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Madlax All-Stars Academy Coaches Bios

Madlax coaches are all intensely trained and carefully screened before they coach your boys. Madlax has professional and organized coaches who are on time, prepared and follow program character expectations (C.A.S.E.) and playing time philosophies. Madlax has always had the most experienced and positive coaches in the greater DC area who act as teachers, role models and mentors for your boys. Madlax coaches all are taught the same system using the similar language and calls for offense, defense, clears, rides, EMO and MDD. Team chemistry and continuity has always been a trait of Madlax and it is due in large part to coaches who care and try hard to win the right way. 

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L-R: Cabell Maddux (Founder), Alex Trippi, Matt Marriott, Blake Hollinger

2019 Summer Coaches

Summer 2019 Madlax Coaches    
       
2020 Capital Dave Bennett Kessler Brown  Brian Townsend
2021 Capital Kevin Curtin Billy Falatko Luke Carraciolo
2022 Capital Neal Hicks / Bruce McCulloch Bryant Boswell  
2021/22 DMV Tre Brinson Bobby Guill Jordan Radoll
2023 DC Dogs Matt Rienzo Charlie Horning Bob Dunn
2024 Capital Cabell Maddux Drew Wellington Zach Johnson
2024 DMV Tom Lion Jonathan Bender Michael Grogan/Jason Shatarsky
2025 Capital Harry Holak Adam Broeckaert Bear Lockshin
2025 DMV Jordan Weiss RJ Barnes Robert Schain
2026 Capital Charlie Horning Jr. Gavin Legg Anthony Cosimano 
2027 Capital Coleman Walsh Nate Williams Cam Badour
2028 Capital Cabell Maddux Reid McDonald Alex Trippi
2027/28 DMV Harry Holak / Ricardo Vargas Jack Grogan Michael McCormick
2029 Capital Jude Collins Roland Miler Penn Leachman

Cabell Maddux

• Founder Madlax All-Stars Girls Travel Program, 2017
• Founder Madlax All-Stars Boys Travel Program, 1999
• Founder, CEO Madlax, Inc (Stores, Camps, Tourneys, Clinics, Leagues), 1996
• Head Coach Various Madlax Teams, 1999-Present
• Provided College Recruiting Guidance for over 450 boys who have gone through Madlax to play in college
• Head Coach Potomac School 2007-2009
• Head Coach Under Armour Lacrosse Classic DC Area Team 2008
• Head Coach McLean HS 2003-2007
• Northern Virginia Journal "Coach of the Year" 2004
• Head Coach St. John's College HS '00-'03
• Head Coach German National Team,'98-'01
• Coached German National Team to 5th Place in World Games in 1998
• Assistant Coach at Potomac School, '96-'99
• Assistant Coach U. of Delaware, 1994-5
• Collegiate All-American Attackman, Hobart College '92-'94
• High School All-American, Lawrenceville (NJ) 1989
• 3 National Championship games at Hobart, Titles in 1991 and 1993.
• NCAA Attackman of the Year in 1993
• MVP of 1993 National Championship game

Harrison Holak

  • Madlax National Program Director 2017-present
  • Madlax Capital 2025 Capital Head Coach 2016-present
  • Madlax Capital 2028 DMV Head Coach 2019-present
  • 4 year starting goaltender at the Catholic University of America
  • 2x Landmark Champion
  • Landmark Tournament MVP in 2015
  • First team all-landmark 2016
  • Second team all-region (South) 2016
  • 3X ECAC Player of the Week
  • 7X Landmark player of the week
  • Landmark Conference All-time Career Saves Record – 680 
  • Landmark Conference All-time Season Saves Record – 256 
  • Baggataway Award Recipient - CUA Men's Lacrosse 2016
  • Nominee for Catholic University male athlete of the year &  male role model of the year - 2016
  • 2016 Landmark All-Sportsmanship Team

Coleman Walsh III

  • Director of MDLX Events
  • Head Coach of Madlax-Capital 2027
  • The Catholic University of America, Class of 2016
  • 3 year starter on defense for the Cardinals
  • Helped lead the Cardinals to Back to Back Landmark Conference Championships & NCAA Tournament appearances during the 2015 & 2016 seasons
  • Inside Lacrosse 'All Name Team' 2014 (2nd Team) & 2016 (3rd Team)
  • 2012 1st Team All SMAA (Maine)

Jude Collins

·         Madlax 2029 Capital Head Coach       
·         University of North Carolina, Midfielder, 1992-1996​​​​​​
·         3x All-America selection
·         3x ACC Champion
·         2x All-ACC selection
·         Career and single season groundball record holder @ UNC (412/160)
·         Career faceoff percentage record hold @ UNC (66.8%)
·         Chesapeake (then Baltimore) Bayhawks midfielder
·         MLL Champion 2002
·         US Lacrosse/ Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame
·         Bishop Ireton High School Hall of Fame
·         Coach, Great Falls Lacrosse, 9 years
·         Board Member, Great Falls Lacrosse

Connor O'Hara

  • Head Coach - Madlax 2026DMV
  • All-Patriot League Second Team
  • Started every game at attack his senior year at Bucknell, registering 45 points on 37 goals and eight assists
  • Finished second on the team in goals, a total one shy of cracking Bucknell's single-season top 10, and third in points
  • Ranked fifth in the Patriot League in goals per game (2.47) and tied for third in goals per league tilt (2.38) his senior year
  • Selected in the sixth round, 53rd overall, by the Denver Outlaws in the Major League Lacrosse Draft
  • Played in 77th annual USILA/Nike North-South Senior All-Star Game
  • Member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 

Kessler Brown

• Madlax All-Star Coach 2014- Present
• Penn State 2010-2014 - Three year starter - Played in over 40 regular and post season games
• 2012 & 2013 Inside Lacrosse All-Name Team (1st team)
• 2014 Inside Lacrosse All-Name Team (3rd team)
• 2013 Inside Lacrosse - Penn State - "Best Bet"
• 2013 PreSeason All CAA Team
•  1st team All-State - 10th grade SSSAS
• Defensive and LSM Specialist

 

Charlie Horning

  • Fairfield University 2018 Class
  • Played A/M and scored 40 points over career including 25 points as sophomore
  • Graduated from Georgetown Prep in 2014
  • Started for 3 years. Scored over 160 points. 82 as a senior.
  • All-Met POY. Under Armour all American (3g, 1a in game).
  • MSCLA 1st Team All State. Committed to Villanova. 

Coaching:

  • Coached club blue 2023’s in U11 for the summer of 2015. Offensive coach. 
  • Coached summer team for GP JV in 2015-17 at various tournaments. Offensive coach.
  • Ran the box for the GP Varsity in 2015-17 summer tournaments.
  • Coached fall team for GP JV in 2013 in fall league at WJHS. Head coach. 
  • Given private individual and group lessons and taught at day camps in the summer for 5 years. 

Jordan Weiss

  • Madlax DMV 2026 Head Coach (2018-Present)
  •  Lead San Ramon Valley to the Northern California championship in 2012 with a 17-3 record
  • Earned All-American and All-League First Team honors
  • Offensive & Defensive Midfielder Penn State (2012-2016)

Penn Leachman

Madlax 2029 Capital Assistant Coach
Defensemen at Landon school varsity 1992-1994
Montgomery County Player of the Year 1994
Second team All-Met 1993, First team All-Met 1994
Team Defensive player of the year 1994
University of Virginia Defensemen 1995-1998
NCAA Championship Runner-up 1996
ACC Champs 1997
University of Virginia Tom Rixey Spirit Award 1998
Landon Varsity Defensive Coordinator 1999-2018
14 time IAC Champion
4 time National Champion at Landon

Billy Falatko

  • Asst. Coach - Madlax 2021 & 2024 Capital 
  • Georgetown Prep Defensive Coordinator 2015-Present
  • Played D1 lacrosse for Providence College (Defense) 

Tom Lion

US Lacrosse Team (1990)
Penn State All-American
High School (Lawrenceville Prep) All-American
Best & Fairest - Australian (Victoria) Lacrosse League
National Lacrosse League (formerly MILL), Washington Wave and Baltimore Thunder
Head Coach (2 years) U17 Malvern Club - Undefeated Grand Champions Australia
Went on to play for Team Australia
Assistant Coach (4 years) Herndon High School
Head Coach (2 years) Herndon High School

Kevin Curtin

• Head Coach, Madlax All-Stars 2021 Capital
Head Coach, Marshall HS (VA), 2012-2016
• Ithaca College, Defenseman, 2001-2005
• First team all-conference, Empire 8, 2005
• Attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School, 2001

Bruce McCulloch

• Madlax Capital 2022 Assistan Coach 2016-Present
• Varsity Assistant Coach: St. Stephens & St. Agnes School (1991-1992)
• Varsity Head Coach:  Centreville High School (1993-1994)
• Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator:  Marymount University (1994-1998)
• Alexandria Lacrosse Club:  Commissioner (2012-2014)
• Alexandria Lacrosse Club: Youth Coach (2007 – 2016)
• NVYLL AAA Champion (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015)
• St. Stephen's 1986 
• University of Virginia 1990

Dave Bennett

• Head Coach Madlax 2020 Capital,  2017-Present
• Head Coach Marshall High School (2016-Present)
• Asst Coach Catholic University (2013-2016)
• Asst Coach CYA U15A 2010
• Asst Coach Oakton HS 2009
• University of Delaware 2008
• NCLL Champions 2007
• Club Team President/Player 2008
• Gonzaga College HS 2004

Burke Smith

·        Assistant coach - Madlax 2026 Capital
·        Graduated from for Bates College, 2015-2018
·        Played in all 66 games during four-year career, mid/attack
·        Captain of 2018 Bates College team
·        Selected to play in 2018 NEILA East-West All-Star Game
·        Experience in coaching individual one-on-one players ages 11-16

Ricardo Vargas

• Head Coach Marshall HS (VA) 2019-present
•Madlax 2025-2030 Head Coach, Various Teams, 2013-Present
•Goalie Specialist Coach/Expert
•Sacred Heart University Lacrosse Starter, Goalie, 2004-2008
•SHU Team Captain 2008 
•CAA Player of Week 2008
•2008 SHU Heart Award Recipient 
•Member of 2008 NEILA All-Star Team 

Tanner Scales

  • Assistant Coach - Madlax 2026DMV

2017
• Drafted in the 7th round (56th overall) of the 2017 MLL Draft by the Denver Outlaws
• USILA Scholar All-American
• One of UVA's three captains
• Appeared in 14 of UVA's 15 games with 14 starts
• Picked up 38 ground balls with 13 caused turnovers
• In game against Loyola he held eventual Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Pat Spencer to zero goals and only two assists
• Was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Loyola

2016
• One of UVA's two captains
• Started 15 of UVA's 16 games
• Picked up 36 ground balls and caused 15 turnovers

2015
• Preseason first-team All-American by Face-Off Yearbook
• Recognized on ACC Academic Honor Roll

2014
• USILA third-team All-American
• Started all 16 of UVa's games
• Third on the team with 49 ground balls
• Second on the team with 22 caused turnovers
• Had four ground balls and three caused turnovers at Richmond (Feb. 8)
• Had five ground balls against No. 8 Syracuse (March 1)
• Caused three turnovers three times (at North Carolina, at Richmond, at Mount St. Mary's)
• Matched a career high with four caused turnovers vs. Johns Hopkins (May 11) in the NCAA Tournament

2013
• ACC Freshman of the Year
• Becomes UVa's 11th ACC Freshman of the Year and first since Steele Stanwick in 2009
• Only the second defensemen from UVa to be named ACC Freshman of the Year (Mike Schattner, '88)
• Led the nation's freshmen with 25 caused turnovers

Joe French

• Plays for the Cobourg Kodiaks of the Major Series Lacrosse League.  
• Drafted in the 10th round (84th overall) of the 2017 MLL Draft by the Chesapeake Bayhawks 
• Outstanding starting attackman at Virginia and finished with 35 goals and 7 assists at UVA
• Recognized on ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Rated the No. 1 post-grad attackman in the country by Inside Lacrosse. Deerfield Academy
• Scored 42 points against stiff New England West I competition at Deerfield
• Posted 35 goals and seven assists while earning All-League Western New England Division I  at Deerfield
• Member of Canada's U-19 squad that took the silver medal in 2012 in Finland at the World Games
• Was the youngest attackman on Canada's U-19 team 
• Was a two-time leading scorer for St. Michael's Athletics Junior A Box Team
• Won two Ontario High School gold medals with St. Michael's and was a two-time captain
• Won two Canadian national championships with Team Ontario, 2010 & 2011
• Recipient of the Enzo Montemurro Award for sportsmanship, school spirit and athletics
• Played football at St. Michael's where he was a running back and linebacker on the 2009 Ontario Metro Bowl championship team
• Was the 2010 Western Ontario Football MVP

Adam Broeckaert

  • Assistant Coach - Madlax 2025 Capital
  • Played D1 lacrosse at Lafayette (Face-off)
    • 2016:Maintained a 60% faceoff win-percentage
  • Director of Madlax Face-Off Clinics (Winter, Summer, & Fall)

Jack Grogan

  • Madlax 2027 Capital Assistant Coach (2017-Present)
  • Madlax Face-off Specialist Coach and Clinic Director
  • Midfielder & Face-Off Specialist Paul VI Varsity (2013-2016)
  • Team MVP 2016 
  •  Penn State Student (2016-present)

Carson Dye

• Head Coach Falls Church High School, Falls Church VA -  2011-Present
• Head Coach Madlax HS DMV, 2013 - Present
• Assistant Coach Southern High School, Harwood MD -  2010
• Assistant Head Coach St. Francis DeSales High School, Columbus OH -  2006-2007
• Assistant Coach Dublin Coffman High School, Columbus OH, 2004
• 2002 NCLL National Champion - The Ohio State University (midfielder)
• Attended The Ohio State University - 2000-2004
• Southern High School, Harwood MD  - 1996-1999; 1997 State Semi-Finalist (midfielder)

Nate Thomas

Thomas was a four-year standout men's lacrosse midfielder at SUNY Brockport, where he graduated in 2012. He was a team captain and All-Conference performer his senior season.

After college, he coached the Jeb Stuart High School varisty boys lacrosse team for three years. Meanwhile, he served as assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Howard Community College, where he helped steer the Dragons to back-to-back Final Four appearances and a National Championship Runner-Up finish in 2017.

Matthew Marriott

• Assistant Coach for The Potomac Boys School, 2017-present
• National Program Director, Madlax. 2014-2017
• Madlax All-Stars 2021 Capital & National Team Head Coach, 2012-Present​​​​​​​
• Offensive Coordinator St Johns College High School. 2011-2014
• Furman University (SC) '07
• St James School (MD) '03

Bobby Guill

  • Madlax 2022 DMV Head Coach
  • Stevenson / Essex Attackman
  • Marshall HS Assistant (2016-Present)

Kevin Murphy

• Madlax All-Star Coach 2016-Present
• University of DC assistant coach 2015-Present
• German U19 assistant coach 2014-2015
• DHC Hannover, Germany, head coach 2013-2015
• University of Glasgow midfielder/coach 2012-2013
• Salve Regina University midfielder 2009-2012.

Pat Conroy

  • Dallastown Area HS York PA
  • Towson University (Close-D, LSM, D-Mid, Face-Off Specialist)
  • CAA All-Rookie team
  • Elizabethtown College Defensive Coordinator 17'-18'
  • MLL Defender for the Atlanta blaze (Close-D, LSM)

Brooks Singer

• Director C.A.S.E. Program, 2012 - Present
• Head Coach Catholic University 1999 - Present
• 2015 & 2016 Landmark Conference Champions
• 2015 & 2016 NCAA Division III Tournament Berth
• Earned the Program’s 150th Victory last season
• Program Has 11 USILA All-American Selections & Multiple All-Landmark Selections
• Professor at Catholic University’s Law School, School of Business & Department of Sociology/Criminal Justice  
• Former Senior Investigator with US Department of Justice/Former Police Officer