2014 Boys Lacrosse Camps
Florida Tech athletic director Bill Jurgens named Ryan McAleavey the institution’s first men’s lacrosse head coach on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. McAleavey will have a year and a half to build the foundation of the program in anticipation of the team’s inaugural game in spring 2012.
McAleavey comes to Melbourne with a wealth of lacrosse experience at the professional, college and high school levels. Most recently, he served as the boys head coach at Red Bank Regional High School. In New Jersey, McAleavey inherited a young and largely inexperienced team. Tasked with aiding in the development of student-athletes, he guided them to a top four finish in their division after being picked to place last in the preseason poll.
Before he embarked on his coaching career, McAleavey was a standout attackman at Dowling College, pacing the team in goals all four years. Following a junior campaign where he scored 60 goals and dished out 15 assists, he garnered United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division II All-America Honorable Mention honors. Although his collegiate career concluded in 1999, McAleavey still holds school records for goals and points in a single-season and career.
Following his collegiate career, McAleavey inked a free agent contract with the New Jersey Pride. Shortly after signing, he was asked to join the coaching staff as an assistant. With one season of coaching experience under his belt, he still had a strong desire to play. In 2004, he was selected by the Pride in the ninth round of the 2004 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft. Even though his career was cut short due to injury, he remained on the team as an assistant.