2018/19 Staff

Rockfish Blue (2020) Coaching Staff
Pat March

Coach Pat March has been coaching lacrosse in Anne Arundel County since 1993. Coach March has coached every age group, from scoopers to post-collegiate club. He is currently a varsity assistant at Old Mill High School as the defensive coordinator. He was a member of the AACYLA coaches association Board of Directors for over ten years, to include President, Vice President, and Age Group Coordinator. Coach March has coached with the following groups: Rockfish, North County High School, North County Lacrosse Association, Brooklyn Park Broncos, Mount St. Joseph High School, Team Chesapeake, Baltimore Elite, Crossroads, North Arundel Lacrosse Club, and Andover Apaches. Coach March was a presenter at the US Lacrosse National Convention in 2005 and was honored as the Willie Gateau Award recipient, presented by the Annapolis Touchdown Club. Coach March’s teams have won multiple county championships, runner-up twice in the Warrior Youth National Championships, and have been state finalist twice.

Morgan Foster

Morgan was a standout defenseman for Southern High School who helped his squad reach the State Championship his senior year. Morgan also played for Rockfish for many years and we are happy to say that he is back with us as a Rockfish alumni, bestowing his knowledge on our ninth grade defense!

Corey Zientarsky

Corey has been a coach at many levels and organizations. He has coached one year for the Broncos, Three years for North County Lacrosse Association, one year at Andover, three years as an assistant coach at Old Mill High School, and is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Hammond High School. Coach Zientarsky has played since the age of seven for Andover and the Broncos and played in high school at North County as well as BElax, Trojan lax, North Arundel Lacrosse Club, and the first ever Rockfish Team. Corey also played against team England as well. Once Corey knew he probably would not play in college due to family and personal events all he has wanted to do was to give back the knowledge he was given and prepare the younger generations for not only the next level but for life as well.

Rockfish Copper (2021) Coaching Staff
Evan Jones

Coach Jones graduated from Arundel High School in 2013, where he was a three-year varsity starter for Arundel's lacrosse team. After being named captain his senior year, he led the Wildcats to a county championship and was named to AAco all-county team. Coach Evans also started for Arundel's football team for two years, where he led the Wildcats to back-to-back county championships and was named to the AAco all-county team senior year. In College, Coach played two years of college football for Fairmont State University in West Virginia. After an injury ended his career, Jones coached at Fairmont for his remaining two years before graduating with a degree in journalism. Now back in AAco, Jones is an English teacher at his Alma-mater and coaches JV lacrosse and Varsity football. He has spent the last four summers coaching lacrosse at API.

Zach Bell

Zach has been a long time player for the Rockfish organzations and was a stand out goalie at Old Mill High School. Zach has taken his skills to Ferrum College, where he is getting a lot of playing time in his Freshman year there. We are happy Zach continues to be a member of our Rockfish family as a goalie and defensive coordinator for the Navy team. We are lucky to have such a dedicated player and leader added to our staff!

Rockfish Silver (2022) Coaching Staff

Justin Binnix first played lacrosse as a junior in High School and has been hooked ever since. Starting late, he was privileged to play for the legendary Al Laramore. Graduating from Annapolis HS in 1985, continuing to play at Clemson University and with Maryland Masters (over 35), Justin has 30+ years experience with the game and its evolution. Justin started Coaching with the BAYS organization 4 years ago as his 3 boys became interested and coaches several age groups. Coach Binnix's devotion to teaching the game and its fundamentals is why we are excited to add him to our organization. A defensive specialist, Coach Binnix will bring great intensity and vision to our players.

Paul Schiavone

Coach Schiavone was a standout attackman at Southern High School back in the early '90s. He went on to be a standout attackman at Marymount University where he was recently added to the Marymount Athletic Hall of Fame. Currently, aside from coaching for Rockfish, Coach Paul also coaches for SCYA. We are lucky to have such a quality player and individual with the Rockfish family.

Tim Woodfield

Coach Woodfield played high school lacrosse at Southern. He went on to be a standout midfielder at Marymount University. He has been coaching at SCYA for the past 7 years and has two sons in the Rockfish program.

Ryland Collinson

Ryland has been to the MPSSAA Lacrosse State Championship in the last two years with Southern, winning last year's State title over South Carrol. A versatile player, Ryland has played atttack and midfield for the Bulldogs. he has also played for Rockfish for six years and this past year was his first year coaching our Silver team with his father, Bill. Coach Ryland will be playing for the Goucher College Gophers, as he begins his journey at the next level. For Coach Ryland, Rockfish was the most fun he ever had playing the sport because of the great coaches and players that helped make the experience one he will never forget. Ryland hopes to coach for Rockfish for many more years to come so he has the chance to watch the kids grow up and eventually move on to play college ball just like himself.

Rockfish Neon (2023) Coaching Staff
Christian Jacobs

I attended Cardinal Gibbons High School until its closure in 2010. From there, I finished my high school career at Baltimore Lutheran. I went on to play at Lycoming College, located in Williamsport, PA, where I was a standout midfielder and majored in Psychology with a focus on behavior modification. While at Lycoming, my highest point of success was reaching the semifinal round of conference playoffs where they faced Stevenson University. Stevenson went on that year to win a national championship, the first in their program. I am currently the head coach of the Broadneck High School JV team. I’ve been around the game of lacrosse for quite some time and have had the wonderful privilege of being coached by some of the best to play the game. My belief is that you have to be willing to learn from others in order to grow and influence in anything you do. My goal through all the coaching and playing I’ve done is to pass on a little bit of knowledge and skill set that you are able to craft on your own.

Steven Burke

Coach Steven Burke grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he played youth and high school sports such as ice hockey and lacrosse. Steven excelled at ice hockey in various travel youth, high school, college and senior competitive ice hockey leagues in Philadelphia and Maryland. Steven was the starting goalie for the La Salle University ice hockey team for all four years and was also named as the starting goalie to the All-Star team in 3 of his 4 years at La Salle. Steven found the desire and passion for lacrosse during the hockey off-season. Steven and his teammates began to extend their hockey season on the lacrosse field. Steven’s approach has always been to focus on teaching the game, fundamental skills, and life-long lessons that can be carried beyond the season. Steven’s coaching philosophy is about giving our athletes the right balance of work ethic, skill development, game knowledge, and respect for the game. He wants his athletes to be the hardest working players or team on the field and always striving to get the best out of themselves regardless of the outcome. Steven looks at coaching as a life-long learning process and is constantly discovering better techniques and methods to help our athletes get to the next level of the game. Steven has and continues to coach youth lacrosse at the Davidsonville Athletic Association.

Ryan Derr

There is no greater feeling than seeing a player develop and watching a team use the tools you've provided to accomplish their goals. To me, lacrosse is a way of life, it's love, it's respect, and it's a great outlet. Currently, I reside in Bowie, Maryland where my family and I run the Bowie Boys Recreational Lacrosse Program. I have coached for the last six years at every level aside from High School. I loved playing in High School but my passion is helping to grow the sport and the next generation. My favorite quote is from Tucker Durkin-USAMLAX "Coaches want players who are good people first and good lacrosse players second" and it's something I remind my players of, every time we step on the field.

 Charlie Burch

I grew up and still live in Charles County, about 45 minutes South of the Rockfish Organization. Growing up I played baseball and in High School I played football and ran track. Unfortunately, where I grew up Lacrosse did not exist. In High School one of my teachers formed a lacrosse club through the school so kids could play and learn the sport, since then I have been hooked on the sport. I feel if it is played and taught properly it is the most athletic and fastest sport on two feet.

I became US Lacrosse Coach Certified and have been Assistant Coaching for about 6 years for the Charles County Lacrosse Club (CCLC) Knights Rec teams. I also helped lead a Summer Select Tournament team for 5 years, also through CCLC. I have also been an assistant coach and Board Member for the Hughesville Hurricanes Football League for the last 2 years.

I feel the Rockfish family focuses on the fundamentals and the proper growth of the sport. When providing the correct coaching and tools I firmly believe that every player will succeed through the Rockfish league.

I look forward to the challenge of making every player better and building the team as a whole.

Rockfish Black (2024) Coaching Staff

I am Coach Sauser and in my second year as a Rockfish lacrosse coach. Played high school ball at Northeast High School in Pasadena, Md. Went on to play college ball for two years at Towson University with Coach Hanzsche, and my final two years at Limestone College where I was two time all-conference and played in the 2012 Division 2 National Championship. My coaching philosophy is to be demanding and encouraging, by leading by example. The players must outwork their opponents in games, and that starts during practice. We will teach the players the fundamentals of the game and the team strategies they will use at the high school level. I work full-time at Northrop Grumman Corporation and live in Locust Point, Md.

Matt Hanszche

My name is Matt Hanzsche. I grew up learning and playing lacrosse through the Catonsville lacrosse program at the age of 4 until high school. I went to Mt St Joseph high school in Baltimore MD, where I competed in MIAA lacrosse league for 4 years. My senior year at MSJ I was awarded All Metro and All MIAA team honors playing midfield, I was also a C. Markland Kelly award nominee. I went on to play midfield and attack at Towson University under coach Tony Seamen and Shawn Nadelin.

Rockfish Orange (2025) Coaching Staff
Brian McGeeney

Coach McGeeney has coached many places over the last 10 years of his career. This would include, Old Mill High School (assistant varsity), Chesapeake High School (head varsity), a private school in Tennessee, as well as most of the eight years Rockfish has been in existence. We are lucky to have coach be a part of this program for so long and teach the young men the fundamentals of defense.

Rockfish Green (2026) Coaching Staff
Christian Almy

Coach Almy was a player on one of our earlier Rockfish teams. He graduated in 2010 from Severna Park High School, where he was a standout defensive midfielder for the Falcons. Christian took his skills to VA Wesleyan and was a huge asset to the Marlins. Coach Almy has coached not for two three years with our organization and is a great communicator with his families, and is exceptional of breaking down the fundamentals. We are lucky to have him in our family.

Steve Pellito

Steve played goalie at Roxbury High School in NJ. A four year varsity starter, he was also selected for the NJ Gill Gibbs All-Star game in his senior year. He played two years at Roanoke College and worked with Bill Pilat’s “The Goalie School” camps during the summers. Steve joined the Rockfish organization in 2016 when his oldest son was eligible to play Rockfish Lax. Steve has and continues to coach lacrosse for Davidsonville as well.

Jeff May

Coach May has been coaching in AA County for 8 years and is entering his second year with the Rockfish family. He played varsity lacrosse in Howard County and D1 soccer in college. Coach prides himself on developing youth into well rounded people, emphasizing structure, desire and hard work as the tools for success on the field and in life.

Jacob Boswell

Coach Boswell was a standout midifielder at Southern High School, where he was big reasong Southern made it to the State Championship game last year versus Easton. Jacob is now getting a Junior playing at Ferrum College, as a standout middie. We are excited to have him as our college coach on the Blue team for the upcoming season.

Rockfish Purple (2027) Coaching Staff
Steve Spence

Coach Steve Spence is the founder of Rockfish Lacrosse Club. Native of Anne Arundel County, Steve played at Severna Park High School where he earned 1st team honors as a midfielder. He took his play to St Mary's College of Maryland where he was a starter all four years, earning 1st team all conference honors and played in the D3 Senior All Star game. Coach Spence retired in 2013 as the head varsity coach at Old Mill High School, where he was at the helm since 1999, earning Coach of the Year and Man of the Year awards a couple of times each.

Joe Ullery

I've been involved and playing lacrosse since I was 6 years old. I played for Old Mill and Brooklyn Park as a kid. In high school I played in the A conference for Spalding High School. I've been coaching kids for two years now with the Andover Apaches. Our kids have gone from little to no experience, to competing with some of the top programs in the county. I'm excited for the opportunity to help the Purple team grow as a team and individuals, not just as lacrosse players, but as leaders that will compete in life!

Pat Carpenter

Coach Pat played for Old Mill High School and was a work horse on attack. After high school, coach Pat became a police officer for Baltimore City and has been there for the past 11 years. First of all coach, thanks for protecting the good people of Baltimore City and risking your life everyday, you are truly appreciated by your Rockfish family. Coach Pat joins his old high school coach, Steve Spence on the Rockfish Purple team, and Coach Steve couldn't be happier. Coach Pat is excited to be a part of this team and watch the kids grow as players and as our future leaders!

Jeff Handy

Coach Jeff grew up in Anne Arundel County where he was a standout baseball player for many years in the rec and high school organization for Glen Burnie. Coach Jeff was a baseball coach for two of his sons, until they found the love of lacrosse (smart kids!!!). Since then, Coach has worked hard to learn about the sport of lacrosse and has worked closely with Coach Steve Spence to continue to develop his skills in the sport. This past year, Coach Jeff was an assistant coach on the OMYA clinic team. Coach believes strongly in the development of the player and person and loves to instill the characteristics needed for being a positive teammate (commitment, effort, being there for you teammate). Coach Jeff is a great addition to this years 2017 squad.

Rockfish Red (2028) Coaching Staff
Dave Stallings

Coach Dave played Lacrosse at Southern High under Clay White where he was a 3 year Varsity starter, Team Captain and All County Honorable Mention Defenseman. He also played in the North - South All Star game. Coach has been playing Lacrosse 36 years. Coach attended and graduated from AACC, and the University of Baltimore. While in the United States Marine Corps he played for the USMC Club team, most recently he played in the MMLL for several teams including Sponsoring and playing for the 1st Mariner Bank - Mariner's team for several years until he was sidelined by knee and wrist injuries. He has Coached for both the BAYS organization and SRYA organization for the last 8 years, where he coaches both boys and girls lacrosse. Coach Dave currently is the President of Naptown Girls Lacrosse Club and the Head Coach of their Championship 2024 team. I am more interested in the development of the PLAYERS and the TEAM both on and off of the field, as this concept is far more important than Winning and Championships. But then again there is nothing wrong with Winning and Championships!

Dusty Codd 

I have a long family history in both football and lax. Born and raised in Severna Park, MD. My father was captain of the St. Mary's HS football and lacrosse programs in '58. I was the captain on the football team in '86 football and the lacrosse team in '87. My father was an All-American at the University of Baltimore and my Uncle Mike Codd, played football and lacrosse at Western MD (now McDaniel). .I was fortunate enough to play in three, NCAA tournament teams from 87-90 at Loyola College (now University). I grew up playing lacrosse for the SP Hornets in the 70's and 80’s and not brag, but we were county champs in ’82 ! I was an Assistant Coach at Severn School ('90) and St. Mary's HS in ’91. I have been coaching in the Broadneck Bays program since 2010 and am currently the head coach of the BAYS Scoopers team and was the Assistant Commissioner in 2017 and 2018.