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Coaches


Brian Reese

Head Coach

Coach Reese
Brian Reese joined the Chesapeake Bayhawks in 2011 after spending six years with the Denver Outlaws. Reese has a proven track record with the team, coming off of three seasons as the Outlaws ’ Head Coach/GM. During that time he guided the team to a 32-17 (.653) record, four consecutive playoff berths, and two championship game appearances. In 2009, Reese was named MLL Coach of the Year after Denver finished with the league’s best record (9-3) and earned an appearance in the MLL Title Game against Toronto. He also served as Denver’s general manager since the team’s inception in 2005. Reese is experienced in the lacrosse world, as a former player in the NLL from 1998-05 and in the MLL from 2001-05, where he was a four-time MLL All-Star. Reese was a defenseman for Maryland from 1995-98, garnering All-American honors as a senior. He and his wife live in Baltimore with their three children.


Mark Goers

Assistant Coach

Goers
Mark Goers joined the organization in 2015 as Assistant Coach. He has served 15 seasons with the Navy Lacrosse team. He began as an Assistant Coach from 2002 to 2005 and converted to the Director of Lacrosse Operations where he oversaw Navy’s travel, facilities scheduling, camps and clinics, as well as participating in their budget. Goers graduated from Towson University in 1995 as one of their top players on the lacrosse team, specializing in face-offs. He held a school record for most face-offs won in a single game with 21 against Villanova in '94.   

Goers was widely known for his skills as a faceoff expert as he had the best faceoff squad in the country in 2004. He has earned his credibility for producing numerous All-American players at Navy and is eager to be more successful with the Bayhawks. 


Paul Cantabene

Offensive Coordinator

Paul Cantabene joined the Bayhawks prior to the 2017 season as Offensive Coordinator. Cantabene played on the very first championship team in Bayhawks history.  Cantabene's tremendous success as Head Coach of Stevenson University men's lacrosse includes the transformation of the program into a perennial powerhouse at the Division III level. He has compiled an impressive 187-50 record and led the Mustangs to eight consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Cantabene, entering his 13th season with Stevenson University, captured the NCAA Division III championship in 2013, reached the semifinals on two other occasions, and directed the Mustangs to four consecutive Centennial Conference championships. Cantabene played at Loyola University for Bayhawks General Manager Dave Cottle before embarking on a 13-year professional career in both indoor and outdoor leagues.