Coach King is entering his first season as Head Coach of the Gonzaga Lacrosse Program after serving as the defensive coordinator since 2010. During his time at Gonzaga, he has won nine WCAC championships alongside his predecessor and great friend Casey O’Neill. He is a native of Long Island and played collegiate lacrosse at Lehigh University. At Lehigh, Coach King served as captain of the lacrosse team for three years. He was a three-time All-Patriot League selection at defense and was awarded the "Defensive Player of the Year" in the Patriot League in 2006. He was also voted "Athlete of the Year" for two consecutive years by his teammates and received the "Outstanding Leadership Award" by the Lehigh Athletics Department. Coach King works as a Vice President for The Clark Construction Group. He lives in Alexandria with his wife Geneva and son Charlie.
Assistant and Volunteer Coaches
Neil Alt, Assistant Varsity Coach
Neil is entering his fifth season with the Gonzaga Varsity Men’s Lacrosse team, where he leads the offense. Neil is a native of Baltimore where he was a High School All-American, Co-Captain and a member of the 1983 undefeated Maryland state championship at Dulaney High School. Neil was a four-year letter winner at Syracuse University, participating in four final-four teams and was a Co-Captain his senior year on the 1988 undefeated national championship team. Neil is a managing director at Lincoln Property Company and lives in Bethesda with his wife Maura and has two children, Maggie (Georgetown Visitation ’14 and Santa Clara University ’18) and Brendan (Gonzaga ’17 and Marquette University ’21).
Andrew Battaile ‘90, Assistant Varsity Coach
Coach Battaile is now in his 23rd year of coaching lacrosse at Gonzaga, including two years as the Head JV Purple coach. He specializes in goalies and defense and brings many years of coaching experience from all levels. A 1990 graduate of Gonzaga, Coach Battaile lettered in football, rugby, and lacrosse before going on to Georgetown University, where he played club lacrosse and rugby. He graduated from Georgetown with honors in 1994 with a major in English and a minor in History. Coach Battaile is Gonzaga’s Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and also is the Director of the Purple Eagle Lacrosse Camp. He was named the 2010 US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter Assistant Coach of the Year. He lives with his wife and two children in Rockville.
Caitlin Farley, Assistant Varsity Coach
Caitlin Farley joins the lacrosse program this year as an assistant varsity coach. At Gonzaga, Caitlin serves as Director of Student Activities and is in her fifth year as a teacher in the Science Department. Ms. Farley grew up in Bowie, MD and played lacrosse at both Georgetown Visitation, where she graduated in the Class of 2007, and Catholic University. At Catholic, Caitlin was a goalie for the Cardinals where she and her teammates earned four Landmark Conference Championships and went on to play in the NCAA playoff tournament, advancing to the Final Four four years in a row. Ms. Farley’s previous coaching experience is at Western Albemarle in Charlottesville, VA, where she coached the women’s team to Virginia state semi-finals. She is psyched to be coaching again, to join the Gonzaga lacrosse program and support our student athletes on Eye Street.
Nick Hayman ‘96, Assistant Varsity Coach
Nick Hayman ’96 enters his 15th year coaching on Eye Street. Coach Hayman was a Varsity letterman in both football and lacrosse while at Gonzaga. Following Gonzaga he attended Bridgton Academy for a post graduate year before going on to play Division I lacrosse at Boston College. In college Coach Hayman played midfield as a sophomore and junior, and attack as a senior. He graduated in 2001 with a degree in economics. He and his wife, Kim, and their three children live in Northwest DC. At Gonzaga, Coach Hayman works with middies and runs the box on the sideline.
Before joining Gonzaga’s lacrosse coaching staff, Miller coached at both Georgetown and Tufts. He's also the founder of BTB Lax, an online instructional video series. A four-year letter winner at Tufts, Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 2004, a masters degree in chemical engineering in 2006, and currently works for the Environmental Protection Agency. As a college player, Miller helped lead the Jumbos to a No. 10 national ranking during his senior year. In 2004, Miller was selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game, and earned an honorable mention All-New England selection. Coach Miller also coaches JV Basketball at Gonzaga.
Mark Orebiyi, Assistant Varsity Coach
Mark Orebiyi (aka “Coach Keep”) starts his first year coaching with Gonzaga after coaching multiple club teams with True DC, formerly East Side Lacrosse. Coach Orebiyi grew up in Montgomery County, MD and was a tri-athlete at Springbrook High School, running indoor track and playing goalkeeper in both soccer and lacrosse. Coach Orebiyi played lacrosse as goalkeeper for Eastern University from 2012 - 2014, and midfield from 2014-2015. He also played midfield for Villanova University Men’s Club Team from 2016-2018. Coach Orebiyi completed a dual degree program from Eastern University and Villanova University, graduating from both schools in 2017 with a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Eastern University, and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University. Following graduation, he completed his M.S. in Civil Engineering at Villanova University. Coach Orebiyi currently works at Clark Construction as a Project Engineer. He lives in SE DC. Coach Orebiyi will be working with the goalkeepers and defensemen.
Tommy Rothert, Assistant Varsity Coach
Tommy Rothert comes to Gonzaga from Walt Whitman High School where he was the Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach for five years and Defensive Coordinator for two years. Coach Rothert played lacrosse at University of Maryland where he graduated in 2012. He grew up in Germantown, MD where he played both football and lacrosse at Seneca Valley High School earning all-county and all-met honors in both sports. Outside Gonzaga, Coach Rothert also coaches lacrosse for Bethesda Lacrosse Club and DC Express. Tommy works as the Sales Manager at Nauticon Information Systems. He and his wife, Emily, and their two kids live in Olney, MD. Coach Rothert is entering his 3rd year at Gonzaga. He is the defensive coordinator.
John Schlegel ‘01, Assistant Varsity Coach
Coach Schlegel graduated from Gonzaga in 2001, where he played varsity attack for three years and was captain as a senior. When he graduated, he was the all-time leader in goals. Coach Schlegel went on to Ohio Wesleyan where he was a two-year captain, three-time All-American, and two-time NCAC player of the year. John ranks third all-time in goals and fifth all-time in points at OWU. He played in the prestigious North/South All-star game and was drafted by Major League Lacrosse’s Chicago Machine (now Ohio Machine) after graduation. John works for Transwestern Commercial Services as an Executive Vice President, and is Co-Chair of the Advocacy Advisory Group. He and his wife, Carrie, and their two children live in Chevy Chase, MD. Coach Schlegel works with both the attack and offense.
John Lewis '06, Head Junior Varsity Coach
Gonzaga Lacrosse is excited to have Coach Lewis back for his fifth season. John played D1 for St. Joseph's University. While at Gonzaga, John lettered in both lacrosse and swimming, falling short twice on the lacrosse field but winning seven championships in the pool. Coach Lewis will be assisting with the JV team handling the offense. Before joining Gonzaga, Coach Lewis volunteered for the inner city lacrosse program, WINNERS Lacrosse and coached various youth programs both here and in Denver, Colorado. John lives and works in Old Town, Alexandria as an independent insurance broker for Holden and Company Insurance.
Dave Redmond, Assistant JV Coach
Gonzaga Lacrosse is excited to have Coach Redmond back for his fifth year with the program. David is a product of Long Island lacrosse. He played at Garden City High School (Class of 1974) and went on to play at Cortland College (Class of 1978). Coach Redmond was a member of the coaching staff of the first Gonzaga lacrosse team to win the WCAC championship (1992) and of the Gonzaga 2003, 2004, and 2005 varsity lacrosse teams. Coach Redmond is a founder of Great Falls Youth Lacrosse and served on the Board of Directors as Vice President. He also volunteered as an assistant coach of the varsity boy’s lacrosse teams at Episcopal High School and Langley High School. David and his wife Barbara Redmond have been married for 40 years and have four children and five grandchildren.
Conor Catliota '03, Head Freshman Coach
This is Coach Catliota's 15th year of coaching with the Gonzaga Lacrosse Program and eleventh as the Head Freshman Coach. His overall coaching record is an outstanding 121-34. Coach Catliota graduated from Gonzaga in 2003, lettering in lacrosse and ice hockey. On the field, he played attack for three years on varsity for the Eagles. While attending Dickinson College, he played one year of varsity lacrosse, one year of club lacrosse, and two years of club ice hockey. During his senior year, Conor was the Co-Founder and Vice-President of Dickinson's club lacrosse team. He graduated in 2007 with a major in Law and Policy and currently lives with his wife Natalie in Washington, DC.
Jimmy McGinnis '08, Assistant Freshman Coach
This will be Coach McGinnis’s fifth year coaching Gonzaga Lacrosse after moving back to the area from Denver, Colorado. Coach McGinnis graduated from Gonzaga in 2008, lettering in lacrosse for three years and serving as co-captain his senior year. On the field, he played defense for three years on varsity for the Eagles. He attended Virginia Wesleyan University and was a four-year starter at defense for the Marlins. He graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Facility Management and currently works as an associate for Restaurant Brokers and Developers in College Park, MD. Coach McGinnis lives in Crofton, Maryland.
Cam Tough, Assistant Freshman Coach
This will be Coach Tough's third year coaching Gonzaga Lacrosse after coaching six seasons, including two years as a head coach, for the varsity program at Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster, PA. Coach Tough graduated from Conestoga Valley in 2009, lettering in lacrosse for four years and two years with football. He served as co-captain his junior and senior year for lacrosse. He was named MVP his senior year. On the field, he played attack and midfield. He attended Eastern University where he played midfield. He graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Astronomy and currently works as a Scientist/Data Reviewer for Eurofins. Coach Tough lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and his son.
Ben Grimmelbein '17, Assistant Freshman Coach
Ben Grimmelbein graduated from Gonzaga in 2017 where he played JV lacrosse for 2 years and water polo for two years. He then attended the University of Virginia where he graduated in 2021 with a major in History and played on the club water polo team. Ben has now returned to Gonzaga serving as a part of the Alumni Service Corps.
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