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MARK BURNAM - Founder, Head Coach for High School Teams

Mark Burnham has decades of international, professional, collegiate, and high school/elite lacrosse experience as a coach and player. Recognized as a fierce competitor on the field and in the coaching box, Mark has achieved a reputation as one of the most successful lacrosse coaching experts in the world.

Mark Burnham's remarkable career began early as a player where, as an All-American, he led both Henniger High School to a New York State Championship and Syracuse University to its first of many NCAA National Championships. His playing career continued after college, playing in the National Lacrosse League for 11 years - winning a World Championship with the Buffalo Bandits. He also competed in five consecutive Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships as a standout player on Iroquois National teams. 

As a coach, Mark has developed hundreds of players, many who have gone on to play nationally and internationally. He has coached extensively at the international level, serving as the assistant coach for the Iroquois National team and has also been a prolific high school and elite team coach, where he las led his respective programs to many state championship victories. 

EDUCATION/ACCREDITATIONS

  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

EXPERIENCE

  • National Lacrosse League - Buffalo Bandits
  • Major Indoor Lacrosse League - Rochester Nighthawks and Syracuse Smash
  • Canadian Indoor Lacrosse League - Tuscarora Thunderhawks and Akwesasne Thunder
  • Head Coach Iroquois National Men's and U19 teams

SHANNON BOOTH

Board Of Directors for the Iroquois Nationals

Onondaga RedHawks Coach at various levels including Junior B

Son Percy is an IMG graduate and student athlete at Hartford.

Over 20 years of coaching experience at the youth level.

RONALD COGAN

As a player, Ron was originally drafted by the Knighthawks in the eighth round (71st overall) in the 2001 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. He spent the 2008 summer with the Onondaga RedHawks of the Can-Am Senior Ã?¢??BÃ?¢?? lacrosse league and recorded 19 goals and 28 assists in 14 regular season games.

He played with the RedHawks for eight seasons (2001-08) and collected 81 goals and 156 assists in 86 games. In 2005, he was a member of the Can-Am championship team. In 2000, he played Jr.'s for the Six Nations Arrows of the Ontario Lacrosse Association. That season he earned All-Star Game MVP honors. In 1999, he played for the Onondaga Jr's team.

The 6-4, 235 pound right-hander also played on the Under-19 Iroquois Nationals team 1n 1996, where he was named to the All-Tournament team. In 2002, he played for the Iroquois team at the World Lacrosse Championships. In addition, he played junior college lacrosse at Herkimer County Community College and was a 2002 National Junior College Athletic Association All-American.

Ron coaches our 2026 team.

LUKE WILES

Wiles grew up in Ontario playing only box lacrosse but his skills were so substantial that he earned a full-ride to the University of Delaware to play field lacrosse. He excelled at UD and then moved onto a hugely successful career as a great goal scorer in the National Lacrosse League, scoring over 250 goals in his career.

Coach Wiles brings offensive experience with over 450 career NLL points and he was a 3x all-star. Coach Wiles also has ample experience coaching, having run his own very successful camps back in Ontario Canada, and coached youth club and high school lacrosse in the Philadelphia area for the past several years.


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