HGR Lacrosse Coaches



HGR Coach Max AllenMax Allen

  • Offensive Coordinator of St. Mary’s School
  • 3 year starter at Merrimack 2x all American 2x all conference and all New England.
  • Preseason attackman of the year 2017.
  • National runner up 2017 3x final four appearances.
  • Total 181 pts on the career senior captain 2017.
  • 4th year HGR coach.
  • Current Merrimack Women’s team assistant.



HGR Coach Geoff Beckett

Geoff Beckett

  • Head coach of Swampscott High School
  • 2017 Coach Beckett was named the head coach of Triton Regional High School
  • 2015 season Geoff was assisting Ryan Connolly at North Andover High School
  • 2016 Coach Beckett was the defensive coordinator at Hamilton Wenham High School
  • Defensive coordinator at Merrimack College for the ’09 – ’11 seasons.
  • Prior to MC, Coach Beckett was the head coach of Pentucket High School.



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 Ken Blaszka

  • Head coach of Timberlane Regional High School
  • St. John’s Prep Midfielder 89′-93′  North All Star 93′
  • Union College Midfielder 93′-97′
  • Malden Catholic Assistant Coach 2001-2003
  • Woburn High School Head Coach 2004-2013
  • Middlesex League Coach of the Year 2011, 2012<
  • Timberlane Regional High School Head Coach 2015-Present
  • Hampstead Youth Coach 2013-Present
  • Raptors/HGR 2007-Present
  • BayState North Coach 2006, 2007



HGR Coach Chuck Campobasso

Charles Campobasso

  • Head Coach North Reading High School
  • Played his high school lacrosse Medford High School in Medford, MA, Captain his senior year
  • He went on to play at Salem State and was a 4 year starter and a 3 time captain
  • He received his Bachelors in History with a minor in Secondary Education and has since earned a Masters of Education
  • 2002- Present, Head Coach of North Reading High School
  • 2x Cape Ann League Coach of the Year (2011, 2013)
  • 2x Eagle Tribune Coach of the year (2005, 2011)
  • 1x Boston Globe Boys Lacrosse Division III Coach of the Year (2011)
  • 1x BostonLax.net Division III Boys Coach of the year (2012)
  • Selected to Coach the Agganis High School Lacrosse All-Star Classic (2013)



HGR Coach Scott Corcoran

Scott Corcoran

  • 2020 MLL Champion
  • 2019 drafted by the Boston Cannons
  • 2017 Scott played was drafted by and played for the Long Island Lizards.
  • 2016 1st team All-American
  • 2016 DII player-of-the-year nominee
  • 2013-2016 Long Stick Midfielder at Merrimack College
  • Also a team captain at Merrimack College
  • Went to Austin Preparatory School (2008-2012), Two Year Captain
  • Three-time Catholic Conference All-Star, CCL MVP in 2012
  • Two Time Boston Globe All-Scholastic (2011,2012)
  • 4th Year Coaching at HGR
  • Two time Merrimack College captain
  • 2015 2nd team All-American



HGR Coach Tom DalicandroTom Dalicandro

  • Coached MA State Champions 2021
  • Head coach of Concord Carlisle High School
  • In 2018, led Concord-Carlisle HS to victory in the State Central/East Division 2 Championship.
  • Head Coach Concord Carlisle HS 2001 to Present
  • Assistant Coach Concord Carlisle HS 1993 to 2000
  • Played HS lacrosse Newton North HS
  • Played 4 years at Springfield College – Captain 1991
  • Won a State Championship as an assistant coach in 1998 and as a head coach in 2012 both at Concord Carlisle
  • Teaches Physical Education at Concord Middle School and head coach at Concord Carlisle HS



Ryan Doherty

  • Current defensive coordinator at Burlington High School
  • Played his college ball as Salem State University
  • Director of Burlington Youth Lacrosse





HGR Coach Billy EaganBilly Eagan

  • Head coach of Whittier Vocational Tech
  • Played high school lacrosse and was the captain at North Andover High School
  • Played college lacrosse at Mount Ida College, where he was a four-year starter, winning three conference championships, playing in two NCAA tournament games and making the NEILA All-Star Game in 2011
  • He has been coaching youth lacrosse for the past 7 years
  • He has also coached the Andover High Freshman team for three years and the North Andover High Freshman team for the past two years.



HGR Coach Scott EinarsonScott Einarson

  • Assistant coach for Billerica High School
  • 2012 – Present President Billerica Youth Lacrosse
  • 2010 – Present Coach Billerica Youth Lacrosse
  • 2013 Assistant Billerica High School
  • 2011 – 2012 Coach Raptors Lacrosse
  • 1987 – 1990 Assistant Burlington High School
  • 1985 Played at Bridgton Academy, led the team in scoring and captained team
  • 1980 – 1984 Played at Burlington High School, Brine Eastern Mass All-Star many moons



Mike Forgione

  •  Lexington High School Assistant Coach (Offensive Coordinator 2021 , Defensive Coordinator 2012-2020, Faceoff Coach 2015-2020, Goalie Coach 2013-2021)
  • Mount Ida College Assistant Coach (Defensive Coordinator, Goalie Coach, and Faceoff Coach 2013-2014)Watertown High School Assistant Coach (Defensive Coordinator and Goalie Coach 2009-2012)
  • Lexington Youth Lacrosse (Program Director 2015)
  • Federation Lacrosse (Goalie Coach 2011-2013)
  • Played at UMass-Lowell, (Goalie 2007-2008)
  • Played at Bryant College, (Goalie 2001-2002)
  • Played at Saint John’s High School (Goalie 1998-2001), 2 career goals as a goalie, 2 year varsity captain
  • Catholic Conference All-Star 2001
  • Telegram and Gazette All Star 2000 and 2001



Jayson LaRiviere

  • Jayson LaRiviere played his high school lacrosse for Chelmsford High School and got his bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State University.
  • He played for their men’s lacrosse team for all four years and was named captain his senior year.
  • His coaching experience includes two years as an assistant coach for Lowell Catholic, two years as the head coach for Bedford High School, and has coached for HGR this past summer and fall.
  • He specializes in coaching goalies, as well as defensive fundamentals and schemes



HGR Coach Greg Melaugh

Greg Melaugh

  • 2013 All-American attackman at Merrimack College entering his 3rd year as an HGR coach
  • 2-time All-American and captain at Billerica Memorial High School
  • 2-time captain at Merrimack College
  • Lead Division II in points per game and ground balls per game in 2012
  • March 9th, 2015 Greg was acquired by the MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks
  • Greg posted three hat trick performances in his rookie season in the MLL 
  • In 2016, Greg was traded back home to the Boston Cannons and scored a goal in each of his first two games as a Cannon
  • Greg was traded to the Florida Launch in 2017



Mike Nadler

  • Defensive Coordinator Austin Prep School
  • Mike Nadler played lacrosse in college at Bates College, graduating in 2010.
  • After college played in the NALL for the Rhode Island Kingfish
  • Currently coaches the HGR 2024 Blue team.




Anthony Nardella

  • 6th season as the defensive coordinator of St. Anselm College Men’s Lacrosse.
  • 2012 – 2014 Head coach of Salem High School
  • Played his college ball at Western New England University where he played in two NCAA quarter finals.



Ryan Nickerson

  • Head Lacrosse Coach Billerica Memorial High School (2020-Current)
  • Assistant Coach Billerica Lacrosse (2014-2019)
  • 3 Sport Varsity Captain at Billerica (2010) Graduate
  • MVC All League in lacrosse, basketball & soccer 2009 & 2010
  • Westfield State Soccer (2010-2014), MASCAC Champion & NCAA Tournament (2013), Captain (2014)
  • Assistant Coach WPI Men’s Soccer (2018-2020) Lowest Goals Against Average in DIII (2019 Season) & NCAA Tournament (2019)
  • Masters in Sport Coaching Leadership (Drexel 2019)



HGR Coach Bryan PollackBryan Pollack

  • Defensive coordinator for Andover High School
  • Former Head Defensive Coach at Merrimack College
  • Played defensive midfielder at Merrimack College, class of 2013
  • 2 year Captain
  • 1st team All New England 2013 (NEILA)
  • Coach Pollack led the warriors to an NCAA Division II final four in 2015 and 2016. He was a player in Merrimack’s only other final 4 appearance
  • In 2017 Coach Pollack helped lead Merrimack Warriors to their first DII National Championship appearance.



John Pynchon


  • Coached MA State Champions 2021
  • Head coach of Saint John’s Prep School
  • In 2017 Coach Pynchon was named the head coach of St. John’s Prep
  • Played high school lacrosse at St Johns Prep
  • Played college lacrosse at Providence College
  • Assistant coach at Providence College for two seasons (2006, 2007)
  • Won one conference championship as a player (2003) and two as a coach (2006, 2007) while with the Friars
  • Head coach at Beverly high school for the past 9 years
  • Enjoys reading



HGR Coach Dave WalshDave Walsh

  • Head Coach at Lexington High School
  • High School English/Language Arts teacher since 1997
  •  Began coaching high school lacrosse in 1992
  • Five Middlesex League Championships in that time
  •  Twice named Middlesex League Coach of the Year
  • Co-Founder of the 128 Lacrosse Club



HGR Coach Grant Whiteway

Grant Whiteway

Co-Founder Raptors Lacrosse, Elite Team Director

      • Current defensive coordinator of Billerica High School
      • One of the three original founders of Raptors Lacrosse and Team Coach “Raptors Elite” Since 2004
      • Founding Member – Billerica Youth Lacrosse
      • Athletic Hall of Fame (1983)
      • 10 Year Defensive Coach BMHS
      • Four (4) year member of the University of Lowell Men’s Lacrosse Team and U-Lowell – Capt- Team MVP (1987)
      • 12 Season Athlete; 3 Season Varsity Captain; 1983 Graduate Billerica Memorial High School