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Men’s lacrosse: Two from Philly named to staff at Juco power CCBC Essex (MD)

Wednesday, 24th July 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 7/24/13
From Press Release

CCBC Essex has added four new assistant coaches to its men’s lacrosse coaching staff for the upcoming season. Head Coach Shawn Burke has announced the addition Bob Tarring, Phelps School graduate Tom Peace (also a staff writer for, Eric Zarzecki (Cabrini College) and Justin Gordon.

Peace was a four-year standout at the Phelps School where he helped lead the team to four Inter-County championships. He later attended the University of Baltimore and help lead the club team to its first Mason Dixon Conference title as a co-captain.

Peace has been covering the game as a journalist for the last five years as a recruiting analyst for ESPN High School, US Lacrosse and Lacrosse Media, which runs and

Peace comes from a strong lacrosse family. His brother, Drew, prepped at the Boy’s Latin School (Md.) before moving on to play at Dickinson College and his sister, Laura, was an All-American at Denison. Coach Peace’s father is a longtime coach in the Baltimore area and was inducted into the Boys’ Latin School Hall of Fame. Coach Peace will help with the defense and will serve as the recruiting coordinator.

Zarzecki comes to CCBC Essex after a stellar career in the cage for Cabrini College from 2010-2013, where he was a 3 time All Conference performer, as well as a USILA All American in 2012 when he led the nation with a 4.9 GAA. Prior to Cabrini, Zarzecki was a local standout at Pikesville HS (Md.), where he was an All County performer and led his squad to two region finals. Zarzecki will be working with the goalies this year.

Tarring, a long time college coaching veteran who played at Virginia and began his coaching career on the staff at UVa (71-73′), has also coached at Towson (74-79′), University of Baltimore (80-83′), Goucher (92-08′) and Stevenson (09-11′), before spending the last two years at his alma mater, The St. Paul’s School in Brooklandville, Md. Coach Tarring was also inducted into the University of Baltimore Hall of Fame in 2011, and will serve as the defensive coordinator on the CCBC Essex staff.

Gordon returns to CCBC Essex after playing on the 2010 squad that finished 15-2 and played in the NJCAA National Championship game. That year Gordon was named to the All Maryland JUCO team and the NJCAA All Region XX team. Gordon moved on from CCBC Essex and had a successful career at York College (Pa.) as a defensive midfielder, earning all conference honors as a senior, and starting every game for York during his final two seasons. Gordon prepped at Archbishop Curley in Baltimore. Gordon will be working with the midfielders this season.

Burke said about the additions, “We are thrilled to be welcoming four great people to the CCBC Essex staff this year. I’m really excited and lucky to have each of them. This group really gives us a great blend of experience and youth which will serve our student/athletes very well.”

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