John wiseman - Head Coach
John Wiseman is currently the Head Coach at Wilton High School, a title he has held for the last 10 years. As a head coach, John was named WCLOA Coach of the year in 2011 and 2013, FCIAC coach of the year in 2012, and has won two State Titles. He has coached 12 All-American’s, 38 All-State Players, and 50 All-FCIAC Honors. Before becoming the Head Coach, he spent five years as the defensive coordinator at Wilton HS where he helped the team win two FCIAC championships and three State Championships. He also has spent 5 years as a girl’s varsity lacrosse coach at Wilton HS. John has also spent over 20 years coaching in the Wilton Youth Lacrosse program.
Before starting his coaching career, John was a star defenseman at Wilton HS. He was on varsity for 3 seasons, winning FCIAC’s all three years and playing in three straight State Championships, winning one of those games. As a senior he was a team captain, All-FCIAC, All-State, and All-American defenseman. Coach Wiseman has been inducted into the Wilton HS Hall of Fame for Football, Lacrosse, and Track. After graduating from Wilton, John attended Duke where he was a 4-year starter and never missed a game. He was a two-time captain and team MVP as a senior. Coach Wiseman earned the 1990 Carville Collins Award for Excellence in Athletics, Academics, and Sportsmanship.
Coach Wiseman lives in Wilton and has three sons, who are all in the Eclipse program, Quinn, Sean, and Kieran.
Brendan Gilsenan - Assistant Coach
Brendan Gilsenan is currently in his 13th season as the Assistant Coach for the Brunswick School Varsity Lacrosse Team. As the Defensive Coordinator, Gilsenan has assisted in making the Bruins one of the top Division I Prep School teams in New England and, over the past few years, has helped the team gain national recognition. A seasoned veteran with over 20 years of coaching experience, Gilsenan has instructed athletes in multiple sports at every level and brings a wealth of athletic knowledge to the Eclipse program.
A 1993 graduate of Denison University, Gilsenan was the captain of the Denison Varsity Lacrosse Team and was an All-NCAC defensive player.
Outside of coaching, Gilsenan has devoted his professional life to the world of education. During his 16 years as a faculty member at Brunswick School, he has served in a number of capacities, including English teacher, Chairman of the English Department, and the Associate Director of College Placement. Gilsenan currently serves as the Co-Director of the Brunswick Faculty Institute, a program designed for professional development and faculty enrichment.
Gilsenan lives on the Brunswick campus with his wife and two sons.
Assistant Coach - TBA - Current College Lacrosse 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.