2018 Badger State Boy's Coaches
Justin Turri – Assistant Coach at Harvard
Coach Turri helped Duke win a national title as a player in 2010 and is about to enter his sixth season playing in Major League Lacrosse. Coach Turri assists on the offensive end of the field and the extra-man units, in addition to being primarily responsible for the face-off specialists in his first two seasons with the Black Knights. Coach Turri made his way to West Point after having spent the 2014 season as an assistant coach at Providence College.
A four-year starting midfielder at Duke, Turri was a two-time All-American finishing his career ranked 28th on Duke's career points list with 122 (70 goals, 52 assists). The two-year team captain graduated ranked sixth on Duke's NCAA Tournament career points list (29), eighth in career goals (16) and fourth in career assists (12)
Jack Emmer – The NCAA Division I All-Time Winningest Coach
Jack Emmer recently retired from Army as the NCAA's All-Time Winningest Division I Coach with 326 career victories. He is one of only two coaches to have guided three teams (Cortland, Washington and Lee, Army) to the NCAA tournament, and he coached the 2002 U.S. Men's Team to the International Lacrosse Federation World Championship. Three times the USILA named him a divisional coach of the year and in 2003 that organization honored him with the Howdy Meyers Man of the Year Award.
Ron Caputo – Assistant Coach at Duke University
Ron Caputo is in his sixth season as a member of the Duke lacrosse coaching staff. In his four seasons with the Blue Devils, Duke has posted a 63-16 record, captured two ACC titles and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals four times and ultimately captured the 2010 national championship.
Working closely with the faceoff specialists and the midfield, Duke has won 53.1 percent (1034-1947) of its restarts the past four seasons. This past season Duke ranked sixth in scoring offense with 12.2 goals per game and had three midfielders with at least 25 points on the year. Prior to Duke, Caputo spent four seasons (2003-06) on the Hofstra University Men's Lacrosse staff as an assistant coach.
Kyle Georgalas – Assistant Coach at Army
Kyle is entering his 4th year on the Army Staff. Prior to becoming an assistant at Army, Kyle spent 5 years at his alma mater, Cornell, where he has coached in 3 National Championship Games. Kyle was an All-American defenseman, 2X All-Ivy League selection, and 2X captain of the Big Red.
Kyle will also be the director for the Badger State Shooting Mini Camp.
Ben Wineburg – Head Coach Brockport College
Ben enters his 14th season at the helm of the Brockport Golden Eagles. He has coached and developed All-Americans and All-Conference players at Brockport, and as an assistant at Nazareth and Alfred University.
As a player Ben was a 2X All-American goalie, 1996 Division III Player of the Year, 1996 Goalie of the Year, and MVP of the 1996 National Championship Game while leading Nazareth to 11-10 overtime win. Ben has two National Championships, one as a player and one as an Assistant Coach at Nazareth.
Ben will also be the director for the Badger State Goalie Mini Camp.
Justin Ward – assistant Coach at army
2018 will be Coach Ward’s first with the Black Knights. He has spent the past three seasons at Georgetown as an assistant, during his final year at Georgetown, Ward took over offensive coordinator duties and was responsible for developing the Hoyas attackmen, offensive personnel and extra man units.
Before entering the coaching ranks, Ward had a decorated career as a student-athlete with the University of Loyal Greyhounds. He was a two-time USILA All-America selection, 2014 First Team All-Patriot League selection and the 2014 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, after leading his squad to a 15-2 record. Ward started all 19 games as a sophomore to help Loyola to a 2012 National Championship. Ward holds the program's career assists record (120), the single-season assist record (53) and is sixth in school history in points (176).
Following his collegiate career, Ward spent his rookie season playing with Major League Lacrosse's (MLL) Charlotte Hounds.
Ryan McKay – assistant Coach at PiedMont College
Coach McKay is in his first season at Piedmont after spending the previous three as an assistant at Millsap College in Mississippi.
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Mike Storts – Wisconsin High School Coach
Michael Storts is in his second season on the Marquette University Staff. In 2016, he helped Marquette to their first NCAA lacrosse tournament appearance, as well as a program-record 10 games. Coach Storts assists the defense, plays a central role in video breakdown and advanced scouting, and led the scout-team offense.
Prior to arriving at Marquette, Coach Storts served as head coach at Verona Area High School, where he won 2 state championships and mentored three WLF Player of the Year winners, five All-American and 14 all-state selections and 32 all-conference performers. From 2011 to 2013, Coach Storts served as the head coach of the University of Wisconsin MCLA lacrosse program, guiding the Badgers to a 26-15 record and two GRLC West titles.
Chris Sherman – Minnesota High school coach
Following a standout playing career at Limestone College (where he is a member of the Hall of Fame), Coach Sherman became an assistant coach at St. Andrews before heading west to become the head coach of the Snohomish County lacrosse program in the state of Washington.
Two years later Coach Sherman returned to the assistant coach position at St. Andrews before being named head coach for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He enters this fourth season leading the Carroll University program.
Rick Lewis Sr – Coach at Lambert High School (Georgia)
Coach Lewis has been coaching lacrosse for over 25 years at a number of levels. He attended Norwalk High School in Norwalk, CT and graduated in 1982 as an All-State Defensemen. In 1983, he attended West Point Prep and was a member of the lacrosse team. Coach Lewis attended Rutgers University from 1984-1987 and started at close defense all four years. He led his team to two NCAA tournament appearances during his four years at Rutgers and in both 1986 and 1987 he was named an honorable mention All American. In addition, he played in the North/South All Star game in 1987, his senior year. He currently is an Assistant Coach for Defense at St. Pius X High School in Atlanta. Coach Lewis is also a coach for the Atlanta Rage, one of Atlanta's premiere travel lacrosse teams with a dedication to developing the best of the areas high school and youth lacrosse players in North Georgia.
Zach Gagel – Coach at Cincinnati Moeller
Zach started his coaching career at his alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan. After spending six years at OWU as the defensive coordinator and faceoff coach, he moved to Chicago and became involved in coaching youth and high school players. Coach Gagel is currently the defensive coordinator and works with the faceoff men at his high school alma mater, Cincinnati Moeller helping lead them to the State Semi-final appearance this past season.
As a player Zach was High School All American and 2X College All American while leading Ohio Wesleyan to 2 different Final Fours. He then joined the best players in the world while playing 4 seasons in the MLL (Major League Lacrosse) and 2 seasons in the NLL (National Lacrosse League). Coach Gagel has specialized in faceoffs in the college and pro ranks as well as post collegiate and international play.
Zach will also be the director for the Badger State Faceoff Mini Camp.
Rick Lewis Jr – assistant Coach at Lambert High School (Georgia)
Coach Lewis is currently entering his first season with Atlanta Blaze of the MLL after a stand out career at Ohio State University, where he was a two time member of the All-Big Ten Academic Athletes team and team captain. As a prep player, Coach Lewis was a two time All-American and three time All-State performer. Coach Lewis is currently a varsity coach at St. Pius High School in Atlanta and a coach of Georgia’s premiere travel team the Atlanta Rage.
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