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Our Coaching Staff

Mike Pressler

With five Northeast Conference titles and four NCAA tournament appearances in his time in Smithfield, head coach Mike Pressler has led the Bryant University men's lacrosse program to national prominence over the last decade.

Pressler completed his 14th season leading the Bulldogs in 2020, having posted a 136-92 (.596) record. In 35 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Pressler is 365-194 (.653).

Bryant won its fifth Northeast Conference title in 2017 and earned its fourth trip to the NCAA tournament with an 11-win season that included victories over a top-10 Yale squad and NEC regular-season champion Hobart - both on the road - along with Monmouth in the NCAA Opening Round.  Pressler's Bulldogs earned top-20 recognition in 2016.  Since his arrival in Smithfield in 2006-07, Pressler has turned the Bryant program into a consistent national threat at the Division I level. Never was that more evident than in the 2014 campaign, when he guided his Black and Gold all the way to the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Steven O'Donnell

La Salle Academy Boys Lacrosse- Head Coach 2006 - present (High school record since 2007 is 161-13; 7 Div I state championships; 10 Div I league championships);  Coaches several dozen 1st team all state players; has coached over 20 US lacrosse All-Americans; Brine national New England high school coach 2009 to present; Attack/Midfield/Long Stick Midfield-@ University of New Haven; 1982 Senior Captain; Member East/West All New England All-star team; 1982-1986-Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse at Providence College, Division I; 1986-Pilgrim League Champions; 1986-Head Coach New England College Lacrosse East/West All-star Team; Highest winning percentage of any PC coach to date; 1982-present-played on various club teams throughout New England; Participated for Team USA, Master Division in the 2002 World games in Australia 2nd place ; 1998-2007 Founder of Northern Rhode Island Lacrosse, President; 11/01-11/05 Rhode Island Lacrosse (RILAX) Board of Directors; 11/03-11/05 Vice-President of RILAX; 11/05-11/07 President of RILAX.

Cody O'Donnell

Cody is the RI Bulldogs Director of Program Development

MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks 2019; MLL Boston Cannons 2018

D1 Collegiate LSM & Defense at Bryant University; 2x All State & 2x All American at LaSalle, 2x Brine All American/ Champion All American; 2015 Lead the nation in LSM Goals; All New England at Bryant University; First Time All NEC Honors;  Chosen for North/South College Showcase—Nations to Senior Game

Youth & HS coach since 2012


Shannon Sligo

Assistant Coach - Johnson & Wales 2015-2017

Head Lacrosse Coach D2 American International College 2006-2015 (NE-10 Conference Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year - 2010; New England Division II Coach of the Year - 2010)

Assistant Coach - Amherst College 2000-2006

Board of Directors; United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, RI Chapter; 2016-2018 Board of Directors; Northern RI Lacrosse Association 2016-present

2000 graduate of Eastern CT State University

  • 4x team MVP
  • 4x All New England team
  • 2x All American Defensemen (first in team history)
  • Selected to play in 2000 NCAA All Star Games (first in team history)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee 2011 (first in team history)

2003 co-tournament MVP in Australia National Lacrosse Tournament


Mark Kelley

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE ASSISTANT COACH. Coach Kelley is also the former head coach at NCAA Div. III Nichols College (2000-2002) and former Head Coach at NCAA Div. II Assumption College (2004-2008)---2005 N.E.I.L.A. Division II Coach-of-the-Year. He came to the College from Saint John's High School (Shrewsbury, MA) where he was an assistant coach from 2003-2004 helping to oversee the Pioneers' consecutive Central Massachusetts championships and one Division II state semifinal. Since Assumption, Kelley has served as the Head Coach of Shepherd Hill Regional HS in Dudley, MA.  Coach Kelley is currently the US Lacrosse Chair for Central Massachusetts as well as the President of the Dudley-Charlton Youth Lacrosse Association.  US Lacrosse level 3 certified coach (highest certification that is offered)

COACHING EXPERIENCE: 
2000-2002 Head Coach Nichols College, NCAA Div. III, Dudley, MA
2003-2004 Assistant Coach St. John's HS, MIAA Div. 2, Shrewsbury, MA
2005-2008 Head Coach Assumption College, NCAA Div. II, Worcester, MA
2009-2018 Head Coach Shepherd Hill Regional HS, MIAA Div. 2, Dudley, MA
2013-2014 Volunteer Assistant Coach Becker College, NCAA Div. III, Leicester, MA
2015-2016 Assistant Coach Anna Maria College, NCAA Div. III, Paxton, MA
2018 - Present Assistant Coach Assumption College, NCAA Div. II, Worcester, MA

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:  a member of the men's lacrosse (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) program from 1992-94, earning JV-team lacrosse Rookie-of-the-Year honors in 1993, as well as, a bronze medal at the Bay State Games men's collegiate open tournament in 1993.

EDUCATION: was graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1994 (B.A. in History and minor in Political Science)... Springfield College in 1996 (M.Ed. in Secondary Education).


Daniel Wise

Graduated La Salle Academy in 2013; 2x state champion at LSA; High school All American in 2013; Graduated Curry College in 2017; Voted to East West senior all star game; NEILA Academic All New England 


Tim Ryan

D2 Collegiate Goalie Graduate from Coker College
· 4 year starter at Coker College
· 55.3% career save percentage
· All-State All-Division in high school
· SAC Defensive Player of the Week 7 times in his career
· First Team All-Tournament honors/Second Team All-Conference honors


Jack Paras

Barrington High School RI

2014 Second Team All state LSM

2014 Brine all American 

2014 D1 runner up 

2015 First Team all state Defense 

McDaniel College 

2 year starter 

Led team in Caused turnovers 


BRENDAN BARRETT

Graduate from Sandwich High School in 2014.

Graduate from Saint Joseph's College of Maine in 2018

  • 2x team captain
  • holds school record with 116 points on 38 goals and 78 assists
  • appeared in 63 games over his 4 years

Brendan is going into his second year as an assistant Coach at Assumption College.


Travis Pereira

GOALIE COACH

Lasalle academy - 4 state championship 

3x Brine all American goalie 

Played college lacrosse at both Essex Community College and Coker College 

Former volunteer assistant at mount Ida college 


Casey Brodersen

Casey completed his 10th season on the Bryant University men's lacrosse coaching staff in 2020 and sixth in the role of associate head coach. Brodersen has helped guide the Bulldogs to unparalleled success over the past 10 years, including five Northeast Conference titles, four NCAA tournament appearances and a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2014. Brodersen was a standout midfielder at Keene State in Keene, N.H., from 2005-09. The 2009 team captain and MVP, he was named a First Team All-Little East selection as a senior and was a four-year Keene State All-Academic Team selection. Brodersen graduated in 2009 with the Owls' all-time program record for ground balls in a game (13), season (83) and career (157).


Travis Harrington

Enters his third season as an assistant coach and the offensive coordinator for the Bryant men's lacrosse team in 2020. Harrington was a standout attackman for the Bryant Bulldogs from 2009-12. During his four-year career, he compiled 104 points, including 67 goals. Upon graduation, Harrington ranked ninth all-time at Bryant in goals scored and 10th in total points. He was selected to participate in the USILA/LaxWorld North-South game after his senior year. Harrington was also an NEC Academic Honor Roll selection in each of his four years at Bryant.

Jack Kearney

Jack grew up in Newtown, CT where he attended Newtown High School and raduated in 2013 .  He went on to play collegiate lacrosse at Division II Post University in Waterbury, CT.  At Post he was a 4 year starter and 4 year Captain. After graduation, he accepted the assistant coaching position at his Alma Matter, Post University where he served as the Defensive Coordinator for three years before accepting the Volunteer Assistant Coaching Position at Bryant University in the fall of 2020.

Jack Dobrynski


College Coaches

As well as our established coaching staff - we are fortunate to have numerous D1, D2, & D3 college players helping to coach our youth and high school teams during their off seasons.


Maggie Pressler

Maggie is currently a student at Bryant University and Attack/Midfield for Bryant Women's Lacrosse; She is a 2016 graduate of La Salle Academy where she was a four-year varsity letter winner for lacrosse and three-year letter winner for volleyball; First team All-State 2014-16; First Team All-Division 2014-16; Named a 2013 First-Team All North; Rhode Island All-Star Game selection from 2014-16; Team was the 2013 State Runner Up; Named the Nike Ride 2014 Standout Player; New England Under Armor Underclass All-American in 2014; A 2016 Inside Lacrosse Committed Invitational Invitee; Earned 2016 Second Team All-North; Academic Second Honors all four years.


Kim White

Kim is currently the field hockey and Women's lacrosse coach at La Salle Academy. Through school, she was a three-sport participant, playing basketball, softball, and field hockey. In field hockey, Kim led the Burriville, RI Broncos to two state titles and was the team’s leading scorer both years. She was the state’s first field hockey player to be named All-American. Kim also coached Burrillville field hockey for 13 years. In 2016, Kim was inducted into the RIIL Athletic Hall of Fame.