TEAM CONNECTICUT STAFF BIO'S
Eric Bailey - Director, Choate
As a four year letterwinning & All New England Midfielder at UMASS Amherst with 100 career points coach Bailey earned MVP honors in the 1996' East/West New England All-Star Game and played in the 96' North /South All Star Game. His 1993' and 1995' UMASS teams made the NCAA playoffs ultimatley losing to the National Champion.
Prior to UMASS Coach Bailey was a midfielder at Cheshire high school 88-91' & attackman on the undefeated 1992' Bridgton Academy team that played a national schedule.
Bailey started his coaching career at Cheshire HS in 2007 under head coach Rich Pulisciano and alongside his brother Lee between 2007-2010'. During his tenure at CHS coach Bailey was selected as the 2009’ CT HS Assistant COY (Def Coord) and the 2010’ CT HS State Assistant COY (Off Coord). In 2010-2011 Bailey moved onto Quinnipiac University. During 2011 Quinnipiac enjoyed a stellar season and a league (NEC) championship opportunity.
Bailey accepted the North Haven assistant coaching position spring 2012 and was then named head coach of North Haven HS in 2013. In 2014' he was named the (SCC) Coach Of The Year and CT HS (Class M) COY. Under Bailey's direction NH HS has undergone a healthy transformation and is considered annually one of the upper tier SCC teams. He is now an assistant at Choate Rosemary Hall.
Ethan McDonnell - Director Player Development, Choate Head Coach
From Montreal, Canada, Coach Mac made his way to Connecticut first as a four-year student at Choate Rosemary Hall. At Choate, Coach Mac captained both the football and lacrosse teams. Upon graduating from Choate in 2009, Coach Mac matriculated to Concordia University in Montreal where he captained the University’s lacrosse team. While at Concordia, Coach Mac played Senior A & B box lacrosse, both in the Quebec Senior Lacrosse League (QSLL) and the Tri-Nations Lacrosse League (TNLL). In 2012, Coach Mac returned to Choate Rosemary Hall to join the School’s faculty and to coach football and lacrosse, serving as the football team’s assistant defensive coordinator and the lacrosse team’s offensive coordinator. Since then, Coach Mac has won 2, back-to-back, New England Championships in football and has won a Founder’s League Championship in lacrosse in 2013. Coach Mac has helped shepherd his lacrosse players to the next level, having coached players currently at Duke, Denver, Brown, Dartmouth, Notre-Dame, Fairfield University, Yale, St. Joseph’s, Middlebury, Tufts, Amherst, to name a few. Coach Mac has been promoted to Choate Rosemary Hall's Head Lacrosse Coach in 2019'.