Head Coach Adam Mueller
Adam Mueller- 18yr MLL player/coach, 5 world titles
High School: St Joseph’s HS, Metuchen NJ, Captain, NJ State Scoring Leader; MVP N/S Game
College: Michigan State University, Captain (2 years), All Conference (4 years), Conference Player of the Year, Received invitation to try out for US National Field Team (1998).
Professional Experience in the MILL and NLL:
- 11 year player in MILL and NLL with Philadelphia Wings, Baltimore Thunder, Albany Attack and Detroit Turbos (Assistant Captain)
- 2x World Champion as a Player; Selected to All Star Team
- 1x World Champion as the Offensive Coach for Philadelphia Wings
- 8 year Head Coach — Philadelphia Wings, Minnesota Swarm, NY Titans – only Head coach in NLL History to lead 3 teams to playoffs; NLL Coach of the Year in 2008 with NY Titans.
- Coached and developed more American born field players than any other NLL coach.
- Developed instructional model for all ages of development for youth lacrosse organizations.
- Led Avon Grove Youth to first CCLA Championship.
- Coached age groups from U-7 through pro level at the town, club and regional levels including Avon Grove Youth, Penn Star, Philly Fever, Old School Lacrosse and Mesa Fresh.
- Developed off season skill sessions curriculums that trains players in both Canadian Box and American field skills to play faster and more efficiently each time they step on the field.
- Trains players in box/field hybrid team systems needed at the college level.
Team USA Indoor:
Billy Conners- Duke '13 - Head Coach - Defensive Training Specialist
Career: Played in 77 career games with 40 starts … Compiled six goals and two assists for eight points … Had 90 career ground balls and 17 caused turnovers … Team captain in 2013 … Three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.
2013: Started all 21 games on close defense … Led all defensemen with four goals and two assists for six points … Registered a goal in the NCAA Semifinal win over Cornell (5/25) … Also had a goal in the ACC Tournament loss to North Carolina (4/26) … Registered a career-best 41 ground balls for the season to rank fourth on the team … Had a season-high four ground balls five times … Corralled four grounders in NCAA First Round win over Loyola (5/12) … Compiled 10 caused turnovers … Forced two turnovers in NCAA Quarterfinal again Notre Dame (5/19) … Also had two caused turnovers against Marist (3/18) and Virginia (4/12) … Registered two caused turnovers and a ground ball in NCAA Quarterfinal versus Notre Dame (5/19) … Picked up two loose balls in NCAA title game … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2012: Played in 18 games, starting twice on close defense ... finished the season with 12 ground balls and one caused turnover ... picked up two ground balls in three games, Notre Dame (2/18), Penn (2/24) and Brown (3/27) ... registered a caused turnover in NCAA Tournament first round win over Syracuse (5/12) ... All-ACC Academic Team honoree ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2011: Played in all 20 games and started 17 on close defense ... anchored the defense to a 9.10 goals against average ... finished the season with 34 ground balls and six caused turnovers ... corralled four ground balls against Loyola (3/11) and Virginia (4/16) ... had two-plus ground balls in 11 games, including the final seven outings ... forced two caused turnovers versus Penn (2/26) and Denver (4/9) ... registered first career goal in win over Brown (3/29) ... had a goal versus Delaware (5/14) in NCAA Tournament first round.
2010: Saw the field in 18 contests … a crucial member of the man-down defense that held opponents to a .375 success rate on man-up opportunities … picked up one ground ball in three games … had one groundball in NCAA Championship game against Notre Dame (5/31).
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for John McEvoy at Malvern Prep … named an Under Armour All-American as a senior … helped Malvern Prep to the Pennsylvania State Championship as a freshman … twice named an All-American by U.S. Lacrosse … earned all-state recognition twice and all-league recognition three times … also earned two letters in basketball and three letters in football for Malvern Prep … helped lead Malvern Prep to Inter-Athletic League championships as a senior and junior … named Philadelphia City Player of the Year and League MVP for football as a senior … earned AAAA All-State recognition in football as a senior, and all-league, all-county and all-area honors in football as a senior and junior.
Brian Samson- 2021 Defensive Coordinator
Assistant coach Brian Samson enters his third year with the Villanova men's lacrosse team for the 2016-17 season. Samson serves as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator in addition to having duties in recruiting, practice and game planning and video breakdown.
Under his second year with the Wildcats, Samson helped transform the Villanova defense and helped the squad reach their fifth-straight appearance in the BIG EAST Tournament, marking the most of any school in the history of the conference.
Prior to his time at Villanova, Samson built a powerhouse program at nearby Conestoga High School that won three-straight state championships and hit the No. 1 spot in the national rankings. He led the Pioneers to PIAA titles in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and earned championship berths in 2008 and 2013. From 2009-12, his teams won four-straight District 1 Championships, went 96-8 and finished no worse than 12th in the LaxPower National Coaches Rankings each year.
Samson took over the Conestoga program in 2001-02 and from 2006- 12 his teams posted a remarkable 145-24 (.858) record. Overall, he's won six Central League titles from 2006 to 2013 and compiled an overall mark of 210-72 (.745) in his 13 seasons at the Conestoga helm.
Additionally, Samson was named the EPSLA Coach of the Year in 2009 and the Daily Local News Coach of the year twice. He's also served as a head coach and assistant coach for the Philly team at the Under Armour Underclassmen Games for several years and also as an evaluator for the United States U-19 National Team.
A Radnor High School graduate, Samson played his collegiate lacrosse at Georgetown University and was a starting defenseman for three seasons before his graduation in 2000.