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Boys Staff Bio's

Alphabetical Order by Last Name

Donny Denning
Current Head Coach Sachem East HS
Former Defensive Coordinator St. Josephs College
Former Head Coach Briarcliffe College, 2x MCLA National Champion
Former Empire Coach 

Defenseman, Washington College- Washington College National Champion (1998) and HOF (2008)
Defenseman, Dowling College, ECAC Finalists
NYS Certified Teacher
Sachem Youth Coach
Current Head Coach of 2028 Tidal Rush
Assistant Coach of 2022 Rush Storm 2018-2021

Brett Jeffares
Connetquot Varsity Head Coach 2012-Present
Led Connetquot to 4 Super Seven Titles
Led Connetquot to a County Championship Appearance (2016)
Warrior National Prospect Invite Coach
Maverik All-American National Lacrosse Classic Coach
Connetquot Varsity Assistant Coach 2005-2007
Suffolk County Varsity Coach of the Year 2015
Suffolk County JV Coach of the Year 2004
15+ Years Coaching Middle School & HS Lacrosse
Sayville Youth Lacrosse Coach 2013-Present
NYS Certified Teacher/Coach
Former Fighting Ducks Director and Coach
St. Johns University/New Haven Attackman- 4 yr College Player/2 Yr Captain 

Rush 2022 Storm Head Coach 2018-2021
Current Rush 2025 Rush Legacy Select Head Coach

Kieran McArdle
Current Member of the NLL New York Riptide
Current Member of the PLL Waterdogs
MLL Rookie of the Year (2014)
Nominated for the Tewaaraton Award (2013)
Big East Attack Player of the Year (2013, 2014)
Division I All-American St. Johns University
High School All-American Attackman, Connetquot HS
All Tri-State/All-Long Island (2010)
Rush 2022 Storm Assistant Coach (2018-2021)
Current 2025 Rush Legacy Assistant Coach

Tim McIntee
East Islip HS All-American Midfielder
CW Post 3x All-American
USA World Team Player 1990
NY Saints Player

Manhattan College Head Coach 1997-2010
Dartmouth College Assistant Coach 2013-2014
Hofstra University Assistant Coach 2018-present
Mount Saint Mary's Assistant Coach 2014- 2018
CW Post Lacrosse Hall of Fame
US Lacrosse Hall of Fame
2028 Fighting Ducks Lacrosse Coach 2016-2018
EIYLL Coach 2015-present
Current Rush 2024 Havoc Head Coach
Current Rush 2028 Adrenaline Assistant Coach
Current Rush 2027 Panthers Assistant Coach

Mark Spruyt
East Islip HS All-American Goalie/Captain 93'
Hofstra University 2x All-American/Captain 97'-98'
USILA Academic All-American 98'
Major League Lacrosse Player (Rochester Rattlers/Bridgeport Barrage) 02'-04'
Major League Lacrosse All-Star 2002
Bay Shore HS Varsity Assistant Coach 2002-2007, 2015-present
Long Island Lacrosse Showcase Head Coach 2009-2012
2023 Fighting Ducks Lacrosse Coach 2015-2018
2028 Fighting Ducks Lacrosse Coach 2016-2018
EIYLL Coach 2015-present
EIYLL Board Member 2016-Present
NYS Certified Teacher/Coach
American Heart Association CPR/AED Instructor
Rush 2023 Mayhem Head Coach (2018-2021)
Current Rush 2028 Adrenaline Head Coach
Current Rush 2027 Panthers Head Coach

John Vitale
Patchogue-Medford Midfielder 1998-2001
Dowling College Midfielder 2001-2005
Eastport South Manor MS Coach 2006
Eastport South Manor JV Coach 2007
Briarcliffe College Offensive Coordinator 2008
Sayville Youth Lacrosse Coach
Current Rush 2026 Force Assistant Coach

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