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WHSBLA Coaches Convention: Jan. 25th, 2020

The WHSBLA is hosting the 2020 boys lacrosse coaching clinic on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at Seattle Pacific University. This years guest speakers are LEGENDARY coaches, Mike Messere & Bob Deegan (West Genesee High School - Camillus, NY)!

Great articles below about our presenters, Mike Messere & Bob Deegan:

https://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/west-genesee-s-mike-messere-a-leg...

http://dailyorange.com/2017/04/mike-messere-has-been-the-architect-of-we...

Each presenter will give three seperate clinics (45 min. each), on various topics and levels (youth, middle school, high school, offense, defense, special situations, drills, etc.). Approximate clinic schedule and coaches bios below:

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Room 1 - Youth/Offense Drills & Systems - Coach Deegan

Room 2 - High School/Defense Drills & Systems - Coach Messere

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Room 1 - High School/Offense Drills & Systems - Coach Messere

Room 2 - Youth/Defense Drills & Systems - Coach Deegan

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Room 1 - Youth & High School/O&D Open Panel - Coach Messere

Room 1 - Youth & High School/O&D Open Panel - Coach Deegan

Mike Messere - West Gensee High School (Camillus, NY):

- Head Coach at West Genesee High School – 43 years

- 40+ Years Offense & Defense Coaching Experience

- Coached Numerous Division I / Professional Lacrosse players & coaches

Coach Michael "Mike" Messere was born in Solvay, New York, and grew up in Fairmount. Mike was a 1962 graduate of West Genesee High School, was a member of his high school football, wrestling, and lacrosse teams. Mike studied at the State University of New York at Cortland where he played lacrosse all four seasons; in 1966, he earned his B.S.E. in physical education from SUNY Cortland and was inducted into the SUNY Cortland Hall of Fame in 1985.

Upon his graduation, Mike Messere returned to Syracuse to teach elementary physical education for two years in the city school district. From 1968-1974, Mike taught health and physical education at West Genesee Junior High School, before moving on to teach physical education at West Genesee Senior High School for 24 years. In 1976, Mike was named to the position of head coach of the West Genesee High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team and the dynasty began.

Under Mike Messere's leadership, the West Genesee Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team has achieved over 840 wins and 11 undefeated seasons; the West Genesee Boys Varsity Lacrosse team has also won over 30 Section III Championships. In addition, Mike has led the West Genesee Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team to win 15 New York State Class A Championship titles; no lacrosse coach - high school or college - has had more wins than Mike Messere. In his last season coaching high school lacrosse, Mike once again led his team to the New York Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) State Championship. For his accomplishments as a lacrosse coach, Mike has been inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the National High School Hall of Fame, and into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Mike Messere founded and still directs his own Shove Park Developmental and Recreational Lacrosse Program, which has grown from 13 participants in 1974 to 490 participants a decade later.

Bob Deegan - West Gensee High School (Camillus, NY):

- Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) Assistant Coach – Chrome

- Assistant Coach at West Genesee High School – 40+ years

- 40+ Years Goalkeeper Coaching Experience

- Coached Numerous Division I / Professional Lacrosse Goalkeepers

- 40+ Years Defensive Coaching Experience

Robert "Bob" Deegan, studied at the State University of New York at Cortland, where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Health Education and Biology in 1976; he subsequently earned a Master's of Science degree in Health Science from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 1997.

After joining the West Genesee School District in 1978, Bob taught several subjects over the years including Earth Science, Health Science, and Middle School Science. In 1983, Bob joined Head Coach Mike Messere's dynasty when he was named Assistant Coach of the West Genesee High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team. Bob has also coached the West Genesee Football Team.

Under Bob's leadership, the West Genesee Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team has captured several New York State Class A Championship titles and achieved many Section III Championships and undefeated seasons. In his last season coaching high school lacrosse, Bob, once again, helped coach his team to the New York Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) State Championship tournament. For his accomplishments in the sport, Bob Deegan was inducted into the Camillus/West Genesee Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.

This event WILL sell out (only 100 spots), so please register as soon as possible:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whsbla-lacrosse-coaches-convention-2020-tic...

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