Coaches

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Founder

Erik Cartelle

Coach Cartelle is the founder of Miami Lax and current Defensive Coordinator at Gulliver Prep. He previously held the same position at Christopher Columbus High School were he had been the steady hand and glue of the program since 2017, surviving through 4 different head coaches. He is also a Florida Crabs state coach for the 2026 team. He also was a Defensive Coordinator at Lawton Chiles in Tallahassee and played Varsity Lacrosse at Christopher Columbus High School, under ledgendary head coach Jim Delang and current college coach Thomas Klosowski.

US Lacrosse Certified: 6456436

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Coach

Griff Caligiuri

Coach Griff was the Varsity Defensive Coordinator and JV Head Coach at Ransom Everglades. He has an extensive resume and the players love playing for him. Caligiuri was drafted and played MLL for Boston Cannons. He played D1 lacrosse at High Point University where he was a 4 Years Millis Scholar-Athlete. He played varsity high school lacrosse at Lake Highland Prep under head coach Chris Spaulding, where he was a three time state champion and received U.S. Lacrosse All-American accolades in 2014.

US Lacrosse Certified: 010010499864

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Coach

Zac Castano

Coach Castano is currently the Defensive Coordinator at Westminster Christian School. He had been the JV Head Coach at Christopher Columbus High School in 2020 and 2021, while also helping Coach Cartelle closely during his time at Columbus. He was a three year Varsity Starter at Columbus (playing both LSM and Close Defense), where he won First Team All Dade and First Team All Region accolades. Coach Castano played for Coach Cartelle his senior season back in 2018. He was also a Dual Sport Athlete, also playing 3 Years of Varsity Football at Columbus and eventually played Division 1 Football at Morgan State University.

US Lacrosse Certified

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Guest Coach 

Jim Piggot

Coach Piggot is the Director of the Gulliver Lacrosse Program & has been the Head Coach at Gulliver Prep since 2012. As head coach he has compiling 168 wins-54 loses, reaching the FHSAA State Regional Semi Finals 4 times. He was the Miami Herald Coach of the Year in 2013 & 2016. He is the current coach in Miami sending players off to play in college; with 4 players go play Division 1, 3 players go play Division 2 and 13 players go play Division 3 since taking over the program.

US Lacrosse Certified: 2553660

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Guest Coach 

Julio Diaz

Coach Diaz is and has been in charge of the Middle School Program at Gulliver Prep since 2005. He also also fluctuated in and out of roles as JV and Varsity Offensive Coordinator. He is also an educator at the Gulliver Prep Under School, Gulliver Academy. Coach Diaz also played college lacrosse and continues to play in the Masters leauge.

US Lacrosse Certified

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Coach 

C.J. Fleming

Coach Fleming is the Westminster Christian boys varsity head coach. He lead Westminster to their first ever Regional game and to their highest ranked/rated team in program history. Originally a Long Island, NY native, CJ has over 15 years of lacrosse experience. He has also played professional lacrosse in the NLL for the Georgia Swarm and New England Blackwolves. Coach Fleming has also had the honor of representing Team USA in the indoor world games. Fleming previously coached North Salem High School in NY where he was the boys varsity head coach for the last four seasons. He led them to a playoff appearance for the first time last season where they produced multiple all-league selections and one perennial college lacrosse commit. 

US Lacrosse Certified: 000008325665

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Coach 

Austin Anderson

A Florida native born and raised, who played lacrosse through high school as well at the college level. He now is in his 5th year as the head coach at Miami Palmetto Senior High and prior to that coached for 2 years at Palmer Rrinity middle and high school.

 

US Lacrosse Certified

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Coach 

Jason Connor

Jason Conner, the Maryland native currently serves as the Boys Varsity lacrosse head Coach at Palmer Trinity School. Previously Conner had two coaching stops at the collegiate leve including Keiser Univerisity and ASA Miami College. Conner specializes in goalies as he played the pistion himself collegiately at Florida Atlantic and Lynn University. 

US Lacrosse Certified

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Guest Coach 

Roy Kelly

Coach Kelly is another Florida Lacrosse Legend and currently a Varsity Assistant Coach at Gulliver Prep. He was part of the inaugural first ballot South Florida Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Florida Man of the Year Award, numerous Coach of the Year Awards, and National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association Man of the Year 2014-2015. He played D1 lacrosse at West Point before transferring to Nassau where he won two National Championships. He started coaching in 1974 with the Miami Youth Lacrosse Program, an initiative to introduce lacrosse to the youth of Miami. He was also a long time head coach of the Palmetto High School lacrosse program, 21 years (1985-2005), and later Head Coach at Ransom Everglades School for 14 years from 2006-2019. He was also the former head coach at Florida International University (1976-1984).

 

US Lacrosse Certified: 422323
 

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