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Chris Surran

Chris Surran is the founder and President of Iron Horse Lacrosse as well as the Dallas Deuces Lacrosse Organization and the current Head Varsity lacrosse coach at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas,Texas. Chris was an All-American lacrosse player at Syracuse University. He participated in three NCAA Final Fours and played in two NCAA National Championship games. He was the MVP of the Final Four and Captain of his team in 1993, when Syracuse won the NCAA Division I National Championship against the University of North Carolina. He was also selected to play in the prestigious North/South All-Star game.

Chris was the head lacrosse coach at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, RI for three years. During that time he worked under the supervision of Richie Meade, former head lacrosse coach of the United States Naval Academy. Chris was also a founder and part owner of the Player's Choice Lacrosse Camps, which are still operational today.

Chris has trained NCAA All-Americans and has run lacrosse camps around the country. Recently, Chris has coached and trained many of the Dallas area’s best male and female goalies. He owns and operates the successful Deuces Lacrosse Camps that are known for bringing in a high quality staff consisting of NCAA college lacrosse coaches, NCAA All Americans and professional lacrosse players. As the head coach at Dallas Jesuit, Chris has led Jesuit to the Division I final four of the Texas State High School Lacrosse League in both 2010, 2011 (runner up), 2012, 2013, 2014 (runner up). In 2007, The Dallas Morning News named him the Coach of the Year for the sport of lacrosse.

Currently, Chris still plays goalie annually for the Burnt Orange, a Syracuse University reunion team he was selected to play on during it's inaugural year in 2009. Chris has also been on the board for Bridge Lacrosse Dallas, a non-profit organization focused on bringing lacrosse to traditionally underserved areas.

Additionally, Chris has a Bachelors degree from Syracuse University in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University Law School where he graduated Suma Cum Laude. Chris practiced law at the Dallas office of Jenkens and Gilchrist until 2006 when he opened his own boutique law firm focusing on Commercial Real Estate and became the Head Lacrosse Coach at Jesuit College Preparatory School.


Matt O'Connell

Coach O'Connell -- a 2006 graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland -- played lacrosse all four years for the Red Dragons, a program with which he had integral roles in winning NCAA DIII national championships as both a player and coach; upon graduation, he worked as an assistant lacrosse coach for Morrisville State, helping them transition from JUCO to NCAA division III lacrosse.

The 2008 and 2009 seasons saw Coach O’Connell back on the Cortland sidelines as a graduate assistant. During those 2 years the squad went a combined 37-4, including 2 trips to the NCAA finals and winning the 2009 Division III National Championship.

In 2009, Coach O’Connell was hired as head coach to start up a division III lacrosse team at the University of Dallas. During the 2010 and 2011 seasons Coach O’Connell was also an assistant at Coppell HS, where the team went on to win a pair of state championships. The inaugural season of 2011 saw the Dallas Crusaders go 4-10. The following campaign the team finished 3-12, as they started competition in the SCAC.

Currently, Coach O’Connell is in his second year at Parish Episcopal, where he is a physical education teacher and head lacrosse coach for the Panthers.

In his playing career at SUNY Cortland, Coach O'Connell finished with 140 points from 66 goals and 74 assists.

During his heralded 'national championship' senior campaign, the all -around midfielder tallied 62 points on 31 goals and 31 assists, and for his efforts garnered such accolades as SUNYAC Lacrosse Conference 'Player of the Year', ECAC Upstate Men's Lacrosse 'Player of the Year', 'First Team' All-SUNYAC Conference, SUNYAC 'Tournament MVP', and 'Second Team' All-America.
He played his high school lacrosse at West Genesee, a perennial lacrosse powerhouse in Upstate New York.

David Streeten

David grew up in Corning, New York. With a father who is considered a legendary high school coach, it was only natural that David would excel at the sport. David was a decorated midfielder and face-off specialist at Corning East High School in New York. His high school career face-off winning percentage was over 72%. David was selected to the All-Conference First Team, All-Tournament Team, and selected to play in the Super Senior Game. He was named his team's Offensive Most Valuable Player. In 2002, Streeten earned a silver medal in the Empire State Games of New York as a member of the Western Empire Team. David played for Division I Binghamton University as a face-off specialist until he was sidelined by a career ending injury. During his remaining three years of school, David worked as a volunteer assistant until he graduated from Binghamton in May of 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in English and a concentration in creative writing. After graduation, David worked as a freelance sports journalist at both Inside Lacrosse Magazine and Lacrosse Magazine. and substitute teacher before entering the coaching realm.

Coach Highlights

  • Worked with LB3 Lacrosse in Jacksonville, FL

  • Assistant Coach at Jacksonville University

  • Assistant Coach at Greensboro College

  • Assistant Coach at Queens University of Charlotte

  • Volunteer Assistant at Elmira College

  • In Corning, NY Sports Hall of Fame for lacrosse

Chase Wildes

Chase Wildes was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Chase started playing lacrosse in 4th grade for Highland Park’s youth program. Chase attended Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas (“Jesuit”) where he was a 4 year varsity letterman and 2 year varsity starter under head coach, Chris Surran. While at Jesuit, Chase played both Midfield and Attack. Upon graduating from Jesuit, Chase attended Southern Methodist University double majoring in Finance and Economics. Chase currently works for LegacyTexas Bank on their Middle Market Corporate Banking team. Chase has been coaching youth lacrosse at various age groups for nine years.

 

Previous Coaching Experience: 

  • The Greenhill School – Head Coach 5th/6th Grade (2011 – 2012)
  • Flower Mound Lacrosse Association – Head Coach 5th/6th Grade (2013)
  • Sentry Lacrosse Club – Assistant Coach 4th Grade (2013)
  • Naples High School – Assistant Varsity Coach (2014 – 2015)
  • Dallas Deuces Lacrosse Organization – Head Coach 5th/6th Grade (2016 – Present)
  • Iron Horse Lacrosse Club – Head Coach 2024 Team (2017 – Present)

Matt Mueller

Matt has been with Coppell Lacrosse for six years. He has worked as the youth development director, a youth coach and an assistant on the high school staff during that time. This year, Matt will be taking over as the varsity head coach. Before coming to Coppell, Matt was the director of lacrosse at Camp All-Star in Chattanooga, TN, the assistant director of lacrosse at Future Stars Camp in Purchase, NY, the head coach of the middle school team and assistant coach of the varsity team in his hometown of Saranac Lake, NY. In Saranac Lake, Matt was a captain and graduated as the all-time leader in assists. After graduation, he went on to play at Division III Cortland State University. He then transferred to Plattsburgh State University where he finished his NCAA career and graduated with a degree in communications. While attending Plattsburgh, Matt was elected team rookie of the year as a midfielder and was a team captain. 

Christian Carson-Banister

Christian Carson-Banister was drafted by the Dallas Rattlers in the 2018 MLL Supplemental Draft. With the pick, Coach Bill Warder made Christian the first Dallas native selected by the Rattlers. 

AWARDS
• USILA Third Team All-America (2017)
• Inside Lacrosse Third Team All-America (2017)
• USILA Scholar All-America (2017)
• Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year (2017)
• First Team All-Patriot League (2017)
• USILA North/South All-Star (2017)
• Senior CLASS Award Candidate (2017)
• Academic All-Patriot League (2017)
• First Team All-ECAC (2017)
• Second Team All-New England (2017)
• 2017 John B. Simpson Award (for enthusiasm and leadership at BU)
• Five-time Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week
• Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American (2016)
• Boston University Scarlet Key recipient
• Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2014)

AS A SENIOR IN 2017
Started all 17 games ... Named a USILA Third Team All-American ... Earned USILA Scholar All-America honors ... Selected as a Third Team All-American by Inside Lacrosse ... Named Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year ... Unanimous First Team All-Patriot League selection ... First Team All-ECAC honoree ... Named to Academic All-Patriot League Team ... Selected to All-New England Second Team ... Played in USILA North/South All-Star Game ... Candidate for Senior CLASS Award ... Three-time Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week (Feb. 6, Feb. 27, March 7) ... Finished season third in the country in save percentage (.586) and 12th in the nation in goals-against average (8.64) ... Collected season-high 18 saves against then-No. 6 Duke on May 7 ... Made 17 saves in 8-6 win over Air Force on March 4 ... Secured 14 saves in 12-11 overtime win over Holy Cross on April 21 ... Stopped 11 shots in 10-4 win over Lehigh in Patriot League quarterfinals on April 25 ... Made 12 saves in 12-5 win at Hartford on Feb. 18 ... Stopped 16 shots in 8-7 double-overtime win at Providence on Feb. 4 ... Made 16 saves and used full-field pass to assist on a James Burr goal at the halftime buzzer at Army West Point on April 8 ... Recorded 14 saves in three quarters in 18-8 win at UMass Lowell on Feb. 11 ... Stopped 10 shots in 8-7 win at Navy on Feb. 25 ... Made 12 saves in 12-9 win over Bryant on Feb. 28 ... Secured eight saves and allowed just three goals in 18-7 win at Colgate on March 13 ... Made eight saves in 13-8 win over Harvard on March 21 and also had eight saves in 15-7 win over Lafayette on March 25 ... Stopped seven shots against Bucknell on March 18 ... Made 12 saves and matched career high with four ground balls at Lehigh on April 1 ... Stopped nine shots, including one at buzzer to send game to overtime, in 12-11 win over then-No. 19 Loyola Maryland on April 15 ... Made 10 saves and had two ground balls against Army West Point on April 28.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016
Started all 15 games ... Named an Inside Lacrosse preseason All-American ... Finished year with a 9.70 goals-against average and a .533 save percentage ... Two-time Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week (Feb. 29 and March 14) ... Recorded 13 saves and three ground balls in 9-8 win at then-No. 14 Harvard on March 22 ... Made 13 saves in 11-6 win against Colgate on March 12 ... Stopped 15 shots, including all five he faced in two overtime periods, to help lead BU to a 10-9 double-overtime win over then-No. 16 Navy on Feb. 27 ... Made season-high 18 saves (.623) in 13-10 win at High Point on Feb. 16 ... Stopped 10 shots in 10-8 win at Canisius on March 5 ... Has also collected seven ground balls, including three in 9-5 win over Providence on Feb. 6 ... Made 13 saves at Bucknell on March 19 ... Recorded 15 saves at then-No. 12/13 Loyola Maryland on April 16 ... Made 12 saves at Holy Cross on April 22 ... Stopped three of the five shots he faced and recorded two ground balls in 16-6 win at Lafayette on March 26 ... Made 15 saves against then-No. 9/10 Duke on May 8.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015
Started all 12 games in which he played, posting a 6-6 record ... Led Patriot League with a .557 save percentage ... Posted an 8.91 goals-against average ... Allowed fewer than 10 goals in eight of his 12 starts ... Gathered 20 ground balls, including season-high four at Providence on Feb. 25 ... Tallied first collegiate assist at Vermont ... Allowed career-low five goals in 18-6 win over Mercer on Feb. 7 ... Made season-high 15 saves in 9-8 loss to Harvard on April 7 ... Stopped over 11 or more shots in his final five starts, four of which came after an injury kept him out of two games ... Stopped 14 shots at then-No. 4 Duke on May 3 ... Made 13 saves in 13-9 win over Canisius on Feb. 14 ... Stopped 14 shots and allowed just six goals in 15-7 win at Vermont on Feb. 28.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014
Started all 12 games in which he played ... Named team's Most Valuable Player ... Finished with a 10.47 goals-against average and a .545 save percentage ... Was in the cage for both of the Terriers' wins ... Made NCAA-high 25 saves against No. 3 Duke on May 4 ... Allowed only six goals at Bucknell on March 22 ... Allowed eight goals or fewer in five of his last six starts ... Made 12 or more saves in six games ... Led the Patriot League with an average of 10.91 saves per game ... Stopped nine shots, including eight in the second half and five in the fourth quarter, in 9-8 win at Holy Cross on April 19 ... Made nine saves in Terriers' 12-7 win at Lafayette on March 15 ... Collected career-high 16 saves against Lehigh on Feb. 22 ... Gathered 18 ground balls, including a career-high four against Duke.

BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Played varsity lacrosse at nationally-ranked Dallas Jesuit ... Recipient of the Ranger Heart Award, granted to an outstanding athlete who displays leadership on and off the field ... Was an All-District selection as a junior ... Member of Iron Horse Lacrosse during his senior season ... Played for Leathernecks during his junior season and Dallas Select for two years ... Also a black belt in martial arts.

Dan Morris

Team PhilipPines

In the summer of 2018 Dan played in the FIL World games for Team Philippines  

 

Long Island Lizards

In the spring/summer of 2018 Dan was drafted to play for the MLL team the Long Island Lizards.  

 

Classroom

Dan Morris graduated in May 2017 with a degree in psychology and minor in leadership studies, while maintaining a 3.6 GPA. He is currently pursuing a master of science in business and management. Morris is a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and a four-time academic all-conference recipient. He is a member of multiple academic societies: National Society of Leadership and Success, Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Primannum Honor Society. He also received the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education Academic Excellence Award.

Character

A 2018 team captain, Morris is highly revered at the University of Maryland and within the men’s lacrosse program for his high character and integrity. He is incredibly reliable and an excellent mentor for younger players, proving that it is possible to achieve success on the field and in the classroom by doing things the “right” way. He has led the program’s community service directives since 2015, while twice being named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. He patiently sat on the bench for three seasons behind all-american goaltenders, preparing as if he was a starter each day like a consummate teammate.

Community

Morris is involved in various community activities including serving as the team’s community service director since 2015. In this role, he collaborates with different organizations for community service events and coordinates upwards of 60 volunteers for each event. He is involved with Team IMPACT, an organization that places kids with life-threatening illnesses into sports programs. He is also involved with Lax Stache Madness and Wreaths Across America and has volunteered at Amazing Grace Church in Baltimore, helping to maintain the property.

Competition

A member of the 2017 National Champion team, Morris was an honorable mention All-American (Inside Lacrosse) at goalkeeper. Also in 2017 he was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team and Big Ten All-Tournament Team. Morris is a two-time Big Ten Tournament champion and a three-time Big Ten regular season champion. He has earned National Player of the Week honors, as well as multiple Big Ten Player of the Week honors and has been a member of the team’s Leadership Council for two seasons.

Alex Puorro

Alex grew up in St. Louis, MO playing lacrosse for DeSmet Jesuit. Made the All-State team his senior year. Played D1 lacrosse in college for Bellarmine University. Returned to St. Louis to finish his MBA and began coaching for his Alma Mater from 2007-2012. Alex has lived in Dallas since July 2012 and currently works for Cisco Systems.


Brandon Bannister:

Brandon Banister played lacrosse for the University of North Texas Men’s Club Lacrosse Team. His senior year, he was named captain of that team. Upon graduating, Brandon became an assistant coach at UNT for two years, while also working as a high school lacrosse referee for four years. Brandon stopped playing lacrosse only when his own son was old enough to play himself. At that time, he began coaching at PSA (Plano Sports Authority/Wrangler Black) and continued to coach there for three years.  Currently he gives lessons to Dallas Jesuit players, and has been coaching for the Dallas Deuces for the past three seasons under coach Surran. Brandon prides himself on teaching his players the fundamentals of lacrosse in order to properly prepare them for their high school career. 


Tommy Kehoe

Tommy Kehoe was raised in Western Pennsylvania, where he discovered a budding lacrosse scene in 1997 as a Middle School student at Sewickley Academy, located just outside of Pittsburgh proper.  

He would go on to play as a Long Stick Midfielder at Div-3 Franklin & Marshall College before transferring to Div-3 Gettysburg College for his final three years of school; he started every contest of his career at both schools on the wing. At Gettysburg, he played under Coach Hank Janczyk, who is among the most successful and respected coaches in the NCAA. The Bullets lost in two National Semi-Finals and one National Championship game during Tommy’s time at Gettysburg, but won the program’s 4th, 5th, & 6th straight Centennial Conference championships.

Tommy graduated after completing a double major in economics and management, also picking up 2 All American & 4 All Centennial selections. He secured Div-3 Player of the Year & LSM of the Year recognitions as senior by distrusting all loose ball situations. He was drafted 31st overall in the 2009 MLL draft and played with the Chicago Machine during that season.

He coached the varsity defense the last two years at Sewickley Academy, picking up Western PA Assistant Coach of the Year honors. He coached all ages, year-round with Low and Away Lacrosse, a Pittsburgh based club program. Tommy was also the Inside Lacrosse Staff Writer in 2010, living in Baltimore to write for IL’s web and print entities.

He is a new resident of Dallas and works as a senior analyst at a tire recycling company.
 


Max Bartig

Max Bartig, grew up playing lacrosse on Long Island for Northport High School where he was selected to the 2007 and 2008 Newsday All-Long Island Team.  He was also a member of the inaugural 2006 Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse All-American Team. 

He is a 2010 graduate of Syracuse University where he played in, and won two Division I National Championships, one against Johns Hopkins University, and the other a thrilling Overtime victory over Cornell University.  After graduation he promptly moved to Dallas where he coaches multiple youth teams including 5/6 and 7/8 grade, and Varsity lacrosse at St. Mark’s School of Texas.


Will McDonald

Will McDonald grew up in New Vernon, NJ and attended Madison High School where he played both football and lacrosse. Will attended Southern Methodist University (“SMU”) from 2010 to 2014. While at SMU, Will walked-on to the football team his freshman year as an outside linebacker and played on the Men’s Club Lacrosse team throughout the remainder of his SMU career. Will represented the SMU Men’s Club Lacrosse team as both President and Captain his senior year and became SMU’s first MCLA All-American Defenseman during his senior season. During Will's playing career, he discovered his passion for coaching, which has fortunately led to his involvement in various programs and camps throughout DFW. He is currently the Defensive Coordinator as well as an active Board Member for SMU's Men's Club Lacrosse team. Will presently attends the University of Texas at Dallas and is in the process of completing his medical school prerequisite courses with the hopes of attending medical school in the near future. 

 

Previous Coaching Experience:

  • The Greenhill School – Head Coach (7th & 8th Grade 2013 – 2014)
  • Chaos Lacrosse Club – Head Coach (6th Grade 2014 – 2015)
  • Frisco Lacrosse Association – Assistant Varsity Coach (2015 – 2016)
  • SMU Lacrosse Club – Defensive Coordinator (2016 – Present)