Directors & Coaches




John Hayden and Mike Curatolo have over 55 years coaching and camping experience. Their commitment to today's youth, and to teaching the great game of lacrosse is the underlying theme of the camp. 

Because of commitment to teaching at this camp, our ratio of campers to coaches is 6:1.  This gives all campers a great opportunity to receive individual attention.    Camp staff includes local college and high school head and assistant coaches as well as current and former college lacrosse players. 


John Hayden

 John Hayden
•Head Coach, Apex High School (2001 - Present) - 2005 NCHSLA 4A State Champions ; 2013, 2015 NCHSAA State Champions
•2004 NCHSLA Coach of the Year
•Head Coach, Ravenscroft School (1996 - 2000)
•Head Coach, San Diego State (1991 - 1993)
•Assistant Coach, Rutgers University (1994)
•4 Year Player, Rutgers University (1984 - 1987)
•B.A. History, M.S. Counseling
•Dean of Student Services, Apex High School (1998 - Present) 

•US Lacrosse North Carolina Chapter - Hall of Fame


Mike Curatolo

 •Head Coach, Cardinal Gibbons High School - (1997-2013) - 2006 NCHSLA 2A/3A State Champions
•NCISAA Coach Of The Year (1999, 2004, 2007)
•Asst. Coach, Team Carolina 2006
•Assistant Coach, Chapel Hill High School (1994 - 1996)
•M.A. Ed, Marymount Univ. 2005
•B.A. Psychology, S.U.N.Y. @ Stony Brook (1991 - 1994)
•4 Year Player Stony Brook University (1990-1993) Team Captain 1993
•Assistant Principal, Cardinal Gibbons High School (2003-Present)