To provide youth lacrosse players of North Hills an extened chance to play lacrosse after the spring season ends.

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Jay Sperling

"Coach Jay" has been playing, coaching and teaching lacrosse since 1989. After a short hiatus from the sport, he dove back in when his children became old enough to play. The experience of playing, coaching and being a father is a great combination to help new players learn the sport and experienced players take the next step. Jay's love for lacrosse is contagious -- and he is always willing to pick up a stick and play!

As a Licensed professional counselor, Jay's focus is also on teaching the psychology of sports. Understanding that great life lessons are learned by honoring the game, Jay works to instill self-confidence and self-esteem in all of the players he coaches. 

 
North Allegheny Varsity Lacrosse, 1990 starting goalie, WPSLA champions
Pine Richland Youth, coach and coordinator
Vincentian Academy, assistant coach
Arrow Lacrosse, founding partner
Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas, program director
North Pittsburgh Saints Youth director
 
 
Andy Bencsics

Andy Bencsics is one of the most experienced lacrosse coaches in the Pittsburgh Area, having played and coached in the sport for over 30 years. Andy's experiences have taught him how to appreciate the traits of each player and team he coaches. This experience also provides an expertise of not only teaching advanced skills but incredible patience for new players just learning the sport.

It is with his incredible knowledge and respect for the game that have current and former players frequently calling on "Coach Andy" for advice and tips to lacrosse. His resume listed below speaks for itself and his great coaching skills.

 
1977-1981 Slippery Rock University, lacrosse player
1982-1989 Pittsburgh Lacrosse Club, player
1987 Allegheny Lacrosse League, all-star
1990-1997 North Allegheny High School Boys Lacrosse, head coach
1992 WPSLA Coach of the Year
1998 Duquesne University Mens Lacrosse club, head coach
2001-2014 Vincentian Academy Boys Lacrosse, head coach
2015 North Pittsburgh Saints, head coach
 
 

Jordan Dykla

 

Head coaching and recruiting capacities for La Roche College Men’s Lacrosse team. I am a dedicated and hardworking coach with 10+ years of coaching experience, who strives to bring success to the men’s lacrosse team both on and off the field. I help players excel in the classroom and become positive role models for the rest of their lives.

 

Lacrosse and Coaching Experience:

  • NCAA D3 Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, La Roche College 2017-present

  • President, Coach, and Recruiter, Pittsburgh Lacrosse Club 2017-present

  • NCAA D3 Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, La Roche College 2016-2017

    • Helped attackman to earn 1st Team All Conference honors

  • NCAA D3 Men’s Lacrosse Recruiter, Milwaukee School of Engineering 2014-2016

  • Offensive Coordinator, Pittsburgh Central Catholic HS Varsity lacrosse 2015-2016

  • Head Coach, East End Lacrosse u15 boy’s lacrosse 2014-2015

  • Head Coach and Director of Lacrosse, Brookfield HS Varsity lacrosse 2012-2014

  • Head Coach, Milwaukee Select u15/u17 club lacrosse 2011-2014

  • Head Coach, Northshore Blue Jays 7-8th grade 2008-2011

  • Assistant Coach, WI HS Varsity State Champs Kenosha Komets ice hockey 2007-2008

  • Played field lacrosse for Milwaukee School of Engineering

  • Played Pro-Am box lacrosse from 2011-2016 Milwaukee Marauders/Pittsburgh Octane

  • MILA All-Star

 

Professional Experience:

  • Website Coordinator and SEO Manager for Pittsburgh Lacrosse Club from 2017-present

  • Business Development Manager at mbtechnosolutions, Inc. from 2010-present

    • Launch Project Manager at Google - Pittsburgh, PA from 2015-2017

    • Software Developer at Google from 2014-2015

    • Business Analyst and Program Manager at Asos from 2013-2014

    • Business Analyst at Ingenix Healthcare from 2012-2013

    • Software Developer at Tech Headquarters from 2010-2012

 
Coaching Staff
 
   Don Bryant

                Head Coach Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School
                Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas
 

   Ross Acrey
 
               Mt. Lebanon High School Asst. Coach
               WPIAL Asst. Coach of the Year 2015
               Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas
   
   Justin Rice
 
          Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School
         Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas
         Played for St. Louis University & North Allegheny 
 
   Evan Malchano
 
              Head Coach Aquinas Academy
              Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas
              Played for Francisican University
 
   Robert Fort
 
             North Pittsburgh Saints
             Former Head Coach Aquinas Academy
 
   Bob Karn
 
        Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas
           Former coach at Vincentian Academy, Pine Richland, North Hills High Schools
 
   Woody Griffith
 
        Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas
           Pine Richland Youth Lacrosse
           Played for LaRoche College & Greensburg Central Catholic
 
   Dom Sacco
 
           Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas
       Pine Richland Youth Lacrosse
       Played for LaRoche College & Shaler Area