Directors and Coaches (Updated)

Leadership;
Co- Director of Force Lacrosse – Gene Peluso
Co- Director of Force Lacrosse – Pat Scarpelllo
Team Head Coaches:
2020 Team – Coach Peluso and Coach Licht
2021 Team – Coach Scarpello
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Pat Scarpello
Associate Athletic Director and Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Fairleigh Dickinson University

Pat Scarpello enters his 18th season as the Devils’ head men’s lacrosse coach.

In August 2018, Scarpello was selected as the Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations.

This summer, Scarpello was the Head Coach for Team Bermuda in the World Lacrosse Games. He previously served as an Assistant Coach in 2010 and 2014.

In 17 seasons, Scarpello has amassed 137 wins as the Devils head coach.

In 2009, Scarpello led the Devils to the Middle Atlantic Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championship while also appearing in the NCAA Tournament. It was the first time FDU has done both in a season since 1981.

Scarpello brings with him more than 23 years of coaching experience. He led the Devils to appearances in the Tournament Finals in 2004, 2009, 2010, and 2012.

Prior to FDU, he served as an assistant coach at the University of Delaware and the head coach at Cabrini College. Scarpello also founded the boys lacrosse program at his alma mater, Salesianum High School in Wilmington, Delaware.

Scarpello is the US Lacrosse men’s collegiate representative of the New Jersey chapter and is on the USLIA All-American selection committee and is a Site Supervisor for the NCAA Tournament.

 

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Gene Peluso
Head Coach, Stevens Institute of Technology

Gene Peluso finished his 10th season at the helm of the Stevens Institute of Technology men’s lacrosse program in 2019.

In 2019, Peluso led the Ducks to a 16-3 record and a Regular Season Empire 8 Championship. For his efforts he was named Coach of the Year for his 5th time.

In his 10 years at the helm, Peluso has posted a 134-49 overall record, produced 35+ USILA All-Americans, 25+ USILA Academic All-Americans, 18+ North South participants and 96 All-Empire 8 honorees.

Prior to Stevens, Peluso led the Rochester Institute of Technology men’s lacrosse program to a top-five ranking in NCAA Division III and amassed an 88-45 overall record. During his tenure with the Tigers, Peluso helped develop 21 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-Americans, 60 All-Empire 8 honorees, 12 North-South All-Star Game participants, two Empire 8 Rookies of the Year, the 2004 and 2006 Empire 8 Players of the Year, three Verizon Academic All-Americans, and seven USILA Academic All-Americans. He was selected to coach the North squad in the USILA North/South game in 2008 and currently serves on the NCAA All-American Committee for Division III Lacrosse.

Before RIT, Peluso was the architect of the Lycoming College men’s lacrosse program, coaching the first-ever team. During his time at Lycoming, he directed the Warriors to a 42-32 record, including a 32-13 mark over his final three seasons. In 2001, Peluso led Lycoming to its most successful season with an 11-3 record en route to the program’s first-ever regular season Middle Atlantic Conference Championship. Lycoming finished 12-4 overall after placing second in the conference tournament and earned a USILA Top-25 national ranking.

During his tenure at Lycoming, Peluso coached two North-South participants, four All-Americans, and 33 all-conference award winners. He was also the 1999 MAC Coach of the Year.

Peluso has an overall mark of 264-126 in 23 seasons as a head coach.

Additionally, 2010, Peluso was inducted to the US Lacrosse (Greater Rochester Chapter) Hall of Fame. He was selected to coach the USILA North-South All-Star game in 2008 (North) and 2013 (South). Peluso also coached the Italian National Team to a 9th place finish in the World Games in 2006.

Peluso resides in Branchburg, N.J. with his wife Beth and two children, daughter Stefani and son Patrick.