Midwest Director and Coaches

Midwest Express Directors and Coaches

Coaching Staff

Our coaching staff features some of the area’s most respected coaches. We place emphasis on skill instruction and player development, while also expanding the understanding of game concepts and team strategies.  

Midwest Express Coaches are current and former college D1 players, All-Americans, state champions, current HS and college-level coaches,  all with a proven track record of winning and growing the game of lacrosse

Mark Berutich - Director & 2022 MW Region Coach

  • Former player and graduate of Chaminade High School 
  • Former player and graduate of Cornell University
  • Asst Lacrosse Coach Chaminade High School (1991)
  • Offensive Coordinator at Dowling College (1992)
  • MBA from Hofstra University
  • Director of Coach & Player Development HSE-Fishers Youth Boys Lacrosse (2010-2018)
  • Founder, Director & Coach of Mad Cats Lacrosse Club (2011-2019)
  • Owner, Indy Lax Academy (2018-present) 
 

Scott Beesley, 2022 MW Region Coach

ABOUT SCOTT:
  • Head coach of the Hamilton Southeastern (HSE) Royals, 2013-Present
  • 2018 Indiana State Champions
  • 2019 Indiana State Runner-Up
  • Four consecutive Final Fours appearances (’16-’19)
  • HCLC Conference Champions (’16,’18,’19)
  • Hoosier Crossroads Lacrosse Conference Coach of the Year (2016)
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Scott Beesley - Coach
  • During his time at HSE, the lacrosse program has grown from a club sport (2013-2015) to a school recognized, varsity sport (2016-present)
  • Coach Beesley has accumulated an overall record of 88-41 (20-19 in his first two season and 68-22 over the last four years)
  • Coached five U.S. All-Americans, eleven 1st Team All-State Players, seven 2nd Team All-State Players
  • Vice President and Coach, Mad Cats Lacrosse, 2015-2019
  • Assistant coach at Noblesville and HSE before taking over as Hamilton Southeastern Head Coach in 2013
  • Played club lacrosse while getting a degree in health and physical education at Ball State University
  • Graduated Noblesville High School, Noblesville, IN in 2007; played soccer and lacrosse

Bob Budington, 2023 MW Region Coach

ABOUT BOB
Bob has been coaching lacrosse on the North Shore of Chicago for over 10 years-
• In 2008, started and directed the North Shore Lacrosse Club
• Coordinated off-season skills program for New Trier High School for three years
• Most recently, started the Bombers Lacrosse Club, where he served as Head of Coaching
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College:
Cornell University, 1987-1991
• 1987 D1 National Champion Runner Up

High School Graduated Dulaney High School, Timonium , MD
• 1986 State Champions (Undefeated)
• 1987 State Runner Up
• 1987 All Baltimore Metro Team

Josh Coons

ABOUT JOSH
Coaching
  • Offensive Coordinator - Zionsville High School, 2018
  • Graduate Assistant at UIndy, 2019 (Division II Final 4 Team)
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High school

  • Carmel High School, 2009-13
    • Three-time 1st team all state
    • Two-time All-American
    • Two-time Indiana State Champions
    • 2011 Indiana State Championship MVP

College

  • Lindenwood University, 2013-17
    • Furthest west team to make the NCAA Division II post-season tournament
    • 1st player to reach 100 points in program history
    • Four-year starter

Jimmy Danaher

ABOUT JIMMY:
  • Coached Long Island Express in 2015 & 2016
  • Various Private Goalie Lessons and Clinics in NY, NJ, WI, and IL from 2014-2019
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High School:
Don Bosco Preparatory High School (2009-2013)

  • First Team All-State & All-County Goalie in New Jersey (2013)
  • Bergen County Champions (2012, 2013)
  • New Jersey Non Public-A State Champions (2013)
  • Played Club Lacrosse for Long Island Express (2011-2013)

College: Marquette University (2014-2017)

  • 2x Big East Conference Champion (2016, 2017)
  • 2x Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Week (2015,2016)
  • Record for Most Wins in Marquette Lacrosse History (22 Wins)
  • Big East All-Academic Team (2015-2017)

 


John Doss, State HS Coach

ABOUT JOHN:
  • Head Coach Brownsburg High School, 2016-present
  • 2019 Hoosier Crossroads Conference Coach of the Year
  • Head Coach Indy Elite, 2015-2018
  • Played collegiately at San Jose State University (MCLA)
  • Two-time WCLL All Star (Goalie)

Scott Kemp, State MS Coach

ABOUT SCOTT:
  • Former player Sutherland High School - Pittsford, NY
  • Former player Nazareth College (Div III), Midfield - Rochester, NY
  • Graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Rochester, NY
  • Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach -  Hamilton Southeastern (HSE) High School (2007-2012) - Fishers, IN
  • Director of Coach & Player Development HSE-Fishers Youth Boys Lacrosse (2014-2015 & 2018 - present)
  • HSE-Fishers Youth Boys Spring Lacrosse Coach (2012 - present)
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  • Head Coach U12 Indiana State Champions (2019)
  • Mad Cats Boys Summer Club Lacrosse Coach (2012-2018)
  • Resides in Fishers, IN with wife Tracey and children Ryan, Max, Lauren

Scott Kolb, State HS Coach

ABOUT SCOTT
Scott Kolb has been instrumental in the establishment, growth, and leadership for the sport of lacrosse in the states of Illinois, California, and Indiana. He is a long-time dedicated member of US Lacrosse as a parent, player, official, coach and fan of the game. Scott is a US Lacrosse Certified Level 2 Boys Coach.
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Scott is a Founder and Past President of the Indiana Youth Lacrosse Association (IYLA) and served on the Board of Directors for US Lacrosse, Indiana Chapter and the Cathedral High School Girls Lacrosse Program. He is the Founder and Director of Coaching for the Saint Simon Lacrosse Club Ministry and SmartLacrosse... serving youth boys and girls in Indianapolis.

Scott is a student and lifetime journeyman of the game of lacrosse... he was taught fun, fundamentals, and fellowship in the game at a very early early age in Baltimore... and went on to play and coach at every level... youth, high school (John Carroll) college (Univ of Maryland) and post-collegiate Club (NIU, Windy City LC, Orange County LC, and Circle City LC). Scott's knowledge, skills, and abilities are highly regarded throughout the lacrosse community and he has worked hard to grow the game across the country... inspiring proper skill-set fundamentals, IQ, and honor to the game.

Scott also teaches and serves coaches, student athletes, parents, and youth sports organizations as a Certified Trainer for PCA ("Positive Coaching Alliance"), University of Notre Dame's ("Play Like A Champion Today") and the Catholic Youth Organization.

Scott currently serves as an Assistant Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach at Cathedral High School (two Indiana State titles) and as a Coach/Instructor for MaxLax Indy. Scott formerly coached club lacrosse for Titanium and True. He stills plays competitive lacrosse today.

Kevin Perk, 2021 MW Region Coach

ABOUT KEVIN:

Coaching-

  • Hamilton Southeastern High School, Varsity Offensive Coordinator, 2019-Present
  • Indy Lax Academy, Instructor/Coach, 2018-Present
  • Hamilton Southeastern High School, JV Head Coach, 2018-2019
  • Carmel High School, JV Coach, 2016-2017
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High School-

  • Team Indiana Travel Team, 2008-2010
  • Max Elite Top 100
  • Champion High School Showcase
  • Adidas All American Midwest Regional Team
  • Brebeuf Jesuit High School, Team Captain, 2009-2010
  • Brebeuf Jesuit High School, 4-Year Letter Winner, 2007-2010

Bryan Seaman, 2021 MW Region Coach

ABOUT BRYAN:
  • Head Coach at Indiana Tech – (2016-Present) (NAIA) (IN)
    • 2019 Regular Season Conference Champions – Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference
    • 2019 Conference Tournament Champions – Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference
    • 2019 Final Four Appearance – NAIA Tournament
    • 2018 Final Four Appearance – NAIA Tournament
    • 2017 Coach of the Year – Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference
    • 2017 Regular Season Conference Champions – Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference
    • 2017 Final Four Appearance – NAIA Tournament
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  • Former player and graduate of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School (MA)
    • All-Conference – Greater Boston League
  • Former player and graduate of The Gunnery School (CT)
  • Former player and graduate of Mount Ida College (2006-2010) (NCAA D3) (MA)
    • Team Captain
    • All-Tournament Team – North Atlantic Conference
    • Bachelor’s Degree – Sports Management
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach at Gridiron Training (2010-2011)
  • Defensive Coordinator at Bishop Fenwick High School (2011) (MA)
  • Assistant Coach at Indiana Tech (2012-2014) (NAIA) (IN)
    • Masters in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Tech (2013)
  • Head Coach at St. Gregory’s University – (2014-2016) (NAIA/MCLA) (OK)
    • 2015 Coach of the Year – Lone Star Alliance (MCLA)
    • 2016 Coach of the Year – Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (NAIA)
    • 2016 Regular Season Conference Championship – Lone Star Alliance (MCLA)

Pete Snyder, State HS Coach

ABOUT PETE:
4 Year letter winner at Notre Dame as a Long Stick Midfielder (class of ‘95) with 3 NCAA tournament appearances
7 years coaching Fishers-HSE Youth Lacrosse; multiple Indiana State titles
Multiple years coaching club lacrosse for Titanium, True, Mad Cats, and Classic Lacrosse
4 years as Assistant Coach at Cathedral HS; two Indiana State Championships
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Of the 25 All Americans named while coaching high school, Coach Snyder has coached 15 of them at the youth or high school level

Coach Snyder resides in Fishers, IN with his wife and three children

Tim Whipple, State MS Coach

ABOUT TIM:
  • Former player Pittsford Mendon High School - Pittsford, NY
  • Former player Butler University (Div I), Attack - Indianapolis, IN
  • Graduate of Butler University- Indianapolis, IN
  • Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach -  Zionsville High School- Zionsville, IN - 2006
  • Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach - Zionsville High School - Zionsville, IN - 2007
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  • Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach- Player Development - Carmel High School (2013-2017)
  • Carmel Pups Youth Boys Spring Lacrosse Coach (2017- present)


Additional high quality coaches are being added to our staff.  Check back soon!"