Mike Cerino was named Head Coach on September 29, 2011. Cerino begins his third season with the Hounds. In addition to being the team's Head Coach, Cerino serves as Director of Athletics at Limestone College. Mike Cerino was named Limestone College’s Director of Athletics in the fall of 2008 and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics in 2011. He is the fifth Director in the history of Saints Athletics. Previously, he had served as Senior Associate Athletics Director from the summer of 2006 to 2008. He will continue to serve in his current role at Limestone.
Cerino had a 15-year tenure as the head coach of the Saints' successful men's lacrosse program. He is the school's all-time wins leader with a record of 128-66 (.660) and was the first coach in the program’s history. Cerino founded the men’s lacrosse program in 1989 and built it into a national champion, winning a Division II title in 2000. In his college coaching career, he guided two elite programs, Limestone College and Washington and Lee University, to NCAA Tournament appearances and compiled an overall collegiate record of 181-90 (.668) over 20 seasons. During his coaching career he won a total of eight conference championships between the two schools and took W&L to the NCAA Division III Semifinal in 2002. He was named the Deep South Coach of the year in 1994 and 1998 and was the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Coach of the year in 2002 and 2004. Following the 2000 season, Cerino was named Street and Smith’s College Lacrosse USA Division II Coach of the Year. He is also a three-time recipient of the Jim "Ace" Adams National Sportsmanship Award.
During his career, he has served on the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Board of Directors and has served on 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 also selected to be a presenter at the 2000 and2004 US Lacrosse Clinic 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., Mike resides in Greer, S.C., with his wife Christine and his three children, Ryan, Caitlyn and Allison.
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Burnett enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Hounds. He was hired as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Greensboro College in 2013, following stints as an assistant coach with UNC, and most recently at Catawba College. A four-time All American, Burnett is tied for third in UNC history for points with 190 and second in assists with 106.
Burnett has been instrumental in the growth of lacrosse in North Carolina. He started the first program at Chapel Hill High School in 2005 and built the middle school program at Forsyth Country Day School. Burnett also has developed and coached competitive summer travel teams in Charlotte, and organized the first ever men’s lacrosse NCAA Division I game, between Bucknell and Jacksonville, played in Winston-Salem, NC.
Tom Carmean is entering his second season as an assistant coach for the Hounds. He has served as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Guilford College since 2010, after spending 11 seasons as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Amherst College. In addition, he co-founded the Elite 180 Recruiting Camp and Fall Combine in 2005.
A former attackman, Carmean graduated from UMass in 1988 and enjoyed an 11-season professional career with the Major Indoor Lacrosse League and National Lacrosse League, and also suited up for the inaugural season of Major League Lacrosse in 2001.
Touma, the current boys varsity lacrosse head coach at Charlotte Country Day School, returns for a third season with the Hounds. He has over 25 years of coaching experience within the Charlotte community. A nine-time NC State Champion, Touma has coached 17 HS 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. He also is President & co-Founder of the Dixie Top 150 and Charlotte Country Day Lacrosse camps.
In his role as Advanced Scout, Delaney prepares Team Scouting Reports, focusing on key analytics of opposing teams. Drew also provides key insight on player evaluation.
Delaney is currently the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Elizabethtown College. He previously served as Arcadia University’s first-ever Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. In that time he was responsible for the recruitment of student-athletes to help build the Knights’ program from the ground up. Delaney previous worked with Cerino as an assistant coach for three years at Limestone College and two years at Washington & Lee University.
Galloway, the ”Jocks and Socks Guy”, is currently the head JV coach and assistant on varsity for Charlotte Catholic High School where he has helped the Cougars to back-to-back State Championships (2008-2009). Galloway also co-founded the Red Balloons Travel Team. Before Charlotte Catholic, he was the head coach at Myers Park High School for nine years. Galloway was also an assistant coach at Catawba College in the first two years of the program, as well as the head coach of the Mecklenburg Lacrosse Club, Charlotte’s first public high school team.
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 the Hounds, he serves as team physician for Davidson College and Charlotte Country Day School, as well as Assistant Team Physician for Hendrick Motorsports. He has been 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.
In 1991, Dr. D'Alessandro was named Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center, where he is actively involved in training future orthopedic surgeons. Recognized as a leader in his field, he has published numerous papers and lectures nationally on topics concerning knee and shoulder surgery. He also serves as the Medical Advisor for OrthoCarolina Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, and participates in planning and leading educational courses for physical therapists and athletic trainers in the region.
He and his wife, Sally, live in Charlotte where they've raised their sons, Bill, Tommy and Dave, and are active in community service and recreational athletics.
Assistant Team Physician
With clinical interests in gait analysis, musculoskeletalrehabilitation, concussionmanagement and jointinjections, Dr. Rainbow is committed to keeping her patients informed and inspired in all areas of their health. In addition to the Hounds, she assists as primary care physician for South Mecklenburg High School football teams. When not practicing medicine, she enjoys tennis, running and traveling.
Head Athletic Trainer
Rebecca enters her third season with the Charlotte Hounds as a member of the OrthoCarolina Medical Team.
Rebecca 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 their Men's Lacrosse, Volleyball, Swim teams and Cheer squad. Rebecca has worked with lacrosse teams throughout her career as a certified athletic trainer at the high school - Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua NY, Weddington High School in Matthews NC - and Division II and III collegiate levels (Queens University of Charlotte, SUNY Cortland, and Messiah College respectively). Prior to working at Queens University of Charlotte, Rebecca was the head certified athletic trainer for the Weddington School District in Matthews, NC where she taught their sports medicine classes, and Millersburg PA 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, NY and currently resides in Tega Cay, SC.
Ray 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, Ray worked with a variety of sports including men’s and women’s swimming, football, and field hockey, but was the primary Athletic Trainer for men’s basketball, soccer, and golf, and women’s cross country/track & field. As the Athletic Trainer for USA Basketball during the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia, Ray received international experience and exposure. Additionally, he has worked with a number of professional athletes in the NBA and Europe as well as the MLS. Currently, he serves as an outreach Athletic Trainer for William A. Hough High School in Cornelius, NC. Ray resides in Cornelius with his wife, Meghan, and daughter, Haley.
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 BS 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 7 years.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Nick was named Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Charlotte Hounds on January 21, 2013. Stevens 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 their strength, power, speed and recovery. He also works closely with the team doctor and athletic trainers in the rehabilitation of injuries that occur throughout the season.
The Charlotte Athletic Club Personal Trainer served as a fitness and conditioning consultant to the players and staff during the team’s inaugural season.
A native of Buffalo, NY, Nick 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.