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Our Coaches

Coaching Staff: We are very proud to announce our coaching staff for the 2020 Fall season. We put our full trust and confidence in this group to help develop, mentor, and push your sons in both lacrosse and life. Each coach has proven that they are dedicated to growing the game and our program in a positive manner. Their desire to be excellent coaches and mentors has been proven time and time again with their leadership, sacrifice and hearts.

High School:

  • Tyler Black: Raised in Jupiter, Florida, he was a 4x starter at Jacksonville University. A 2x MAAC All-tournament team and program leader in caused turnovers, he was also voted a captain his senior season. After coaching at other high schools in the area, Tyler currently serves as the Defensive Coordinator at Nease High School. Tyler will and has always done whatever is needed of him and he will continue to serve as a tremendous leader and addition to our program. 
  • Connor Lindsey: Raised in West Chester, New York, he attended Nassau Community College and then eventually moved on to play at CW Post. Connor eventually relocated to the Jacksonville area and immediately sunk his teeth into high school coaching. Currently an assistant coach at Nease High School, his infectious energy and attitude will be a staple to how we want our program to operate. 
  • Sam Dovan: Raised in Fairport, New York, he played his collegiate career at Jacksonville University. A 3x team captain, Sam was instrumental in leading the defense and JU to their best season in program history. Currently, Sam is the defensive coordinator for the Junior Varsity team at Nease High School. His passion for lacrosse and attention to detail are key characteristics in helping to develop are younger players. 
  • JJ Pearl: He was the first D1 recruit out of the state of Florida who holds several records at Penn State where he remains in the Top 5 All Time in Saves and SV %. He played professionally as a goalie with the Baltimore Thunder, and was the starting goalie for the 2007 Bronze Medal winning Team USA Indoor team. He also served as the President and Director of the Baltimore Breakers Club team that produced numerous club championships, recruits and was widely known for producing collegiate goalies.
  • Kieran Byrnes. Kieran played collegiately at Villanova where he was part of the 2018 NCAA tournament team, and at Jacksonville University. In high school he was a 2 x State Champion at Garden City High School.
  • Liam Byrnes. Liam played collegiately at Villanova where he was part of the 2018 NCAA tournament team, and at University of Florida (MCLA). In high school he was a 2 x State Champion at Garden City High School and was the MVP of Project 9.


  • Joe Coughlin: Raised in Bashore, Long Island, he was a 4x starter at New York Maritime College. A 2x captain and MVP, He ranks among the top 10 in school history for goals, assist, and points for a single season. Joe has been coaching for many years in various programs, most recently are very own Ohana Lacrosse Club. Joe’s love for the game, our players and our program is always well represented.
  • Andrew Biscardi: Raised in Freeport, New York, he played at NCC located in Long Island. After a few years of coaching youth lacrosse in Long Island, to our pleasure, he relocated to FL and has coachedmany of our Ohana teams. Andrew’s positive attitude and eagerness to develop the youth will be on display day in and day out.
  • DJ Romanchuk: Raised in Virginia, he played at both Penn State and Florida State. A coach with an abundance of experience at the High School and youth levels. DJ has coached a variety of club programs located in Florida, from national levels to most recently our Ohana program last summer, he has seen it all. DJ’s calm demeanor and relationship to the kids and the game allows him to connect with our players on a high level.  
  • Dave Azotea: Raised in New Jersey, played football and club lacrosse at Ursinus College. Dave began coaching youth lacrosse in New Jersey as well as serving as the President of lacrosse for the organization. Most recently Dave has helped coach our Ohana program. The relationships Dave has formed and his attitude towards our club will prove dividends in our development of our players. 


  • Cameron Mann: Raised in Hamilton, Ontario, he played at Jacksonville University. A 4x captain at JU, Cameron continued his career in the professional ranks in both field and box leagues. After coachingfor a few years at both the high school and college levels, Cameron went home to coach at the Hill Academy north of the border. Currently an assistant coach at Nease High School, Cameron is excited to take over as the Director of Villages and help grow it to one of the perennial programs in all of Florida.

  • Max Gurowski: Raised in Rochester, New York, he played at Jacksonville University helping them put the program on the map during their first few years. Over the years, Max has had coaching stints in many different programs throughout but is currently the Head coach at Nease High School. 2017 Coach of the year, Max brings his experience, a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and mentorship to our program.

We will have many other guest coaches joining us throughout the year; from high school and college players, college coaches and specialty groups coaches (goalies, faceoffs, etc) we will look to add positive additions to practices as the season goes on. 

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