Chip Buzzeo, Jamie Hanford, Will Koshansky, Mike Regan, John Glatzel, Garth Appelt, Colin McGarhren, and Tom Towers are Eclipse Lacrosse Club Directors.
Our Directors Coach specific teams, but also assist in helping grades and other teams throughout the year.
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 and finished the season with a record of 19-3. 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. 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. While at NCHS, Chip was also a member of the Varsity Ice Hockey team for four years. 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 (3).
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.
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. He helped lead Penn to its best record in 6 years and their first NCAA Tournament birth in the same span. 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. Over his two seasons on the varsity team covering the opponents' top attackman St. Anthony's compiled a record of 29-7.
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 15 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 four years, Mike has been a volunteer coach in the New Canaan Youth Lacrosse Association, helping coach teams, off-season programs, and pre-season clinics.
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 has 3 children that play lacrosse.
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.