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Blue Star Coaching Staff

Trusted. Proven. Experienced.

Blue Star believes that the strongest asset we have is our large network of incredibly talented coaches and players. This network reaches far beyond our four directors - to professional Canadian box lacrosse coaches, professional (MLL/NLL) guest coaches, current college players, and volunteer coaches. Our staff of veteran high school coaches has a combined 140+ years of coaching experience that is unmatched in New Jersey. 

Don Green - Director of All-Stars

Head Coach - Shawnee High School (2019 - Current)
Head Coach - Robbinsville High School (2012-2014)
Head Coach - Hun School of Princeton (2011)
Full Bio

MV Whitlow - FOunder

Westfield High School
Hun School (2013-2019)
The Lawrenceville School (2004-2012)
14 State Championships
Full Bio

Mike Webster 

Head Coach, The Pingry School
NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee
NJ Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee
4x State Champion (1993, 2006, 2015, 2016)
Over 300 Career Wins

Boomer Wertheimer

Head Coach, Westfield High School
Kean University 

Bill Sutphin 

Head Varsity Coach, Lenape High School
Division Titles in '10, '12, '16
3x US Lacrosse South Jersey Coach of the Year
2x Burlington County Times Coach of the Year
2x Courier Post Coach of the Year
1x Philly Lacrosse Coach of the Year

Tucker Mizhir 

The Lawrenceville School, Assistant Coach 
Princeton University, Assistant Coach (2018-2019)
Culver Military Academy, Assistant Coach (2014 - 2018)
Culver Academy No. 2 Ranked Program in the country 2014, No. 4 in 2018, No. 3 Rank in 2017

Jeff snow

Offensive Coordinator, The Hun School of Princeton
4 MAPL State Championships @ Hun ('15, '16, '18, '19)
3 Prep A State Championships @ Hun ('15, 18, '19)
3 State Championships @ Gilman School ('98, '00, '09)

Sam Kossoff
15 State Prep Championships 
Coached at The Lawrenceville School and McDonogh (MD)
Defensive Coordinator at McDonogh School in 2004 (#1 Ranking in Nation and Undefeated)
 

Bryan Hopper - Director of Box Lacrosse

Assistant Coach, The Lawrenceville School
Assistant Coach, The Hun School of Princeton (2017-2019)
Hamilton College
The Lawrenceville School 

Murf Butler - Associate All-Star Director

Ole Miss 2018
Hopewell Valley, NJ 

Eric Destefano - Associate Director NAvy

Salisbury 2014
Moorestown HS

Steven Sanczyk - defense

Assistant Coach, Seton Hall Prep (2019)
Lehigh University 
Seton Hall Prep
Kinnelon, NJ

CHRIS ASLANIAN - ATTACK
Coach at Princeton University
MLL Outlaws
Hobart College '19
Westfield/The Hun School of Princeton
 

dAN LAMELA - Director of Camps
Stockton University Class of 2014
Brick Memorial High School

Dan Fowler - Goalies

Assistant Varsity Coach, Lenape High School
*Specializes w/ Blue Star Goalie Training*

Dean Lamela - Defense
Penn State University '19
The Lawrenceville School
Brick, NJ
 

Drew Lamela - Goalie
Chestnut Hill College Class of 2016
Brick Memorial High School
Brick Township, NJ
 

Owen Black - MIDFIELD
Villanova University
The Hun School of Princeton
Princeton, NJ

Chris fake - Defense

Yale University - 2x 2nd Team All-American
2018 National Champion
2018 Ivy League Rookie of the Year
The Hun School of Princeton

 

 

Kyle Horihan - Defense

Williams College '20
The Hun School of Princeton

LUKE PRYBYLSKI - ATTACK
Villanova University
Westfield/The Hun School of Princeton
Westfield, NJ
 

Griffin Moroney - attack

Salisbury University
The Hun School of Princeton
Califon, NJ

Matt Lajoie

Gettysburg College '23
Lenape HS '18

Austin Haynes - Defense

Delaware University '19
Delaware Record Holder for Caused Turnovers
Moorestown HS

Brian Einstein

Assistant Varsity Coach, Lenape HS 2014-2018
Widener University Class of 2014
Lenape HS '10

 

Shane Doss - Goalie

Notre Dame University
Glen Ridge High School
Glen Ridge, NJ

Griffin Thompson - Goalie

University of Virginia
National Champion 2019
The Lawrenceville School 
Princeton, NJ

 

Jake Nordhausen
Rutgers University 2020
Loyola Blakefield
Ellicot City, MD

Matt McCall

Assistant Coach, Shawnee HS Varsity

Gib Versfeld - Goalie

Amherst College
The Hun School of Princeton
Langhorne, PA

Brendan black - Attack

Villanova University
The Hun School of Princeton
Princeton, NJ

Tim Montgomery - Attack

Towson University
Lenape High School
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Mitch rothstein - FACEOFF

Cornell University
Haddonfield Memorial High School
Haddonfield, NJ

Colby Wehner

Canisius College '15
Irondequoit HS (NY) '11
 

Cole Touhey - Goalie

Rutgers University
Rutgers Prep
Bridgewater, NJ

Dan Wigley - Midfield

Loyola University
Shawnee High School
Medford Lakes, NJ

ZACH COLE - FACEOFF

St. Joseph's University
Lenape High School
Mt. Laurel, NJ

MIKE SHINSKE - MIDFIELD

Penn State University
Shawnee High School
Medford, NJ

CONNOR GAFFNEY - FACE-OFF

Lehigh University
Lenape High School
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Jim Spicer

Assistant Coach, Seneca High School
US Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year 2014
Head Coach, Cardinal Dougherty
Head of Marlton Chiefs Lacrosse
LaSalle University

Todd Ruff 

Assistant Coach, Haddonfield HS
President - South Jersey Youth Lacrosse
 

Luke Wiles

Growing up in Orillia, Ontario, Coach Wiles attended the University of Delaware.

NLL career
  • 8 Year NLL Veteran
  • Drafted 4th overall in 2005 NLL Draft
  • Named to 2006 All-Rookie Team
  • Garnered over 450 points
  • 3x NLL All-Star
  • 12+ years coaching Box Lacrosse
Junior Career
  • Played six years for Orillia Rama Kings and St. Catherines Athletics
  • Led the league in scoring for two straight years ('01-'02)
  • Led the Athletics to Minto Cup National Championship
  • Named tournament MVP in 2003
  • Finished Junior career with 404 points in 108 games
 

Alex Turner

Growing up in Kamloops, British Columbia, Coach Turner is an experienced Coach and Lacrosse Player. 

NLL career
  • 6 Year NLL Veteran
  • Drafted 32nd overall in 2008 NLL Draft
  • 8+ years coaching Box Lacrosse
Junior Career
  • Played for New Westminster in the BC Jr A

Bryan Hopper, Director of Box Lacrosse

 
  • Assistant Coach, The Hun School of Princeton, 2018-Current
    • 2 Prep A State Championships 
    • 2 MAPL Championships
  • Assistant Coach, Princeton Day School, 2017 
    • Mercer County Champions '17, Prep B State Champions '17
  • 2014 USILA Scholar All-American
  • FIL Team Israel Box Lacrosse, 4th Place at World Indoor Lacrosse Championships 2015, 2017 Eurobox Champions
  • Hamilton College (2x Captain, 2x All-NESCAC)
  • The Lawrenceville School Class of '09 (Captain), 3x State Champion ('07, '08, '09)

Email Coach Hopper, Bryanhopper@Bluestarlacrosse.com

Brad MacArthur

General Manager:
Brooklin Redmen (Senior A)


Head Coach:
Clarington Green Gaels (Junior B)
Team Israel Box Lacrosse (International)


Hailing from Barrie, Ontaria, Coach MacArthur is currently the general manager of the Brooklin Redmen (Senior A).  Additionally, he is the head coach of two box lacrosse programs: Team Israel (international) , and the Clarington Green Gaels (juniors).  Prior to Coaching, he played in the NLL for seven seasons. He has coached the likes of Mark Matthews and is highly respected throughout the box lacrosse world. He will teach players the correct way to play indoor lacrosse which will have a tremendous impact on their field game! 

Na'ati Akauola - Performance & Wellness Consultant

Coach Na'ati Akauola is currently the Head of Strength and Conditioning at the Hun School of Princeton. He presides over the training and lifting regiments of the athletics department and takes a forward thinking, progressive and wholistic approach to strength training and conditioning.  He has a BA from Rutgers University and a masters from California University of Business.
 
Email Coach Akauola @ na'atiakauola@hunschool.org

Laura Poore

Coach Poore attended Westfield State University where she studied and became certified as an athletic trainer. Upon graduating, she then attended University of Massachusetts Amherst where she received her Master's of Science in Kinesiology.  For the next three years, she worked as an athletic trainer at Amherst College. She currently resides in Princeton and works as the assistant strength and conditioning coach and a science teacher at Hun. 

 
Email Coach Poore @ laurapoore@hunschool.org
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