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Coaches & Coach Coordinators

John Chin
Direct: 407-952-5818 (quickest responses by text message)

A Lake Nona resident, John grew up and played lacrosse in the Baltimore, MD area. After high school, he continued playing club ball while serving in the United States Air Force. After his military service, he served as the assistant coach for Decatur High School in Ocean City, MD, followed by coaching the boys' varsity lacrosse program at Lake Nona High School for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. As a Level 1 US Lacrosse Certified Coach, John is obsessed about the game and passionate about building players in the Lake Nona area.

Brian Davis
(The Coach's Coach)
Brian grew up in Indiana as an avid ice hockey player and enthusiast. He started playing lacrosse when his family moved to Maryland. As a writer for the game (Lacrosse News Network), Brian brings a lot of experience to Jr. Lions Lacrosse and works with John and the coaches to further develop the program.
- Former director of Huskies Lacrosse Club, Jokers Lacrosse Club.
- Head Coach Trinity Prep School 2009-2013, Timber Creek 2014,2015.
- Founder, Lacrosse News Network, Inc.

Ismael "Esh" Velazquez
(321) 354-5670

Father of a 6-year old (one of our Jr. Lions lacrosse athletes), Esh has two years of U10 coaching experience as well as a season coaching SPEED lacrosse. Esh comes to us from Fairfield County, Connecticut, with a 34-year background as a ice hockey player/coach that he brings to the lacrosse field. He played HS hockey at Fairfield Prep and D2 Club college hockey at Southern Connecticut State University. He returned to Fairfield Prep for a year before moving to Florida to be a HS goalie coach. Esh has been an integral part of the Jr. Lions coaching staff, with a passion for helping our players, and always willing to do whatever is necessary to grow the program.

Bill Smart

Father of a 9 year old Lacrosse junkie. 
5 years coaching U9 Lacrosse 
1 season coaching SPEED Lacrosse 

Paul Michelotti

3 years of Coaching Experience with various youth sports in the Lake Nona Area
4+ years lacrosse playing experience in Fairfield County Connecticut 

Dr. Junaid Farooqui

Over 20 years of lacrosse experience. Helped start men's club lacrosse at Ft. Wayne Indiana. YMCA speed lacrosse coach.

Student Coaches: In addition we will have three Lake Nona High School Lacrosse Players / Team Captains assisting our coaches periodically when available.

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Orlando, Florida 32827

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