Coaches

Founder and Head Youth Coach, Manalapan Youth Lacrosse Club

Eric Stein

Eric founded the club in 2015 after having coached in multiple youth programs in Central New Jersey.

Eric Stein founded the Manalapan Youth Lacrosse Club in 2015. Prior to starting the Manalapan Youth Lacrosse Club, Eric was an Assistant Coach for the West Windsor Plainsboro South Boys High School Lacrosse team.

He also coached at local youth programs throughout New Jersey. Coach Stein also spent two years in Birmingham, AL where he was the head coach for Vestavia High School boys lacrosse team and a youth lacrosse instructor.

Coach Stein played four years varsity lacrosse at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY where he was a three-year starter at close defense and senior captain.

Coach

Bryan Doel

Brian Doel is an integral part of our coaching staff. His dedication to coaching and teaching the game at all levels really elevates the quality of our coaching staff.

Bryan Doel has been involved in youth sports where he started coaching youth football back in 1989. Beginning in 2007, he was asked to coach youth lacrosse and has been involved in the sport of lacrosse ever since. Bryan has coached for multiple youth lacrosse organizations in Monmouth and Ocean Counties over the years and has been a Head Coach, Assistant Coach and position specific coach. He was selected to coach the Monmouth - Ocean Youth All-Star Game and coached the Ocean team in 2012 and the Monmouth team in 2016.

Bryan was hired by Trilogy Lacrosse- Jersey Makos in 2013 where he worked as a Head Lacrosse Coach at the 7/8th grade and High School travel lacrosse levels until after the 2015 summer when the program was disbanded. He was responsible in assisting the Director in all aspects of the boy’s program including game management. Duties included, but are not limited to, recruiting new players, planning and implementing practice schedules, prepare the team for all aspects of a travel lacrosse program schedule, conducting end of season player evaluations, completing player reference letters to college coaches, the overall communication with players and parents relating to practice dates/times, meeting dates/times, uniform fittings, off season league participation, summer travel tournament logistics, travel arrangements, and all practice plans for the specific teams he was coaching.

Bryan has completed multiple lacrosse education courses including:
-U.S. Lacrosse Coaching Certification Men’s Level 1 Course
-U.S. Lacrosse Coaching Certification Men’s Level 2 Online Course
-U.S. Lacrosse Coaching Certification Men’s Level 3 Online Courses
-U.S. Lacrosse Practicing For Performance Course
-U.S. Lacrosse Overview of Trainability in Men’s Lacrosse Course
-U.S. Lacrosse Talent Identification and Development Course
-U.S. Lacrosse LADM Technical Overview Course
-Youth Sports Research Council, Rutgers Sports Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth
(S.A.F.E.T.Y.) Course
-U.S. Lacrosse Men’s Lacrosse Officiating Course
-U.S. Lacrosse Fundamentals of Men’s Goalkeeping Course
-American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
-Heads Up! Concussion in Youth Sports Course
-National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) background checked by U.S. Lacrosse.

HS Assistant Coach

Andrew Jones

Coach Jones is the assistant coach for the Manalapan High School boys lacrosse team.

Coach Jones is in his 6th year teaching Special Education and Social Studies at Manalapan High School. Growing up, Coach Jones played football and hockey, graduating from Howell High School in 2010. After high school Coach Jones graduated from Monmouth University as a History major and began coaching football and hockey at Howell High School. Coach Jones then spent two years coaching football at Freehold Township High School before going "all in" on the Braves. He has spent the last four falls coaching on the freshmen football staff at Manalapan High School. He is also behind the bench as the JV head coach and varsity assistant for Manalapan High School Ice Hockey team.

In the fall of 2019, Jones was identified as a solid potential assistant coach to help motivate the boys and use his coaching experience and acumen to coach on the Manalapan High School boys lacrosse team. He jumped at the opportunity. What Coach Jones lacks in formal lacrosse experience, he makes up for in enthusiasm. Coach Jones is looking forward to continue learning the game and leading young men.

Coaching inspiration: There are a lot of inspirations for getting into coaching. Playing sports growing up you quickly see what kind of positive effect a great coach can have on your life. The biggest inspiration would have to be my dad. Regardless if it was football and watching tape, recording plays in Pop Warner or hockey, my dad learned the game on the fly; I’ll always remember car rides after games and practices analyzing what happened. Understanding the game and giving maximum effort were qualities I prided myself on. Once you can’t play anymore the closest you can get is coaching and I fell in love.

Manalapan High School Boys Lacrosse Head Coach

Nick Filippone

Nick is the Manalapan High School Boys Lacrosse Head Coach.

Nick Filippone is the current Head Coach of Manalapan High School and a math teacher at Freehold High School. Coach Filippone brings a wealth of knowledge and experience coaching college, high school, and youth lacrosse for the last 15 years.

He played his college lacrosse at Rutgers University as a 3-year defensive starter and Captain. After graduating from Rutgers in 2008, he went to Graduate School at Kean University and was the defensive coordinator there from 2009-2011. Nick then taught math at Cranford High School, where he was honored with the NJ State Assistant Coach of the Year and a State Sectional Championship in 2015. From 2016-2019, he was the defensive coach at Howell High School and had 3 successful seasons totaling more than 30 wins. He has been coaching for Leading Edge Elite since 2009.

Nick grew up on Long Island and played at Northport High School, as an All Long Island midfielder. He resides in Marlboro with his wife, Tonia, and two sons, Cole and Julian.

Coach

Andrew Greenberg

Coach Andrew is a dedicated coach focused on improving the boys teamwork and lacrosse IQ. His knowledge and passion for the game is evident in his dedication to the program and the boys that he coaches.

Andrew Greenberg has been coaching Manalapan's Class of 2027 team since just about the program's inception. He is a firm believer that, in addition to learning the sport of lacrosse, his boys can learn a host of important life lessons along the way.

Andrew is proud to have played for, and graduated from, the University of Pennsylvania. As a Senior (way back in 1995), he was the Quaker's Captain. Prior to that, he was fortunate enough to grow up playing and learning the game at Lakeland High School.

Off the field, Andrew is a Financial Advisor locally, and lives in Manalapan with his wife Debby and their three kids, Sami, Remi, and Eli.

Coach

Anthony DiSanzo

Anthony was an All-American D-III Lacrosse Standout and now spends time coaching our youth and high school players.

Coach DiSanzo is a N.J. native who attended Don Bosco High school in Ramsey NJ. Coach DiSanzo graduated from Cabrini University in 2015 where he was named a USILA All-American and First-Team All-CSAC in 2013 and 2014, and was named to the CSAC All-Academic Team in 2015.

Coach DiSanzo obtained a Master's Degree from the University of Delaware where he was able to finish his collegiate playing career as a starting midfielder for the 2015-2016 season. He has coached and trained extensively at the High School and College levels. When he is not coaching,

Anthony is a full time top producing Real Estate Agent working in the Monmouth/Ocean/Middlesex areas.

Director of Lacrosse Operations and Coach

Vin DeMayo

Coach Vin is our Director of Lacrosse Operations and a Coach. His focus and drive keeps this program moving forward and the boys excited about coming back to the next practice or game.

Vin DeMayo got involved in lacrosse through his son, Mike DeMayo. Vin was a parent coach in every sport Mike played as a youth. Coach DeMayo coached Mike's football and baseball teams in Manalapan for 13 years, accumulating 4 straight Ripken Championships in baseball and 4 state championships and 2 national championships in football. When his son took up lacrosse a few years ago, Coach Vin got involved. He has not looked back...

Coach Vin is now an integral part of our coaching staff. He focuses on strength and conditioning and enforcing the fundamentals. He is known for his passion and ability to encourage the youth, teaching them discipline, good sportsmanship and hard work. His attitude and demeanor keeps the boys engaged and excited about coming back. Coach Vin coaches our Braves level teams.

Coach

Jay Lynch

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Coach

AJ Schaufler

AJ is a valued coach at our youth levels and specializing in goalie training.

AJ was a 2006 graduate of Bernards High School where he was an All-State goalie for the Mountaineers. He went on to play for Mount St. Mary’s University where The Mount won a MAAC Championship in AJs Senior Year, earning them a bid in the Division 1 NCAA Tournament during his final season.

AJ has since graduated from Law School and has pursued a career in athletics administration. He is currently the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at Monmouth University.

AJ has been involved in coaching youth lacrosse for almost two decades now. His approach heavily emphasizes the fundamentals of the game. He also specializes in goalie training.