H.I.T. Directors and Coaches
Justin Axel returns to Salisbury University as the full-time assistant coach after wrapping up his seventh season as the Eastern Connecticut State University head lacrosse coach. Over his tenure, the Warriors turned their only losing season before his arrival into a 81-42 record with multiple NCAA tournament appearances. In his seven seasons, he has mentored eight All-America selections and forty-two All-Conference selections. Prior to his arrival at Eastern, he was an assistant at Salisbury University for six seasons compiling a record of 115-7, appearing in five national championships, winning four of them.
Chris Hasbrouck brings a wealth of coaching experience to the H.I.T. Academy. Currently the Head Coach at Episcopal High School in Houston, Hasbrouck looks to continue the growth of the lacrosse across the country. Previously the Head Coach at St. Mary’s College, Coach Hasbrouck has compiled a record of 72-42 over the last six years with a National Championship appearance with Limestone college in 2004. As a head coach, he has mentored 9 All-Americas over the last six years with two coach-of-the-year accolades. Prior to coaching at Limestone, he was the head assistant at Salisbury for 11 seasons. The Sea Gulls claimed five national championships in six tries during his tenure as the offensive coordinator.
Keegan Wilkinson was named head coach of the Marist men's lacrosse team on June 28, 2011. He had spent the four previous years as the Red Foxes' assistant coach. It did not take long for Wilkinson to lead the Red Foxes to success. In just his second season, Marist finished with a a 10-4 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the MAAC. The Red Foxes registered the most wins by a Marist team since the 2004 season and won a share of the MAAC Regular Season Championship with a 5-1 MAAC record. Under his leadership, seven Red Foxes were named to All-MAAC postseason team and three earned major postseason awards.
Albert Mitchell enters his first year with the Bryant University Bulldogs. As an assistant coach, Coach Mitchell's primary responsibility is the offensive and defensive midfielders, as well as the assistant offensive coordinator. Prior to arriving at Bryant University, Mitchell spent a season at Assumption College as the midfield and faceoff coach. A graduate of St. Mary's College (Md), Mitchell played under the Coach Hasbrouck becoming a team captain, Scholar All-American, and North/South game participant in his senior year in 2013.
As a three-year player at Salisbury, J.B. Sheridan helped the Seagulls to a 60-1 overall record, including National Championships in 2004 and 2005. After serving as an assistant for Salisbury University in 2007 and 2008, Goucher College in 2009-2010, Sheridan became the Head Coach of Randolph-Macon College. His four national championships from Salisbury as a player and coach has helped mold him into one of the top young coaches.