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Coaching is a key component to our team's success and player development.  Stealth lacrosse provides the top coaches in the area.  Our coaches have a long history of playing and coaching experience, which they utilize to develop our players.  Not only are our coaches highly qualified at what they do, but they are also great people as well, teaching not only the game but life lessons to our players.  Our coaching staff provides a fun, safe and competitive playing environment for our players while developing each player to be the best player/teammate possible.

 

Boys Coaching Staff

Ryan Burton-Founder & Executive Director

Ryan Burton is the founder and executive director of Stealth Lacrosse since 2013.  He was the head coach at Stoneman Douglas High School from 2014-2019.  Upon his arrival to Parkland, FL, the Eagles were ranked in the top 10 in the state, winning 4 consecutive district championships from 2015-2018.  Ryan earned US Lacrosse South Florida Coach of the Year awards 2x (2015,2018), Sun Sentinel Coach of the Year awards 2x (2015,2018), and Miami Herald Coach of the Year in 2018.  Ryan was inducted into the Keuka College Hall of Fame in 2018.  He holds college records for career, season, and individual game statistics.  Ryan was a 5-year starter on varsity at Mynderse Academy High School (New York).  

 

Nathan Snitz-Assistant Director, Dir. High School Operations, Coach

Nate has been an active Stealth coach since 2015, operating in a number of roles. Nate is the current Stoneman Douglas HS Head Coach and Florida Atlantic University Offensive Coordinator. Previously he served as the Head Coach at West Boca High School, Westglades MS, and American Heritage Delray MS. Serving as the Head Coach at West Boca High School, he received Coach of the Year honors in 2016.  He also won a Gold Medal with the Florida Team at JCC Maccabi Games.   Coach Nate has also served as the Director of Lacrosse at Camps Equinunk and Ramah.  Coach Nate played college lacrosse at FAU and was a 2x Team Captain, and 3-year starter.  He is a Florida native, graduating from West Orange High School in Orlando, FL.

 

Jerry Balaker-Coach & Goalie Specialist

Jerry Balaker is a Long Island native, spending
time coaching in Hawaii and in the past several years in the South Florida region.  He was a
4-year member of Roanoke College Men's Lacrosse team.  In 1996, his team made it to the NCAA
quarterfinals.  He also was named to the All-Conference Academic team.  Jerry has coached
college lacrosse at Roanoke College, Kenyon College, Alfred University, and Washington College.
Coach Jerry has worked national goalie camps with legendary coaches Bill Pilat (Roanoke College) and
JB Clarke (Limestone College). He’s had coaching stints at Aloha Youth Lacrosse Association in
Hawaii, various camps/clinics nationally and in South Florida, and was a goalie coach under
Tony Seaman at St. Andrew’s School.  He resides in Palm Beach County with his family.

 

Gabriel Keding-Coach & Defensive Specialist

Coach Keding joined the Stealth staff in 2017. Before joining the staff coach played college lacrosse at Division I Bellarmine University.  Coach was a 2x Southern Conference All-Academic Team.  Coach Keding is originally from Onondoga High School in Syracuse, NY.  Coach was a three-sport athlete, 4-year varsity starter, and 3x captain at Onondaga.  Between his High School and College career coach has competed and played with some of the top talents in the nation.  Gabe currently coaches our 2025 team and works with all defensive players.

 

Mike Jones-Coach & Goalie Specialist

Mike Jones has been with Stealth Lacrosse since 2016. Coach Jones has served many coaching roles throughout Florida, starting his career at Creekside HS as an Assistant Coach, Matanzas High School Head Coach, Maclay School Head Coach, Ponte Vedra Goalie Coach/Defensive Assistant and currently the Head Assistant Coach at American Heritage Boca-Delray.  He won a District Championship and was honored with 2010 US Lacrosse North Florida Assistant Coach of the Year (Creekside HS).  He was honored with a 2013 US Lacrosse North Florida Coach of the Year, 2013-2014 Big Bend Coach of the Year, 2 District Championships, and State semi-finalist participant while serving as the Head Coach at Maclay School.  Mike is a Florida native, playing at Flagler Palm Coast High School.  As a player, he was a 4-year varsity letterman, 2004-2005 All-District Goalie, 2003-2004 District Champion, and State Semi-Finalist participant.

 

Coach Neil McAdorey

In 2019 McAdorey enters his 15th year of coaching lacrosse. Coach McAdorey is from Setauket, LI where he played for Ward Melville HS.  After HS, Coach McAdorey helped found the University of Scranton Lacrosse program and put those skills to work in Parkland in 2005 when he was the first president of the Parkland Redhawks.  In 2005 and 2006 McAdorey was the Head JV coach for Stoneman Douglas and in 2007 he moved to Saint Andrews where he was the JV coach through 2012.  In 2013 Coach McAdorey returned to Stoneman Douglas where he has been the head Defensive Coach.  In addition to coaching HS Lacrosse at SA and MSD, Coach McAdorey has been a fixture on the HS Select Sidelines for: South Florida Select, Boca Whalers, Swordfish, and the Stealth Lacrosse Club.  Coach McAdorey has also coached the Maccabi Delegation for South Florida to two silver medals, a bronze medal, and a gold medal and brought the U19 Israeli team to Parkland for friendly scrimmages in 2015 as part of their US tour.  Both Coach McAdoreys sons played for the Stealth Program and in College; Ian at Norwich University (D3) and Connor at the University of Florida (MCLA DI).  Coach McAdorey has been very active in college placement for our Stealth seniors including Florida Southern, USMMA, USNA, University of Tampa, Belmont Abbey, Webber Int., and others. 

 

Davis Diamond-Coach & Offensive Specialist

Davis Diamond joins the Stealth Staff in Summer 2021.  A Boca Raton/Delray Beach native, lettering four years in lacrosse at Saint Andrews High School (Boca Raton, FL) under US Lacrosse Hall of Fame coach Tony Seaman.  He led his teams to consecutive district championships and #1 rankings in the state of Florida in 2016.  Davis was a 2x High School All-American in 2015 and 2016.  Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel Player of the Year.  He finished with 134 goals and 183 assists in High School, including 31 goals and 45 assists as a senior team captain.  Davis played NCAA Division I lacrosse at the University of Albany.  In 2018 he led his team to the NCAA DI Final Four and in 2019 Davis made the American East Conference All-Tournament Team.  After graduating from the University of Albany Davis has been actively coaching youth lacrosse in South Florida, coaching for Sweetlax/Tampa Snooks, Swordfish, FL Elite, and Snipers.

 

Coach Evan Kalish-Coach & Defensive Specialist

Coach Kalish joined the Stealth staff in 2019.  Evan is a Florida native from Vero Beach, FL.  He attended a prep school in Maine.  He was awarded 2x MVP for the league and the team. Evan played D1 college lacrosse at Bellarmine University.  At Bellarmine, Evan was a 3-year starter.  Evan was awarded the Hammer Award (Most Aggressive Player Award).  While at Bellarmine, Evan played multiple positions including LSM, close defense, and face-offs with a long pole.  After graduating from Bellarmine, Evan used his last year of eligibility to get his MBA at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.  At Lynn, Evan was awarded 2nd team SSC defense team along with scholar All-American.  He was also the first player in program history to be in the North and South senior All-Star game.  Beyond college lacrosse, Evan represented Israel on their 40-man roster.

 

Brian Cost-Coach & Offensive Specialist

Brian Cost joined the Stealth coaching staff in 2018.  Prior to joining our program coach Cost coached at Saint Andrews High School winning 2-State Championships as the Head Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator.  He also spent time coaching for Belen Jesuit HS, University School HS, and Swordfish Lacrosse Club.  Brian was a standout lacrosse player, winning 2-High School State Championship for West Genesee High School (New York) and 2-DII NCAA National Championships with LeMoyne College.  Both West Genesee HS and LeMoyne College are perennial powerhouse programs with a rich tradition of lacrosse.  Brian was named Most Valuable Player in the 2004 State Championship Game. 

 

Matt Bellando-Coach Boys/Girls & Offensive Specialist

Matt Bellando played collegiately for both Long Island University Post and Stony Brook University where he amassed 119 goals during his four years including 92 at LIU Post.  At Stony Brook University he helped lead the team to an American East Conference championship in his sophomore season.  At LIU Post he was a two-time All-ECC performer for the Pioneers while also be named the ECC Championship Most Outstanding Player as LIU Post won the ECC Championship in 2016.  A South Florida native, Bellando attended Saint Andrew's School where he was a three-time Palm Beach Post Boy's Lacrosse Player of the Year and three-time US Lacrosse All-American as the Scot won three FHSAA State Championships.  He was also named the Florida Dairy Farmer Player of the Year in both 2009 and 2010.  He spent the 2017 season on staff at LIU Post as the offensive coordinator where he created game and practice plans as well as worked with player development.  He was a member of the Florida Launch during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.  Matt was the offensive coordinator for the Palm Beach Atlantic University Men's team for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.  He is currently the offensive coordinator/goalie coach for the Palm Beach Atlantic University (D2) Women's team.

 

Coach Chris Mainquist

 

Coach Michael Meredith

 

Coach Jonathan Cox

 

Coach Anthony Lofurno

 

Coach Jeremy Reiter

Coach Jeremy started his lacrosse career in 2004 through the Boca jets. Jeremy was a standout at Spanish River High-school where he earned all-district defenseman and led the team in forced turnovers his senior year (2012). Jeremy played at and graduated from FAU where he was a captain and leader of the defense. Jeremy began his coaching career at Spanish River in 2013 as a Defensive Coordinator and JV Head Coach. In 2018 Jeremy became the Defensive Coordinator at West Boca. in 2019 Jeremy became a Defensive assistant and Head JV coach at Stoneman Douglas. Currently, Coach Jeremy is in his 3rd season with Stoneman Douglas. Jeremy has also been a member of the Stealth Coaching staff since 2019 coaching the U11 teams and operating as a defensive specialist. He also serves as the U14 Redhawks Head Coach.

 

Coach Reed Smith

Coach Reed grew up in the Baltimore and Annapolis area and started playing lacrosse in third grade. Along with his brother Bryant, their stick skills became fine-tuned playing backyard ball with their neighbors, the Radebaughs who had 3 boys that also played lacrosse. 

Learning the importance of picking the ball up off the ground, Coach Reed’s first-ever award was “Ground Ball Hog” in 1985, following in the footsteps of his stepbrother who played at Boys Latin and then Loyola College. His stepfather introduced him to the game and was his coach up until he was in high school, and he now gets to share that same experience with his son Easton. 

Playing for St. Mary’s high school in Annapolis Maryland, in one of the most competitive conferences in the country, allowed him to increase his lacrosse IQ tremendously while under the guidance of coaches Rob White and Jim Morehead. Those teams enjoyed multiple trips to the state championships and claimed one of the top spots in the country during his time there. 

Coach Reed continued playing for the Salisbury State University Men’s Club Program and then after a brief hiatus picked up the stick again when moving down to Palm Beach County, Florida.

He managed and coached the Palm Beach Men’s Lacrosse Club for 15 years and currently runs a college/adult Men’s Summer League in South Florida. He shares a common goal with most South Florida lacrosse enthusiasts, to grow the game.

A constant ambassador for the sport of lacrosse, he has found his niche sharing his experience with the next generation of athletes and gets tremendous joy from sharing the fundamentals of the Lacrosse game focusing on stick work and positioning basics. 

Coach Reed joined the Stealth Coaches Staff three seasons ago and has quickly earned the trust of the players and parents and the rest of the stealth family in pursuing their common mission for their athletes.

 

 

Coach Max Ainbinder

Coach Ainbinder joined the Stealth Staff in 2019. Before joining the staff, Coach Ainbinder coached several travel programs, as well as conducting personal training sessions with young aspiring athletes. During his high school career, coach Ainbinder was a three-sport varsity athlete and a standout lacrosse player for Vero Beach High School. Coach Ainbinder was a three-year starter and captain, achieving all-district honors 2 years in a row.

Coach Tommy Frank

Coach Austin Figas

Coach Kevin Horwitz

 

Girls Coaching Staff

Coach Kristina Stein

Kristina Stein, Coach K, is the Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach for Stoneman Douglas High School.  She began coaching lacrosse 8 years ago for the Parkland Redhawks.  She is certified as a Level 2 Lacrosse Coach with US Lacrosse.  In 2014 she co-founded the Westglades Lady Wolves lacrosse program.  The following year she became the Assistant Coach for Stoneman Douglas Girls Lacrosse and for the last 3 years has served as the Assistant Varsity Coach and JV Coach at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale.  Coach K has coached on many travel teams including Mad Skillz, Stickbenders, and Team 12.

 

Coach Anthony Lofurno

Coach Ginger Stein

Coach Jordyn Lagrega

Coach Carolyn Stein

Coach Anna Myers

Coach Jenna Nabridge

Coach Nabridge joined the Stealth staff in 2019.  Before joining the staff coach played college lacrosse at SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design.  Coach was a 3x NAIA National Champion (2017-2019), 2x IWLCA, and NAIA Academic All-American.  Coach Nabridge is originally from Parkland, FL.  Coach was a 4-year starter for Stoneman Douglas High School winning 4 district Championships.  Jenna currently coaches our youth and middle school girl players.