The Duke's Lacrosse Club @           COACHING STAFF

The Duke's COACHING STAFF is in one word, INCREDIBLE.  As a Combined Group, they have OVER 300 years of COACHING EXPERIENCE and that Depth of COACHING TALENT is only GROWING as Duke's Alums who have Matriculated through the Duke's Programs are Returning to Teach and Coach.  Returning Alums Offer a Unique Perspective on WHO WE ARE. They bring back the Lessons of their College Experience and Combine it with their Learned Duke's Experience.  This Allows them to Integrate that Higher Level of College Competition and Experience with their Duke's Experience. That in turn Provides a Balance and a Continuing Foundation to Mold Players and Perpetuate the Rich History and Tradition of their Duke's Experience. 

Please Enjoy Meeting the Duke's COACHING STAFF

Ebe Helm [Coach & President of Duke's LC] -  Image

Address: 38 Ridley Avenue Aldan, PA 19018
Phone: 610.259.0831

Former Springfield High School and Lebanon Valley College lacrosse player. His coaching background includes: Springfield High School, Strath Haven High School, Marple Newtown, West Chester East, and Interboro. Coach Helm is the Head Coach of the Duke's High School All-Stars.


Mike Mackrides [Coach & President of Duke's MainLine]


Former Springfield High School and West Chester University lacrosse player. Former Coach of the Rose Tree Media Youth Lacrosse Program.

Head Director Duke's MainLine Lacrosse Club

Current Duke's High School Lacrosse Club Associate Head Coach.

Coach Mackrides next to Coaches Forster, Coach "Mongo" Mongeluzzi, and Coach Christmas.



Jason Christmas [Coach & Social Media Director ] 



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Former Lower Merion High School and Villanova University lacrosse player. Former Lower Merion High School Assistant Lacrosse Coach.  Former Ashbee Lacrosse U15 coach.   Current Duke's High School Lacrosse Club Associate Head Coach - Defensive Coordinator.  Head Talent Scout



Chris Fallon [Coach]


Former player on two state championship lacrosse teams at The Episcopal Academy. Former player at University of Notre Dame on three Great Western Lacrosse League Championship teams. During his junior year, the Fighting Irish made it to the NCAA Final Four. Coach Fallon is an Assistant Coach with Duke's High School Lacrosse Club.




Mike Dolente [Coach & FO specialist coach]


Phone: (484) 919-9679
Former Spring-Ford High School and Cabrini College Face-Off specialist. Division III North/South game participant. Current GMH Face-Off specialist. Available for private Face-Off lessons.




Evan Bohner [Coach]


Former defenseman at Conestoga High School (09). Team won Central league championship, District 1 championship, and appeared in the PIAA state championship game in 2009. Former defensive coordinator at Upper Merion High School. Team won Suburban One-American conference championship in 2010. Former coach Conestoga Youth Lacrosse (05-08). Team appeared in 2006 CCLA championship game.  Current Assistant coach St. Josephs Prep.



Sean Evans [Coach]


Former attack/midfielder at West Chester Henderson/Duke's LC (06). Led W.C. Henderson to two Suburban League Championships. He was selected 3x First Team All-Suburban (Ches-mont), 2x First Team All-Area and All-State, and earned U.S. Lacrosse All-American Honors in his senior year. Evans was also the Suburban League MVP, All-Area Player of the Year, and was selected to the U.S. Lacrosse Senior Showcase in St. Louis, Missouri. He stands first in Henderson history with 326 career points. He attended Towson University before transferring to St. Joseph’s University in 2007. As a sophomore he faced-off and played on the first midfield line. Coach Evans then moved to attack and led the team in scoring/points in his junior and senior years. At Saint Joseph’s Coach Evans was a captain, and was named Offensive Player of the Year as junior and Most Valuable Player as a senior. Currently Coach Evans is an assistant Coach at West Chester Henderson.



Paul Mita [Coach]


Former attackman at Conestoga High School (2009) & Villanova University player. Team won Central league championships in 2007 & 2009, District 1 championship 2009, and appeared in the PIAA state championship in 2009. Received, 2nd team All Central League 2008 & 2009. Played Division I lacrosse at Villanova University (2013).  Former Volunteer assistant coach at Upper Merion High School 2010-2012. Team won Suburban One- American conference championship 2010.  Former assistant coach on multiple Conestoga Youth Lacrosse teams.  Former St. Josephs Prep assistant coach.  Current Cabrini volunteer assistant coach.




Rick Smith [Coach]


Former 2001 Wissahickon High School Graduate; Former Assistant Coach Hatboro Horsham 2002-2008;  Former Assistant Coach Methacton 2009; Head Coach North Penn HS 2010-current; Special Education Teacher at North Penn.



Chris Mandarino (Coach)


Assistant Varsity Coach Harriton High school
Ashbee Lacrosse Club B1 Head coach
Previously assistant coached at Lower Merion, Springfield Delco, and Chestnut Hill Academy.
Loyola University 2000 & 2001 seasons helped Greyhounds make D1 playoff appearance.
1999 Lower Merion State Champion & US Lacrosse All-American
Two time PA All-State Selection
Three time All Central League
Pat Harner (Coach)
-Current Coach Dukes Elite 2022
-Former Assistant Coach at Downingtown West HS
-Former private instructor to develop all positions in 1 on 1 and group settings on individual and positional skill development 
-Former Defensive Coordinator at Wesley College (DE)
-Worked and recruited at Elite level Camps: Top 205, Blue Chip 225, University of Michigan
-4 year member of Saint Joseph's Varsity Men's Lacrosse Program, 2 year starter at close Defense
-3 year member and starter at Archbishop Spalding HS (Severn, Md) 
-Member of the 2006 FCA National HS Lacrosse Team​
Tom Lemieux (Coach)
-High school state champion (1998)(Comsewogue HS - Long Island, NY)
-All County (1998)
- Cabrini University 2x Captain and All time Leading Scorer
- First Ever Lacrosse Player Inducted to the Cabrini Athletic Hall of Fame
Springfield Head Coach 2010-Present
-11 years as Springfield Head Coach
-2 state championships (2016, 2017)
-2 district 1 championships (2015, 2017)
-7 straight state tournament appearances
-Philly lacrosse coach of the year- 2016 - HM 2015 and 2017
-Has coached 11 Springfield all americans in tenure
-Numerous Division 1 players
Rob Forster (Coach)
-High School 2X All-American and State Champion.
-Penn State Leading goal scorer 2007-2009
LaSalle Offensive Coordinator 2012-2013
-2013 State Championship
-Coached All Americans Matt Rambo and Sean Coleman
ANC Head Coach 2014-2018
-Turned around a struggling program into a Prep Powerhouse.
-Won 5 Straight League Championships 
- 5 All-Americans, 10 All-State Players
-Coached Players going to: Penn State, Hopkins, Lehigh, Vermont, Army, High, Point, St. Joes, Mount St. Marys, Monmouth, Hofstra, Gettysburg, Cabrini.
University of Penn Assistant 2019
- Won the Ivy League Championship
- Made it to the Quarter Finals in the NCAA tournament.
LaSalle Head Coach 2019-Present
Jack Forster (Coach)
-High School 2X All-American, #3 ranked Recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse.
-Penn State Captain 2013 under Coach Jeff Tambroni, #8 Ranked team in the country.
-Penn State All-American 2013
Academy of The New Church
2014-2018 ANC assistant Coach and Defensive Coordinator
- 5 League Championships
2019-Present ANC Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
-2019 Philly Lacrosse Coach of the Year (First year as Head Coach)
-2019 Ranked #4 in PA/NJ
-As Defensive Coordinator 
-vs Malvern Prep #1 team in the State 4 goals against (4-3)
-vs Conestoga #5 team in State 0 goals against (10-0)
- Coached Philly Lacrosse Player of the Year(2019) and HM Player of the year.
- 2 Defensive All-Americans, 6 Defensive All-State Players, 1 Goalie All-state
-Coached Players going to: Penn State, Hopkins, Lehigh, Vermont, Army, High, Point, St. Joes, Mount St. Marys, Monmouth, Hofstra, Gettysburg, Cabrini.




Kurt Behm

Matt Brasher

Stu Brown

Bill Brasko

JR Castle

John Christmas

Scott Cullinan

Jim DeRose

Jeff Desko

Ron Forster

Robert "Mongo" Mongeluzzi

Chris Spahr

Brian Ikeda

Stephen Evans

Bruce Vosburg

Joe Vetrone

Desi Gonzales



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