Leading Edge South Coaches

Our Staff of Directors and Coaches will be hands on at LE SOUTH events, practices and clinics.  The list below is an up to date list of professional coaches with YEARS of coaching experience at the Professional, International, College and High School Level.  All of our staff participate in continuing education by attending clinics and lacrosse conventions to stay on top of the best practices and current coaching practices in the current game.


Nick Caruso (Head Coach of the 10th grade team)-

  • Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Ocean County College
  • Educator in the Jackson Township School District
  • Former Head Coach Jackson Memorial High School
  • 2x Coach of the Year
  • Coached 4 All-Americans/2 Academic All-Americans

Nick Schmidt (Head Coach 8th grade team)-

  • Assistant Coach at Summit High School 
  • Rutgers University
  • German National Team
  • Major League Lacrosse Player

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Brett Smith (Head Coach of the 9th grade team)

  • Educator in the Toms River School District
  • Former Head Coach at Toms River HS North
  • 2x All-American at Roanoke College
  • Roanoke College Hall of Fame

Ryan Eichner (Head Coach of the 11th grade Team)

  • Head Coach at Freehold Twp High School
  • Salisbury University
  • Former director of 360 Lacrosse

Nick Farrar (Head Coach of the 7th grade Team)

  • Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator at Ocean County College
  • Montclair State University Defender
  • Former Defensive Coordinator Jackson Memorial High School

Corey Rutenberg (Head Coach of the 6th grade team)

  • Assistant Coach at Freehold Township High School

Anthony Bonjavanni (Assistant Coach of the 8th grade team)

  • Head Coach at Howell Twp High School
  • Shore Conference Assistant Coach of the Year - 2012 (Howell HS)
  • Richard Stockton College - Midfield
  • Played Internationally in the USAAI in the Berlin and Prague Cup

Joe Cummings (Coach of the 5th grade team)

  • Midfielder at Quinnipiac University

Connor Cunningham (Coach)

  • Star midfielder at Montclair State University
  • Numerous All-Conference Awards
  • US Lacrosse High School All-American

Joe Murphy (Coach of the 5th grade team)

  • Midfielder at Quinnipiac University

Kevin Preston (Head Coach)

  • Head Coach at St. Rose High School
  • Educator at Spring Lake Heights Elementary School.  
  • West Chester University

Ryan Young (Assistant Coach of 10th grade team)

  • Montclair State University Defender
  • Rookie of the Year - Skyline Conference
  • 2x Skyline Defender of the Year
  • 3x All-American (First in Montclair State University History)
  • North vs South Senior All-Star



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