To provide youth lacrosse players of North Hills an extened chance to play lacrosse after the spring season ends.

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Jay Sperling

"Coach Jay" has been playing, coaching and teaching lacrosse since 1989. After a short hiatus from the sport, he dove back in when his children became old enough to play. The experience of playing, coaching and being a father is a great combination to help new players learn the sport and experienced players take the next step. Jay's love for lacrosse is contagious -- and he is always willing to pick up a stick and play!

As a Licensed professional counselor, Jay's focus is also on teaching the psychology of sports. Understanding that great life lessons are learned by honoring the game, Jay works to instill self-confidence and self-esteem in all of the players he coaches. 

North Allegheny Varsity Lacrosse, 1990 starting goalie, WPSLA champions
Pine Richland Youth, coach and coordinator
Vincentian Academy, assistant coach
Arrow Lacrosse, founding partner
Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas, program director
North Pittsburgh Saints Youth director
Andy Bencsics

Andy Bencsics is one of the most experienced lacrosse coaches in the Pittsburgh Area, having played and coached in the sport for over 30 years. Andy's experiences have taught him how to appreciate the traits of each player and team he coaches. This experience also provides an expertise of not only teaching advanced skills but incredible patience for new players just learning the sport.

It is with his incredible knowledge and respect for the game that have current and former players frequently calling on "Coach Andy" for advice and tips to lacrosse. His resume listed below speaks for itself and his great coaching skills.

1977-1981 Slippery Rock University, lacrosse player
1982-1989 Pittsburgh Lacrosse Club, player
1987 Allegheny Lacrosse League, all-star
1990-1997 North Allegheny High School Boys Lacrosse, head coach
1992 WPSLA Coach of the Year
1998 Duquesne University Mens Lacrosse club, head coach
2001-2014 Vincentian Academy Boys Lacrosse, head coach
2015-2018 North Pittsburgh Saints, head coach
2018 Head Varsity Coach North Hills High School


Coaching Staff

Connor Flynn
           Head Coach North Hills U12
            Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas
            Goalie, Detriot Mercy  
Don Bryant

                Head Coach Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School
                Pine Richalnd High School Lacrosse
                Pine Richland Youth Lacrosse
                Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas

 Evan Malchano
              Head Coach Aquinas Academy
              Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas
              Played for Francisican University
   Robert Fort
             North Pittsburgh Saints
             Former Head Coach Aquinas Academy

Jordan Dykla


Head coaching and recruiting capacities for La Roche College Men’s Lacrosse team. I am a dedicated and hardworking coach with 10+ years of coaching experience, who strives to bring success to the men’s lacrosse team both on and off the field. I help players excel in the classroom and become positive role models for the rest of their lives.


Lacrosse and Coaching Experience:

  • NCAA D3 Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, La Roche College 2017-present

  • President, Coach, and Recruiter, Pittsburgh Lacrosse Club 2017-present

  • NCAA D3 Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, La Roche College 2016-2017

    • Helped attackman to earn 1st Team All Conference honors

  • NCAA D3 Men’s Lacrosse Recruiter, Milwaukee School of Engineering 2014-2016

  • Offensive Coordinator, Pittsburgh Central Catholic HS Varsity lacrosse 2015-2016

  • Head Coach, East End Lacrosse u15 boy’s lacrosse 2014-2015

  • Head Coach and Director of Lacrosse, Brookfield HS Varsity lacrosse 2012-2014

  • Head Coach, Milwaukee Select u15/u17 club lacrosse 2011-2014

  • Head Coach, Northshore Blue Jays 7-8th grade 2008-2011

  • Assistant Coach, WI HS Varsity State Champs Kenosha Komets ice hockey 2007-2008

  • Played field lacrosse for Milwaukee School of Engineering

  • Played Pro-Am box lacrosse from 2011-2016 Milwaukee Marauders/Pittsburgh Octane

  • MILA All-Star



   Woody Griffith
        Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas
           Pine Richland Youth Lacrosse
           Played for LaRoche College & Greensburg Central Catholic