Our Coaches


Heather Chase O'Neill


Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ
Sports Played in HS: track, field hockey, basketball, cross country
College: Syracuse University 

Athletic Scholarship to play D1 Field Hockey
Years Coaching: 12 years

Cofounded The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation (CPWLF) in 2014
Former Executive Director, CPWLF

Full Time: Ripcurl Director and Mom

Favorite Quote: "We may not have it all together, but together we have it all."


Joe Shea

Middle School Coach

Hometown: Washington DC

Sports Played in HS: Lacrosse & Football, Cross Country

Professional: 10 years with DC Lax

Coaching Experience: Maryland Terps Football and Men's Staff, Head Coach Varsity Lacrosse BCC High School (MD), Assistant Coach Varsity Girls RavenWood High School (TN), Co-founder of Potomac Lacrosse League

Favorite Quote: “You don’t get people to follow you by demanding it with your words. You do it by commanding it with your example.”— Marcus Luttrell


Jerome Ball

Summer Camp Coach

Sports Played in HS: Football and Track

College: Anna Maria College major in Fire Science, D3 Lacrosse 2015-2019

Experience: US Marine Veteran - aviation maintenance administration specialist station in Hawaii. Play for the Hawaii Lacrosse Club.

Coaching: Mad Dawg Lacrosse and True Lacrosse in New Jersey.


NEW Coaching Staff


Are you interested in joining our coaching staff?  Send us an email with your playing/coaching experience today!


Jeanette Dunnigan

Middle School Coach

Hometown: Long Island, NY 
College: University of Delaware

DI Lacrosse Player

Coaching: Head Defensive Coach, St. Joseph's College Women's Lacrosse; Coach, JV High School Lacrosse; Assistant Coach, Molloy College DII its inaugural year.

Currently: US Lacrosse Certified Official 


Favorite Quote: “I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.  I've lost almost 300 games.  26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.  I've failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed." ~Michael Jordan

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Caressa "Res" Gentile

Youth Coach

Hometown: Coatesville, PA

Sports Played in HS: Lacrosse & Field Hockey

College: Penn State University, Major in Marketing

Coaching Experience: began coaching in high school - focus on youth lacrosse goalkeeping training and youth/middle school field hockey training

Occupation: Medical Marketing


Ryan Muller

U10 Coach

Info Coming Soon


Cory Van Hoven

High School Coach

Hometown: Charlotte, NC moved to Long Island, NY, and started playing lacrosse in elementary school. 
High School: played football and lacrosse at David W. Butler High School and travel lacrosse for Team Carolina

College: Stony Brook University -

DI Lacrosse Player. Graduated with a degree in psychology and a minor in political science.  Certificate in Human Resources. 


Favorite Quote: “God gives his hardest battles to his strongest warriors."

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Tyler Burhans

Middle School Coach

College: Marquette University 

Coaching: 3-8th Grade Lacrosse Programs (Long Island NY), Summer Camps, one-on-one training with goalies 


Sienna and Brooke

Youth Coaches

These awesome lacrosse-loving sisters grew up in Maryland.  Sienna is taking a year off before college.  Brooke is a junior at VHS. Both share their enthusiasm and love of the game running drills with our youth players.