Boys Lacrosse Administration


Bryan BrazillBryan Brazill—HGR Founder, President and Coach

  • Coach Brazill is the current head coach of Andover High school.
  • Bryan was the offensive coordinator at his Alma Mater, Merrimack College for the 2006 and 2012 – 2019 seasons.
  • Under his guidance Merrimack attended 5 straight final fours (’15-’19) 3 straight national championships (’16-’19) and won back to back national championships in 2018 and 2019.
  • He was names 2018 IMLCA Outstanding Assistant Coach of the Year.
  • Brazill played his high school lacrosse at Ridgefield High School, CT.
  • He played his college ball at Merrimack College and was the captain of the ’05 team.
  • Bryan 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



 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 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 mater 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


HGR Lacrosse Coaches


HGR Coach Max AllenMax Allen

  • Assistant Coach at St. Johns Prep – 2022 MIAA Div 1 State Champs
  • 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.
  • Former Merrimack Women’s Assistant Coach – 2019 NE-10 Champs



HGR Coach Geoff Beckett

Geoff Beckett

  • Head coach of Swampscott High School
  • 2017-2019 head coach of Triton Regional High School
  • 2015 assistant coach at North Andover High School
  • 2016 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.



Sean Black

Sean Black

  • 2X Division II National Champion – Merrimack College
  • Two-time USILA All-American
  • Two-time NEILA All-New England First Team pick
  • 2021 All-NEC First Team selection
  • Two-time NE10 All-Conference selection (first team/second team)
  • NE10 Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • The all-time assists leader (173) and owns the top-two seasons for total assists in school history



HGR Coach Ken_Blaszka

 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
  • New Hampshire Division 2 Coach of the Year 2022, 2015
  • Eagle Tribune Coach of the Year 2018
  • Greatest husband in the world 1998-present



Devin Calkin

Devin Calkins

  • Current head coach at Bow High School, NH
  • SNHU attack/midfielder 2015-2018
  • 2018 senior captain at SNHU




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 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

  • Current defensive coordinator for Andover High School
  • 2020 MLL Champion with Boston Cannons
  • 2019 Traded from New York Lizards to Boston Cannons
  • 2017-2019 Scott played for the New York Lizards.
  • 2016 1st team All-American
  • 2016 DII player-of-the-year nominee
  • 2015 2nd team All-American
  • Two time captain at Merrimack
  • 2013-2016 Long Stick Midfielder 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 High School All-Scholastic (2011,2012)
  • 7th Year Coaching at HGR



Ryan Doherty

  • Defensive Coordinator at Burlington High since 2016
  • Burlington Youth Lacrosse Boys Select Director since 2018
  • Burlington Youth Lacrosse select head coach since 2018
  • 2021 MBYLL 7/8 Select Champions
  • 2x MBYLL All Star Coach
  • Founder of Burlington’s “Lil Devs” week long summer lacrosse camp 
  • Salem State University ‘18
  • 2x scholastic athlete award winner at Salem State 
  • Burlington High School ‘14
  • Team captain ‘14
  • Team MVP ‘14
  • Burlington youth lacrosse scholarship recipient ‘14



HGR Coach Scott EinarsonScott Einarson

  • 2016 – Present 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

  • Central Catholic High School Head Coach (2022-present)
  • Tewksbury Youth Lacrosse, board of directors (2021-present)
  • 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 goalie at Bryant and UMass-Lowell
  • Played goalie at Saint John’s High School
  • Catholic Conference and T&G All Star



Jeff LoPresti

Jeff LoPresti

  • Head Coach Bedford High School 2009-2019
  • Head Coach Cambridge Rindge and Latin HS 2008
  • Assistant Coach Lexington High School 2005-2006
  • Current Coach, North Andover Youth Lacrosse 
  • 4 years HGR Coach 
  • Math Teacher Bedford Public Schools 2008-Present 
  • Fordham University Club Lacrosse player/captain 1998-2002
  • Lexington High School Lacrosse player/captain 1995-1998



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 goals per game in 2012.
  • March 9th, 2015 Greg was acquired by the MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks
  • Greg scored 22 goals and recorded 2 assists in his 18-game career with the Denver Outlaws, Boston Cannons, Atlanta Blaze, Florida Launch and Ohio Machine. He began playing during the 2015 season and last took the field during the 2018 campaign.



Mike Nadler

  • Defensive Coordinator Austin Prep School
  • Played defense at Bates College 2008-2010 and Army 2007
  • After college played in the NALL for the Rhode Island Kingfish





Ryan Nickerson

  • 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) 
  • MVC 1 Boy’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year 2022
  • Boston Globe Division II Coach of the Year 2022
  • Coached BMHS lacrosse to a State Championship appearance 2022



HGR LogoAnthony Pontes

  • Current head coach for Tewksbury Memorial High School 
  • At the time of his varsity hiring, Anthony was the youngest varsity coach in Massachusetts for any sport
  • Defensive coordinator/JV coach for Tewksbury Memorial High School in 2019-2020
  • Played defense for Billerica Memorial High School 2011-2014
  • Teaches special education in Chelmsford



John Pynchon

  • Head coach of Saint John’s Prep School
  • Massachusetts State Champions 2021 & 2022
  • Previous head coach at Beverly High School from 2008 – 2016
  • 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
  • Enjoys reading



Jeff WassonJeff Wasson

  • Haverhill High School Head Coach
  • Prior coaching: HC Chaparral High School (AZ), DC Arizona State University, OC Curry College 
  • Clark University 14′, x2 All-Conference & Conference Leading Goal Scorer
  • Ontario Jr. Box Lacrosse, Peterborough Lakers & Whitby Warriors
  • Holderness School 10′, All-Lakes Region 



HGR Coach Grant Whiteway

Grant Whiteway

  • 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 – MBYLL & Billerica Youth Lacrosse
  • Billerica Athletic Hall of Fame (1983)
  • 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