Coaching Staff


John McCreery - Camp Director 

 

Head Coach - Vassar College (NY)

John McCreery enters his fourth season as the head coach of the Brewers men's lacrosse program for the 2022 season. In the 2018 season, John McCreery, was the first assistant and recruiting coordinator for Williams College.

2017 Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year

McCreery served as the defensive coordinator and first assistant at Vassar from 2015-2017. In 2017 the Vassar staff was honored as the Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year when the Brewers made their first ever playoff appearance as the third seed. The 2017 Vassar defense allowed just 8.63 goals per game and their man-down was ranked second in the Liberty League.
 
Also during that time, VC saw 11 players earn All-Liberty League honors, including its first First Team honoree since the 2010 season. McCreery also mentored the Liberty League Rookie of the Year in James Thomas in 2016, and assisted VC's first lacrosse All-American in Liam Moriarty in 2017.

Before joining the Vassar staff, McCreery served as the head coach of the lacrosse team at Adams State University from 2012 to 2014. In addition to providing overall leadership, management and planning of the program, McCreery was responsible for hiring and developing the coaching staff and monitoring academic performance of the student athletes.  

Prior to joining Adams State, McCreery served as the head coach at the University of California Santa Cruz from 2009 to 2010. He led the Banana Slugs to a 10-5 record and a No. 19 MCLA Division II national ranking in 2010. 

From 2006 to 2009, McCreery was the head coach and director of the lacrosse program at the University of Mississippi. While a university student, McCreery redirected a doormat program into a competitive one, leading the Rebels to a combined record of 19-16 during his time in Oxford.

McCreery got his start in coaching at the high school level, severing as the director of lacrosse at Palos Verdes (2005-06) and head woman’s coach at Woodside (2004) in California.


David Drozjock - Assistant Camp Director

 

Assistant Coach - Vassar College (NY)

Drozjock is entering his first season as the Brewer's Offensive Coordinator. Before coming to Vassar, Drozjock served as an assistant on the Seton Hall Prep lacrosse team in 2021. Other coaching stints include Wagner College from 2018-2020 and Ithaca College from 2017-2018. 

David Drozjock, a native of Wayne NJ, where he gradated from Wayne Valley High School in 2014. There he was a two time captain of the lacrosse and football teams and was an all league and all conference player. Drozjock played his college lacrosse at Ithaca College where he was a starting midfielder and attackman. At Ithaca Drozjock was a part of a 2016 Empire 8 champion team that was ranked in the top 10 in the country. After suffering a career ending injury in 2017, Drozjock coached at Ithaca for two season under National Lacrosse Hall of Famer, Jeff Long. 

Tyler O'Keefe - Field Director

Head Coach - MIT (MA)   

Tyler O’Keefe enters his third season as the MIT Walter Alessi Men's Lacrosse Head Coach. Under his tutelage, the Engineers have made two appearances in the NEWMAC Tournament semifinals and have received 33 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference, 15 NEWMAC All-Conference, two NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, one NEWMAC Athlete of the Year, four NEILA Academic All-New England, two USILA Scholar All-America, one IMLCA All-Region, and one NEILA Senior All-Star Game honors.

Prior to his arrival at MIT, O’Keefe was an assistant coach at Williams College for two years. He was the program’s defensive coordinator, head recruiting coordinator and coached the face-off specialists. O’Keefe coached four All-NESCAC performers, one NEILA All-Star, one NEILA Honorable Mention honoree, and two USILA Honorable Mention All-Americans during his time with the Ephs.

O’Keefe’s other collegiate coaching experience includes stints as an assistant at both Rhodes College in 2014-15 and at his alma mater, Springfield College, from 2012-14. As a four-year student-athlete for the Pride, O’Keefe was a team captain as a senior and a two-time Pilgrim League All-Conference honoree. His teams captured four straight Pilgrim League Championships and appeared in the NCAA Division III Tournament in each of his four seasons.

In the classroom at Springfield, O’Keefe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice in 2012 and is working towards completing his Masters of Science in movement and sports studies, with a concentration in athletic administration. He was also a member of the Springfield College Criminal Justice Club and worked as a supervisor in the Office of Special Programs at Springfield.

 

Other Coaches on PARAMOUNT Staff:

 

Michael Mullen - Assistant Coach - Vassar College

Andrew Nicol - Assistant Coach - Vassar College

Matt Colombini - Head Coach - Emerson College

Nick Taylor - Head Coach - Haverford College

Lane Jaffe - Head Coach - Palos Verdes Peninsula High School

Ian Farley - Assistant Coach - Colby College 

Connor Samuelson - Assistant Coach - Williams College

Nico Brands - Assistant Coach - Wheaton College 

Dieter Treusdell - Head Coach - Lasell University