Meet Our Coaches

Check out our coaches biographies to learn more about our experienced and passionate coaches. Our coaches all share a love for the game of lacrosse, and are dedicated to improving each of our players.

Coach Craig Havemann enjoyed a 25 plus year career working in commercial finance while rising to the executive level and is no stranger to being in a leadership/mentoring role.  Coach’s daughter started to play lacrosse approximately 8 years ago and despite never playing lacrosse himself, it wasn’t long after that coach Havemann became an assistant coach for Mike Diaz under the club team Wesley Chapel Wildcats.  This was a time when lacrosse was not a sanctioned sport in the Hillsborough or Pasco, or any surrounding county High Schools, so club was the only option. The Wildcats enjoyed many winning seasons under coach Diaz and made it to the championship game against Plant (still club back then), but lost in a close heartbreaker.  Coach Havemann stayed on continuing to learn from Coach Diaz. The next year we won the championship and for the next four years after that went undefeated winning the championship each year.

 

Each year after the spring club season was over, Coach Havemann assisted Coach Diaz first under the Tampa Tribe and then later under the Pasco Lions.  Each season the team enjoying either winning each tournament entered or being in the championship.

 

Coach Havemann took over as Head Coach of the Wiregrass Ranch HS team in 2018 which was the first year as an officially sanctioned team under the FHSAA.  The team made it to district playoffs in its first year as a new team. Following that, Coach took over as the Girls Head Coach of the travel team Tampa Tribe.  In our first summer back as a team we played in three tournaments making it to the Semi-Finals in each tournament with an overall record of 12-5.

 

Coach teaches a never quit, never give up positive attitude.  If you are willing to learn and push beyond what you think you can do under a positive environment, Coach Havemann is the right coach for you.

 

Most recently the assistant coach for 15U Warriors and 15U Pasco Lions

Chris currently play for St. Leo Lions, where he is a student majoring in Multimedia Management. Before attending St. Leo, he served as Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corp where he became a Purple Heart recipient. Chris is a natural born leader whose commitment and dedication to his team and the game of lacrosse is evident to anyone he meets. He brings these same qualities to the WCAA program where he not only helps young players improve their skill level in the game of lacrosse but he also enjoys helping his players developing their own leadership qualities on and off the field.

Coaching Experience:

  • Pasco Lions Boys Lacrosse Teams, various age levels, Wesley Chapel, FL – 2015 to Present
  • US Lacrosse Level 1 Certified

Currently St. Leo’s Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Coordinator

Currently Wiregrass Ranch High School Boys Head Coach

Most recently, assistant coach of Warriors and Pasco Lions

Currently Freedom High School Boys Head Coach

Currently St Leo Men’s Lacrosse Coaching Assistant

Coach Eric Rosario is a 10 year member of WCAA. He has coached teams from the developmental 7 year olds to the 15U teams.

He is a US Lacrosse level 3 certified coach, the highest level achievable with US Lacrosse.

His focus is developing players with solid skill sets that lacrosse players will use their entire life. While teaching these skills, players develop not only lacrosse knowledge, but also learn life lessons that will help each player be successful in life. Winning isn’t everything, but learning to win the right way is Coach Eric’s game plan.

“Our Way-We Win” is Coach Eric’s pre-game chant. It doesn’t matter who the other team is, if we play the way we know how, we will WIN.

Coaching Experience:

Assistant Head Coach WCAA 2010-1012
Head Coach U11 Tampa Tribe summer 2012
Head Coach U13 Tampa Tribe Fall 2012
Head Coach U13 Warriors, Tampa Tribe 2013,
Developmental Administrator of WCAA boys lacrosse 2014-2015
Head Coach U9 Pasco Lions 2015
Head Coach U9 Warriors, Pasco Lions 2016-2017
Head Coach 12U Pasco Lions 2017
Associate Head Coach Brady’s Bunch 2017, 2018
Head Coach 10U Warriors, Wildcats-Tribe 2018
Head Coach 12u Tampa Tribe

Accomplishments:
US Lacrosse Certified Coach levels 1,2 &3
US Lacrosse Grant winner for Soft Stick program and First Stick Program.
Administrator of Tampa Tribe Boys Youth Program

Championships:
2012 Summer Face Off U11
2017 Dick’s Tournament of Champions 10U
2018 Battle of the Bay 10U A Division
2018 Summer Face Off 10U A Division
2018 Tampa Jam 10U

Runner Up:
2013 Gold Coast Shootout U13
2013 Veteran’s Day Shootout U13
2016 Great Pumpkin Shootout U9
2017 Summer Face Off 10U
2017 Tampa Jam 10U

Currently Wesley Chapel High School Boys Head Coach

Coach Jason began playing lacrosse in high school, where he played for the Lake Brantley Patriots in Altamonte Springs, FL until graduating in 1997. Jason moved to the Tampa area to attend the University of South Florida and several years after graduating with his Master’s Degree, Jason was able to introduce his son to the game of lacrosse here in Wesley Chapel.  He has been an Assistant Coach for the U9 WCAA Warriors program since 2012 and the U9 Boys Pasco Lions program since 2015. He has a passion for the game and very much enjoys teaching the game to others.  Jason hopes that everyone that comes out to play lacrosse will find a game they will love for their entire life.

Coaching Experience:

  • Wesley Chapel Warriors U9 Boys Lacrosse Team, Wesley Chapel, FL – 2012 to Present
  • Pasco Lions U9 Boys Lacrosse Team, Wesley Chapel, FL – 2015 to Present
  • WCAA Soccer U5, U6, U8, U10, and U12, Wesley Chapel, FL – 2011 to Present
  • US Lacrosse Level 1 Certified