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LCC Boys Lacrosse Coaches

Varsity Head Coach - Dallas Hartley

Coach Hartley has been a teacher in the SDUHSD high school district from 2004 to the present and has taught at LCC from 2004 -2010 & 2017 - present. Coach Hartley resides locally with his wife Annie (LCC Grad!) and three children Tatum, Grayson, and Micah.  

Coach Hartley was the head coach for the Chapman University Panthers from 2011-2022 in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) finishing with an overall record of 163-48. At Chapman, Coach Hartley led the team to 4 SLC Championships (2011, 2016, 2018, & 2019) and 11 straight MCLA national tournament appearances. The Panthers appeared in 7 straight MCLA Final 4 national tournament appearances (2014 - 2021), 4 MCLA Championship appearances (2016, 2017, 2018, 2021), and won the MCLA National Championship and was named MCLA Coach of the Year in 2016. 

Before coaching at Chapman, Coach Hartley was the head coach for La Costa Canyon H.S. from 2003-2010 leading the Mavericks to an overall record of 141-29.   The Mavericks were North County Conference champions 7 times, appeared in 8 straight San Diego CIF Championship games (03 - 10), had 2 undefeated seasons (2005 24-0 & 2010 23-0), earned 4 CIF Titles (2005, 2006, 2008, & 2010), and the team was twice named state team academic champions for the highest team GPA in CA (2009 & 2010).  Coach Hartley was named the CIF Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2010, the LCC Athletics Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2008, and was inducted into the LCC Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2011.  

Coach Hartley began playing lacrosse as a midfielder his senior year at San Dieguito HS in Encinitas in 1996 (LCC opened in 1997).  He went on to play LSM at Sonoma State University in the MCLA from 1997-2000 earning 1st Team All WCLL his Soph, Jr, and Sr seasons, 1st Team MCLA All America his Jr and Sr season, and 1st Team All MCLA tournament his Jr and Sr season. He was inducted into the Sonoma State University Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2005 and into the MCLA Hall of Fame in 2022. 

Varsity Assistant Coach - Ryan Simmons

Ryan Simmons played collegiately at Syracuse University.  Coach Simmons is the offensive coordinator and has been with the Mavericks since 2018.  Ryan went to high school at Fayetteville-Manilus in upstate New York graduating in 2012 where he earned First Team All-Central New York honors.  He went on to play a post-graduate year at the Salisbury School (Conn.) in 2013 and was named All-Founder's League.  Coach Simmons comes from a long line of coaching legends at Syracuse University: Great grandfather (Roy Simmons Sr.), grandfather (Roy Simmons Jr.), and father (Roy Simmons III) all played and coached lacrosse at Syracuse University.  Simmons Sr. and Simmons Jr. are both in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Varsity Assistant Coach - Kyle Souza

Kyle Souza played collegiately at Chapman University from 2018 - 2022 after graduating as a standout high school defenseman from San Ramon Valley in Northern California in 2017.  Before Covid ravaged the 2021 and 2022 seasons Kyle was named 1st team All SLC Conference and 1st Team All America MCLA in 2019 as a Sophomore.  Coach Souza led Chapman's defense as captain his junior and senior years playing in 4 straight MCLA Final 4s and 2 MCLA Championship games.  Coach Souza is joining the Mavericks as defensive coordinator in 2024.  Coach Souza lives in Pacific Beach.

Varsity Assistant Coach - Jimmy Gillan

Coach Jimmy Gillan grew up on Long Island and moved to Encinitas in the 1970s.  He has coached lacrosse for decades in the local community, has been coaching at LCC since 2008, and is often regarded as the "godfather" of LCC Lacrosse.  He coaches the faceoff unit, runs the substitution box, and is in charge of quality control.  Coach Jimmy resides in Encinitas with his wife Linda, and two of his boosy played lacrosse in HS in Encinitas and went on to play collegiately at Sonoma State University.  Jimbo Gillan - San Dieguito class of '95 and Sonoma State class of '99 and Matty - LCC class of '09 and Sonoma State class of '13.

JV Head Coach - Luke Shaffer (LCC '98)

Coach Shaffer joins the Mavericks in 2024 as the head JV coach.  Coach Shaffer played football and lacrosse collegiately at Cal Poly and joined the Marine Corps post college where he was a decorated fighter pilot  Coach Shaffer lives locally with his wife and children and also coaches Freshman Football at LCC.

JV Assistant Coach - John Messina (LCC '01)

Coach Messina is the JV defensive Coordinator.  He played collegiately at Chico State University as an All-American Defender.  He was a starting defender on the first LCC lacrosse team to win a Championship in 2001.  Coach Messina lives locally with his wife and two boys who play lacrosse for the Encinitas Mustangs.

JV Assistant Coach - Tim Casey (LCC '01)

Coach Casey is the JV offensive Coordinator.  He played collegiately at Cal Poly as an All American Attackman. He was part of the first LCC lacrosse Championship in 2001.  Coach Casey is a member of the LCC Lacrosse Hall of Fame and one of the top 5 scorers in LCC history.  Coach Casey lives locally with his wife (lcc grad!) and kids. 

Varsity Assistant Coach - Andy Parr (LCC '98)

Coach Parr is an assistant coach with JV and will be the head coach of the JV B team.  An outstanding midfielder during his time at LCC, he went on to help build Cal Poly into a national contender in the MCLA.  Coach Parr lives locally with his wife (lcc grad!) and kids.


Questions‭? ‬Feel free to reach out to head coach Dallas Hartley.

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