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TECHNICAL COACHES                                                                                          


Fairfield Youth Lacrosse is proud to announce the following Technical Coaches who will be instructing our boys and girls teams for the Spring 2012 season.  These dedicated lacrosse enthusiasts will bring a higher level of skills and concepts instruction to our program.  This list highlights a few of our highly qualified Technical Coaches and is not a complete list.

 
John Mathews
Building off his experience as a champion midfielder at Syracuse, John is an expert coach who knows how to relate to players and inspire them to achieve success.  He has lived in Fairfield since 2005 with his wife Lollie, daughter Mollie, and son Hudson.
 
High School Honors include High School All American (Jamesville DeWitt, NY), High School Team Captain, 3x All Section, Captain Empire State Games where won gold medal, All Tournament Team at Empire State Games, and MVP Regional All Star Game. College Highlights include won National Championship at Syracuse University, starting Midfield position, and played in 4 consecutive Final Four Tournaments.
 
Coaching highlights include 2012 CT Post Coach of the Year, Weston High School Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach, Won State Championship first year as Head Coach at Weston High 2010, Assistant Coach Fairfield Prep 2007 – 2009, Won State Championships at Fairfield Prep all 3 years was coach, and coached elite level club teams during summer since 2007.

Chris Moynahan
Chris played High School Lacrosse at Rye High School in Rye, NY  and was a 4 year member of the Towson University Men’s Lacrosse Team (1991 NCAA D1 Finalist).  He served as Assistant Coach of Rye High School's Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team for one year and then became Head Coach of Rye's JV Boys Lacrosse Team.  He spent eight years as the Assistant Coach for the Women's Lacrosse team at Sacred Heart University.  He also was Director of Soundview Lacrosse Clinics in Rye, NY for seven years.  He has spent the past 2 years coaching 3rd and 4th grade girls lacrosse at Wakeman Boys and Girls Club.

Tim Fuchs
Tim was a starting attackman and 4-year member of the University of Virginia Lacrosse Team (class of 2010) and scholarship recipient. He was selected to be on the Italian National Team in 2010 playing in the FIL World Championships. At Bishop Kellenberg Memorial High School in NY, Tim was a two-sport standout in lacrosse and football. He was team captain and MVP and a three-year starter on attack scoring 127 goals in his career. He was an All-Catholic league and Catholic League “Attackman of the Year” as a senior when he scored 52 goals. He was a starter at linebacker and tight end on the football team and All-Catholic League linebacker his junior and senior years. He was named his school's Most Athletic Student as a senior earning National Honor Society and academic honor roll. Tim coaches youth lacrosse and football in the NY/CT area and works as a credit analyst at Graham Capital in Darien, CT.

Jim Kuczo
Jim grew up in Norwalk, CT and has lived in Fairfield for the past 13 years with his wife Kristen and sons Kevin and William who attend Jennings Elementary School.  Jim played lacrosse for Norwalk High School, Saint Michael’s College and has played on several over 30 men’s club teams for the past 10 years.
 
Jim has coached for Norwalk Junior Lacrosse at the travel 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 grade levels, Wakeman Boys and Girls Club for the 2nd grade instructional clinic, and has coached for Barracuda Lacrosse at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd clinic levels and travel 2nd grade levels.
 
Liz Ottey
Liz is a Baltimore, MD native who played at Towson High School and for SkyWalkers lacrosse club.  She played her Freshman year of college at the University of Oregon, then transferred for the rest of her college career to Sacred Heart University. Received NEC player of the Week her Senior Year (2008).  In her Junior Year (2007) she started 14 of the SHU's 15 games and finished the season second on the team in scoring with 27 goals, 13 assists for 43 points, led the team with in shot percentage (.482), scored seven free position goals on 18 attempts, and added 18 ground balls to her totals.   She buried a career-best five goals in a 13-12 loss to Brown (3/2/07) and had four goals and an assist against Monmouth in the NEC Tournament (4/27/07) to earn All-Tournament team honors.

Scott Smith
In High School, Scott started in goal for Wilton High for three years and was four year varsity team member. He earned All-American honors in 2002. Scott attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD where he was named Starting Goaltender as a Sophomore, was a four-year Letter winner (2003-2006), a member of the 2005 NCAA Division I National Championship Team, and had three NCAA Division I Final Four Tournament Appearances' (2002-2004).  In 2004 He received Teams Most Improved Player Award. His goalie achievements include a Career Save Percentage of 71.3% with a Career Goals against Average of 4.92 goals per game.
 
Scott has been an active volunteering as a youth coach in Westport, Wilton, Fairfield, and other surrounding towns. Scott was a Director for Mark Millon’s Camps and Bill Pilate’s Goalie Schools. Scott served as Head Coach of Staples HS from 2007-2009, and was an assistant at Stamford High. In 2007 he founded Unparalleled Lacrosse. Scott is currently an assistant coach in his first season with Sacred Heart University.  
 
Seamus Grooms
Seamus is originally from Camillus, NY, outside of Syracuse, and has lived in Fairfield since 2005 with his wife Sara and their daughter Emmy, son Ryan and daughter Caitlin.
 
He attended West Genesee High School where he was All-League and captain of the undefeated 1994 New York State Champions. Seamus also was an All-State basketball player, won a Gold medal in the Empire State Games and as captain helped West Genesee reach its only New York State Championship appearance. For four years, Seamus coached in Hall-of-Fame Coach Mike Messere's Shove Park youth lacrosse camp, widely regarded as one of the first and best youth programs in the country.
 
Seamus went to Princeton University where he was a starting midfielder on teams that won four Ivy League Titles and NCAA National Championships in 1996, 1997 and 1998. He coached at 6 of Hall-of-Fame Coach Bill Tierney's Lacrosse Camps in Princeton.

Maureen Spellman
Maureen is a 2012 graduate of University of New Haven where she played goalie.  Her 2012 season is highlighted by being selected to the IWLCA All-North Region Team…All-Northeast-10 Conference Second Team...Became the Chargers all-time saves leader with 637 in her four years...Ranked third in Division II in goals against average (7.83) and seventh in save percentage (.496).  She also ranked second in the Northeast-10 Conference in goals against average and save percentage and started in goal all 18 games for the Chargers.  She was also selected to the IWLCA All-North Region Team in her 2011 season and was ranked sixth in Division II in saves (176), seventh in save percentage (.490) and ranked third in the Northeast-10 Conference in save percentage.  Her Freshman season she was selected to the WomensLacrosse.com Division II All-Rookie Team, named Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, All-Northeast-10 Conference First Team, Northeast-10 Conference Co-Freshman of the Year, and Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team.

Her High School career included honors such as being a two-time All-State performer, a three-time All-Conference performer, member of the Super Junior Team, named team MVP as a junior, team captain as a senior, as well as being an all-state performer in soccer. 
 
Maureen is currently coaching for Nor’Easter Club Lacrosse and is the assistant lacrosse coach at Southern Connecticut State University.  She has also coached at a special needs soccer camp and was the Head Coach for Eli Youth Lacrosse in New Haven.  She is also very involved with Special Olympics Connecticut Chapter.

Brian Hartung
Brian is a native of Massapequa, NY on Long Island and has lived in Fairfield since 2005 with his wife Jessica, sons Will and Luke and daughter Louisa. 

He attended Massapequa High School where he was an All-Conference lacrosse and football player his senior year. He played in the Nassau County finals for lacrosse his junior year and the semi-finals his senior year. The football team went undefeated and won the Rutger's Cup his junior year and made it to the county semi-finals his senior year.

Brian played midfield at Brown University from 1991-1995 where they won two Ivy League titles, played in three NCAA Quarterfinals and the Final Four in 1994.  

Brian has coached youth lacrosse at Wakeman and Barracuda.

Sol Mahoney
Sol played High School lacrosse at Holy Cross High School.  He went on to play at Adelphi University and Villanova University where he specialized in playing attack and extra man offense.

Sol served as Assistant Varsity Coach at Fairfield Prep helping lead the team to two runner ups for the state title.  Sol has also coached youth lacrosse for the Fairfield Bucks and Barracuda Lacrosse.

Will Mraz
Will grew up in Westport and played his collegiate lacrosse at Fairfield University.  His college honors include being the leading goals and points leader in his junior and senior years, was named team captain for two years, honored as MVP his junior and senior seasons and was inducted as a member of the Fairfield University Athletic Hall of Fame. 
 
He is the founder of Staples HS (Westport, CT) lacrosse and was the program’s first Head Coach serving four years before becoming the first Varsity Head Coach at Fairfield Prep.  While at Prep Will grew the program from twenty-two players to a full contingent of Varsity, JV and Freshmen teams in the first three years of his eight years there, the beginning of the great success Prep enjoys today.  He led Prep to the State Playoffs in five seasons reaching the State Semi-Finals in his final two seasons.   His high-school coaching record is 81- 43. 
 
Will also coached three years for the Div I Fairfield University men’s team as first-assistant coach continuing his connection to his alma mater.  Upon the re-opening of Fairfield Ludlowe High School he supported the boy’s varsity as assistant coach for four years including a trip to the State Div 2 championship game. 
 
A co-founder of the Wakeman Boys and Girls lacrosse program Will has been involved in coaching the town’s boy’s and girl’s lacrosse players almost continually since 1988. 
 
Will is a certified CIAC women’s lacrosse official and has played in the World Games in Perth, Australia (2002); London Ontario, Canada (2006); Manchester, England (2010) and Denver, CO (2014) as a member of the USA Stars Grand Masters lacrosse team.  He has coached numerous youth lacrosse summer clinics and leagues including girl’s teams in the CT State Nutmeg games. 

He is currently the head coach for the Fairfield University Women's Club Lacrosse team and will serve as the Assistant Coach on the Czech Republic Men's National Team at the World Games this Summer 2014 in Denver, CO.