Founder and Head Youth Coach, Manalapan Youth Lacrosse Club
Eric founded the club in 2015 after having coached in multiple youth programs in Central New Jersey.
Manalapan High School Boys Lacrosse Head Coach
Nick is the Manalapan High School Boys Lacrosse Head Coach.
Director of Lacrosse Operations and Coach
Coach Vin is our Director of Lacrosse Operations and a Coach. His focus and drive keeps this program moving forward and the boys excited about coming back to the next practice or game.
Brian Doel is an integral part of our coaching staff. His dedication to coaching and teaching the game at all levels really elevates the quality of our coaching staff.
Coach Andrew is a dedicated coach focused on improving the boys teamwork and lacrosse IQ. His knowledge and passion for the game is evident in his dedication to the program and the boys that he coaches.
HS Assistant Coach
Coach Jones is the assistant coach for the Manalapan High School boys lacrosse team.
Tim has been coaching with the program since his youngest son was in 2nd grade. Tim grew up on Long Island and played high school lacrosse at William Floyd High School. Tim has coached Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, and Ice Hockey from 3 year old’s to the varsity HS level. Tim is the father of two multi-sport athletes. His oldest son is a defenseman for the Marlboro High School boys lacrosse team. And, his youngest son, Harry, plays for our 4th Grade team.
Andy grew up playing football, basketball, and baseball in New Jersey. Andy attended Kean University where he was a walk-on as a midfielder for the men's lacrosse team. He played two years at Kean University and then played 13 years of post-collegiate club lacrosse. Following his college career, he coached for 6 years at the high school level, including being part of the inaugural coaching staff at JP Stevens High School. Andy has two boys in the program, Caleb (3rd Grade) and Noah (little laxers).
Palumbo played high school lacrosse at St. Joseph’s in Metuchen, NJ from 1994 to 1998. He then attended University of Scranton where he played midfield and specialized in face-offs for the Royals. Andy then came back to Central New Jersey where he coached and played for the TROG Club Lacrosse team. Palumbo has two boys in the program, Michael (little laxers) and Andrew (3rd Grade).
Tony grew up on Long Island where he was a member of the first official South Side High School Lacrosse team. After high school, Tony continued his playing career at Herkimer College where he won 2 NJCAA National Championships. He then transferred to Marist College where he finished his college lacrosse career. While in college, Tony was one of the lead Lacrosse counselors at Camp Tecumseh in NH. Tony has 3 boys, Conor (9), Tyler (9), and Adrian (8) who are all lacrosse players for the Manalapan Youth Lacrosse Club. In addition to lacrosse, the boys play Football, Soccer, and Baseball.
Anthony was an All-American D-III Lacrosse Standout and now spends time coaching our youth and high school players.
Taylor was a high school lacrosse standout for Old Bridge High School from 2002 thru 2005. As a High School player, Taylor was team captain and earned All-State honors in 2004 and 2005. He attended Montclair State University where he led his team to back to back Skyline Conference Championships (in 2009 and 2010) and earned USILA All-American honors in 2010 and was a North/South game All-Star participant. Taylor also played football for the Montclair State Red Hawks. Taylor has also help grow the game off the field, spearheading a Lacrosse for Autism fundraiser. Post-college, Taylor has been an active assistant coach for both his college alma mater, Montclair State (2011) and helping coach his high school team to a GMC Tournament Championship in 2013. Taylor brings his love of the sport to the Manalapan Youth Lacrosse Club and is now introducing his son, Vincent, and daughter, Ava, (both little laxers) to the sport of lacrosse.
Jay graduated from East Brunswick High School in 1999 where he earned All-Division honors as an attackman and was chosen to play in the Gil Gibbs North-South All-Star Game. He helped start the program at EB in 1996, playing Varsity all 4 years. He went on to play for Wesley College from 1999-2004 in which he was a three-year starter as an attackman where he led his team in goals his senior year. He was selected to the PAC All-Conference team as well as the PAC All-Conference Academic Team his senior year. Coach Lynch started his coaching career at his Alma Mater in 2004, as an assistant coach, coaching with his former college assistant coach, Mark Grilo, running the offense. He then coached at St. Joes High School (Metuchen) from 2005 to 2006, where he helped coach and run the offense and man-up units. He continued his coaching career at Jackson Liberty High School from 2007 to 2012 where he was the head Varsity Lacrosse coach as well as an Assistant Football Coach during his tenure there. Many of his players went on to play at the collegiate level and had successful playing careers. Coach Lynch is currently a Middle School Vice Principal for Old Bridge Township Public Schools, where he has been since leaving Jackson in 2012. He also helps out with the middle school lacrosse team there as well. He resides in Manalapan with his wife, Nicole, and two sons, Aiden (6th Grade) and Danny (little laxers), and his daughter, Mikayla (little laxers).
All In. Let's Go. Building a Program.
ABOUT FREEHOLD YOUTH LACROSSE CLUB
Youth Sports Club. We are 501(c)(3) organization for the purpose of growing the game of lacrosse in central and south New Jersey. The Freehold Youth Lacrosse Club abide by the US Lacrosse Youth Council Code of Conduct governing all coaches, players, officials and parents.dignity and respect.