Chip Buzzeo, Jamie Hanford, Will Koshansky, Mike Regan, John Glatzel, Garth Appelt, Jay Robbins, Bobby Rushton, Colin McGarhren, and Tom Towers
Our Directors Coach specific teams, build curriculum, manage daily operations, assist with all grades, and help High School players with college placement.
Chip is currently the Head Boys Lacrosse Coach at New Canaan High School. In his first year as head coach of the Rams in 2013, he helped the program win its 9th FCIAC Championship. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Rams have won three consecutive Class M State Championships. In total, he has coached 10 All-Americans players, 5 Under Armour All-Americans, 57 players selected to All-FCIAC teams, and 53 players selected to ALL-State Teams. Chip graduated from Princeton University in 2001. In his four years being a member of the Princeton Lacrosse team, three of the teams competed in the NCAA National Championship game, and two of the teams won the National Championship (98’, 01’). In addition, during his four year career, Princeton would win every Ivy League game played (24-0), capturing four Ivy League Championships. Chip was voted co-Captain of the 2001 National Championship team. In his senior year, Chip became the first Princeton player to be awarded the Scott P. Klurfield Memorial Award (an award given to a player chosen by his teammates who embodies the qualities of perseverance, hard work, team spirit, and dedication to lacrosse and to Princeton). Prior to attending Princeton, Chip was a standout two-sport student athlete at New Canaan High School (Hockey and Lacrosse) As captain of the 1996 lacrosse team, he helped the team win the 1996 state championship and was selected to the All-American, All-State, and All-FCIAC teams. In hockey he was 3x All-FCIAC, 2x All-State, 3x CT Post All-Star. He lead the Varsity Hockey team in scoring all four years and is one of the all-time leading scorers in team history with 186 total points. In hockey he would help the team win two FCIAC Championships (1994, 1996) and was captain of the team in 1996. For the past nine years, Chip has been a coach in the New Canaan Youth Lacrosse Association, helping coach teams, off-season programs, and pre-season clinics. Chip lives in New Canaan with his wife Cameron, and has three Children: Sophia (6), Harper (6), Luke (4).
Jamie Hanford was a 3x All-American at Loyola College and was a 13 year indoor / outdoor All-Pro Professional Lacrosse player. During his pro career he helped the Philadelphia Wings and the Colorado Mammoth, win NLL Championships. While a member of the Baltimore Bayhawks, he helped the team win the MLL Championship in 2002. In 2002, Jamie was assistant captain of Team USA and helped the team win the Heritage Cup. Jamie is one of Darien High School’s greatest lacrosse players of all-time. He was a 3x All FCIAC player, 2x All-Sate, All-American, and CT Player of the year in 1994. He helped Darien win its first two FCIAC championships in 1992 & 1994. In his senior year, he was the North South All-Star Game MVP. In 2012, he was selected to be inducted into the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame (only the second lacrosse player ever to be honored by the CT Chapter). In all, Jamie excelled playing three sports in High School. As a multiple sport athlete, he would earn All-FCIAC honors in three sports - Football, Ice Hockey, and Lacrosse. Jamie has been coaching in lacrosse camps for nearly two decades. Jamie is the Defensive Coordinator for the MLL Atlanta Blaze. Jamie is also the founder of Force 5 Lacrosse. Jamie lives in Darien with wife Stephanie, and has two boys: Hunter (8) and Finn (6).
Will is entering his 6th season as Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Coach & Head Defensive Coordinator at New Canaan High School. Under Will's direction, the team recorded the lowest goals against average in the history of the program (4.36 goals against) in 2013. Will graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. He played every game at Penn at either defense or long stick midfield. As a junior he led the Ivy League and was ranked third in the NCAA in Caused Turnovers per Game, garnering his team's Most Improved Player Award. Before his senior season he was named a USILA Pre-Season All-American and was drafted by the Boston Cannons of the MLL. His senior year in college he was voted team captain and the team's Most Valuable Player after playing both defense and long stick midfield to match up against the opponents top player. While at UPENN he was a two-time 2nd team All-Ivy Midfielder as an LSM. Will currently plays professional lacrosse for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of the MLL. Will has spent the previous five seasons on the game day roster as an LSM/Defenseman for the Rattlers. Will grew up on Long Island and played for nationally ranked St. Anthony’s High School. As a senior he was voted captain by his teammates. In high school Will was a two time All-CHSAA defenseman and won his teams award for the top defenseman. Will comes to Eclipse Lacrosse with a long history of coaching club lacrosse having coached for the Long Island Express since 2008. He also has coached at various camps across the country gaining valuable coaching experience with players from youth through high school.
Mike is considered one of the top midfielders to play lacrosse over that past 20 years. Mike has played for TEAM USA in two heritage cups (2002, 2004), played 6 seasons in the indoor pro National Lacrosse League and 5 seasons in the outdoor pro Major League Lacrosse. Mike holds the record in the MLL for most two-point goals scored in a career. While playing in the MLL, Mike was offensive MVP for the Boston Cannons and 4-time all-star. He is considered one of the best pure shooters in lacrosse history. In 2002, he helped the Albany Attack win the pro indoor NLL Championship. Mike was a star three sport athlete growing up in Upstate New York. He was captain of the Varsity Lacrosse, Football, and Wrestling teams at Christian Brothers Academy. In lacrosse he was team captain 3x (94', 95', 96'), Team MVP (96'), All-American (96'). Upon graduation, he set all new team records for goals, points, and groundballs. In football, Mike was 1st team All Area (96'), Defensive MVP (96'), and helped the team to an undefeated season & league championship. In wrestling, he was team MVP (96'), and Class A Champion at the 167 lb weight class (95'). In college Mike was a 2x All-American at Butler. He was 2x team captain. In 2000, he was team MVP and awarded the Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Year. For the past nine years, Mike has been a volunteer coach in the New Canaan Youth Lacrosse Association, helping coach teams, off-season programs, and pre-season clinics. Mike lives in New Canaan with wife Kate, and has three boys: Thomas (9), Liam (7), Jack (4).
John is considered one of the best defensemen to play lacrosse in the past two decades. John was a 3x All-American at Syracuse, and helped the Orangemen win the NCAA National Championship in 2002. His senior year, he was awarded the William C. Schmeisser Award, given to the nation's most outstanding NCAA Lacrosse Defenseman. After graduating from Syracuse, John was one of the starting defensemen on Team USA and helped the team win the gold medal at the World Championships in 2002. John would continue his professional career, playing 6 years in the pro MLL. As a pro, he was selected to the All-Star 3x, and was All-Pro. In 2013 John he was inducted into the Baltimore Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Prior to college, John grew up in Baltimore and would play for nationally ranked Boy Latin School. At Boys Latin, John earned 2x MIAA honors, 1997 All-American, 1997 Maryland player of the year, and helped his team complete an undefeated season, earning the team the #1 ranking in the country. John currently lives in Easton with wife Elizabeth and has four children: Helena (11), Emilie (9), Teddy (7), and Jack (4).
Garth has been volunteering in the New Canaan Lacrosse Association (NCLA) for the past decade. He is currently in his last few months of his term as President of the NCLA. His leadership as a Coach, Board Member, and President, has helped New Canaan's youth program become one of the strongest programs in the country. Garth played collegiate lacrosse for the University of Virginia from 1988 - 1991. During his college career, he was a 2x All American and 2x All-ACC Midfielder. His senior year, he was selected to the North-South College All-Star Game. After graduating from UVA, Garth coached the Australian U19 National Lacrosse Team in Perth Australia in 1992. Prior to college, Garth played for Loyola High School in Baltimore, MD from 1984-1987. In High School, he was a High School All American. Loyola won the MSA Championship in his Junior and Senior years. In his senior year, he was selected to the North-South All-Star Game. In addition to Garth's college and HS lacrosse career, Garth was a member of the first USA U19 Team in 1988 which won the World Championship in Adelaide, Australia. Garth lives in New Canana with wife Kim and has three Children: Jackson (19), Harry (15), Izzy (11).
Jay Robbins was a 4 year starter at midfield and the face-off specialist for the Division I lacrosse team at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. While attending UMass the team made it to the NCAA tournament his sophomore and senior years. Upon graduation Jay was the assistant lacrosse coach for New England College in Henniker, NH. At Darien High School Jay was instrumental in Darien’s first-ever FCIAC Championship lacrosse season in 1992. He was first team All-FCIAC, All-State, All-American, Team Captain and Team MVP his senior year. He played fullback and middle linebacker for the two-time State Champion football teams in ’91 and ’92 and named first team All-FCIAC. Jay was also All-FCIAC, All-State and Captain of the indoor track team finishing 2nd in the state in hurdles and the 4x200 relay. Jay began coaching youth lacrosse in Darien while he was still a senior in high school. He has coached various teams and clinics since then, most recently the Darien 8th grade A team. Jay lives in Darien with wife
Bobby began his coaching career in Connecticut in 2011 as the head coach of Ridgefield High Schools freshman lacrosse team. His team ended the season with a 13-1 record and was an assistant coach for the Class L championship varsity team. In 2012, Bobby joined New Canaan as an assistant coach where the Rams went 19-4 won the FCIAC and were CIAC runner-ups. In 2013, Coach Rushton went 19-3 as the Rams won their second straight FCIAC title. Bobby graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2009. He played all four years for SHU as a member of their lacrosse team. In 2007, Rushton finished fourth on the team in points, and first on the team in goals. Following the 2007 season Rushton was named Offensive MVP. He was voted captain of his team for the 2008 & 2009 seasons. On his career, he recorded 43 goals. He played in all 49 games and started every game in 2008 & 2009. Rushton was a CAA player of the week, and received the Enterprise Student-Athlete Award. He finished off his career with 1 goal and 1 assist in the NEILA East-West All-Star game. Bobby attended West Islip High School on Long Island, NY and graduated in 2005. His class pioneered the rise of West Islip into a national powerhouse. In his junior year, West Islip finished 22-1 and finished the year ranked #2 nationally. Recording their first ever County, Long Island & Down-state Championship as well as a Class A state-finalist. In 2005, while entering the season ranked #1, they finished ranked #2 and finished the season 19-2. This was the first time in school history that they finished in the Top 5 nationally and went on to record back -to -back County & Long Island Championships. Bobby was captain of the 2005 team and team MVP as well as earning All County and All Division honors. He also played football, where he was a captain and All County running back. He played in the county all-star game where he scored the first touchdown for his county. Rushton also was a member of the wrestling team.
Colin is a former college player and coach. Colin played High School lacrosse at John Jay High School. After John Jay, he played at Roanoke College and was a 2x All-ODAC and 2x All-American. In 1993, Colin was awarded the Roanoke College 1993 Male Athlete of the year and is currently a member of the Roanoke College Athletic Hall of Fame. After college, Colin coached Lacrosse at Colgate University and played professional lacrosse for the Indoor team, Charlotte Cobras in 1996.
Tom has been playing and coaching lacrosse for over 30 years. Tom grew up and played 4 years at NCHS, winning 42 straight games, 2 FCIAC championships, a CT State title, and state runner up (1st team all FCIAC & State in '83). Tom continued his lacrosse career at Brown University where we won an Ivy title outright and qualified for the NCAA tournament 2 of his 4 years (1st team All Ivy, All New England & HM All American in 1988). Post college, Tom tried out for the 1990 US National lacrosse team, played indoor professionally for the NY Saints, and club lacrosse outdoor for NYAC. Tom has been coaching at youth level in New Canaan for 5 years and last summer was Head Coach of Chargers 2021 squad. Tom's younger brother, Andy, is in his 4th year as Head Coach at Dartmouth College. Their father played HS lacrosse with Jim Brown at Manhasset HS, then at Princeton, coached at Harvard and helped form NCLA youth program in the mid 70s. He has been on US lacrosse board for many years and this year received the Dinty Moore “Man of the Year” award from the US Lacrosse Foundation for contribution to growth and development of lacrosse. Tom lives in New Canaan.