MEET OUR CANNONS COACHES

 

COACH JOE CASALINO
2022 Cannons Head Coach

Coach Joe has been involved in lacrosse in Southern Maryland since 1986, joining eight players as the original founders of Calvert Lacrosse Club. Following high school, he continued his playing career at St. Mary’s College where he earned all-conference honors in 1993 and was named team captain in 1994. Joe took over as Junior Varsity coach at Edison HS (VA) in 1997 and was named head coach the following year at Thomas Jefferson HSST (VA), widely considered the top academic public school in America.  In 2006, Joe took over the head coaching role at his alma mater, Northern High School. Under his direction, the program has won 106 straight conference games and eight straight conference titles, earned two regional championships, and won the conference’s first state championship in 2017.  He was named Maryland Public School Coach of the Year in 2017 as the team earned a #9 ranking from the Washington Post.  

Joe continues to play competitive lacrosse in local mens leagues and in tournaments throughout the US.  He is the co-founder of Cannons Select Lacrosse and has raised more than $80,000 for charity by organizing the summer LaxHeroes Tournament in Southern Maryland.  

Off the field, Joe is CEO of IQ Strategic, a data-driven marketing consultancy and coaches his daughter’s five year old soccer team.

COACH LENNY CASALINO
2022 Cannons Head Coach
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COACH MARK DUNNIVAN
2022 Cannons Assistant Coach

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COACH TOM DUGGAN
2023 Cannons Head Coach
Tom Duggan began his lacrosse coaching career in 1989 as the Head Lacrosse Coach for the U.S. Air Force Academy where he played as a midfielder and face off specialist for four years.  Following his six years at the Academy, a change in his military tour sent him to Rhode Island where he took over the coaching responsibilities at the University of Rhode Island and added youth lacrosse to his resume in the newly-formed youth program in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.  With lacrosse growing at a rapid pace in the area, Coach Duggan continued coaching youth programs, middle school elite teams, and founded the South Kingstown High School Boys Varsity program.  While at South Kingston, he amassed a 71% win percentage, took the team to the playoffs 5 of his 6 years there, to the State Championship his last 3 years, and was awarded the US Lacrosse Coach of the Year for his region in 2011. Coach Tom moved to Maryland in 2013 where he continued his coaching career by joining the Cannons coaching staff.

Outside of lacrosse, Coach Tom is a Colonel in the US Air Force, serving as the Deputy Director of the Joint Surgeon General.  He and his wife Amy have a daughter Elizabeth who graduated from Endicott College and is now working in Rhode Island, a son Tanner who graduated from University of Northern Colorado and is now a lacrosse coach at Colorado State University, a daughter Alana who is a senior at the University of Rhode Island, a son Jack who is a graduate of Huntingtown HS and now a sophomore at Arizona State University, a daughter Olivia who is a junior at Huntingtown HS, and son Joe who attends Plum Point MS and plays on the Cannons 2023 team.  Clearly Coach Tom has very little free time outside of family and lacrosse!

COACH WARREN CARTER
2023 Cannons Assistant Coach

Coach Warren is a familiar face on sports fields in Southern Maryland as he has been coaching youth sports for over ten years. In addition to volunteering his time as a coach on the field, he has served off the field on the Board of Directors of the Owings Outlaws and has sponsored numerous outdoor adventures.  Coach Warren has coached girls’ soccer for CSA, youth football for Owings Outlaws, and youth lacrosse for Owings Outlaws, Calvert Lacrosse Club, and Cannons Select Lacrosse.  You can even find him flipping burgers at a Cannons Tent City.  No job is too big or too small for him when supporting the youth in our community.  This is Coach Warren’s sixth season with the Cannons, focusing on using the game of lacrosse to prepare our growing athletes for life as young adults.

When not on the field coaching, Coach Warren is the President/CEO of Carter Information Solutions, Inc. an MBE certified Federal Contractor based in Clinton, Maryland.  Coach Warren is father of three and husband to a very understanding Sports Mom.  When time allows and he is not on the sports field, he enjoys a little hunting or fishing.

COACH DAVE JENSEN
2023 and U7 Cannons Assistant Coach

Coach Dave started his lacrosse career as a freshman at St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, NY, where he played alongside now Hopkins Coach Dave Pietramala, where he won two NSCHSAA Lacrosse Championships, and where he was a starter on the Varsity Basketball team. After high school, Coach Dave was recruited to play defense at Division II Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.  Upon completion of his freshman year, Coach Dave was offered a prestigious academic scholarship in mechanical engineering at Brooklyn Polytechnic University. 

Off the field, Coach Dave works as an engineer for the U.S. Navy Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems.  He served on the Board of Directors of the AUVSI Southern Maryland Chapter for five years and worked with engineering students each summer while co-directing the AUVSI Student Competition. Coach Dave is father to two lacrosse-loving boys and husband to an EXTREMELY patient lacrosse mom. When his lacrosse schedule allows, he likes to spend time boating with his family on the Chesapeake Bay.  This is Coach Dave’s second year volunteering with the Cannons.  His coaching passion is team defense and individualized instruction with young athletes to help them perfect fundamentals and develop the skills they need to excel.

COACH AARON WOOD
2023 Cannons Assistant Coach

Coach “Woody” started his lacrosse career as a player at Calvert High School.  While playing on his high school team, Woody also volunteered his time and expertise as a coaching assistant to local youth organizations.  Over the years, Woody followed his passion for developing faceoff specialists and began offering individualized instruction and small clinics to local talent.  Woody has worked alongside some of the top faceoff talent in the region and has brought that knowledge back to our youth and high school players.  Southern Maryland’s faceoff game has dramatically improved under Woody’s guidance and commitment. Coach Woody has assisted organizations in the area, including Cannons Select Lacrosse, Northern High School, The Calverton School, and College of Southern Maryland and has organized faceoff clinics at all ages.  Off of the field Coach Aaron enjoys music, stringing lacrosse sticks and spending time with his family and friends.

 

COACH MICHAEL COLAIANNI
2025 Gold Cannons Head Coach

Bio Coming Soon

 

 

 

COACH SHAWN GIBSON
U11 Cannons Head Coach

Coach Shawn is a 1996 graduate of Northern HS and played all four high school years on the Calvert Lacrosse Club Varsity Team.  As a sophomore, Shawn received the Lacrosse Foundation's Unsung Hero Award for his leadership and contribution to his team.  As a junior, Shawn was selected to the STX Maryland Select All-Star Team as a midfielder and faceoff specialist.  In his senior year, Shawn was named to the prestigious All-Met All-Star Team.  Shawn was recruited to play Division I lacrosse at UMBC where he and his team earned two births in the NCAA Division I Tournament.  Unfortunately his team fell to Georgetown by one goal in 1998 and to Delaware by one goal in 1999.  In 2001 Shawn graduated from UMBC with a degree in Psychology.

This is Shawn’s 7th year as a youth lacrosse coach.  During his coaching career, Shawn has touched many young lives and has had many successes.  Shawn is married to his wife Eileen and has two children – son Caleb who plays on the Cannons team and daughter Alana who plays girls lacrosse.  When not coaching or supporting his children on the lacrosse field, Shawn is on the water as owner and captain on his charter fishing boats – Wound Tight and Miss Lizzy Fishing Charters.  Shawn continues to play men’s lacrosse where he still outruns most opponents and dominates on faceoffs.    

COACH ANDY ZURVALEC
2025 Gold Cannons Assistant Coach

Coach Andy has been coaching with the Cannons since 2015.  He is a 1995 graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School, where he was a 4-year starter and earned All-Conference Honors.  Following high school, Andy played lacrosse at UMBC before redirecting his focus on his academic pursuits.  From 2009-2014, Andy served as the Offensive Coordinator for the La Plata High School Varsity Lacrosse team before transitioning to coaching youth lacrosse.

Andy is the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at a non-profit in Alexandria, VA and lives in Owings with his wife and two children.

COACH MARK CARMEAN
2025 Gold Cannons Assistant Coach

Coach Mark is entering his 7th season as a youth club lacrosse coach with 12 years experience coaching youth athletics in Southern Maryland.  Mark is a member of the US Lacrosse organization where he holds a coaching certification and stays current on the latest happenings in the sport.

Mark lives in Dunkirk with his wife, Erika, and their two children.  His daughter plays lacrosse at Northern High School and his son plays on the 2025 Cannons team.  Mark is a local attorney who practices throughout Southern Maryland.

 

COACH JASON BISSETT
U11 Cannons Assistant Coach

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COACH BERT FLEMING
2026 Cannons Head Coach

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COACH CHESTER SOLOMON
2026 Cannons Assistant Coach

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COACH BRENDAN SWEENEY
2026 Cannons Assistant Coach

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COACH DAVE MARCIAN
U9 Cannons Head Coach

Coach Dave grew up playing lacrosse in Edgewater, MD before attending Archbishop Spalding HS where he co-captioned his Varsity Lacrosse Team during his junior and senior years.  Coach Dave played lacrosse at Limestone College before returning to Maryland to earn his college degree at UMUC.  Coach Dave has been with the Cannons organization for the past five years and coached two years at Dunkirk prior to that. Coach Dave’s experience with our younger players focuses on lacrosse fundamentals and is imperative to building a strong foundation in our Cannons players.

Professionally Dave has spent the past 20+ years working in the flooring industry. In 2011 Dave opened Marva Floors where his experience and passion for his trade help in both commercial and residential projects.  In his spare time Dave loves spending time with his family on the water where they enjoy all types of water activities, including fishing and cruising the Chesapeake Bay.

COACH CHRIS COLAIANNI
U7 Cannons Head Coach

Bio Coming Soon

 

 

COACH JULIE COLAIANNI
U5 Cannons Instructor

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