Brian Santoleri, a former varsity lacrosse captain and 2008 graduate of Archbishop Carroll, takes over the head coaching duties with high goals and expectations for the program. Coach Santoleri joins us after two seasons as the assistant at Haverford College, competing in the DIII powerhouse Centennial Conference. Coach Santoleri assumed the roles of goalie coach, face-off coach, recruiter, and offensive assistant while helping the Fords to a (14-16) record under Coach Brendan Dawson.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the hiring of coach Brian Santoleri as our new Head Boys Lacrosse Coach,” said Thomas Quintois, Carroll athletic director. “Brian possesses strong coaching skills along with the ability to connect with students. We are thankful and looking forward to watching the program grow under Brian’s leadership.”
Santoleri joined the Haverford College men’s lacrosse program in 2017 after spending the previous season as an assistant coach at Moravian College. While at Moravian, Santoleri was responsible for running the substitution box and assisting both the offensive and defensive coordinators.
Prior to his college coaching experience, Santoleri got his start at Harriton High School in Lower Merion where he coached the varsity and junior varsity programs for two seasons. During that time, he helped revamp a four-win team to a much improved 10-win season the following year as Harriton advanced to the PIAA state playoffs.
As an all-conference midfielder and 2008 Captain at Carroll, Santoleri went on to first-year program Gwynedd Mercy College, playing midfield and attack for two years. After transferring to Stockton College in New Jersey, Santoleri finished his senior year with a career-high 30 goals and six assists. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 2013 while studying environmental science.
Santoleri is currently employed by the Victory Event Series as a Sales Manager/Tournament Director. In this position, he is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the company’s 12 annual lacrosse tournaments and showcases for high school boys and girls with a strong emphasis in sales and marketing.