The camp’s Head Instructor is John Danowski, Head Coach of the Duke University Blue Devils. In 2007, his first year at the helm of the Blue Devil program, Danowski guided Duke to the finest season in school history. The Blue Devils went 17-3, captured both the ACC and regular season championships, earned the program's first number one seed in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the national title game. His 2008 team repeated as ACC champs and advanced to the NCAA semifinals, as did the 2009 team.
For his efforts, he was named the ACC Coach of the Year as well as the Person of the Year by US Lacrosse. The 2007 campaign yielded four first team All-America honorees while attackman Matt Danowski was the consensus national player of the year. The younger Danowski, currently a Major League Lacrosse All-Star, will also serve as an instructor at the 2010 College Lacrosse Camp.
A veteran coach entering his 26th season as a collegiate head coach in 2007, Danowski spent 21 campaigns (1986-06) at Hofstra, compiling an overall record of 192-123 (.609) with eight conference championships, eight NCAA Tournament bids and 17 final national rankings among the top 20 teams in the nation.
With an overall coaching ledger of 236-142 (.624), Danowski is one of just eight active head coaches in NCAA Division I men's lacrosse to reach the 200-win plateau.
Danowski's impact on the Duke program was immediate as the Blue Devils posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.45 in his first semester at the helm. In addition, the team provided over 500 hours of community service during the semester, continuing Danowski's philosophy of college student-athletes taking advantage of the full experience.
In addition, Danowski will bring the entire coaching staff of the Blue devils to assist in the camp’s instructional programs.
Rich Mauti, familiar to many in the area as a former receiver for the New Orleans Saint, is committed to aiding in the development of lacrosse in the region. In addition to being an accomplished football player, Mauti was also an All-American in lacrosse while at Penn State. In furtherance of the objective of developing lacrosse, the camp will also include a coaches clinic, offering area coaches the opportunity to receive instruction from some of the most accomplished lacrosse coaches in the country.
For more information on both the camp and the coaches clinic, visit www.thespecialteams.com.