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.



Scott Cullinan  [Coach)


Former attackmen at West Chester East 2007, two time all league selection.  Former Dukes player 2004-2007.   Former 4 year starter at attack for Saint Josephs University 2008-2011.  Selected to prestigious North/South All Star game.  Current offensive coordinator Downingtown East.



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​
Matt Brasher (Coach)
Gwynedd Mercy College 2012-2014
Albright College 2014-2017
Personal Trainer 2017-current
Coach Brasher is a coach who knows has just finished his accounting degree at Albright college in 2017 and knows the lacrosse lifestyle. He played club all through high school and then went on to play in college. Since college he has accepted a Trade Analyst Job at JP Morgan Chase. Coach Brasher is a great mentor to our players, he provides insight and a great point of view for someone who has done it all and has came out a better stronger man and wants to shares his experiences and teach our players what it takes to go the distance and to achieve any goals either on the field or off.
Jeff Desko (Coach)
Jeff Desko has an extensive background in lacrosse as a player, coach, and member of a family all who played for the Syracuse Men’s lacrosse team (father David, Uncle Jeff, Cousin Tim and current Syracuse head coach John Desko).
Jeff Played lacrosse at Syracuse University, where he was an NCAA Championship Runner-up in 2013, Big East Champs 2013, ACC Champs 2015 and 2016. Prior to playing for the Orange, Jeff played for Central Mass powerhouse St. John’s Shrewsbury where he was a 4 year Varsity player, team captain and All American.
Jeff’s coaching resume includes his recent involvement with the Laxachusetts Club program, Concord-Carlisle Youth Lacrosse and Red Tail Lacrosse. He has also coached at both Marlborough High School and Framingham High School, as well as Division 3 Becker College.
Jeff also holds a Personal Training certification and has trained many athletes that are playing or committed to play college lacrosse at the Division 1 level.



Kurt Behm

Stu Brown

Bill Brasko

JR Castle

John Christmas

Jim DeRose

Ron Forster

Robert "Mongo" Mongeluzzi

Chris Spahr

Brian Ikeda

Stephen Evans

Bruce Vosburg

Joe Vetrone

Desi Gonzales



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