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."


Sarah Giblin

Youth Coach

Hometown: Noank, CT

Sports Played in HS: Field Hockey and Lacrosse

College: University of Miami, currently working her MBA at UMass School of Business​

Years Coaching: 4

Full Time: Marketing


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

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Ryan Muller

Youth Coach

Info Coming Soon


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


Barbara Peters

Youth Coach

Hometown: New Canaan, CT

Sports played in HS: Lacrosse, field hockey

College: Union College

Major in Marketing

Sports Played in College: Field Hockey

Full Time: GM Athletic Republic

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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


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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."


Richard Smith

Middle School Coach

Hometown: Canton, MA

Sports Played: Baseball, Cross Country

College: Norwich University

Occupation:  Owns several Ice cream stores on Cape Cod

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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