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Brian Holman, Head Coach University of Utah Men's Lacrosse

Brian Holman, a veteran coach and former standout lacrosse goalie at Johns Hopkins University joined the University of Utah in 2016 as the new Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse after serving eight years as an assistant for the University of North Carolina men's team. In his eight seasons, the Tar Heels won the 2013 ACC Championship and 2016 National Championship.

Holman's lacrosse pedigree is a distinguished one indeed as a player and coach. He has been involved in collegiate lacrosse at all levels for the past 35 years as a player, coach and parent. Holman attended Johns Hopkins and was a member of the Class of 1983. As a player, he was a three-time All-America selection and played in four NCAA Tournament Championship games from 1980-83. Hopkins won the 1980 National Championship his freshman year.

Brian served as the goalkeeper coach and defensive coordinator at Johns Hopkins for seven years and won the 1987 National Championship. He was also an assistant coach at Boys' Latin School of MD, head coach in the Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association and served as head coach of Breaker's Lacrosse Club in Baltimore, MD.

Brian and his wife, Laurie, both from Maryland, have three children and all have had a life of lacrosse. Laurie, a graduate of Towson University, played lacrosse and tennis and served as the Volunteer Assistant Coach in 2010 and Director of Operations/Camps for UNC Women's Lacrosse from 2011 to 2017. Matthew, a resident of Baltimore, MD, played goalkeeper for the Tar Heels and graduated in 2012. Marcus, an Assistant Coach for the Utes, played in the MLL and is now in the PLL. An All-America attackman for the Tar Heels and graduated in 2013 as the school's career scoring leader. Team Captain, 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year, 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, 3 time All American honors, ACC Offensive Player of the Year and ACC Tournament MVP. Current member of Team USA. Sydney graduated from UNC in 2017 and had an outstanding career as well for the lady Tar Heels where she was named an IWLCA All American, ACC Honors & National Rookie of the year in 2014.

Tim McDermott, Head Recruiting Coordinator Summit Lacrosse

Tim McDermott is the University of Utah Men's Lacrosse Director of Operations and Face Off Specialist. He is also the Head Recruiting Coordinator for Summit Lacrosse Club. Tim played for Geneseo (D-III) for 3 seasons where was a two-time All-American and led the NCAA in face-off win percentage in the 2006 season. After graduating with a Business Administration degree, McDermott transferred to Loyola where he played in 12 games, winning 109 face-offs for a 0.586% record all while earning and MBA.

McDermott spent two years as the Volunteer Assistant at the University of Virginia under Dom Starsia, coaching the face-off specialists and goalies.

McDermott is also a consultant at The Right Profile which helps MLB, NFL, and NCAA coaches build championship teams by measuring and training what's in their players' heads and hearts. Some of their clients include the New England Patriots, Kansas City Royals, Clemson Tigers, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Mariners and USC Trojans.

Adam Ghitelman, University of Utah Defensive Coordinator & Goalie Coach

Adam Ghitelman joined the Utes coaching staff in 2016 as the Defensive Coordinator. Ghitelman joins the staff from USC where he was the Head Coach of the men's lacrosse club team. Ghitelman led the Trojans to their first ever SLC tournament appearance in program history. Before moving to California, Ghitelman was the Co-Defensive Coordinator, Goaltender Coach, and Recruiting Coordinator at Harvard University. Ghitelman helped lead the team to a regular season Ivy League Championship in 2015 and mentored multiple All-Americans.

Ghitelman currently plays in the PLL for the Archers. He played in the MLL for the Atlanta Blaze as their starting goalie and captain and 2017 MLL All Star. He is a University of Virginia graduate '11, a 4-year letterman, captain, 2X All-American and 2011 National Champion.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to work with a staff of highly motivated and selfless individuals that are focused on the greater good of the sport of lacrosse," said Ghitelman. 'The opportunity to be influential in the growth of the game and to continue to build the Utah lacrosse program to new and spectacular heights is my priority."

Off the field, Ghitelman continues to be entrenched in lacrosse. In 2011, Ghitelman, along with John Galloway and Kip Turner, formed G3 Lacrosse, a goalie focused program dedicated to improve goalie skill throughout the country. Ghitelman also worked as a Marketing Coordinator for StringKing Lacrosse, a lacrosse equipment company based in Southern California.

Marcus Holman, University of Utah Offensive Coach

Marcus Holman joined the Utes lacrosse staff in 2016 as an Assistant Offensive Coach. He currently plays in the PLL for the Archers and team captain. Played in the MLL for the Ohio Machine for 6 seasons and served as captain the past 4. 2017 MVP of the MLL Championship win over Denver, 2014 Machine Offensive Player of the Year and an MLL All-Star the past 5 seasons. Member of Team USA and played in the 2014 and 2018 World Championship games and brought home a Gold Medal from Netanya, Isreal in the summer of '18. Also played for Team USA in the 2015 Indoor World Championship games.

After graduating from UNC, Marcus helped grow the sport of lacrosse all over the country and internationally working camps and clinics for top programs. He served as an assistant coach at Durham Academy from 2014-2015 and Cary Academy in 2016 along with coaching for Bucktown Club Lacrosse in Raleigh, NC.

Marcus is from Baltimore, Maryland and attended the Gilman school. He played lacrosse at the University of North Carolina and graduated in 2013 as a 3x All-American. He finished his collegiate career with 213 points, 121 goals and 92 assists breaking a UNC record. In 2013, led the Tar Heels to the ACC Championship, was sole team captain, and a Tewaaraton Finalist. He won the Turnbull Trophy as the Tar Heels' MVP for 3 consecutive years and most valuable offensive player for two years. He earned first team All-America honors and was named ACC Rookie of the Year in 2010.

Will Manny, University of Utah Offensive Coach

Will Manny joined the Utes lacrosse staff in 2016 as an Assistant Offensive Coach after completing 2 years at Wagner College running the offense and receiving his MBA in Management. Both seasons at Wagner were record setting with the most consecutive wins in school history. He currently plays in the PLL for the Archers.  layed in the MLL for 5 years with the Boston Cannons and Long Island Lizards. He was a captain with the Cannons for two years and named 2015 and 2016  Offensive Player of the Year, was 2016 MVP and has been an MLL All-Star the past 4 seasons. Manny has been in the top 10 in scoring the past 4 summers. He is currently a member of the new PLL.

After graduating from UMass in 2013, Will served as an Assistant Manager at Bank of America in Boston for a year and a half before pursuing his passion coaching lacrosse.

Will is from Long Island, NY and attended St. Anthony's High School. He played lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts graduating in 2013. Manny finished his career as UMass' 5th all time leading scorer with 201 points (107 goals, 94 assists) in just 107 games. Will was a 2012 USILA First Team All-America, 2X Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year and 2010 CAA Rookie of the Year. A four-time All-CAA honoree, he led UMass in assists all four seasons from his attack position, while pacing the Minutemen in points from 2010-12 and goals in 2010 and 2012.

Additional Coaches 2018-19 Summer/Fall Season

Coaching Staff:   *Subject to updates ....

Note: U of U Coaches will develop training curriculum, rotate at Summer & Fall Practices and attend Fall Tournaments when schedule permits. Tim McDermott is Summit Recruiting Coordinator and point person for tournaments. 

University of Utah Player Coaching Staff

Josh Stout - Team 2023

Steele Headden - Team 2023

Jimmy Perkins - Team 2024

Sam Cambere- Team 2024

Aiden Christian - Team 2025

Dom Mata - Team 2025

James Sexton - Team 2026

Carter McDaniels - Team 2026

Outside Coaching Staff  *Teams 2020 & 2022

Collin Madsen 2020/21  *Olympus, Utah Prime, 2015 U15 National Team, Westminster

Jeff Brzoska  2020/21 Assistant Coach Corner Canyon HS - Park City Lacrosse, Utah Prime, Utah Elite, Utah Blackhawks, Western Connecticut State

Jeff King 2022  Assistant Coach Corner Canyon HS

Aaron Ika 2022 Head Coach, Corner Canyon HS

Alternates/Subs:

Rylan Lemons University of Utah Team Member - LSM

Liam Donnelly University of Utah Team Member - Goalie



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