Dave Castignola

  • High school state champ (2003)
  • All American (2005) 
  • Played at OWU D3 college, 1st team all conference (2007-2010)
  • 3 years of coaching with a state appearance (2014-present)
  • 4 years summer coaching (2013-preset)

Connor Buzzelli

  • Wheeling Jesuit University, D2- Longpole Close Defense
  • Under Armor All American camp, All Star.

Ashley Adams

  • Blackjack U13 Girls Coach 2 years.
  • OCC Honorable Mention (2x)
  • 4 year Varsity starter at Muskingum University
  • Set & holds records for goals in a season, goals and points in a game.

David Ames

  • Founder & Head Coach of the Elite 5/6 Hilliard Predators
  • 3x State Champ - Associate Head Coach, Dublin Jerome High School.

Brian Buckerfield

  • Blackjack coach for 7 years. 
  • Coached at Hyatts Middle School (Div III State Champion 2014 - Div I Championship & undefeated season 2017) & Liberty High School 

Dymin Hagwood

  • 2013-2016 Pickerington High School Central-lettered varsity for four years.
  • Current Defense at Muskingum University. 
  • BlackJack Girls Coach - 2 years

Christopher Sauter

  • Bishop Waterson, Head Coach
  • Brine, All Ohio- Rising Sophomore, Coach.

Steven Simonetti

  • University of Denver- 4 year varsity winner, lead defense to final 4.
  • Ohio native. Coach for multiple levels- youth, Middle school, high school, and club.

Rob Schmeling

  • Director of Lacrosse at Bo Jackson Elite Sports
  • Head Coach: Hilliard Darby High School
  • US Lacrosse Coach of the Year- 2014


Nick Gallagher

  • Muskingum University, Head Coach (2014-2017)
  • Ohio Wesleyan University - 1st team all NCAC, Attack

Joey Alford

  • Muskingum University - Attack Captain
  • Muskingum University Assistant Coach 2015-2016
  • ​BlackJack Elite U11 boys Coach 

Raymond Finnegan

  • Founder of BlackJack Elite Lacrosse
  • Bellarmine University - 4 year starter & team captain. (2004-2009)
  • Ohio Machine MML (2016-2017)

Dan Olding

  • Columbus Saints, Head Coach & Team Manager
  • University of Kentucky Midfielder (2009-2012)

Katie Keefe

  • Medina High School 2009-2012. (3 state championship victories, 4 year letter winner, 2 year All-American.) 
  • The Ohio State University  (lettered all 4 years.) 
  • Coach: UA Hastings Middle School
  • Director of Opps for the OSU Junior Buckeye lax camps. 

Our qualified coaches, with a combined 100 years of coaching experience, offers the highest level of instruction. BJE coaches are dedicated in developing and growing the lacrosse skills of every athlete including strategic offense, defense, goalie training, face-offs, lacrosse I.Q. and more. We strive to create well rounded athletes. We aren’t just a club, we are a family.

Our coaching staff includes:

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We are aways looking to add ELITE coaches to help grow, train and lead our youth, in order to grow and build the future of lacrosse. #growthegame