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Eastlake Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Chris O'Dougherty

Boys Varsity Head Coach

Contact: od@eastlakelacrosse.org

Kyle Decker

Boys Varsity Assistant Coach, Boys 7/8 Cardinal Head Coach

Contact: kyle@eastlakelacrosse.org

Lena Hanson

Girls Varsity Head Coach

Lena's involvement in our local lacrosse community spans 2 decades. She began her lacrosse coaching career at the 7/8 level when Lake Samm Lacrosse Club was still the Eastside Eagles. She moved on to become the first Lake Samm high school coach and was instrumental in growing the high school program. After taking time off when she had her second daughter, Lena returned to Lake Samm for a few years before moving on to begin coaching her own daughters in their youth sports.  Now that her girls are getting older, she is excited to be back coaching high school and helping develop the Eastlake Girls Lacrosse program! For Lena, coaching is about teaching life skills through sports, and she feels most accomplished when seeing the growth in her players' maturity as an individual and as a teammate.

In addition to coaching, Lena teaches part time in the Wellness Department at Eastlake High School. She has lived and taught in this community for 17 years with her husband (also an EHS teacher) and 2 daughters. When not coaching, teaching, or spending time with her family, Lena can be found trail running, playing soccer, reading, and hiking.

Contact: lena@eastlakelacrosse.org

Austin Caldwell

Boys JV Head Coach

I started playing lacrosse in 7th grade for Eastlake in the youth program. I immediately fell in love with the speed and skill involved within the game of lacrosse. It was an easy choice for me to pick a position as I love playing both offense and defense, so midfield was the obvious option for me. My second year playing in 8th grade, I made the Eastlake Cardinal team. I have played midfield my entire career, and more specifically I was an offensive specialist my junior and senior year in high school. My senior season, I finished the year ranked 21st in the entire state for points (goals and assists), and my teammates and I helped Eastlake win our programs first ever playoff game. That year was Chris O'Dougherty's first season as the head coach of Eastlake, and I like to think that it was that year that Eastlake and OD really realized the future potential of our program. I've been onboard as a coach with the High School team for 3 years, this next upcoming season will be my 4th. I've spent the last two seasons as the Eastlake JV head coach. I truly do understand what it's like to be on the JV team and have friends on the varsity squad, I was a swing player my Freshman and Sophomore year. I look forward to continue to develop players and get them ready to play at the varsity level. It really is awesome to be a part of a culture that me and my teammates helped to start and continue to build it into something dominant. I am very much looking forward to the upcoming 2020 season! Go Wolves!

Contact: austin@eastlakelacrosse.org

Barrett Jenness

Boys JV Assistant Coach

Contact: barrett@eastlakelacrosse.org

Jan Karachale

Boys 7/8 Cardinal Assistant Coach

Jan played lacrosse in the MCLA at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo back when bucket helmets were a thing. He started coaching for Eastlake in 2012 and has been on the board as Vice President since 2018. Being involved in youth lacrosse is both his hobby and his passion and he looks forward to growing the sport of lacrosse on the plateau.

Contact: jank@eastlakelacrosse.org

Blake Randal

Boys 7/8 Black Head Coach

Contact: blake@eastlakelacrosse.org

Chris Santini

Boys 5/6 Cardinal Head Coach, Boys 5/6 Black Head Coach

Contact: chris.santini@eastlakelacrosse.org

Jeff Gallucci

Boys 5/6 White Head Coach

Jeff is a Long Island, NY native (East Northport, NY) and a graduate of Salisbury University on Maryland's eastern shore.  Jeff went to Northport High School (NY) where he played Varsity Lacrosse for 3 years.  At Salisbury, he appeared in two NCAA DIII championships, was part of the 99' Championship team, and won 4 CAC championships. Jeff has been playing or coaching for 27 years, including most recently playing for a local men's club team called the Bushwolves with other Eastlake coaches and alum.  His greatest joy of coaching is getting to spend extra time with his son Brady. 

Contact: jeff@eastlakelacrosse.org

Chris Hughes

Boys 3/4 Cardinal Head Coach, Boys 3/4 Black Head Coach

Contact: chris.hughes@eastlakelacrosse.org

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