Coach, Moorestown Friends School, 1958 - 1983
Although having never played lacrosse herself, Florence Brudon served as the head coach of the girls' lacrosse team at Moorestown Friends School from 1958 to 1983. During her tenure at MFS, Brudon compiled a 190-48-3 record (although results from 1970 and 1971 seasons are missing) as the girls lacrosse coach for a quarter of a century. She capped off her coaching career by mentoring her team to the 1980 New Jersey State Championship, compiling an 18-0-1 record. She coached seven varsity squads to undefeated seasons, from 1961-63, 1965-67, and in 1980. Brudon's varsity squads also reached the New Jersey State Championship semi-finals five times during her years. She coached the junior varsity squad to five undefeated seasons as well. Several of her players went on to enjoy stellar collegiate and national team careers. Nine MFS alumni have participated in the National Lacrosse Tournament over the years, and she coached one high school All-American. In addition, two of her former players, Janet Lippincott and Diana Harrison, were selected to play with the United States Lacrosse Touring Team. Jim Carroll
A graduate of Langhorne Middletown High School in Langhorne, PA and West Chester University in West Chester, PA, Brudon was honored in 1985 with the Bea Markwick Award as the South Jersey Distinguished Coach of the Year. She also served as president of the Mohawk and Sioux Divisions of the South Jersey Lacrosse Club.
New Jersey Official, 1973 - Present
Jim Carroll has been a member of the lacrosse community for over thirty years, spending the majority of his time as an official within the state of New Jersey. A graduate of LaSalle Academy and Iona College, Carroll began officiating in New York State as a member of the New York High School Lacrosse Officials Association in 1962. Carroll served as an official in New York for five years before he joined the New Jersey high school official's ranks in 1973. In addition to serving as a New Jersey high school official for 25 years, Carroll worked in the youth lacrosse officiating ranks from 1973 to 1998. He joined the National Intercollegiate Lacrosse Officials Association in 1975, and has worked in that capacity till the present. He is also qualified as an international lacrosse official. Gail Chesnut
Carroll served as the president of the New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Officials Association from 1978 to 1980, and was a rules interpreter for the NJILOA from 1989 through 1993. In 1993, he began his tenure as co-chair of the National Intercollegiate Lacrosse Officials Association Rules and Mechanics Committee, a capacity in which he still serves today.
Carroll and his wife, Daniele, reside in Boonton Township, NJ. They have two daughters and two sons.
Coach, Chatham Township High School, 1972 - 1984
Gail Chesnut developed on of the first public school girl's lacrosse programs in northern New Jersey in 1972, and was a vital force in the growth of girl's and women's lacrosse in the state. Chesnut, a graduate of Boonton High School in New Jersey, began the girl's lacrosse program at Chatham Township High School in 1972, serving as the program's first coach when the squad achieved varsity status in 1973. In order to increase the competition, she implemented the North Jersey Invitational Lacrosse Tournament in 1979. Her four-team tournament format inspired the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association to form a girl's state tournament, which began in 1978; Chesnut served on the NJSIAA committee for that tournament from its inception until 1990. In addition, she served as the Girl's State Tournament Director from 1979 to 1983. Timothy Flynn
A 1953 graduate of Panzer College, Chesnut also received a masters degree from Montclair State in 1970. She began her lacrosse career in 1958 following her graduation from Panzer, playing as a defensive wing on various club teams in the New Jersey Women's Lacrosse Association. In 1961, Chesnut was selected to play in the national tournament as a representative from the state of New Jersey. She concluded her playing career in 1967.
After serving as the head coach of Chatham for 13 seasons and taking her 1980 and 1981 squads to the finals of the NJ Invitational Lacrosse Tournament, Chesnut coached the junior varsity squads at both Chatham and Chatham Township from 1985 to 1991. Also a field hockey and girls basketball coach in the Chatham Township School District, Chesnut worked in the district as a physical education teacher from 1957 through 1991. She was selected as the Star-Ledger's New Jersey Field Hockey Coach of the Yearin 1978, and received the Panzer College Honor Award in 1979. Chesnut also earned the NJSIAA Field Hockey Award and the 1985 Morris County Coaches Award.
Coach, Mountain Lakes High School, 1979 - Present
A 1976 graduate of Montclair State College where he was a midfielder on the men's lacrosse team, Timothy Flynn is also a 1972 graduate of Hanover Park High School. At Hanover Park, he was named the 1972 Outstanding Athlete, and went on to play in the NJ North-South All-Star game. At Montclair, he was an All-Conference selection in for the Knickerbocker League in 1974 and 1975. Jack Francis
Flynn began teaching physical education, health, and driver education at Mountain Lakes High School in 1976. He took over the reins of the boy's lacrosse program in 1979, and has since garnered a varsity record of 282-69 for an 80.3 winning percentage. In addition, he has guided his squad to New Jersey State Championship titles five times (1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996). His squads have captured the Morris County championship six times in the last 10 seasons, and have been division champions 11 times since 1980. Flynn's squads have been ranked in the Top 20, including as high as #2 in 1996, by Lacrosse Magazine since 1991.
Named the New Jersey Coach of the Year three times, in 1987, 1988, and 1990, Flynn was also selected as the Division Coach of the Year in 1984, 1988, 1990, and 1993. He coached 26 high school All-Americans, nine of whom went on to become college All-Americans. Flynn was awarded the Len Roland Sportsmanship Award by the New Jersey Lacrosse Officials Association in 1990 and 1996, and in 1995 was inducted to the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
In addition to his coaching duties, Flynn served as the president of the New Jersey Lacrosse Coaches Association from 1985 to 1987. He served as chairman of the NILCA Coaches Clinic from 1989 to 1995, and has served as chairman of the Youth Clinic since 1996. A member of the USLCA 100 and 200 Win Clubs, Flynn was selected as a coach for the 1987 national high school North/South Game, and served as a coach for the New Jersey High School All-Star games in 1989 and 1997. In addition, he has been the coach of the Northwest Team of the Garden State Games since 1986.
Flynn, who also taught physical education at the Lake Drive School for Hearing Impaired Children, currently resides in Randolph, NJ with his wife Betsy and daughter Kim.
Columbia High School, 1976-1979
University of Maryland 1980-1983
Jack Francis distinguished himself as a lacrosse player at both the collegiate and high school level. A 1979 graduate of Columbia High School, Francis captained the squad that captured the 1979 New Jersey State Championship. Francis, a midfielder, was selected to the All-State squads in 1978 and 1979. He also was selected to play in the 1979 New Jersey High Schools North-South All-Star game, and was selected as a high school All-American in his senior season. Maureen Horan
Following his career at Columbia, Francis went on to become an All-American mid-fielder at the University of Maryland, captaining the squad in his senior season of 1983. The Terps made the trip to the NCAA tournament three times in his four years, in 1981, 1982, and 1983. In 1983, the team went to the national semifinals round, before losing to the #2 seed, Syracuse. In his four seasons at Maryland, the Terps went 31-20.
Francis played with the Mount Washington Lacrosse Club for one year as a midfielder following his graduation from Maryland. In addition, he enjoyed one season on the pro circuit, playing for the New Jersey Arrows. He also served a brief stint as the head coach of the men's lacrosse club team at Catholic University.
Currently the Vice President of Equities Trading at The Union Bank of Switzerland, Francis is also a member of the Securities Traders of New York and the Market Related Issues Committee. Francis and his wife, Julie, reside in Brielle, NJ with their three children, Casey, Callie, and Brendan.
Head Coach, Drew University, 1981 - 1989
A pioneer of collegiate women's lacrosse, Maureen Horan was a driving force in the establishment of the first-ever NCAA Women's Division III National Lacrosse Championship. A 1975 graduate of Trenton State College, Horan played lacrosse on the women's club team for the Lions. She was hired by Drew University in 1981 to mentor a fledgling women's lacrosse program. Three years later, her squad went 13-2 and captured its first Middle Atlantic Conference-East Championship. In 1985, her team bested their previous mark with a 14-0 regular season record, capturing their second MAC title and traveling to the first-ever NCAA finals. In her nine years with the Rangers, her teams would post a 69-42-1 record, a mark winch still stands as the best-to-date at Drew. Her teams captured three MASCAC championships, were ranked nationally for five consecutive seasons, and made three NCAA appearances. She coached six All-American players while with the Rangers, and one of her players went on to play for the US National Squad. Stephen Jacobson
Horan added the duties of Women's Athletic Coordinator to her plate in 1982, and was one of four coaches to establish the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. As part of the executive committee of the IWLCA, she helped write the by-laws for the organization and helped establish the Brine Women's Lacrosse poll for collegiate and high school women's lacrosse. Also the regional advisory member to the NCAA for women's lacrosse, Horan almost single-handedly fought and won the battle for Division III schools to have their own NCAA national tournament. She convinced more than 2,000 women's lacrosse delegates from all three divisions to-create the first eight-team tournament field comprised solely of Division III schools. That year, her team reached the first-ever Division Ill NCAA Finals.
In addition to her duties at Drew University, Horan chaired the Garden State Games for Women's Lacrosse from 1983 to 1988, and served as coach of the North team at the Games for those same years. She established the first lacrosse clinics and summer camps at Drew in 1981, and coached at numerous NCAA Y.E.S. (Youth Education through Sport) clinics at National Tournament sites from 1986 to 1992.
Currently a resident of Chatham, NJ, she remains active in grassroots women's lacrosse programs.
Head Coach, Ridgewood High School, 1987 - Present
A 1965 graduate of Swarthmore College, Jacobson was selected as an All-American in 1964 and 1965. He was also named All-Penn/Delaware Conference and All-Mid-Atlantic Conference in 1964 and 1965. Upon his graduation, Jacobson accepted his first coaching position at Fairlawn High School, taking his team to the 1968 and 1970 New Jersey State Championship. His teams were 71-16-1 during his five-year tenure. In 1971, he coached Lehigh University to the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship and an 8-3 record while working toward his master's degree, which he earned in 1973. Jacobson returned to the high school ranks for a two-year stint at Hunterdon Central high school and compiled a 41-6 record. His team captured the 1973 Pitt division title, before he moved on to take on the men's lacrosse program at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Teaneck from 1975 to 1980. His teams at FDU were two-time Knickerbocker Conference champions and went 56-28 during his years. Jeanne Kline
He then served as the head coach for the Ridgewood 7th grade boys lacrosse team for the 1985-86 season, guiding his team to a 13-3 record. Jacobson assumed the head coaching position at Ridgewood High School in 1987, and in over a decade of service at Ridgewood has compiled a 157-47 record, and his teams captured New Jersey State Championships in 1990 and 1991. In addition, Ridgewood also won the 1989 Fitch and 1991 Gibbs division titles under his mentorship. Jacobson, a three-time Coach of the Year (1970, 1990, 1991), organized and ran the first high school lacrosse summer league in 1968, and also helped organize the first New Jersey High School North-South All-Star game.
A founder of the New Jersey Lacrosse Coaches Association, where he served as president and vice-president, he also helped organize the criteria for selecting the All-State teams. Jacobson served as head coach for New Jersey All-Star teams in 1968 and 1970, and has been selected numerous times to serve as a head or assistant coach at the New Jersey North-South All-Star and Garden State Games. In 1996, Jacobson served as an assistant coach for the USA Under-19 national team, which went 6-0 and captured the world championship. He was instrumental in establishing of the first high school winter lacrosse league, which was founded in 1996.
Jacobson and his family currently reside in Hawthorne, NJ.
New Jersey Official, 1962 - 1980
An official of women's lacrosse and field hockey from 1957 to 1980, Jeanne Kline was one of the founding members of the Field Hockey Club of South Jersey. A longtime Southern New Jersey resident, Kline is a graduate of Merchantville High School. She joined the field hockey/lacrosse officiating ranks as a member of the Philadelphia High Schools Officials Association in 1957. She was one of three national lacrosse officials that organized the West Jersey Board Of Officials Association in the early 1960's. For 15 years, she was responsible for the assignment of all officials in the western part of the state, a duty that did not provide any form of compensation. Kline also served as the President of the West Jersey Lacrosse Officials Association from its inception in 1962 until 1980. She was also the Chairperson of the Rating Officials Board for 15 years. William Pilat
A graduate of Temple University, Kline is a longtime teacher of Health and Physical Education and the Dean of Students at Bishop Eustace High School. In addition to her lacrosse duties, she was a field hockey coach, earning Coach of the Year honors in 1975 and 1988, and served as an officer of both the New Jersey Basketball and New Jersey Field Hockey Board of Officials. In 1986, she received the Bea Markwick Service Award from the Lacrosse Club of South Jersey.
Kline, a resident of Moorestown, NJ, is married and has three daughters and nine grandchildren.
Head Coach, Roanoke College, 1989 - Present
An All-Conference team selection while at Montclair HS, William Pilat was instrumental in leading his team to the 1980 Fitch Division Championship in 1980. He was a 1981 high school All-American selection as a goalie, and went on to continue his outstanding playing career at Roanoke College from 1982 to 1985. A three-time All-American goalie at Roanoke, earning first-team honors in 1985, Pilat was also a two-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year. In 1983, he helped his squad to the NCAA Division Ill finals, taking home the runner-up trophy. He concluded Roanoke career as the finest men's lacrosse goalie in the school's history, holding the school record for most saves in a career (170), most saves in an NCAA tournament (61 in 1983) and most saves in an NCAA Championship game (27 in 1983). He was awarded the 1985 C. Maryland Kelly and the Hero's Association Awards as the nation's top Division m goalie. He was also selected as the 1985 Roanoke College Male Athlete of the Year, and was chosen as the starting goalie for the Southinthe 1985 North-South All-Star game. Joseph E. Reilly
Pilat went on to earn his masters at Alfred University in 1987, and served as an assistant coach for the men's lacrosse team during that time. He then returned to Virginia for a brief stint as an assistant coach at Washington and Lee College before taking over the head coaching reins of his collegiate alma mater in 1989 as the Pilat has since become the all-time winningest coach at Roanoke, tallying a 95-48 record in 10 seasons mentor of the Maroons, including an 8-6 record in 1998.
A five-time ODAC Coach of the Year, Pilat has established himself as one of the premier men's Division Ill lacrosse coaches. He became the first person in Roanoke athletics history to both play and coach for a Maroons team in a national championship game in 1992, taking his squad to a 10-4 regular season and the team's 10th ODAC title. He was inducted to the Roanoke College Hall of Fame in 1995. Pilat is also a current member of the Division 111 Advisory and All-American committees, and has served as president of both the ODAC and Division Ill Coaches Associations. He has been the chairman of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's Century Club, and was a member of the U.S. World Lacrosse Team player selection committee.
Pilat and his wife, Diana, currently reside in Roanoke, VA with their four-year old twins, Emily and Will.
Montclair High School 1972-1975
Rutgers University, 1977-1979
Joseph Reilly distinguished himself as a scholastic player at Montclair High School and as an intercollegiate player at Rutgers University. Reilly, a four-year letter winner at Montclair, helped lead his squad to four consecutive New Jersey State Championships in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1975. An attackman, he was an All-Conference selection in 1974 and 1975, and was a high school All-America selection in 1975. In his senior season, he was also selected as the Most Valuable Player for the state of New Jersey, and was named the 1975 Montclair High School Most Valuable Player. Peter Savidge
A three-year letter winner at Rutgers in the late 1970's, Reilly was a third-team All-America selection in 1987 and an honorable mention selection in 1979 as a midfielder. In 1978, he was awarded the team's Frederick Fitch Trophy, which is given to the varsity letter winner who has shown the greatest improvement during the season through personal effort. He was selected as a team tri-captain in 1979, helping the Scarlet Knight squad to an 8-4 record. In his career, the Knights recorded a 24-13 mark over his three varsity seasons.
Also a member of the Montclair Lacrosse Club, Reilly has been a sponsor of the Ft. Lauderdale Lacrosse Club for the past two years. Reilly and his wife, Lisa, currently reside in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with their two daughters, Jennifer and Kelly.
The Hun School, 1958-1962
Rutgers University, 1963-1966
A three-time All-American player at Rutgers University, Peter Savidge enjoyed a distinguished scholastic and collegiate playing career. Savidge, a graduate of the Hun School in Princeton, NJ, enjoyed a stellar four-year career. Named an All-Prep Schools honoree in his senior season, Savidge helped his scholastic squad to the 1962 All-Prep Championship as a midfielder. Robert Schmalz
In his four years at Rutgers University, Savidge was a three-time All-American, earning third team honors as a defenseman in 1964 and second team honors in both 1965 and 1966. As a senior, he was selected as a 1966 co-captain, and was chosen to represent Rutgers in the Senior North-South All-Star game. He was award the Rutgers men's lacrosse William Miller Trophy in 1966, which is given to the team member who was an inspiration to his teammates and made the greatest contribution to the team in the current season's play. In addition, he was awarded the Donald Leslie Coursen Award as the Rutgers Outstanding Male Athlete for his contributions in both lacrosse and football at Rutgers University.
Savidge retumed to his alma mater in Princeton, NJ for an eight-year stint as the head coach at The Hun School. He also participated with the New Jersey Lacrosse club team as a defenseman for two years.
Westfield High School, 1982-1986
University of Virginia, 1986-1990
A 1990 graduate of the University of Virginia and a 1986 graduate of Westfield High School, Robert Schmalz had a celebrated lacrosse playing career at both institutions. A four-year attackman at Westfield, Schmalz was a two-time All-American, named to the first team both years in 1985 and 1986. He was also a first-team All-League honoree in 1984, 1985, and 1986, leading Westfield to the 1986 New Jersey High School State Championship. Schmsalz was his team's leading scorer during two seasons, and was also the New Jersey state scoring leader in 1985 and 1986. In his senior season, he was also named the New Jersey High School Player of the Year, and went on to play for the North team in the 1986 NJ High School North-South All-Star game. Fred Schmitt
While at Virginia, Schmsalz was named the 1987 UVA Most Improved Player. He eamed Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll honors in 1987 and 1990, and was the Virginia Most Valuable Player in 1989. In 1990, he was selected to the first team All-ACC, and was chosen to play in the 1990 College North-South All-Star game.
Schmalz began playing with the Shearson Bulls of the New Jersey Lacrosse Club following his collegiate career, contributing as an attack/midfield for seven years. In 1991, his club team won the CALL League Championships. He also served as a coach in the New Jersey Lacrosse Club for two seasons, compiling a 16-4 record and taking his team to the 1996 CALL League Championship finals. In 1996, he was named to the Westfield High School Hall of Fame for his accomplishments.
Schmalz has been active in grassroots lacrosse as well, serving as a staff member on several lacrosse camps and contributing to Lacrosse Foundation activities.
He is currently an account executive at American Express, and resides in Tokyo.
Director, Montclair Lacrosse Club, 1976 - 1996
A 1945 graduate of Darby High School in Darby, Pennsylvania, Fred Schmitt has contributed to the development of New Jersey lacrosse through grassroots programs. Currently a resident of Verona, NJ, Schmitt served as the Director of the Montclair Lacrosse Club from 1976 to 1996, assisting with the growth of the program for 20 years. He also served as the president of the Montclair Lacrosse Club in 1979. Active in Montclair Junior Lacrosse programs for almost 20 years as well, Schmitt was instrumental in the establishment of the annual Gil Gibbs Memorial Lacrosse Classic and the High School North-South Senior All-Star game. Schmitt was named the 1994 New Jersey Lacrosse Man of the Year for his efforts in the growth of grassroots lacrosse, and was also awarded the Gil Gibbs Lacrosse Award. Also a lacrosse mentor, Schmitt's three sons have been members of four of Montclair High School's state champion teams.Brooks Sleeper
Montclair High School 1968-1971
University of Maryland, 1971-1975
Brooks Sleeper was a member of two New Jersey High Schools state champion teams, and went on to add an additional two collegiate national championships to his illustrious playing career. Competing at Montclair High School from 1968 to 1971, Sleeper was a I four-year letterwinner on attack. He was named to the All-League team in 1970 and 1971, and went on to be named an All-American in 1971. Those two seasons also saw Montclair capture back-to-back New Jersey State Championships in boys lacrosse, of which Sleeper was a vital force. William Tierney
Sleeper went on to compete at the University of Maryland, earning All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in 1973. He was an honorable mention All-American as well in 1973, and was an instrumental part of Maryland's 1973 national championship season. Sleeper also played a key role in Maryland's next national championship season in 1975, when he earned an invitation to the 1975 North-South All-Star game as a member of the South team and earned the University of Maryland Senior Award upon his graduation. During his collegiate years, Sleeper was also invited to play with the USA Box Lacrosse All-Stars as a forward.
He competed with the Severna Park Lacrosse Club for two years (1975-1977) following his graduation from Maryland. Sleeper also served as an assistant coach for Maryland in 1976, helping the Terps to a 13-3 season and a national championship; he was also an assistant coach at Georgetown in 1977.
Currently residing in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Sleeper is a certified relocation professional and is active in fundraising for The Make a Wish Foundation.
Head Coach, Princeton University, 1988 - Present
Bill Tierney and his Princeton teams have hoisted the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship trophy five of the last seven Memorial Days, and the coach's place among the all-time greats in the sport is secure. Princeton has won three consecutive national titles, as well as 42 of its last 43 games. Tierney has set and reset the record for most wins in a season at Princeton seven times. He has been the national coach of the year and has coached two national players of the year Princeton's 18-4 NCAA toumament record, all under Tierney, is the best in NCAA history. Tierney is 122-40 at Princeton, and 21 of those 40 losses came in his first two rebuilding years with the Tigers. Before Tierney arrived no Princeton team ever had won more than nine games in a season; Tierney has had the Tigers in double figures in each of the last nine years. He has also made nine straight NCAA appearances. Dean M. Witty
After helping Cortland State to the Division Ill championship as a senior in 1973, Tierney began his head coaching career at Great Neck South High School on Long Island in 1976. He moved across the island to Levittown High in 1980, and he went from there to his first college atop, Rochester Institute of Technology. Tierney in his three seasons at RIT, he took the school to its first two NCAA tournaments. He then served as an assistant to Don Zimmerman at Johns Hopkins for three years. Tierney helped Hopkins to the national championship in 1985 and 1987 and the national semifinals in 1986. He also coached the Blue Jay soccer team, guiding the team to the 1986 NCAA Divisional tournament for its first NCAA bid in 11 years, despite his having almost no soccer background.
Tierney became the ninth head coach of lacrosse at Princeton in 1988, in just his third season, he led Princeton to the NCAA tournament. Princeton defeated Syracuse 10-9 in double overtime to win the 1992 national title, and the Tigers gave Tierney his second championship Memorial Day 1994 with a 9-5 overtime win over Virginia. The Tigers won again in overtime in 1996 and then tied the largest victory margin in the championship game in last year's 19-7 win over Maryland.
Tierney won the Morris Touchstone Award as the Division I Coach of the Year in 1992. He also was named the 1983 Division I Coach of the Year, and he earned Nassau County Coach of the Year honors at both high schools. He was elected to the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997. He has coached 13 first-team All-Americas and 42 first-team All-Ivy League players at Princeton. Tierney also coached nine USILA Scholar All-Americas and seven winners of USILA national awards. This summer, he will take his skill to the international level to lead Team USA in the World Championships in Baltimore.
Tierney lives in Princeton with his wife, Helen, and their four children: Trevor, a freshman goalie on the Princeton lacrosse team, and Brendan, Courtney and Brianne, all of whom play lacrosse at the Hun School of Princeton.
Head Coach, Stevens. Institute of Technology, 1989 - Present
A longtime New Jersey resident, Dean Witty has contributed to the growth of the game in the state as both a collegiate player and as a coach. A 1977 graduate of Montclair State College where he earned his teaching certificate in Physical Education, Witty competed as a midfielder, an attack, and as a goalie from 1973 to 1975. He was selected to the Knickerbocker All-Conference team and named the team's most improved player in 1974 as an attack; in 1975, he was named team captain and chosen as the team's Most Valuable.
Witty took on his first coaching position at Montclair State as an assistant in 1976 before joining the Mountain Lakes HS club team as an assistant in 1978. The following season, he became an assistant at Montclair HS, helping the team to a 49-12 record in four seasons and coaching the JV squad to the NJ Junior Varsity State Championships in 1980 and 1982 before taking over the head coaching duties in 1983. In seven years as the head coach at Montclair, his teams compiled a 92-37 record. The varsity squad captured the New Jersey State championship in his second and third seasons as mentor, earning the #1 ranking in the state in 1984. He earned the New Jersey High School Coach of the Year distinction in 1985 and 1986, taking his team to the 1986 New Jersey Lacrosse Coaches Tournament Championships. Witty was chosen to coach the Northeast Team at the 1989 Garden State Games, leading the squad to a bronze medal finish. He also took Montclair to the Fitch Division championship that same year.
Witty entered the collegiate ranks as a professor and as a coach in 1989 when he joined the staff at Stevens Institute of Technology. In addition to his teaching duties, Witty serves as the head coach of not only men's lacrosse, but also women's soccer. In eight years, his SIT teams have gone 34-53, capturing the 1992 Hudson Valley Lacrosse League Championship.
In 199Z Witty, also a lacrosse official, was awarded the Sportsmanship Award by the District Ill National Intercollegiate Lacrosse Officials Association. A member of the USLCA and the U.S: Lacrosse Foundation, Witty has also served as the president of the NJLOA and the Hudson Valley Lacrosse League. Currently the vice-president of the NJ Lacrosse Foundation, Witty has been involved with numerous intercollegiate lacrosse camps. Also the Director of Athletics at Stevens Institute, Witty and his wife of 22 years, Maryann, reside in Montville, NJ with their two sons, Kyle and Trevor.