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Chris Hooton

Chris Hooton is an offensive coordinator at Mt. Lebanon. Chris graduated from Mt. Lebanon high school in 2004 where he was a team captain his senior year and part of the 2002 and 2003 Western Pennsylvania championship teams. Chris played college lacrosse at John Carroll University where he switched positions from midfield to attack, was team president from 2006 to 2008 and was team captain in 2008. In 2008, John Carroll University made the NCLL national tournament for the first time in the school's history - Chris led the team in points that season. He was a three time national NCLL all-star at attack. In addition to assisting the Mt. Lebanon high school team, Chris oversees much of the youth lacrosse curriculum at Mt. Lebanon.  Chris has been coaching with PSL since 2015 and started with Mt. Lebanon in 2009.

 

Gary DeCock (General Manager)
Gary is the owner and general manager of Pittsburgh Select.  Gary grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and played lacrosse at Conestoga HS (2010, 2011 & 2012 PIAA State Champions).  He went on to play attack and midfield for Penn State’s Division I lacrosse team in the early ‘80’s.  After graduation, he played for several years with the Atlanta and Charlotte lacrosse clubs.  In 1988 and 1989, he was head coach of Vanderbilt University’s men's lacrosse team capturing SELC championships in both years.  Gary has coached lacrosse at all levels over the past twenty years.  In 2008, he started the elementary boys (K-4) team at Upper Saint Clair with over 65 players participating in its' premier season.  He also helped to start the USC MS girls program with 54 3rd through 6th grade girls playing in their inaugural 2009 spring season.  Gary has coached with the USC middle school program since 2005 and has conducted many lacrosse camps and clinics for both boys and girls in the Pittsburgh area.  He also served as the  president of WPYLA in 2011 and 2012 and is a volunteer member of the Pittsburgh Lacrosse Foundation (US Lacrosse regional chapter). Gary's father played lacrosse at Johns Hopkins in the 1940's which makes his two children a relative rarity for the area as third-generation lacrosse players.