MHS BOYS LACROSSE COACHING STAFF

Head Coach Mike Diehl

Coach Mike Diehl

  • 2018-Present: Head Coach Montclair High School Lacrosse Team (entering 3rd year)
  • 2017:Assistant Coach Bergen Catholic High School
  • 2016:Head Coach Voorhees High School
  • 2015:Graduate Assistant Coach Montclair State University
  • Defenseman/Transition for the NLL 2015 New England Blackwolves
  • Defenseman/Transition for the NLL 2014 Philadelphia Wings
  • 2012-2014: Assistant Coach Hunterdon Central Regional HS Boy's Lacrosse Team
  • 2012-2014: Assistant Coach Hunterdon Central Regional HS Football Team
  • 2008-2012: Student-Athlete/Midfielder on the Rutgers University Division 1 Men's Lacrosse Team
  • HS Lacrosse All-American Attackmen for Hunterdon Central Regional HS
  • HS Football 1st Team All-State Linebacker for Hunterdon Central Regional HS
  • Member of 4 Group IV State Championship Lacrosse Teams at Hunterdon Central Regional HS
  • Member of 2 Group IV State Championship Football Teams at Hunterdon Central Regional HS
Mike Diehl, Head Varsity Coach

Staff Photos

Ryan Smith
Schwern
Brennan
Hoffman
Chris Smith
Torin Ottoway

Torin Ottoway

Coach Paul Schwern (Assistant Coach, Varsity)

  • 2019-Present: Assistant Coach Montclair High School Lacrosse Team
  • 2018:Head Coach Montclair 8th Grade Lacrosse Team (*2018 Champions of NJ Youth Lacrosse League*)
  • 1997-2015: Assistant Wrestling Coach Glen Ridge High School
  • 1997-2015: Assistant Lacrosse Coach Glen Ridge High School
  • 1997-2015: Involvement in Youth football, wrestling, and lacrosse
  • 2002-2012: Commissioner of Glen Ridge Athletic Association Wrestling program from
  • 1999-2000: Glen Ridge HS Colonial Hills Wrestling Conference Champions
  • 2000-2001: Colonial Hills and District 13 Wrestling Champions
  • Coached the 2011 Glen Ridge HS Group I Lacrosse State Championship Team
  • Coached the 2011 and 2012 Glen Ridge HS Essex County Lacrosse Championship Team
  • 2007-2016: Owner of Zebra Lacrosse Program, teaching the game from 2nd Grade-High School
  • 1987: Graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science
  • Student-Athlete/Member of the University of New Hampshire Wrestling Team

Coach Torin Ottoway (Assistant Coach, Varsity)

  • 2015 Montclair HS Captian
  • 2015 Montclair HS Co-MVP
  • 2015 Montclair HS Male Athlete of the Year
  • Played Lacrosse at Tufts University for 4 years
  • 3x NESCAC winner while playing at Tufts University
  • Has helped coach Montclair Youth and HS Program for 4+years

Coach Ryan Smith (Assistant Coach, Varsity)

  • Montclair HS 2008 Graduate (Captain)
  • 2x Essex County Tournament Champion
  • 2x Group 4 Finalist
  • University of Delaware 2012 Graduate
  • Member of Division 1 University of Delaware Men's Lacrosse Team
  • 2x CAA Champion while a member of University of Delaware Men's Lacrosse Team
  • 2 NCAA Tournament Appearances while a member of University of Delaware Men's Lacrosse Team
  • 10+ years helping coach the Montclair Junior Lacrosse Program
  • Current MHS Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Chris Smith (Head Coach, Junior Varsity Team)

  • Montclair HS Class of 2011
  • Member of the 2010 Group IV State Championship Team
  • 5+ years coaching at the Montclair Youth Lacrosse Program
  • 2nd year coaching at Montclair High School

Coach Pete von Hoffman (Head Coach, Freshman Team)

  • Montclair High School All-American at attack '75
  • Bucknell University two time All-American '77 and '79
  • Member, Bucknell University Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Member, NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • Coached at Lehigh University, MKA, MHS, and LCM
  • 2019-Present: Head Coach Montclair High School Junior Varsity/Freshman Lacrosse Teams

Coach Ben Brennan (Assistant Coach, JV/Freshman Teams)

  • 2018-Present Assistant Coach Montclair High School Varsity Lacrosse Team
  • 2009, 2018-Present Assistant Coach Montclair High School Varsity Football Team
  • Treating clinician for the NFL Substance Abuse Program and Resource Doctor for Major League Baseball's Rookie Development Program
  • A licensed psychologist and Student Assistance Counselor in NJ
  • BA in Psychology at Rutgers University 1987
  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Widener University 1993
  • Dr. Brennan is married to Candice Brennan and they have four children Solomon (17),  Eva (13), Alex (11), and Herschel (6) who all play lacrosse.

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About LCM

The Lacrosse Club of Montclair has been growing the game of lacrosse in Montclair and the surrounding region since 1962.  Our mission is to instill the love of this great game in the hearts of Montclair’s boys and their families from a very young age through High School and beyond.

Contact Info

The Lacrosse Club of Montclair
139 Summit Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

(973) 365-6763