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] 

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.

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.

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.

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 for Conestoga High School (‘09). Team won Central League championship, PIAA District 1 championship, and appeared in the PIAA State championship game (’09).

Former Defenseman for Fairleigh Dickinson University (’10). Former coach for Conestoga Youth Lacrosse (‘05-‘08). Team appeared in CCLA championship game (’06).

Former Defensive Coordinator for Upper Merion High School (‘10-‘13). Team won Suburban One-American conference championship (’10).

Former Defensive Coordinator for Saint Joseph’s Prep (14-17). Team won Philadelphia Catholic League championship, won PIAA District 12, and appeared in PIAA state championship game (’15). Former head coach for Cardinal O’Hara high school (’18-’20). Team won PIAA District 12 AA, and qualified for PIAA state playoffs for first time in program history (19).

Awarded Philadelphia Catholic League Coach of the Year (’19). Current Assistant Coach for Arcadia University (’20-Present) 



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]


Current Head Lacrosse Coach at Arcadia University

Spent one season as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at NCAA Division III Dickinson College. The Red Devils played to a 3-2 record in the 2020 season prior to the season's cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Prior to Dickinson, Mita spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Division III power Cabrini University, where he helped lead the Cavaliers to the 2019 NCAA Championship with a 16-12 victory over Amherst at Lincoln Financial Field. Additionally, the Cavaliers were named the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Division III Mid-Atlantic Region Coaching Staff of the Year following the 22-2 season that culminated in the national title

During his three seasons at Cabrini, the Cavaliers won three-straight conference championships and made three NCAA Tournament appearances while posting a combined record of 56-9. Mita developed and coached 24 USILA All-Americans as a member of Steve Colfer's coaching staff - including a program-best 11 in 2019.

Mita began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant coach with Upper Merion High School, where he helped lead the Vikings to the 2010 Suburban One-American Conference Championship during his three seasons. He also served as an assistant with St. Joseph's Prep, leading them to Catholic League and District 12 Championships in 2015, culminating in a PIAA State Championship berth. Mita continues to hold ties in youth lacrosse in the Philadelphia area.

Mita was a four-year member of the Villanova Men's Lacrosse program under head coach Mike Corrado, where he was a part of three nationally-ranked teams. He was a member of the Wildcats team that went to its second NCAA Tournament appearance in 2011. Additionally, he was a part of the Big East regular season title in 2013. Mita was also part of the 2012 and 2013 teams to advance to the second round of the Big East Tournament. 

Mita graduated from Villanova in 2013 as a double major in finance and marketing. He also completed his Master's of Education from Cabrini in 2020.



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.

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

Mark Cornes

Scott Cullinan

Jim DeRose

Jeff Desko

Chris Fallon

Ron Forster

Chris Mandarino

Robert "Mongo" Mongeluzzi

Chris Spahr

Brian Ikeda

Stephen Evans

Bruce Vosburg

Joe Vetrone

Desi Gonzales


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