2025AA Coaches


ryan mcclay - head coach

Former Cornell and Team USA defensemen Ryan McClay joined the Fairfield Prep Lacrosse staff in 2017.  Before coming to Prep, Coach McClay was the Head Lacrosse Coach at Mahopac High School from 2004-2007.  As a player Coach McClay is one of the most decorated players in recent history.  The 2003 Cornell graduate was a two year Captain, a four time All-American including 1st Team twice, 3 time All Ivy and in 2003 was named the Ivy League Player of the Year.  After leaving Cornell he twice led Team USA to the Gold Medal and was selected to the All-World Team on defense in both 2002 and 2010.  In the 2002 World Games he was selected as the Most Valuable Defensemen of the tournament.  He also played eight seasons of Major League Lacrosse with both the New Jersey Pride and the Boston Cannons where he as named to the All Star Game three times.  Currently Coach McClay works for Forstone Capital in Bridgeport and lives in Fairfield.  


Boyd Harden - Assistant Coach

Boyd was a member of the New Canaan High School Class of 1983.   While at New Canaan High School, he was one of the most dominant players in CT Lacrosse.   Helping the 1982 Undefeated Team win the FCIAC and State championships.   In 1983, the Team would repeat as FCIAC champions and he was awarded All-American honors.

After High School, Boyd attended the University of North Carolina.   During his career at UNC, the team wons two ACC Championships (1984, 1988), as well as the 1986 National Championship.  

Boyd received All-ACC honors in both 1985 and 1988.   He was awarded third-team All-American in 1985.  In 1988, Boyd became the first NCAA Division 1 Men's First-Team All-America lacrosse player from New Canaan.   

Boyd currently lives in New Canaan with his wife Keri, and three childrenn, McKenna, Kaleigh, and Chase.

Assistant Coach - TBA - Current College Player

At Eclipse Lacrosse Club, we announce all the current college players who will be helping coach our teams after the NCAA season as completed.  Each year, Eclipse lacrosse club has over 25 current college players help throughout the summer.  Many of the players are now Eclipse Lacrosse Club Alumni.