Ross Neisler (East Bay Director)

Coach Neisler attended Norwalk High School in Norwalk, CT, where he was a 4-year letter winner in both Lacrosse and Basketball. On the lacrosse field he earned 2nd team All-State honors while on the court he lead the basketball team to the first of three state championships. Following high school, Coach Ross earned a full scholarship to Drexel University where he played both basketball and lacrosse. He excelled in both and was a 2 year Co-Captain on the first Drexel basketball team to win an NCAA tournament game. 

He lives in Livermore with his family and coaches at Archbishop Mitty High School. 

Joe Rabinowitz

A Berkeley High graduate, Coach Rabinowitz continued his career playing at the University of Arizona. He is currently the Head Coach at Monte Vista High School.


  • Offensive Coordinator, Colombia Senior Men’s National Team (2014 FIL World Games)

  • Bishop O’Dowd High School Head Coach (2011-2015)

  • Head Coach at Monte Vista HS (2016-Present)

  • 2016 North Coast Section Championship with Monte Vista

  • 2016 US Lacrosse NorCal High School Coach of the Year


Byron McGovern

Originally from Northern California, Coach McGovern excelled at Berkeley High School before going on to play at UC Santa Cruz. He is currently the Head Coach at Miramonte High School.


  • Head Coach, Miramonte High School (2017 - Present)

  • Assistant Coach at Monte Vista (2016)

  • JV Coach at Bishop O’Dowd (2013 - 2015)

  • Boys Program Coordinator - Oakland Lacrosse Club (2017)

  • Lamorinda Lacrosse (2017)

  • ADVNC Lacrosse Coach (2013 - Present)


Mike Kelly

A Ward Melville graduate, Coach Kelly enjoyed an illustrious career at the University of Pennsylvania. He continued on to play professionally with the Philadelphia Wings and brings an extensive youth coaching background with him.


  • 2nd Team All Ivy League (1989)

  • Ivy League Champion (1986, 1988)

  • NCAA Tournament Appearance (1987)

  • NCAA Final Four Participant (1988)

  • NCAA Quarterfinal Appearance (1987)

  • Philadelphia Wings Team Member (1990, 1991)

  • Assistant Coach at the University of Pennsylvania (1990, 1991)

  • Diablo Scorpions (2007 - 2016)


Ed Hill

Originally from Berkeley, Coach Hill graduated from Berkeley High in 2002. He is currently the Head Coach at Oakland Technical High School.


  • Assistant Coach at Piedmont High (2003)

  • Assistant Coach at Berkeley High (2004 - 2006)

  • Head Coach at Berkeley High (2009 - 2011)

  • East Bay Coach of the Year (2009)

  • Assistant Coach at UC Berkeley (2007, 2008)

  • Defensive Coordinator (2012 - 2014)

  • Assistant Coach at Miramonte High School (2015)

  • Head Coach at Oakland Technical High School (2016 - Present)


Brian Raaka

Originally from Orinda, CA, Coach Raaka graduated from Miramonte High School in 2011. He went on to play at Dominican University, captaining the team his Junior and Senior years.


  • Miramonte High School Captain (2010, 2011)

  • DFAL First Team All League (2010, 2011)

  • Second Team All WILA (2012 - 2014)

  • Dominican Lacrosse Newcomer of the Year (2014)

  • Dominican University Captain (2013, 2014)

  • WILA Champion (2013, 2014)

  • Academic All-Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Honoree (2013, 2014)


Deryck Wade

Originally from Brooklyn, NY Coach Wade currently resides in Alameda. He is an active participant in the youth lacrosse and has ample experience coaching youth lacrosse. Deryck is currently coaching with the Alameda Attack.


  • Played at City College of NY (1976 - 1981)

  • CCNY Lacrosse Team Captain (1980, 1981)

  • All Knickerbocker 1st Team Midfield (1980, 1981)

  • Member of the New York Lacrosse Club (1981 - 1988)

  • Inducted into CCNY Hall of Fame (2011)

  • Assistant Coach at Bishop O'Dowd HS (2009 - 2011)

  • One of Original Founders of Alameda Lacrosse Club in 2010

  • Alameda Lacrosse NJCLA Delegate (2014 - Present)

  • President of Alameda Lacrosse Club (2015 - Present)


John Schaeffer

Originally from Long Island, Coach Schaeffer graduated from Duke University. He is entering into his second year coaching with ADVNC.


  • Scorpions Lacrosse Coach (2016 - Present)

  • ADVNC Lacrosse Coach (2016 - Present)


Ethan Baum

A Berkeley High School graduate, Coach Baum went to excel as a Member of the UC Berkeley team. He is currently a Social Studies Teacher and Coach at Oakland Tech.


  • 2nd Team WCLL Midfielder at Cal (2012)

  • Head JV Coach at Cardinal Newman (2015)

  • Assistant Coach JV Coach at Berkeley (2017)


Nathan Donoso

Originally from El Cerrito, CA Coach Donoso graduated from Berkeley High School. He continued his career at Clark University where he was a 4 year contributor.


  • 2-time Team captain at Clark (2014, 2015)


Riley Westover

A current Diablo Valley College team member, Coach Westover graduated from Berkeley High School in 2015. We are excited to have Riley helping out with our 2021 Squad.


  • First Team All-DVAL at Berkeley High School (2014, 2015)


Dylan McCapes

A Davis High School Alumni, Coach McCapes continued his lacrosse career at UC Berkeley. He currently coaches with the Davis Lacrosse Association in addition to being the Davis High School JV Team Head Coach.