Director of High School Programs
Christian Zwickert has spent over 13 years coaching at the Division 1 and Division 3 levels at
While at Wesley, Zwickert served as both the head lacrosse coach and Director of Intramurals. He authored a 42-34 (.553) record and four-straight winning seasons during his five-year tenure while qualifying for the conference tournament all five years. He was named the 2004 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Coach of the Year in his first campaign with the Wolverines. Zwickert also served as the PAC and Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) representative for the USILA Division III Coaches Poll from 2005 through 2008. He also served on the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee for Division III for three years.
Zwickert began his collegiate coaching career in 1999 as the assistant coach at
Following his days at
In 2002, Zwickert moved to
Internationally, Zwickert was a former midfielder and attackman for the German National Team from 1998-2000 earning MVP honors 4 times. In 2001 Zwickert was named Head Coach of
Coach Zwickert has top level college coaching and recruiting experiences necessary to help high school players and their families navigate the recruiting, admissions and financial aid processes. The coaching staff that has been assembled will provide the program participant the necessary tools to increase level of play, skills, techniques, knowledge of the game to play college lacrosse.
Current & Former College Coaches who played for Coach Zwickert:
Drew Delaney (F&M) - Head Coach at Elizabethtown. Former Head Coach at Arcadia University. Former Assistant at Limestone College, Washington & Lee and Washington College.
Chris Miller (Wesley) - Assoc. Head Coach at Washington College. Former Assistant at Wesley, VMI, Washington & Lee and Sacred Heart.
Shayne Lynch (Wesley) - Defensive Coordinator at Washington College.
Anthony Edwards (Wesley) - Head Coach and Atheltic Director at Deltech CC.
Robb Chambers (Providence) - Former top Assistant at Providence and Sacred Heart.
Pete Moran (Wesley) - Former Assistant at Wesley College.
Kirk Waldie (Wesley) - Former Assistant at Wesley College.
Director of Youth Programs
A New York native, Kevin J. Dempsey enters his 20th season as President & CEO and coach of the Silverbacks Youth Lacrosse Association (formerly Newark Youth Lacrosse). Dempsey got his start in Lacrosse while on Long Island assistant coaching with the Huntington Boys Club where his son Kevin Michael Dempsey played his youth lacrosse. Through a job transfer taking Dempsey to Delaware, he became actively involved in the Delaware Youth Lacrosse Association serving as it's first President from 1993 to 1996. He currently serves as Treasurer of the DYLA, a osition he has held since 2007. A former board member of the Delaware Lacrosse Foundation, Dempsey was inducted into the Delaware Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003.
TRIBE Head Coach
A native of Long Island, Coach Dowell played 4 years at Massapequa High School earning All Conference and Most Improved Player honors her senior year. After high school Dowell played goal in field hockey and lacrosse for Ithaca College. Her senior year, Dowell led the Bombers to the Empire 8 Conference Finals.
A local youth coach, Dowell enters her 3rd season with the DLA and 2nd as Head Coach for the TRIBE High School Girl's Travel Lacrosse Program.