The vision of the Mavericks Lacrosse Club is to be recognized by local high school and national college lacrosse coaches as a premier program for the development of proper lacrosse skills, sportsmanship, and character in our young men.

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Current and past coaches all part of the Mavericks network. View current coaches by visiting team pages.


Current Coaches & Staff

Chris Ogle - Coach 2023
  • Current Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Teacher at Archbishop Curley High School
  • Former starting Midfielder for UMBC
  • 1997 graduate of Fallston High School
  • Fallston High Attackmen 1st team All-County
  • All County Honors as a Junior and Senior
  • 1997 Maryland State Coaches North/South All-Star Attackmen
  • 2002 Graduate from UMBC
  • 1998 and 1999 NCAA Playoffs Participant
  • Won back to back MIAA Championships in 2007 and 2008 at Curley where the team  averaged 15 goals per game
  • 2010 Head Coach Mavericks All-Star Team: Got-Skills Tournament Champions
  • 2020 will be his 10th year with the Mavericks


Aaron Verardi - Coach 2023

  • Current Head Lacrosse Coach at Harford Community College
  • Verardi was an integral part of the record-breaking Fighting Owl men's lacrosse season last year, helping Harford reach the NJCAA National Tournament.
  • A defensive standout at UMBC, registering 19 groundballs and causing five turnovers as a senior in 2011.
  • He graduated from UMBC in 2011
  • Stand out Defensemen for The Boy's Latin School

Rob Grimm - Coach 2023

  • Currently a pharmaceutical representative for Arbor Pharmaceuticals
  • 2012 spent 2 years as an assistant coach at Goucher College
  • 3 year Starter under Don Zimmerman at UMBC
  • Selected as a Team Captain his senior year
  • Became just the third player in Carthage school history to earn All-America honors in consecutive seasons
  • Amassed 56 goals and 59 assists in a stellar senior season for the Comets
  • The 2008 Syracuse Post Standard All-Central New York Most Valuable Player
  •  A four-time First-Team All-Frontier League honoree and two-time All-North MVP
  • Former Under Armour All American               

Doug Sharretts - Coach 2022

  • Current Teacher at St. Margarets Middle School
  • Current Assisant Varsity Coach at John Carroll High School
  • Former Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Harford Tech High School
  • 2016 Harford County Coach of the Year
  • Former Offensive Assistant at John Carroll High School
  • 1987 graduate of Boys' Latin School as a 4 year Varsity lacrosse player
  • Played 2 years at UNC Chapel Hill with a Final Four appearance in 1989
  • Played 1 year at Towson State and was a participant in the 1991 NCAA Title Game
  • 5 years coaching John Carroll (JV and Varsity)
  • Over 25 years of coaching youth lacrosse


Connor Burgasser - Coach 2022

  • Burgasser played long-stick midfield at Salisbury University and lettered all four years of his career.  
  • Burgasser is the bearer of 2 National Titles (2007-08) and has appeared in 3 National Title games.  
  • He lead the Sea Gulls from 2008 to 2010 in take aways and earned 1st Team CAC honors in 2008 and 2010.  
  • In 2010 he was awarded the Charles Clark Cup Award and was garnished with 2nd Team All American honors as well as being an Academic All American.
  • Burgasser graduated from Salisbury University in the spring of 2010 with a bachelors degree in Physical Education.  
  • He is currently an assistant coach for the Salisbury University men's lacrosse team under Jim Berkman.  
  • He is also currently pursuing his master's degree in Public School Administration.  
  • Connor is originally from Rochester, NY. 



Carson Kalama - Coach 2022

  • Current CPA for KPMG
  • 2017 graduate of Salisbury University
  • 2013 graduate of Bel Air High School
  • MVP 2017 Division 3 National Championship
  • USILA Honorable Mention All American
  • ECAC South Region Second Team
  • IMCLA Mid Atlantic Honorable Mention
  • All-CAC Second Team
  • CAC All-Academic Team all 4 years
  • USILA All-American Honorable Mention
  • All-CAC First Team
  • CAC Offensive Player of the Week
  • CAC Offensive Player of the Week 


 Patrick Mull - Coach 2021

  • Current Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Teacher at Aberdeen High School.
  • Coach Mull began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach at Fallston High School in 2014 where he helped the Cougars to a 3rd straight 1A-2A State Championship.  
  • Previously, Coach Mull played collegiate lacrosse for St. Mary's College of Maryland where he was twice named to the All-Conference team in 2012 and 2013 and was a Scholar All American in his final season.  
  • In that final season with the Seahawks, the school saw the Seahawks make school history by winning the conference and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.  
  • Prior to Coach Mull's experience at St. Mary's, he played for Fallston High School where he was named to 1st Team All-County in 2007, 2008, and 2009.  
  • Coach Mull was also named Fox45 Prep Player of the Week in 2008 and Baltimore Sun Player of the Week in 2009.  
  • Coach Mull broke school records for points and assists in a career and is currently the record holder for both those categories with 289 career points and 232 career assists.       

Zach Esser - Coach 2021

  • Current Defensive Coordinator of Harford Community College
  • Former starting Defensemen at UMBC
  • Earned America East First Team honors on defense
  • Named to the All-Championship team for his outstanding two-game efforts versus Binghamton and Albany
  • Repeated as an America East First Team defender, becoming the first UMBC defender to earn a pair of first team honors.  
  • Led the team in caused turnovers (16) for the third consecutive year
  • High School highly-decorated defenseman/LSM
  • A three-time Brine All-American, two-time Champion All-American and a U.S. Lacrosse All-American in 2012
  • Named the top 1A/2A player in the state of Maryland in 2012…
  • Competed on the varsity in all four years at Fallston, earning First Team All-County and All-Upper Chesapeake Bay Conference honors from 2009-12
  • Captained the 2012 Class 1A/2A state championship squad
Chris Soper - Coach 2021
  • Current Foodservice Manager C-Stores at Kraft Heinz Company
  • Current Asst Coach at Harford Community College
  • Varsity Head Lacrosse Coach at Perryville Hign School
  • Loyola High School: MSA “A” Conference Champions (1989)
  • Salisbury State University: NCAA Division III Finalist (1991), NCAA Division III All American – Attack (1993)
  • Salisbury State University: Assistant Coach - NCAA Division III National Champions (1994)
  • Team Minnesota: U15 Assistant Head Coach – NJLA (1996-1999)
  • Team Texas: U15 Assistant Head Coach – NJLA (2000-2003)
  • Dublin Darlington Recreation Program: U11 & U13 Recreation & Travel Teams (2011-2012)
  • Harford Mavericks: 2017 Head Coach – NPYLL “AA” (2013)
  • Perryville High School: Assistant Coach - Varsity & JV (2014)                     
  • Buck Sharretts - Director, Skill Instructor
  • Current VP Foodservice Signature Springs and Director of the Mavericks Lacrosse Club
  • All-County Attackmen for Towson High junior and senior year
  • Member of the 1982 Towson High School State Champions
  • Co-Captain of the 1983 Towson High School State Finalist
  • Member of the 1983 All Metro team
  • 1986 All-American Attackmen for Essex Community College
  • Member of the 1986 Junior College Final Four All-Tournament Team
  • 1989 All-American Attackmen for Jim Berkman at Salisbury University
  • 1989 Offensive MVP for Salisbury University
  • Co-Captain of the 1990 Final Four Salisbury University Team
  • Member of the 1990 College North / South Team
  • Coaching youth lacrosse since 1992
  • Active board member of the Bel Air Rec. lacrosse program
  • Helped coach a Bel Air Midget Travel A team to a MYLA & HARCO Championship

Scott Rayburn - Rules Advisor
  • On staff official and rules consultant
  • USILA Official
  • SLOA Official
  • MLL Official

Past Coaches


Dean Thrasher
  • Currently a Teacher at Bakerfield Elementary and Varsity Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Aberdeen High School.
  • Former Assistant at Patterson Mill High School.
  • Coach Thrasher's playing career was a brilliant one as he played all four years while at North Harford High School.
  • In his senior season in 2006, Coach Thrasher led the Hawks to a Regional Championship and a State-Semifinal appearance.  That same year Coach Thrasher also garnered several individual honors where he led the team in points with 88 while scoring 42 goals and tacking on 46 assists, earning him the honor of High School All American for Harford County.  
  • Later on Coach Thrasher played at Salisbury University where he was a member of the 2007 National Championship Team.


Brian King - College Advisor 
  • Current Men's Varsity Coach at John Carroll High School
  • Won 2015 MIAA Championship in 1st Season at John Carroll High School
  • Hereford Men's Lacrosse Coach 2004 to 2014
  • in 6 Seasons as Hereford Head Coach: 112-10 Record, 6 County Championships, 6 Regional Championships and 5 State Championships
  • 2011 National Federation of High Schools & Varsity Sports Network Coach of the Year
  • 2012 US Lacrosse Coach of the Year & Maryland State Coaches Association Coach of the Year
  • 2013 Baltimore Sun Metro Coach of the Year.
  • Coach King has been selected to coach the Baltimore Under Armour Underclass two times as well as the Brine, Adidas & National Lacrosse Classic teams.
  • 2012 USA U19 National Team assistant
  • Played collegiate lacrosse at Washington College.  Competed in 3 National Championships
  • Played High School Lacrosse at C Milton Wright High School


Bob Keenan - Coach & Face-off Instructor

  • Currently with Towson University's Department of Facilities
  • 1980 - 1982 Varsity Lacrosse at Parkville High School
  • 2000 - 2001 Head coach at Parkville Recreation Council for 2 seasons
  • 2002 - 2009 Head coach at Perry Hall Recreation Council  for 6 seasons
  • 200-2009 Youth Lacrosse Clinic Coach
  • 2006 - 2007 Head Coach Boys’ Latin Varsity Lacrosse Indoor Team
  • Obtained Level 1 coaching status through US Lacrosse in 2000 
Casey Connor
  • Assistant Coach Calvert Hall
  • 10 Years Experience as a Professional Lacrosse Player (MLL, NLL, LXM Pro)
  • 2005 Unsung Hero for Baltimore Bayhawks
  • 3 Time NCAA All-American 1998-2000
  • 7 Years Experience as Volunteer Assistant coach at the Collegiate Level 

Will Poletis
  • Assistant coach (defense) for the Aurora University Spartans
  • Volunteer coach in the fall of 2010 for Salisbury University
  • Played four years for Salisbury University
  • Named team captain his senior year Salisbury University
  • Named to the second team all conference team as a senior
  • Honored as a Capital Athletic Conference scholar-athlete
  • Member of two NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship teams Salisbury University
  • Played high school lacrosse at Loyola Blakefield
  • Earned a bachelor's degree in marketing with a minor in coaching
  • Currently working towards his master's degree in business administration at Aurora University

Matt Pollhammer
  • North Harford High 1st team All-County Lacrosse
  • Hampden-Sydney College NCAA Quarter finalist DIII Midfielder
  • JV Head Coach Patterson Mill High Lacrosse
  • Offensive Coach Patterson Mill Varsity Lacrosse
  • 2000-2006 Harford lacrosse Camp Coach/Counselor 

Matt Rayburn
  • John Carroll High School Graduate
  • Named to the all Harford County lacrosse team
  • Named to the 2nd team all Juco Team for Harford Community College
  • Played for Stevenson University  

Jack Rice
  • Named a 2013 Lacrosse Team Captain at Villanova
  • 2012 First Team All-BIG EAST
  • Named to the 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List
  • BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Feb. 27, 2012)
  • 2011 First Team All-BIG EAST (Youngest member on team as a sophomore)
  • BIG EAST Honor Roll (Mar. 26, 2012; Feb. 28, Mar. 21, Apr. 25, 2011; Feb. 22, Mar. 15, 2010).
  • Has appeared in all 46 games of his career while making 44 starts on attack
  • Tallied 91 goals, four assists and 95 points through his junior season
  • Captured 37 ground balls and five caused turnovers
  • Currently ranks third all-time averaging 1.98 goals per game; Second all-time with 15 man-up goals; 7th all-time with 91 goals; 11th all-time averaging 2.07 points per game.
  • 2012 Season: Appeared and started all 15 games on attack... Posted 31 goals, one assist and 32 points for the season... Captured 14 ground balls and five caused turnovers... Averaged 2.07 goals per game and 2.13 points per game... Ranked first in the BIG EAST averaging 2.07 goals per game... Ranked fifth in the BIG EAST averaging .47 man-up goals per game... Ranked 34th in the NCAA averaging 2.07 goals per game... Led the team with 31 goals... Third on the team with 32 points... First on the team with seven man-up goals... Recorded 11 games scoring multiple points... Tallied a career-high six points vs. Bucknell (Feb. 25)... Posted a career-high six goals vs. Bucknell (Feb. 25).
  • Boys' Latin: Earned varsity letters in both football and lacrosse... Tallied 47 goals and 14 assists as a senior captain... Earned the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Award and Creator's Game Award... All-conference and team MVP selection. 

Doug Testerman
  • All Harford-County Football and Lacrosse
  • North Harford High All-County Defenseman
  • Greensboro College Defenseman
  • Coached JV Lacrosse at North Harford High School for 2 years
  • Varsity Lacrosse O/D coordinator at Patterson Mill High School
  • Baltimore Bullfrogs Lacrosse Club Defenseman 

Thomas Thibeault
  • Bucknell University midfielder… leading scoring midi 2009
  • Bucknell University Asst. Offensive coach
  • 1st Round NCAA Finals against UVA in 2011 as Offensive asst. Coach for Bucknell
  • Captain at Boys Latin Varsity Lacrosse 2008 

Drew Westervelt
  • All American UMBC
  • Major League Lacrosse Player for Chesapeake Bayhawks
  • Selected to the MLL All-Star Team
  • National Lacrosse League Indoor Player for the Philadelphia Wings
  • Selected to the NLL All-Star Team
  • Member of the 2010 World Champion US National Team
  • Member of the 2011 US Indoor Lacrosse Team 

Michael Winter
  • Started playing lacrosse in the third grade in Port Washington, NY
  • Recruited by mid range D1 programs and top D3 programs
  • Played attack for Salisbury University all four years scoring over 100 goals
  • Member of  the Salisbury University 2007 & 2008 Championships teams and was a runner up on 2010
  • Majored in business administration and economics with a minor in finance
  • While pursuing an MBA degree at Salisbury, Mike coached the offense
  • Has won two D3 NCAA championships as a Coach
  • Specialties as a coach were primarily recruiting new talent and coaching the offense 

Trevor Zorbach
  • C. Milton Wright Graduate: All County Lacrosse
  • Queens University of Charlotte Graduate: Offensive MVP
  • Harford Mavericks Coach Since 2008

Luke Phipps

Eric Tillman 

  • Currently a Financial Analyst III for Morgan Stanley
  • 2012 NCAA Division I Championship at Loyola University
  • Boys Latin Graduate; Played Varsity Lacrosse
  • Goalie and Defense Specialist