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  • Darryl Delia

    Darryl Delia

    Executive Director & Head Coach - The Connecticut Speed School's The FARM Lacrosse Academy is overseen by Darryl Delia, head lacrosse coach at Albertus Magnus. Coach Delia's stellar resume is too long to list, specifically in teaching the sport of lacrosse to children and young men throughout the tri-state area. From the youth level thru to the collegiate level Coach Delia has distinguished himself, and his programs as one of the truly elite.  As a collegiate coach (Yale, Fairfield, Sacred Heart & Albertus Magnus) Coach Delia offers a unique advantage to our players; not only in skills development but also off the playing field with mentorship and placement advice into college.  Coach's players have gone on to attend and play for some of the most prestigious universities and lacrosse programs in the country!
  • Brendan Talbot

    Brendan Talbot

    Brendan Talbot began his coaching career at his alma mater, Quinnipiac University, in 2003 as a graduate assistant and in 2005 he was named Quinnipiac's defensive coordinator. Coach Talbot then took his game to the Connecticut high school ranks to coach New Fairfield High School, where he is employed.  He was the head coach at New Milford HS from 2008-2013 earning a career record of 60-36 (.625%). In Coach Talbot's six years at the helm, New Milford won two SWC Large School championships (2009 & 2010) and qualified for the SWC and CIAC playoffs each year.  During that  time, New Milford ranked in the top 25 in the State of Connecticut in three of Talbot's six years (2008, 2009 & 2013). In 2014, Coach Talbot returned to college lacrosse as the defensive coordinator at Western Connecticut State University before accepting the head coaching position in the summer of 2015 at St. Joseph's High School.  Coach Talbot lives in Danbury with his wife Jacqueline and his three children; Luke, Cara and Ryan.
  • Tom Mariano

    Tom Mariano

    Coach Mariano is one of our most experienced coaches on the staff; currently serving as the offensive coordinator for Major League Lacrosse's Chesapeake Bayhawks as well as the head coach at Pace University.  Prior to Pace, Coach Mariano served as the head lacrosse coach at Sacred Heart University for seventeen years. Coach Mariano plays an important role during our intensive fall, winter, and summer training seasons. 
  • Mike Waldvogel, Director (Women)

    Mike Waldvogel, Director (Women)

    Mike Waldvogel is the Coordinator of Women’s Lacrosse Operations at Fairfield after retiring from his head coaching post following the 2015 season. He owns over 250 collegiate head coaching victories (258-178) between his time at Fairfield and Yale (men’s) and made five NCAA postseason appearances. Waldvogel led the Stags to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship and an NCAA Championship berth in 2009 and 2015. He is a three-time MAAC Coach of the Year. His tenure with the Stags has coincided with the most successful stretch in program history. Waldvogel served as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Yale University from 1981-2002, where he is the winningest coach in program history at 166-143. He led the Bulldogs to three NCAA postseason trips and three consecutive Ivy League Championships from 1988-90. A 1996 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, Waldvogel was a two-time First Team All-America selection as a defenseman. He went to play for the US National Team in 1974 and 1978 and later coached the squad in 1990.
  • Joe Caruso, Director (Women)

    Joe Caruso, Director (Women)

    Joe Caruso joined the Albertus Magnus Department of Athletics as the head women's lacrosse coach in the Fall of 2013.  In his third year at the helm of the program, Caruso guided the Falcons to a non-conference victory against Bay Path. The triumph was the first outside of New Haven in school history for Albertus Magnus. During the season, the Falcons scored seven or more goals in a game four times, including twice in conference play.  In 2015, the young Falcons' program went 1-14 with a victory over Bay Path College on March 16.  He led the Falcons in their first-ever varsity season in 2014 as the Falcons recorded two wins in their first season. On April 13, the Falcons defeated Anna Maria College 19-10 in New Haven for their first varsity win in program history. Prior to Albertus, Caruso served as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at the nearby University of New Haven.  He was also the head girls' lacrosse coach at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, CT. until 2010.  At Joel Barlow, he also coached freshmen girls' basketball and junior varsity field hockey. He has been an avid coach for Redding-Easton Lacrosse (RE-LAX), a player development group, while he also worked at the World Class Lacrosse Camps at Wesleyan University and the Nike Field Hockey Camp at Fairfield University.  In addition, he coached at the under-15 girls' level in the Connecticut Nutmeg State Games from 2004 until 2010.
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