2021 Team Coaches
Florida Select 2021 Team
Coach John McClain
Coach John grew up in East Islip on Long Island. He picked up lacrosse his Junior year of High School and by his Senior year was All County. Coach John attended the US Merchant Marine Academy where he was a four sport athlete playing Varsity Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, and Lacrosse. Coach John is in the Merchant Marine Athletic Hall of Fame and still remains one of the top 5 All-Time leading scorers in the Academy’s History with 141 goals. He ranked as one of the top midfield scorers in the country during his Junior and Senior years. Coach John was the first Academy graduate chosen to play in the prestigious North/South All-Star Game and was coached by Hall of Fame legend Bill Tierney.
In 2003, Coach John coached as a Boy's Assistant Coach at St. Andrews where they won 3 Florida FHSAA State Championships. Coach John has coached many All-Americans and great players that went on to schools like UNC, Denver, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Michigan, Stevens Tech, Virginia, Navy, West Point, and Bucknell. Coach John saw the need in girl's lacrosse and stepped up to coach his daughter’s rec league team... and the rest is history. He immersed himself in the girl’s game. Over the last 10 years, he has coached 1000+ Girl’s Lacrosse Games for Travel/Rec/High School.
Coach John wears many hats and has achieved multiple accolades:
Board of Directors – Boca Jets Lacrosse – Recreation League
Head Coach – Stoneman Douglas – 2013-2014 – District Champs
Head Coach – American Heritage Delray – 2015-present – Started Program
– 2018 FL State Champs – 2018 #1 in Nation – Max Preps, #4 in Nation Inside Lacrosse, #5 in Nation US Lacrosse Magazine
2018 Florida Girl’s High School Lacrosse Coach of the Year
Head Coach – Florida Select 2020 Team – Bronze Medal U14 National Championship
Head Coach – South Florida National Team – 2018 – Division Champs
Coach – Under Armour 19/20 Team – 2018 & 2019
Coach John brings an unparalleled knowledge and passion to the Florida Select program. The list of college commits who Coach John has coached or helped find the right fit for is growing exponentially. A true student of the game, Coach John helps every player understand the skills, how to practice those skills and what to do to become an elite player--then he believes and empowers the players to put in the extra hard work. He has established an incredible club and team culture of hard work along with great coaching which in turn develops top players. Florida Select teams are nationally ranked. Coach John is a true blessing to every player in the program!
Coach Corey has a ton of coaching experience. He has been with Madskillz/ Florida Select Lacrosse since its inception eight years ago. Coach Corey is one of the most organized and knowledgeable coaches in the game. Corey was the Assistant Head Coach at Stoneman Douglas in 2015 where he helped coach the program to a 10-5 record. He then moved to Cypress Bay high school to become the head coach. Before Corey's tenure at Cypress Bay high school, the girl's lacrosse team had never won a district championship. In his first three seasons, Coach Corey not only coached his team to the district championship, but he won back-to-back championships. Girls who have played for Coach Corey have gone on to receive All District, All County, All Region and All American honors.
Presently, he coaches the Florida Select 2021 Team. Coach Corey also continues to help grow the game by coaching lacrosse programs down near Weston, Florida. One of Coach Corey's favorite lacrosse memories was coaching the Florida Select 2020 Team when they placed 3rd in the US Lacrosse National Championship!!