HLC Coaching Staff
Coach Franklin is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and played under legendary coach Henry Ciccarone. After graduating college, Haswell stayed involved in lacrosse playing and then coaching for Team Toyota, a storied post-graduate club that includes the Gait brothers as alumni. Haswell continued to coach as an assistant for Team Canada in four World Championships through the 90’s while serving as Head Coach at Spaulding High School. Coach Franklin was also instrumental from moving Villa Julie (now Stevenson University) from a club team to a Division III NCAA sanctioned program. Coach Franklin also served as an assistant at Loyola University under Coach Dave Cottle and has coached numerous club teams. He is well-known and highly regarded in the lacrosse world and will be an invaluable asset for our high school players in the recruiting process. Coach Franklin currently serves as MIAA Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Head Lacrosse Coach.
Coach Cassard played midfield for Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS ~ Switched to defense during his collegiate career at St. Mary’s College, 4-year starter, 2x Captain, MVP award ~ Continues to play post-collegiate club lacrosse & participated in the 2014 World Games~ 20+ years of coaching experience at the Youth, Club and College levels ~ Club & College goalie instructor. USA Lacrosse Level 3 & PCA certified
Coach Barnett is a USA Lacrosse Certified Coach (Level-2) and Positive Coaching Alliance Certified coach active in coaching youth lacrosse at the Rec and Club level for over 12-years. Played attack at Dulaney HS. Played midfield and attack during his collegiate career at West Virginia University and the University of Colorado, 4-year college starter, NCLL North/South All Star Game. Played on multiple elite club teams post college. Continues to play midfield and attack on Masters Level Field Lacrosse teams and transitioned to goalie in Box Lacrosse. Currently tending goal for the Westminster Wild in the IBLA which is a semi-professional Box Lacrosse league that serves as a farm league for the NLL.
When not coaching or playing lacrosse, Coach Barnett enjoys spending time with his family and seeing live music whenever possible.
Coach Martino played for Canandaigua Academy, 2x 1st Team All-Star ~ Continued career at Washington College, 2x 1st Team All-American Midfield, USILA North-South All Star game ~ Played 9 Seasons Professional Major League Indoor Lacrosse, Pittsburgh Bulls & Baltimore Thunder ~ Captain, All-Pro Team & All-Century Team, Baltimore Thunder ~US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Hall Of Fame ~ Washington College Hall Of Fame ~ US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Hall Of Fame ~ 20+ years of experience coaching at the Youth, Club & College levels ~ Served as All-American Lacrosse Camp Director, 15 years ~ USA Lacrosse & PCA certified.
Coach Fanzone played midfield for Hereford High School as a 3 year starter, won a State Championship, and earned All-County honors. He switched to defense during his collegiate career at Princeton University where he is a 2x NCAA National Champion and recipient of the Howard Award as the most improved player during his college career. During his post-collegiate days he dabbled a little in club lacrosse but decided to focus on youth coaching. Coach Fanzone has 12+ years of coaching experience at the Youth & Club levels and holds USA Lacrosse & PCA certifications.
In his free time, Coach Fanzone enjoys most outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing on Prettyboy Reservoir, fishing, and cycling. His favorite part of being a coach is watching a player learn a skill, practice it, and then see success in a game.
Coach Walter has extensive experience coaching youth and high school sports including lacrosse, wrestling and football ~ USA Lacrosse & PCA certified.
Coach Bryant played attack for Hereford HS where he was a 4-year varsity starter. His lacrosse accolades include 3x State Champion, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Metro, Baltimore Sun Player of the Year, 2x US Lacrosse HS All-American, Under Armour High School & Underclassman All-American. Rustin continued his playing career at the University of Maryland. He has 5+ years of coaching experience at the Youth Rec & Club levels and is USA Lacrosse & PCA certified.
Coach Bush played lacrosse and football for Mount Saint Joseph HS ~ Post graduate club play ~ 10+ years of experience coaching Youth & Club lacrosse and soccer teams ~ USA Lacrosse & US Soccer and PCA certified coach.
Coach McNeal played in goal for Hereford HS, 4x State Championships ~ Continued career playing for Salisbury University Club Team ~ Coaching experience includes Youth & Club lacrosse.
Coach Seider played midfield at Easton High HS ~ College club and post-collegiate club play ~ 35+ years of coaching experience at Youth, Club, and High School levels ~ Junior A 2x Maryland State Champions (’09 and ’17), HOCO Divisional Champion, (2019) ~ Volunteer Assistant Offensive Coordinator, Hereford HS Junior Varsity ~ Past board member of US Lacrosse, Greater Baltimore Chapter ~ USA Lacrosse Level 3 (re-certified 2022) & PCA certified ~ National Federation of High Schools – Accredited Interscholastic Coach ~ Under Armour All-American Underclassman Tournament evaluator.
Coach Pritchett played defense for Gilman School, 1st Team All-Metro ~ Completed collegiate career at University of Maryland ~ Candidate for the 1990 USA National team ~ 30+ years of coaching experience at the Youth, Club, High School & College levels ~ Past board member of US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter ~ Selector for 1994, 1998 & 2002 USA National teams ~ USA Lacrosse Level 3 & PCA certified.
Coach Pritchett played midfield for Hereford HS, 3x State Champions, 2x 1st Team All-County, 2x 2nd Team All-Metro, All-State, US Lacrosse All-American ~ Continued playing career at Stevenson University, 2x MAC Commonwealth Second Team All-Conference ~ 5+ years of experience coaching Youth & Club lacrosse teams. USA Lacrosse and PCA certified coach.
Coach LaMonica played both football (quarterback) and lacrosse (midfielder) at Calvert Hall HS, 4x letterman in lacrosse, 2x Best of Maryland vs. Best of New York All-Star Game ~ US National Team member 1999, World Champions ~ Continued playing career for University of Maryland, 4-year starter, All-ACC honors ~ Played professionally in the MLL for the New Jersey Pride, Denver Outlaws, and San Francisco Dragons ~ Assistant Coach for the Towson University Women’s Lacrosse Team, 5 years, 3x CAA title, 3 NCAA tournament appearances.
Coach Fuller was named to the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame where he was a three-time All-American and one of the most prolific goal scorers in Washington College men’s lacrosse history. He scored between 35 and 42 goals in each of his four seasons for a career total of 159. He was also named a North-South Senior All-Star and played for the 1998 NCAA Division III National Championship team and the 1996 and 1997 NCAA Division III National Finalist teams.
Coach Brian grew up in Cockeysville where he played Rec ball and played at Gilman from 1990-1994, including when the team won a state championship. He then played for 4 years at Lehigh University and graduated in 1998. Coach Brian has played every position including goalie and is still playing. He comes from a family of coaches, including his father, Dennis, who still coaches at Gilman School, and his brother, Chris, an All-American at the University of Maryland who coached lacrosse at Loyola Blakefield, University of Pennsylvania, and Arizona State.
One thing Coach Brian enjoys about coaching is working with his assistant coach, Mike Kernan: “We compliment each other so well. It has gotten to the point that when I pull a boy over to the sideline, he already knows exactly why and how to help. It makes everything that much more enjoyable.” The pleasure he gets in coaching is not something which is easy for him to describe, but “it has everything to do with having an influence on these boys being able to play this game for as long they would like to. This game is great in ways that others are not because you don’t need to be the fastest or biggest, as a small player for many years, it is about being the smartest and hardest working. I always focused on finding a way to get on the field. In high school, I was asked as a Junior if I wanted to play JV because I would never play as an attackman on Varsity. I walked up to the midfield coach and changed my position that day. I found myself participating in every game from that point on. The sport of Lacrosse will pay you back for your hard work.”
Coach Brian began coaching 7 years ago when my oldest son was 4 years old in the Hereford Rec program. In 2019, that son was invited to play for another club team, but after 6 weeks they returned to Hereford Rec, and then started with HLC last year. Although his family still gets invitations from other clubs, Coach Brian and his son love HLC’s focus on developing the kids, as well as the families and community involved–“The relationships my family has developed over the years in this community have been life changing and appreciate the opportunity to give back.”
Coach Kernan was a 3 sport athlete at St. Paul’s where he was a tailback for the football team, Captain of the wrestling team, and midfielder for Coach Brocato’s lacrosse team. Before transferring to the University of Delaware, he enjoyed playing club lacrosse at York College of Pennsylvania. He has coached various sports over the last 15 years, including 11 lacrosse seasons so far. In his free time, he loves to mountain bike, snowboard, and travel with his family.
Coach Kip played midfield for the University of Maryland, and is a 3x All-American midfielder. After graduation, he continued his lacrosse career playing professionally with the MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks and the NLL Baltimore Thunder. Kip Fulks is a Co-Founder of Under Armour.
Coach Pisano played defense in HS, Upstate NY ~ Continued athletic career playing football for Bucknell University and club lacrosse during summers ~ Coached both college football (defensive line) & college lacrosse (defensive coordinator) ~ 10+ years of experience coaching girls & boys Youth & Club teams ~ Served as 1st Girls Director for HLC ~ USA Lacrosse & PCA certified.
Coach Gobell played in goal for Dulaney HS, 2x State Champions ~ Continued career playing for University of Maryland Club Team, 4 year starting goalie ~ Post-collegiate club lacrosse play ~ 12+ years of coaching experience at the Youth & Club levels ~ 10+ years of coaching goalies ~ USA Lacrosse & PCA certified, USA Lacrosse Fundamentals of Goalkeeping Certified.
Campbell Carr – Cabrini University, Defense
Joey Chestnutt – Towson University, Midfield/FO
Scott Middleton – Loyola University, LSM
JD Nozemack – Mary Washington University, Attack
Joe Patti – Towson University, Defense