Mary Jo Corsetti – League Director
Mary Jo became involved with lacrosse nearly 20 years ago along side her husband Lou Corsetti who with other Atlanta fathers help start lacrosse in Georgia at Murphy Candler Park under the Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Organization.
Mary Jo then became a full time volunteer administrator for over 3 years at Bagataway Lacrosse from 2002 – 2006, (she and her husband formed, owned and ran Bagataway Lacrosse from 2002-2006) where she organized Forsyth, Gwinnett & Buckhead leagues, Supersouth Camp, the first South East Championship Tournament in 2005, all fall, winter, spring & Summer leagues, clinics and much more!
Prior to this she was a full time volunteer for the Athletic Director of Mt. Pisgah Christian school from part of 2000 to 2002. From 2000 – 1999 She was the PALS (parent Organization VP for the Middle School at Mount Pisgah) Mary Jo also co-chaired the committee that raised over $5 million to build the school’s gymnasium.
Prior to her years at Mt. Pisgah Mary Jo volunteered her time at Esther Jackson Elementary School. She headed and designed the schools float for the Roswell Youth Day Parade which won 1st place for 3 years in a row.
Her passions are photography and woodworking! Her proudest accomplished are woodworking where she has built over 100 pieces of furniture for Mt. Pisgah Christian School, Esther Jackson and Nancy Creek Elementary school, and now numerous things down at the Buckhead fields. Mary Jo’s woodwork was published in Better Homes and Gardens Do It Yourself Magazine Winter 2006.
Lou Corsetti – Coaching Coordinator – Head Coach Riverwood High School
Coach Corsetti was recently inducted into the Georgia Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
This marks Coach Corsetti’s 38 year as a player, coach. Coach Corsetti has had many roles as a local and national lacrosse ambassador. Lou has had the pleasure of coaching 36 All-American Players, 12 Academic All-Americans, over 120 All-State Players (New York and Georgia) and several All-Star teams including the first Lacrosse Team to participate in the Georgia Games in 1993.
Lou has been part of US Lacrosse since it was established 10 years ago as “The National Governing Body” of the sport of lacrosse. Lou has held many positions with US Lacrosse. He is past President of the Georgia Chapter as well he has been on the National Youth Council since 2003. Lou has been a eleven time convention speaker at US Lacrosse’s National Convention and a Convention Committee member for the last six years. Lou was elected “Georgia’s Man of the Year in 2003″ and in June of 2005, Lou was elected to US Lacrosse Executive Committee, the first person from Georgia given such an honor. Lou was also nominated in 2004 as US Lacrosse “Most Innovative Coach”.
Coach Corsetti hails from West Babylon, New York. Coach Lou had a very successful lacrosse career at Division I Marist College where he set scoring records many of which stand today. A four time all-league attack man Lou was 3rd in the nation in scoring in 1981 and 4th in the nation in 1982. Coach Corsetti was also a member of the Football Team where he was a three time all-league selection and holds several team records and a NCAA record for Punt Return Touchdowns in a game.
- Georgia Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee – Class of 2011
- Board Member and President US Lacrosse Foundation (Georgia Chapter) – 2002 to 2005
- Executive Board Member US Lacrosse – 2005 to 2007
- Board Member US Lacrosse Youth Council – 2003 to 2010
- Eleven Time US Lacrosse Speaker – National Convention
- Founding Member for the Georgia Youth Lacrosse Association – 2002 to 2006
- Member National Youth Sports Coaches Association – 1991 to present
- Certified Clinician National Youth Sports Coaches Association – 1999 to present
- Member Positive Coaching Alliance
- Member Forsyth County Sports Association – 2005 to 2007
- President Atlanta Youth Lacrosse 1999 to present
- Assistant Coach Farmingdale University 1982
- Assistant Coach Allen Stevenson School, New York, New York 1983,84.85
- Head Coach North Georgia Club Lacrosse League Coach -
- Pace Academy Middle School Head Coach 2004 to 2009
- Junior Team Georgia Head Coach – 2004 to 2006
- Senior Team Georgia Head Coach – 2005 to 2006
- Assistant Coach Kennesaw State University 2006
- Head Community Coach Riverwood High School – 2009 to present
Coach Corsetti has been published in several periodicals, US Lacrosse Drill Book and invented the term DSP (Dodge Shoot & Pass) which is used in training manuals.
Our Game: The Character & Culture of Lacrosse, by John Yeager
US Lacrosse Convention Speaker Presentations:
- 2002 – How to play Attack
- 2003 – Sportsmanship Round Table
- 2004 – Transition Drills that Work
- 2004 – Everyday Stick Drills – Foundation to Success
- 2005 – Lost Art of Stick Protection
- 2006 – Foundation for Youth Lacrosse Defense
- 2006 – Lacrosse Tic-Tac-Toe
- 2008 – Defensive Drills for Youth Lacrosse Players
- 2009 – Tryout Drills for All-Star Teams & Managing Expectations
- 2010 – Clearing and Riding “Doing the Little Things to Perfection”
- 2011 – Six Drills For Speed
- 2012 – Getting the Most out of a Short Practice
- 2012 – Recruiting Round Table
Gordon Corsetti – Webmaster, Head Official, Youth, JV, Varsity and Collegiate Official, U11 Coyote Coach
Gordon Corsetti began playing lacrosse during 5th grade at Atlanta Youth Lacrosse. He found a passion in defense and continued in the position during his competitive lacrosse years. Gordon played for Pace Academy for three years earning 2nd Team All-State his senior year in 2006.
He was recruited to play lacrosse at Presbyterian College in South Carolina but decided to focus on schoolwork after the fall season was over. Now back in Georgia Gordon works as the head web designer and developer for Atlanta Youth Lacrosse. Beyond his website duties Gordon acts as the de-facto director whenever Mary Jo or Lou are away from the fields and coordinates the officiating crews for each league.
Gordon became a recognized official for the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association and officiates many sanctioned JV and Varsity games during the Spring Season along with our youth program. As of 2013 he is now a certified collegiate official.He brings what he learns during that season to our games and can often be seen explaining different rules to parents during halftime.
Gordon writes the AYL blog – click here and has written his first book – Advancement Rules – Improving your lacrosse Officiating.
Andy Halperin – Head Official, Youth, JV, Varsity Official, U15 & U17 Coyote Coach
Andy began playing lacrosse during 5th grade at Atlanta Youth Lacrosse. He played midfield and defense and continued in the position during his competitive lacrosse years. Andy played for Riverwood High School and Presbyterian DI College
Andy became a recognized official for the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association and officiates many sanctioned JV and Varsity games during the Spring Season along with our youth program. He is also the head coach for the U15 Coyotes
Much of Andy’s coaching philosophy has been adopted from Coach Corsetti in his long time working under him both as a player and as a coach. The ideal from him that stands out the most to Andy is “do something special every time you step onto the field”, this has become a cornerstone for me in coaching and I try to convey this to players I come into contact with. To me it means ‘don’t get caught up in the big ticket factors that most people gauge success on the field by like goals, assists, caused turnovers etc. Rather it means making personal accomplishments like proper technique, keeping an opponent from making a game changing play, or recognizing a double-team.
Shaun Lux – Head Coach Marist Varsity Lacrosse, U17 Coyote Coach and Atlanta All Star’s College Recruiting team coach
Shaun Lux is from Rochester, NY, the home of the NLL’s Rochester Knightawks and one of the largest Lacrosse cities, for both fans and players, in the country.
Lux has been playing lacrosse since the age of 7 and is a graduate of national Lacrosse powerhouse Fairport High School. A Fairport, NY native, Lux was a three-time All-County nominee in lacrosse for the Fairport Red Raiders.
Shaun Lux is a graduate of Mercyhurst College where he was a member of their men’s lacrosse team. Playing midfield, he helped lead the Mercyhurst Lakers to the NCAA Division II Championship Semifinals twice in 2003 and 2004 . Lux began his coaching career in 2005 as an assistant for the Mercyhurst Northeast Saints.
Lux went on to serve as the Assistant Lacrosse Coach at St. John Fisher College, just completing his third season with the Cardinals. This year the Fisher Cardinals finished the season ranked 17th nationally in the NCAA. Shaun Lux has also spent the last two summers playing and serving as the captain of the Rochester Greywolves Semi-Pro Box Lacrosse team. He currently still plays competitively, traveling to tournaments both nationwide and internationally.
Currently Head Coach At Marist
Kevin Lux - Head Coach Marist Varsity Lacrosse, U17 Coyote Coach and Atlanta All Star’s College Recruiting team coach
Kevin Lux is from Rochester, NY, the home of the NLL’s Rochester Knightawks and one of the largest Lacrosse cities, for both fans and players, in the country.
Lux has been playing lacrosse since the age of 12 and is a graduate of national Lacrosse powerhouse Fairport High School. A Fairport, NY native, Lux was an All-County nominee in lacrosse for the Fairport Red Raiders.
Kevin Lux is a graduate of St. John Fisher College where he was a member of their men’s lacrosse team. Playing long pole mid-field and close defenese, he helped lead the St. John Fisher Cardinals to the Empire 8 play-offs twice. For 2 years Lux also played at JUCO powerhouse Monroe Community College.
Lux went on to serve as a coach and on staff with the Atlanta Youth Lacrosse League. He also is a coach with the Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Coyote’s premier team.
Currently Head Coach at Marist