Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/23/19
From Press Release
Fusion Lacrosse has made a host of hires over the summer to boost an elite coaching staff. Fusion has hired to its full time staff:
*Desi Gonzalez (Team Puerto Rico, Emmaus HS Head Coach);
*Joe Carlini (former Malvern Prep standout and Johns Hopkins University captain and current Phila Wings operations manager);
*Anthony Joaquim (current Philadelphia Wings and Chesapeake Bayhawks defenseman, Westtown School assistant);
*Matthew Barrett (Malvern Prep and Villanova Grad, former All-American, goalie specialist).
“With these guys now on board I believe we now have the most robust and qualified club staff in the country,” said Fusion co-founder and former long time professional Steven Holmes. “That’s no knock on other clubs and there are a lot of good coaches out there, but it’s hard to be covered across all your teams with exceptionally qualified coaches at each position. We believe we have that.
“It is very exciting to say the least to bring these four guys on board. First and foremost, we look for great teachers; these guys are that and they have also accomplished amazing things in the game of lacrosse both playing and coaching.”
Gonzalez, Carlini, Joaquim and Barrett join existing staff members:
Steven Holmes: Fusion Co-Founder, current head coach Unionville HS, former 8-year MLL and NLL pro with championships at the college and pro level.
Kevin Crowley: Fusion Co-Founder, current assistant coach Shipley School, World Champion Team Canada, former MLL MVP and multi-year All-Star.
Matthew McCormick: Fusion Director of Operations. Current defensive coordinator Malvern Prep. Member of Drexel Universities All-Time 75th anniversary team.
Kevin Philibin: Fusion Recruiting Director. Current Head Coach and teacher at WC Rustin.
Ian Allender: Fusion Goalie Specialist. Former club team champion at PSU before walking on and making the PSU varsity team. Current teacher, varsity assistant coach at Unionville HS.
Dan Layfield: Former Drexel University standout midfielder. Current Head Coach at Wissahickon High School.