Coach King is entering his second 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.
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 sixth 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 25th 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. 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 has played for or coached with every varsity head coach in the Gonzaga lacrosse program's history.
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 16th 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.
Nick McEvoy '16, Assistant Varsity Head Coach
Nick is entering his third season with the Gonzaga Varsity Men’s Lacrosse team, where he leads Face-offs and Midfielders. A 2016 graduate of Gonzaga, Nick lettered in both football and lacrosse. While playing for Gonzaga, he was an Under Armour All- American, First Team All-Met, 2x First-Team WCAC, and was Captain his Senior year. He currently holds the all-time Gonzaga Lacrosse groundball and face-off wins records.
Following Gonzaga, Nick played lacrosse at Penn State. In Nick’s career, he totaled 14 points on nine goals and five assists, added 45 ground balls, and five caused turnovers. He earned two Academic All-Big Ten honors. Nick was a part of Penn State’s first Big Ten Championship and appearance in the final four in 2019. Currently, Nick works with Clark Construction as an Engineer. He also coaches both Madlax & the Faceoff Academy.
Jesse Miller, Assistant Varsity Coach
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 Freshman Basketball at Gonzaga.
Mark Orebiyi, Assistant Varsity Coach
Mark Orebiyi (aka “Coach Keep”) starts his second-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 the 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 with his Fiancé Fiona and dog Nova. 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 three kids live in Olney, MD. Coach Rothert is entering his 4th 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. In 2016 John was inducted into the Ohio Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame. John works for Transwestern Real Estate Services as an Executive Vice President, and is Co-Chair of the Advocacy Advisory Group. He and his wife, Carrie, and their three children live in Chevy Chase, MD. Coach Schlegel works with both the attack and offense.
John Lewis '06, Assistant Varsity Coach
Gonzaga Lacrosse is excited to have Coach Lewis back for his sixth season. John played 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 varsity team handling the attack.
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.
Conor Catliota '03, Head JV Coach
This is Coach Catliota’s 16th 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 JV Coach
This will be Coach McGinnis’s sixth 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 JV Coach
This will be Coach Tough’s fourth 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.
Jay Scallan, Assistant JV Coach
This will be Coach Scallan’s first year with Gonzaga Lacrosse. He played three seasons while attending Gonzaga and played a year of Division III Lacrosse in college before enlisting in US Navy.
Jay coached at University of San Diego Highschool for three years before moving back to DC. He works as a contractor for the federal government focusing on Program Management and Emerging Technology Transition and Acquisition. Coach Scallan lives in Washington DC with his son and daughter.
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