Meet The Coaches

The following coaches are leading the Boys Bend Lacrosse Program

Varsity Team

Dan

Dan Brostek

Varsity Head Coach

Husband, father, veteran, ultrarunner and Marketing Director at Team Red, White & Blue. Grew up playing lacrosse in Upstate NY at B'ville and went to the '92 State Championship. Played college lacrosse at Army from ’92 – ’96 (NCAA Tournament in '93 and '96). Coached at numerous youth levels in Connecticut and in Bend.

Matt

Matt Nelson

Varsity Assistant Coach

Played lacrosse at West Linn High School, where he won a state championship in 2000 and went to the final four all four years. Went on to play lacrosse at Oregon State University. Started all four years and was team captain for three. Coached lacrosse at several high schools and youth programs in the Portland area and in Bend.

Junior Varsity Team

Jazzy Saporito

Jazzy Saporito

JV Head Coach

Played lacrosse at Lakeridge HS '05-'08 and OSU '09-12', receiving 1st Team All-Conference FOS during his collegiate career. Has coached lacrosse at several high schools in Oregon, along with several camps, club, and travel teams. Continues to play in men's leagues and summer tournaments.

Alec

Alec Erickson

JV Assistant Coach

Played all 4 years at Bend High School and was on the very first team they had. Helped with both youth and high school teams through Lax Northwest and 5 Peaks Lacrosse over the last couple of years.

7/8 Grade Team

Joe Albano

Joe Albano

7/8 Assistant Coach

Father of Sal and Lucia. School Counselor and Varsity Football Coach for the past 18 years. Recently moved to Bend from San Francisco, CA. Grew up playing Lacrosse in Bedford, NY. Played collegiate Lacrosse at Adelphi University (Division II National Champions '93 &'95). In my free time I enjoy Skiing and Mountain Biking.
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Pete Shelton

7/8 Assistant Coach

Played high school and college lacrosse in Upstate NY at Geneva High School and Division III Hamilton College, serving as team co-captain and earning all-conference honors at both. Moved to Bend in 2010 and has coached at Bend Senior High School and Five Peaks Lacrosse for more than 6 years at various levels, earning Varsity Assistant Coach of the Year honors in 2011 for the High Desert Conference. Teaches 4th grade at Bear Creek Elementary’s Dual Immersion Language Program and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and son.
Tyler Baumann

Tyler Baumann

7/8 Assistant Coach

Played attack at Oregon State 01'-04.  Attended Major League Lacrosse training camps for the Chicago Machine, LA Riptide and Denver Outlaws.  General Manager of the Bend Brewers, IBLA Semi-Pro box lacrosse league. Currently playing for Maple Ridge, BC Canada box team.

5/6 Grade Team

Hodge

Hodge Kerr

5/6 Head Coach

Played Lacrosse all four years of High School at Millbrook High School in NY.  Started a club lacrosse team at the University of Montana. Coached multiple levels of youth lacrosse in Bend for the last 6 years. Father of four boys and an avid outdoor enthusiast.

Joe DeLuca

Joe DeLuca

5/6 Assistant Coach

Grew up and played lacrosse in Glastonbury, CT.  Moved to Central OR in 1998. Lieutenant with Deschutes County Sheriff's office.  Father of one boy, one girl.  Enjoy being active with the kids' sports, camping, fishing, traveling and spending time with the wife and kids. Spend much of the year coaching football and wrestling.

Josh Zack

Josh Zack

5/6 Assistant Coach

Grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Original member of a brand new high school lacrosse program. Captained the varsity team for two years and went All-League both years as an Attackman. Played spring ball on and off with Chico State while studying Construction Management and Engineering. Enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman for 5 years following college; now calls Bend home. Enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and dog.

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