: 2027,2025,2024,2023,2022)

College St John’s University
St Anthony’s High School JVB Coach: 4 years
New Head Coach LUHI
20 years of coaching youth lacrossE

ROBERT POMPONIO

36 years experience, Teacher and Coach
Chaminade High School
Junior Varsity Lacrosse
Nassau Suffolk Catholic High School 2011 "Man of the Year"

GEORGE M POWERS
(training 2023, 2024, 2026)

College : Roanoke College
Nassau CC - Defensive Coordinator 22 years - Head Coach 6 years
Massapequa HS - Defensive Coordinator 7 years including present time
Long Island Express 12 years
Will train age groups 2023,24and 26 this upcoming year

JOHN REGAN
(Team 2023)

College: Hampden-Sydney College
High School: Manhasset HS
Coach WSYL 2018 U13 Finalists
Manhasset PAL Coach for 12 years
Charlotte Youth Lacrosse Association (CYLA) Coach for 3 years

TIM SCHWALJE
(Team: 2024 )

College: University of Pennsylvania – Team Captain
USILA Scholar All-American
Second Team All-Ivy League
St Anthony’s High School Captain 2008
Two-time NYCHSAA all-league 2007-2008
Major League Lacrosse: Charlotte Hounds
Has coached with the Express Organization for the past 10 years (2018)

JOE SCHWARZ
(Teams: 2023 and 2026)

Phys. Ed teacher in Farmingdale
Farmingdale middle school lacrosse coach
Farmingdale high school foootball since 1999
LI Express coach for past 6 years (2018)

BILL SNYDER
(Team 2022s and 2027s)

College: St. John’s University
Assistant Coach - WSYL 2017 U13 Champions
LI Express 2022 Assistant Coach: 5 years
LI Express 2027 Assistant Coach: 2 years
10 Years of Coaching Youth Lacrosse

BRANDON TESTA
(2026 Haugen team)

Johns Hopkins Defenseman
3x College All American
2x MLL Champion - LI Lizards
Bethpage High School ‘96 State Champion
2x High School All American

JOE WATSON

College: Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
Long Island Lacrosse Club 2002-2015
Bayport-Blue Point Youth Lacrosse, Boy’s Director
15 years- Varsity, JV, JH Lacrosse Coach
5 years- Youth Lacrosse Coach
St. Anthony’s HS Lacrosse Alumni

Ryan White
(2023)

College: University of Scranton 
Kellenberg High School Coach: 10 Years
Sachem High School Coach: 1 Year
Long Island Express Coach: 5 Years

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