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      Dan Lannon - Varsity Head Coach

Dan Lannon

dan.lannon@yahoo.com
(480) 266-0774
 

Dan Lannon, a native of Syracuse, N.Y., played lacrosse at a young age, having two older brothers that played. In high school (Fayetteville-Manlius HS, NY), he played defense, was captain of the varsity team and an "All County" selection. Dan was selected to the Central Region of the Empire State Games and helped his team to a Silver Medal in 1986. In college he played at Syracuse University ‘91 as a long stick middie and defenseman where he won three NCAA D1 National Championship rings.

Dan has refereed and coached in various youth leagues in NY, PA, and AZ for the last 30 years. He is a certified high school and college official, and has played and officiated at numerous post-collegiate tournaments all over the country.

Dan is currently in his 13th year of coaching at Desert Vista High School. He was named the AZ Coach of the Year by his peers for the 2009 and 2014 season. 

Dan founded the annual Lax4Life Charity Lacrosse Tournament in 2008 and with assistance from Desert Vista Lacrosse Parents, he was able to grow the only charity tournament on the west coast donating thousands of dollars to local kids with cancer and to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.   He is the Director of Az Hot Sauce and recently began a position with Legacy Sports USA as the Director of Lacrosse.   Dan worked with at-risk youth and disabled children for 20 years in an experiential learning program.  Currently Dan works at Mesquite High School as a Special Education Teacher.  Dan’s son Connor (11) and Lexi (15) are multi-sport athletes and enjoy getaways to the beach and the mountains whenever possible.


       PJ Rovinelli - Varsity Offensive Coordinator

PJ Rovinelli

Coach PJ has spent the last 15 years coaching lacrosse and rugby in Arizona at the collegiate, amateur and high school levels, including University of Arizona, ASU and GCU.

During his three-year span at Chaparral High School, PJ compiled a 47-14 (77%) record, leading the team to back-to-back state title appearances, winning one in 2011.  His teams developed 18 All-Conference player selections, 2 All-Americans and 1 Academic All-American.

A Massachusetts native, he was a high school All-American goalie and state champion wrestler.  PJ continued both careers at NCAA DIII Springfield College (MA).  Professionally, he is the Director of Talent Development at Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply in Phoenix, AZ.

 

      Glenn Milton - Offensive Assistant Coach

Glenn Milton

Coach Glenn, a Jacksonville, FL native, is a graduate of Point University. While captaining the Skyhawks, Coach Glenn earned ACC player of the week several times and graduated the all-time leader in assists. Prior to Point University, coach did a PG year at Genesee Community College.

He graduated with a business degree and relocated to Arizona to finish his masters degree in Strategic Leadership.

Glenn has coached for the Seacoast Christian School, Stars and Exceptional Stars program, and Lighthouse Lacrosse Clubs.

In addition to DV, Coach Glenn is an offensive assistant for the Hot Sauce Lacrosse Club.

 

      Brandon Neff – Faceoff Specialist

Brandon Neff

Coach Neff, a native to Phoenix, Arizona, was a member of the Desert Vista Lacrosse Team from 2011-2015.

After graduating, Coach Neff continued his lacrosse career at NCAA DIII Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY where he started as the FOGO specialist for 3 years.

He graduated with a double major in Chemistry and Physics and is now in his second year pursuing a PhD in Chemistry at Arizona State University.