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Coaches confirmed leading up to inaugural OCBLL combine and draft

By USBOXLA Staff, 05/30/18, 12:45PM PDT


Dominique Alexander will be coaching the OCBLL's Aviators this summer (Photo: Mark Donahue)

While rosters will only be determined upon the completion of the Ohio Collegiate Box Lacrosse League’s player combine (June 5-6) and draft (June 7), the league’s first-ever coaches have been confirmed by OCBLL leadership. 

Dominique Alexander (Aviators), Dan Hardy (Rivermen), Bryce Woodson (Rivermen), Tyler Pfister (Stags) and Steve Gartelman (Walleyes) will be leading OCBLL teams during the league’s historic inaugural season. 

“While National Collegiate Box Series leagues were designed to provide American collegiate players an outlet to become better overall lacrosse players through high-level box, these leagues also provide an opportunity for American coaches to guide clubs and gain experience coaching the sport at an elite level,” said US Box Lacrosse Association President and Co-Founder, Shaydon Santos, who last year helped launch the first NCBS league in Denver, Colorado.

Dominique Alexander, who has recently competed during US Lacrosse’s Team USA box lacrosse training and exhibition games, has also been heavily involved coaching with USBOXLA member, Resolute Lacrosse. The Ohio State University alum currently suits up for the Ohio Machine in Major League Lacrosse

The 19th overall pick in the 2009 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, Dan Hardy spent time with the Orlando Titans and Philadelphia Wings after is sublimely successful collegiate career with Syracuse. He’ll be coaching the Rivermen alongside Bryce Woodson, a former Buckeye captain who currently serves as a Regional Manager with US Lacrosse. 

Playing collegiately and now professionally in the state of Ohio, Tyler Pfister was a two-time captain at Ohio State and also currently coaches for Resolute.  

Lake Erie College Head Coach, Steve Gartelman, who also had an outstanding playing career as a goalkeeper at Limestone College, will lead the Cleveland-based Walleyes.

The OCBLL season starts June 12. Players who have not fully registered or still aspire to play in the league need to register immediately. Click here to register for the OCBLL.