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Mike Cerino

Head Coach

Mike Cerino

Cerino was named Head Coach of the Hounds on September 29, 2011. In three seasons at the helm he has amassed a 16-26 record, including a playoff victory over the previously undefeated Denver Outlaws to earn a trip to the 2013 MLL Championship Game. In addition to being the Hounds' Head Coach, Cerino serves as Director of Athletics at Limestone College. He was named the fifth AD in school history in the fall of 2008 and added the title of Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics in 2011. Cerino previously had served as Senior Associate AD from the summer of 2006 through his promotion in 2008.

 

Cerino founded the Limestone Saints' men's lacrosse program in 1989 and built it into a national champion, winning a Division II title in 2000. His tenure as Saints head coach lasted 15-years and he remains the school's all-time wins leader with a record of 128-66 (.660). Cerino spent an additional five years coaching at Washington & Lee University, taking the team to the NCAA Division III Semifinal in 2002. He has compiled an overall collegiate record of 181-90 (.668) and has won a total of eight conference championships between the two schools. Cerino was named Deep South Athletic Conference Coach of the year in 1994 and 1998, as well as Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the year in 2002 and 2004. Following the 2000 season, Cerino was named Street & Smith’s College Lacrosse USA Division II Coach of the Year. He also is a three-time recipient of the Jim "Ace" Adams National Sportsmanship Award.

 

Throughout his career, Cerino has served on the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Board of Directors and the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Committee, operating as Committee Chair in 2000. He has been a member of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-America Committee, the USILA National Ranking Committee and was selected to be a presenter at the 2000 and 2004 US Lacrosse Clinics and at the 2006 IMLCA Clinic. During his 20-year coaching career, Cerino also guided the Charlotte Latin School boy’s lacrosse team to an appearance in the NCISAA 2001 State Playoffs. He has mentored 51 USILA All-Americans and was a coach for the South team in the 1996 Division I North/South Classic All-Star Game.

 

A native of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Cerino resides in Greer, S.C., with his wife Christine and their three children, Ryan, Caitlyn and Allison.

 

e-mail:  mcerino@charlottehounds.com


Tom Carmean

Assistant Coach / Offensive Coordinator

Tom Carmean

Carmean joined the Hounds' coaching staff prior to the 2013 season. In addition to his duties with the Hounds, Carmean is the head men's lacrosse coach at Guilford College, a position he has held since 2010. The Quakers enjoyed their best season (9-7) since 1993 in 2011 and opened the 2014 campaign with an unprecedented 5-0 record. In addition to wins, Guilford’s team roster size, grade point average and community engagement have increased significantly in Carmean’s tenure. Prior to taking the reins at Guilford, he spent 11 seasons as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Amherst College, where he guided the Lord Jeffs to an 82-76 record. He coached three All-Americans and 25 All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) selections in his tenure, including two-time league Player of the Year Derek Cherney. Carmean also co-founded the Elite 180 Recruiting Camp and Fall Combine in 2005. The Elite 180 program is geared towards potential student-athletes interested in playing lacrosse at some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities.

 

A former attackman, Carmean graduated from UMass in 1988. He led the Minutemen’s scorers in each of his three seasons and played in two NCAA Tournaments for legendary coach Dick Garber. Carmean earned USILA honorable mention All-America selection in 1985 before securing second-team laurels in 1986 and first-team recognition in 1987. He tallied 186 career points (88 goals, 98 assists), which still stand among the Minutemen’s all-time leaders. Carmean went on to enjoy an 11-season professional career with the Major Indoor Lacrosse League and National Lacrosse League. He also suited up for the inaugural season of Major League Lacrosse in 2001.

 

The Ithaca, N.Y. native currently resides in Greensboro.


Chris Schiller

Assistant Coach / Defensive Coordinator

Chris Schiller

A longtime MLL veteran, Schiller was an active player on the Hounds' roster in 2013, appearing in seven games before moving to the sidelines as an assistant coach in 2014. In addition to his duties with the Hounds, Schiller is serving as an assistant coach for the 2015 U.S. Men's National Indoor Team.

The defensive midfielder previously played eight seasons with the Rochester Rattlers from 2001-08, amassing 335 groundballs and 28 goals. He was a member of the 2008 Steinfeld Cup championship team. Schiller also is a 12-year NLL veteran, having spent nine years with the Rochester Knighthawks and another two seasons with the Philadelphia Wings. He was a member of the 2007 Knighthawks NLL Championship team and was named to the NLL All-Rookie Team in 2002-03. Additionally, Schiller has been a member of both the U.S. Men’s Indoor and Outdoor teams, having won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 FIL World Championships. He attended Penn State University from 1995-99. During his final year, Schiller served as team captain, was named team MVP and received USILA Honorable Mention All-American honors.

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Schiller co-founded Southern Select Lacrosse with Boston Cannons defenseman Brodie Merrill in 2010, and with the help of Cornell University head men's lacrosse coach Peter Milliman, expanded the company in 2014 to include Northern Select Lacrosse. The recruiting camps provide great exposure for young athletes, bringing in the top lacrosse programs from all collegiate divisions. Schiller lives locally in the Charlotte area with his wife Jennifer and three daughters, six-year-old Bryn and one-year-old twins Aubrie and Brooklyn.

Twitter: @sthernselectlax


Brad Touma

Assistant Coach

Brad Touma

Touma, the current head boy's varsity lacrosse coach at Charlotte Country Day School, returns for a fourth season with the Hounds. He has over 28 years of coaching experience within the Charlotte community. A nine-time North Carolina State Champion, Touma has coached 17 High School All-Americans, 141 All-State selections, six Academic All-Americans and has helped 20 players realize their dream of playing lacrosse at the NCAA level. Touma has served as the state representative to US Lacrosse for over 25 years and has been a member of various US Lacrosse committees in the past. He currently is a member of the board of directors of the US Lacrosse Western North Carolina Chapter. He also is President & co-Founder of the Dixie Top 150 and Charlotte Country Day Lacrosse camps.

 

A native of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan (outside of Detroit), Touma currently resides in South Charlotte with his wife Ginny Dabbs Touma and their three children, Carter, Rene and Virginia Hart.


Jim Galloway

Equipment Manager

Jim Galloway

In addition to being the Hounds' equipment manager, or the ”Jocks and Socks Guy,” Galloway currently serves as the head JV boy's lacrosse coach and varsity assistant coach for Charlotte Catholic High School. He helped lead the Cougars to back-to-back State Championships in 2008 and 2009. Galloway also co-founded the Red Balloons Travel Team. Before joining the Charlotte Catholic staff he was the head boy's lacrosse coach at Myers Park High School for nine years. Galloway also was an assistant coach at Catawba College in the first two years of the program's history, as well as the head coach of the Mecklenburg Lacrosse Club, Charlotte’s first public high school team.

 

Twitter:  @giggles2929


Drew Delaney

Advance Scout

Drew Delaney

In his role as Advanced Scout, Delaney prepares all of the team’s scouting reports, focusing on key analytics of opposing teams and insight on individual player evaluation. In addition to his duties with the Hounds, Delaney serves as the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Elizabethtown College. He spent the previous two seasons as Arcadia University’s first-ever Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. In their first varsity season, Delaney mentored three all-conference selections and league Rookie of the Year Chris Jacovino. Delaney, who has over 10 years of coaching experience, also worked with Cerino as an assistant for three years at Limestone College and two years at Washington & Lee University. Outside of coaching, Delaney has experience as a physical education instructor, assistant sports information director and equipment manager.

 

Delaney is a 2003 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, where he was a four-year letter-winner for the Diplomats on defense and helped F&M reach the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals during his senior season.

 

A native of Maplewood, N.J., Delaney currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife Linda.

 

Twitter: @Drew_Delaney


Travis Gillespie

Advisor, International Scouting

Travis Gillespie
Most recently an assistant coach with the Hong Kong National Team, Gillespie previoulsy served as assistant coach to the Dutch National Team for the 2010 World Games.  
 
As a long time youth coach Gillespie coached a very successful U16 Team BC program that under his direction won 3 National Championships and has helped place over 50 players with NCAA schools and various National Teams including Canada, Germany, Scotland and Wales.
 
Gillespie attended Limestone College under Coach Cerino where he was a two time DII National Champion, three time All-American and an Academic All-American.  He went on to play six seasons in the NLL.
 
Gillespie is a firefighter with the City of Coquitlam, married to wife Christine and a father to their two children, Carson and Elizabeth.  

Donald D'Alessandro, MD

Team Doctor

Donald D'Alessandro, MD

Since joining Miller Orthopaedic Clinic in 1989 (now OrthoCarolina), Dr. D'Alessandro has been a leading sports medicine physician in the orthopedic community specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery, sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery. He has been an innovator in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, bioresorbable suture anchors and advancing the "newest" techniques in ACL reconstruction.

 

From 1994 to 2001, Dr. D'Alessandro served as the first team physician for the NFL's Carolina Panthers. Today, in addition to working with the Hounds, he serves as the team physician for Davidson College, Queens University, Stewart-Haas Racing and Charlotte Country Day School. Dr. D’Alessandro also is an assistant team physician for Hendrick Motorsports and Gardner-Webb University.

 

Dr. D'Alessandro has served as the Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center since 1991, and is a faculty member for the OC Sports Medicine Fellowship, where he is actively involved in training future orthopedic surgeons. Recognized as a leader in his field, Dr. D’Alessandro has published numerous papers and lectures nationally on topics concerning knee and shoulder surgery. He participates on a regular basis in leading educational courses for physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers in the region. 

 

Dr. D’Alessandro was recognized for meritorious community service by the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association in 1997, when he received the Sports Medicine Person of the Year Award. In 2000 he earned the Walt Disney Award, which recognized his 10-plus years of service for his medical staff volunteer work with Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

 

He and his wife, Sally, live in Charlotte where they have raised their sons, Bill, Tommy and Dave. The family remains active in community service and recreational athletics.

 

EDUCATION

Princeton University -- Bachelor of Science

Georgetown University -- Doctor of Medicine

Harvard University, Deaconess Hospital Surgical Service -- Internship

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery -- Residency

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Sports Medicine -- Fellowship


Catherine Rainbow, MD/SMCAQ

Assistant Team Physician

Catherine Rainbow, MD/SMCAQ

Dr. Rainbow returns for a third season as the Hounds’ assistant team physician. With clinical interests in gait analysis, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, concussion management and joint injections, Dr. Rainbow is committed to keeping her patients informed and inspired in all areas of their health. In addition to her duties with the Hounds, Dr. Rainbow assists as a primary care physician for the South Mecklenburg High School football team.

When not practicing medicine, she enjoys tennis, running and traveling.

EDUCATION

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Carolinas Medical Center — Residency
  • Moses Cone Health System — Fellowship

Ray Beltz

Head Athletic Trainer

Ray Beltz

Beltz is a nationally certified and state licensed Athletic Trainer who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2000. He joined OrthoCarolina in 2012 after working in the Athletic Training department at Davidson College since 2002. Over that 10 year period, Beltz worked with a variety of sports including men’s and women’s swimming, football, and field hockey, but served as the primary Athletic Trainer for men’s basketball, soccer and golf, as well as women’s cross country/track & field. Beltz received internation experience and exposure by serving as the Athletic Trainer for USA Basketball during the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia. He has worked with a number of professional athletes in the NBA and Europe, as well as the MLS.

In addition to his duties with the Hounds, Beltz serves as an outreach Athletic Trainer for William A. Hough High School in Cornelius, N.C. Ray resides in Cornelius with his wife, Meghan, and daughter, Haley.


Rebecca Rich, BA/ATC/LAT

Athletic Trainer

Rebecca Rich, BA/ATC/LAT

Rebecca returns for a fourth season as a member of the OrthoCarolina Medical Team and the Hounds’ Head Athletic Trainer. Rebecca also is a full-time staff certified athletic trainer at Queens University of Charlotte, where she has had the opportunity to be the certified athletic trainer for men's lacrosse, volleyball, swimming and cheerleading. Rebecca has worked with lacrosse teams throughout her career as a certified athletic trainer at the high school (Horace Greeley in Chappaqua N.Y. and Weddington in Matthews N.C.) and Division II and III collegiate levels (Queens, SUNY Cortland and Messiah College respectively). Prior to joining Queens, Rebecca was the head certified athletic trainer for the Weddington School District in Matthews, N.C., where she taught their sports medicine classes. She also served the Millersburg, PA school district as a physical therapy aide in their local physical therapy clinic along with the head athletic trainer for the Millersburg School District.

 

Rebecca started her bachelors degree at SUNY Cortland, where she majored in Athletic Training and Physical Education, and finshed her degree at Messiah College in Harrisburg, PA, graduating with a degree in Kinesiology concentrating in Athletic Training. Rebecca grew up in Millwood, N.Y. and currently resides in Tega Cay, S.C.


Crissi Harrison, ATC/L

Athletic Trainer

Crissi Harrison, ATC/L

Crissi works for OrthoCarolina in the Industrial Services/Physical Therapy Department, performing Functional Capacity Evaluations and work conditioning, as well as covering athletic teams and events around the Charlotte area. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Catawba College in 2005 after completing studies in Athletic Training and Therapeutic Recreation. She then completed a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007. She has been a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer for seven years, working with the Hounds since the inaugural 2012 season.


Nick Stevens

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Nick Stevens

Stevens was named Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Hounds on January 21, 2013 after serving as a fitness and conditioning consultant to the players and staff during the team’s inaugural season. He is responsible for planning and implementing the Hounds’ strength and conditioning program, tailoring to each individual player in order to prevent injuries and to improve strength, power, speed and recovery. Stevens also works closely with the team doctors and athletic trainers in the rehabilitation of injuries that occur throughout the season. 

 

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Stevens moved to Charlotte in 1997. He has worked as a certified personal trainer since 2005 and has been proud to call Charlotte Athletic Club his employer since 2008. Nick is available for consultation or personal training sessions.

 

e-mail: nstevens@charlottehounds.com


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