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2013

2013 US Lacrosse Man of the Year                          
Rich Heritage, Cheshire
 
2013 US Lacrosse Coach of the Year                                   
Brian White, Guilford High School 
 
2013 US Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year       
Brian Basile, Xavier High School 

Coach of the Year 
Class L 
     Scott Basile, Xavier High School
Class M     Brian White, Guilford High School
Class S      Victor Hurtuk, Tolland High School

Assistant Coach of the Year
Class L
      Brian Basile, Xavier High School
Class M     Scott Davidson, Guilford High School
Class S      Justin Lapin, Tolland High School

The Frank Barron Lifetime Achievement Award 
Frank Barron, Branford High School

 
2012

US Lacrosse Man of The Year
Tom Archie, Pomperaug High School

US Lacrosse Coach of the Year
John Distler, Joel Barlow High School

US Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year
Adam Lanehart, Joel Barlow High School

Coach of the Year:
Class L 
  Jim Martocchio, Simsbury High School
Class M   Brian White,  Guilford High School
Class S   John Distler,  Joel Barlow High School

Assistant Coach of the Year:
Class L   
Al Meola , Ridgefield High School (co-award winner)
                Scott Hinchey, Glastonbury High School (co-award winner)
Class M  Terry Stroz,  Masuk High School
Class S   Adam Lanehart, Joel Barlow High School

2011

US Lacrosse Man of The Year
Michael Voucas, Fairfield Youth Lacrosse

Coach of the Year:
Class L    
Mike Epstein, Brien McMahon High School
Class M    Jeff Lombardo, Daniel Hand High School
Class S     Paul Deon, Stonington High School

2011 Assistant Coach of the Year:                      
Class L     Steve Garneau, Conard High School
Class M    AJ Alessi, Branford High School
Class S    Chris Jez, Somers High School
 


2009

US Lacrosse Man of the Year
 
Randy McCue, Norwalk

Coach of the Year:                              
Class L  Brian Micena, Newtown High School
Class M Brian White, Guilford High School
Class S  Brendan Carney, Weston High School

2009 Assistant Coach of the Year                      
Class L   Eric Bailey, Cheshire High School
Class M  Justin Epstein, Fairfield Ludlowe High School
Class S  Aaron Dieckerhoff, Waterford High School

The Frank McGuire Award
The Frank McGuire Foundation celebrates those high school coaches who exemplify integrity, achievement and a continual quest for excellence from themselves and their athletes. The Frank McGuire Award honors the coach who perseveres and succeeds in making the job a higher calling, one that inspires young people to improve themselves in all aspects of life…a coach who lives in the memory of Frank McGuire. Further information on the Frank McGuire Foundation can be found at: www.mcguirefoundation.org

Coach Mike Epstein of Brien McMahon High School began his lacrosse career at Norwalk High School in ’91 and also coached field hockey and girl’s volleyball.  For the last 14 years, at McMahon, Coach developed one of the most competitive programs in Connecticut.  The Senators were State Div. II Champs in ‘00 and Div. I State Runner-up in ‘05.  Mike was awarded the Post Coach of the Year in ‘00 &‘06, FCIAC Coach of the Year in ‘07, CT HS Coaches Assoc. Coach of the Year in ‘05 and CT Lacrosse Coaches Assoc. Coach of the Year in ‘97 & ‘00. 
Mike serves as the FCIAC Chair and sits on the State and All-American Committees.
 
Congratulations Coach Epstein!