Boys Lacrosse Program Administration – Biographies


Bryan BrazillBryan Brazill—HGR Founder, President and Coach

  • Coach Brazill has been named 2018 Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s Outstanding Division II Assistant Coach of the Year for his work in bringing Merrimack College to win the NCAA Championship.
  • Coach Brazill is the offensive coach at his Alma Mater, Merrimack College. He held the position for the 2006 season and again from 2011 to current season.
  • In 2019, he coached NCAA National Champions, the Merrimack Warriors, to their 2nd DII National title.
  • In 2018, Coach Brazill helped lead the Warriors to the school’s first ever Division II NCAA Championship.,
  • He played his high school lacrosse at Ridgefield High School, CT.
  • He played his college ball at Merrimack College where he was among the top ten points producers in the country in ’04 & ’05. Brazill was the captain of the Warriors in the ’05 season.
  • He started Home Grown Lacrosse in December of ’05 running elite teams, camps, and other outdoor programs
  • He opened the doors to the indoor facility on January 5th, 2007
  • Coach Brazill was the Haverhill High School Boy’s Lacrosse Head Coach for four years ’08-’11. In ’09 he was named MVC coach of the year leading Haverhill to their highest state ranking in program history
  • Coach Brazill was drafted by the Boston Cannons as midfielder in 2009
  • In 2011 he returned to Merrimack as an assistant coach.
  • August 2012 Bryan was promoted to 1st Assistant Coach at Merrimack College and Offensive Head Coach
  • Coach Brazill is a MBYLL USL Level 1 trainer
  • In 2015 and 2016, Coach Brazill led the Merrimack Warriors to the NCAA division II final 4.
  • In 2017 Coach Brazill helped lead the Merrimack Warriors to their first DII National Championship appearance.



Peter Smyth—The Vice President and Coach

  • Currently the Head Coach at Austin Prep.
  • In 2018, led Austin Prep to victory in the State Division 3 North Championship.
  • Played his high school lacrosse in Reading, MA for Austin Prep where he was a two-year captain and still holds the career points record
  • He then went on to play College lacrosse at Nichols College where he was a four-year starter and two-year captain
  • He reached 100 collegiate goals in his senior year
  • 2009-2010 Haverhill High School assistant coach
  • 2011 – 2014 – head coach of his alma mata Austin Prep and was the CCL coach of the year
  • Coach Smyth played professionally in the NALL for the Road Island King Fish during the ’12 / ’13 season
  • Assistant coach at North Andover High School 2015 – 2016
  • Vice President of HGR lacrosse


Rob Bellis – HGR General Manager and Coach

  • Here for all things HGR
  • Head JV Coach at Austin Prep High School
  • Austin Prep High School Boys Varsity Assistant Coach
  • US Lacrosse Level 2 coach
  • PYLL Youth lacrosse coach
  • 3 year starter HS
  • 3 yr player college club lacrosse
  • All-round good guy