Green Gaels Announce 2024 Coaching Staff

by Matt Chamois

The Green Gaels Junior Lacrosse Club is pleased to announce their coaching staff for the 2024 Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League season.

Returning to lead the coaching staff for the 2024 season is Jay Lee. This will be Jay’s third season with the Gaels and third as Head Coach. He has amassed a record of 27-19-3 through the 2022 and 2023 seasons behind the bench. Jay joined the Gaels ahead of the 2022 season following a strong career coaching with Whitby Minor Lacrosse in which he coached multiple Provincial Championship winning teams. 

Assistant Coach Chris Tucker will be returning to the organization as well for his third season behind the bench. Chris will be moving from the defensive end of the floor to the offensive end for the 2024 season and will be taking over from Jeff Fernandes who led the offense over the last two summers.

Joining the coaching staff for the 2024 season is former Green Gael Ryan Preston. Ryan joins the Gaels after numerous years of coaching, most recently with the Clarington U17 program in 2023, as well as the Brooklin Merchants and Brooklin LC in 2022. Ryan played with the Green Gaels from 2001 through 2003, including winning the Founders Cup National Championship in 2002. Ryan will be handling the defensive end of the floor in 2024 with Chris Tucker moving up to the offensive end.

Jeff Fernandes will be staying with the organization. Taking on a Player Development role for the 2024 season, he will be working directly with the coaching staff and players where necessary in order to help pin point opportunities for improvement throughout the season.

Trevor Cyr will also be staying with the organization for the 2024 season. Trevor will be handling Strength and Conditioning for the 2024 season.

General Manager Paul Chamois is returning for another season, his 17th season with the organization. He will be assisted by newly added Assistant GM Bryce Dennis.

The Green Gaels are looking for an Equipment Manager for the 2024 season. Any interested applicants should contact Matt Chamois at mchamois@sympatico.ca.