Will is entering his first season as Head Coach at Staples HS. He grew up on Long Island and went to St. Anthony's High School where he was a multi-sport athlete, playing lacrosse and running cross country and indoor track. He went on to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a four-year starter at defense/LSM and a team captain. After graduating in 2012, Will played professionally for the Rochester Rattlers and Chesapeake Bayhawks for a total of seven years. He previously coached at New Canaan High School from 2013 to 2018, where he served as the program's defensive coordinator. Will is a director of Eclipse Lacrosse Club and currently resides in Stamford with his fiancée, KC.
Steve Anderson, Varsity Assistant Coach
This past year was Coach Anderson’s first year as the Head Coach of the JV team. He began as an Assistant Coach in 2016. He is also the Freshman Football Coach at Staples High School. In addition, he coaches the PAL youth league for lacrosse, football and basketball. He was an all FCIAC athlete himself for Trumbull High School for both football and lacrosse and continued playing lacrosse at the University of New Haven. Last year, his first year as head coach, he led the Staples High School Boys JV Lacrosse team to an undefeated season! This past Fall he also led the Freshman Football team to an undefeated season! Steve lives in Milford with his wife Dana.
Jon Marcus, Varsity Assistant Coach
Jon grew up in Lynbrook on Long Island. He was a two-time HS All-American Goalie and multi-sport athlete also playing football and soccer. After HS he went on to attend Johns Hopkins University where he had an incredible playing career. Jon finished his college career as the All-Time leader in saves, a record he still holds, with 877 career saves. He was a two-time USILA All-American and a team captain as a senior. Jon now serves on the Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Advisory Board, as well as the PAL Lacrosse Board. He lives in Westport with his wife and three children.
Colin Bannon, Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Bannon was born and raised in Westport and was also a former Wrecker, graduating from Staples in 2013. In his senior year at Staples he was a key factor in bringing Staples to their first State Championship where they unfortunately fell short of the title. Colin continued his lacrosse career at Endicott College, managing to start all four years at the attack/midfield position while becoming a three time All-American. After becoming the second leading point scorer for the Gulls he attended the Van Loan School of Endicott College where he received his Masters Degree in Marketing and Sales. Now returning to his hometown, Colin works primarily with offense at Staples as well coaches the Westport PAL eighth grade team.
Eamon Griffin, Junior Varsity Head Coach
Coach Griffin has been coaching the Freshman Lacrosse Team since 2008. This year he will be coaching the JV team. He played varsity lacrosse, football, and wrestled in high school at the Hopkins School. As a senior, Coach Griffin suffered an ankle injury playing lacrosse and ended his competitive playing career. He has been coaching lacrosse at the youth and high school level since 2003. Coach Griffin teaches Spanish at Staples High School. Eamon currently resides in Fairfield with his wife Colleen and thier dog Murphy.
John L. Threshie Jr, Junior Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Threshie was assistant to Coach Anderson on the Staples undefeated JV team last year. He has also been the head coach of Westport's PAL youth teams and coached at Weston High School and McGill University in Montreal. Coach Threshie was a multi-sport athlete and an All American at Tabor Academy and two time New England All Star. Tabor won the New England Championship and his team was inducted into the Tabor Hall of Fame. He was awarded an athletic scholarship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was a two-time southern all star and competed in Carolina’s first two NCAA Division I Championship Tournaments. While injuries kept him from playing at 100% at Carolina he was still invited to try out for the USA National Team.
Rich Courto, Freshman Head Coach
Coach Courto grew up in Syracuse NY and was a three sport athlete in high school. Rich played soccer, basketball, and baseball. He attended Elmira College where he played soccer. As a sophomore he walked on to the lacrosse team and fell in love with the sport. By his senior year he was selected captain by his teammates and coaches. After graduating from Elmira, Coach Courto attended Plattsburg State University where he earned an MS in Leadership Studies. Then he attended Central Connecticut State University where he completed his degree to become a physical education teacher. While finishing off his degree, he coached Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball at Cheshire HS. He is currently a Middle School Phys. Ed. teacher for Coleytown in the Westport School District. He currently lives in Branford with his wife Kate and their newborn daughter Sloane who was born in December 2018.
Owen Talboys, Freshman Head Coach
Owen grew up in Stamford CT where he attended Stamford HS where he played both attack and midfield for the Black Knights. He went on to play club lacrosse at the University of Colorado and while in college he helped run Boulder Valley Youth Lacrosse and coached at the YMCA in Boulder. Coach Talboys retunred to Connecticut after school where he spent two years as the Freshman Coach at Westhill HS. He also has coached youth lacrosse in Stamford for six years and coached one of his teams to Stamford's first ever CONNY championship.