Utah Lacrosse Staff
Brian Holman - Head Coach, University of Utah
Brian Holman, a veteran coach and former standout lacrosse goalkeeper at Johns Hopkins University joins Utes Lacrosse as the new Head Coach after serving eight years as an assistant for the North Carolina men's lacrosse program. In his eight seasons, the Tar Heels won an ACC Championship in 2013 and a National Championship in 2016.Holman's lacrosse pedigree is a distinguished one indeed as a player and coach. He has been involved in collegiate lacrosse at all levels for the past 35 years as a player, coach and parent. Holman attended Johns Hopkins and was a member of the Class of 1983. As a player, he was a three-time All-America selection and played in four NCAA Tournament Championship games from 1980-83. Hopkins won the 1980 National Championship his freshman year.
Brian served as the goalkeeper coach and defensive coordinator at Johns Hopkins for seven years and won the 1987 National Championship. He was also an assistant coach at the Boys' Latin School of Maryland, head coach in the Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association and served as head coach of the Breaker's Club Lacrosse Team in Baltimore, Md.
Brian and his wife, Laurie, both from Maryland, are the parents of three children and all have had a life of lacrosse. Laurie, a graduate of Towson University, played lacrosse and tennis and has served as the Director of Operations/Camps for UNC Women's Lacrosse for the past 7 years. Matthew, a resident of Baltimore, MD, played goalkeeper for the Tar Heels and graduated in 2012. Marcus, who will serve as an Assistant Coach for the Utes and currently plays Major League Lacrosse for the Ohio Machine, was an All-America attackman for the Tar Heel men's lacrosse team and graduated in 2013 as the school's career scoring leader. He won honors as the ACC Freshman of the Year in 2010 and was elected captain of the 2012 and 2013 teams. Marcus was a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist in 2013, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and ACC Tournament MVP. He played for Team USA at the 2014 world Championship games in Denver and Team USA 2015 indoor world Championship games in Syracuse. Sydney will be a senior at UNC and plays lacrosse for the lady Tar Heels where she was named ACC & National Rookie of the year in 2014.
Adam Ghitelman - Defensive Coordinator
Adam Ghitelman joined the Utes coaching staff in 2016 and will serve as the Defensive Coordinator. Ghitelman joins the staff after a brief stint at USC where he was the Head Coach. Ghitelman led the Trojans to their first ever SLC tournament appearance in program history. Before moving to Southern California, Ghitelman was the Co-Defensive Coordinator, Goaltender Coach, and Recruiting Coordinator at Harvard University. Ghitelman helped lead the team to a regular season Ivy League Championship in 2015 and mentored multiple All-Americans.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to work with a staff of highly motivated and selfless individuals that are focused on the greater good of the sport of lacrosse,” said Ghitelman. “The opportunity to be influential in the growth of the game and to continue to build the Utah lacrosse program to new and spectacular heights is my priority.”
Ghitelman is currently the starting goalie and team captain for the Atlanta Blaze and has featured in all 12 games this season. A University of Virginia graduate, Ghitelman was a 4-year letterman, captain, 2X All-American and 2011 National Champion.
Off the field, Ghitelman continues to be entrenched in lacrosse. In 2011, Ghitelman, along with John Galloway and Kip Turner, formed G3 Lacrosse, a goalie focused program dedicated to improve goalie skill throughout the country. Ghitelman also worked as a Marketing Coordinator for StringKing Lacrosse, a lacrosse equipment company based in Southern California.
Marcus Holman - Assistant Coach
Marcus Holman joins the Utes lacrosse staff as an Assistant Coach. He currently plays Major League Lacrosse for the Ohio Machine and served as captain the past two seasons. He was named 2014 Machine Offensive Player of the Year and has been an MLL All-Star the past 3 seasons. Holman finished the 2016 season 2nd in goals scored and 4th in total points. After graduating from UNC, Marcus has helped grow the sport of lacrosse all over the country working camps and clinics for top programs and through his business, Attack 101 Lacrosse. He served as an assistant coach at Durham Academy from 2014-2015 and Cary Academy in 2016 along with coaching at Bucktown Lacrosse, a club program in Raleigh, NC.
Marcus is from Baltimore, Maryland and attended the Gilman school. He played lacrosse at the University of North Carolina and graduated in 2013 as a 3x All-American. He finished his collegiate career with 213 points, 121 goals and 92 assists breaking a UNC record. In 2013, led the Tar Heels to the ACC Championship, was sole team captain, and a Tewaaraton Finalist. He won the Turnbull Trophy as the Tar Heels’ most valuable player for three consecutive years and most valuable offensive player for two years. He earned first team All-America honors and was named ACC Rookie of the Year in 2010.
Will Manny - Assistant Coach
Will Manny joins Utes lacrosse staff as an Assistant Coach after completing 2 years at Wagner College running the offense and receiving his MBA in Management. He currently plays for the Boston Cannons and just completed his fourth year in Major League Lacrosse. Captaining the Cannons the past two years, he was named 2015 and 2016 Cannons Offensive Player of the Year and 2016 Most Valuable Player and has been an MLL All-Star the past 2 seasons. Manny has been in the top 10 in scoring the past 3 summers.
After graduating from UMass in 2013 will served as an Assistant Manager at Bank of America in Boston for a year and a half. Recognizing lacrosse is his passion he served as a Graduate Assistant at Wagner for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Both seasons at Wagner were record setting with most wins in school history consecutively. On top of coaching Will is Co-Founder of Attack 101 Lacrosse with Marcus, spreading the game and teaching young players the right way to develop both on and off the field.
Will is originally from Long Island, New York and attended St. Anthony’s High School. He continued to play his collegian lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts graduating in 2013. Manny finished his career as UMass’ 5th all time leading scorer with 201 points (107 goals, 94 assists) in just 107 games. Will was also name 2012 USILA First Team All-America, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year, an honor which he earned two years after bring named the 2010 CAA Rookie of the Year. A four-time All-CAA honoree, he led UMass in assists all four seasons from his attack position, while pacing the Minutemen in points from 2010-12 and goals in 2010 and 2012.