Shockwave Lacrosse


Dave Webster  Head Coach 2023

Dave Webster returned to his alma mater in fall 2001. The Red Devils have flourished under his leadership and have consistently competed with the best teams in Division III.

Prior to coaching the Red Devils, Webster enjoyed the challenge of starting a program at Marymount University in 1991. The Marymount program quickly grew into a much respected program, and Webster was twice named Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. He still holds the record for career wins at Marymount.

After seven seasons at Marymount, Webster was hired by Centennial Conference (CC) rival Franklin & Marshall College. In three seasons at the helm of the Diplomats, Webster was able to recruit and coach several All-Americans and led his 2001 team to a postseason ECAC playoff game.

The opportunity to return to Dickinson and lead this program was a dream come true for Webster. Early in his fifth season at the helm of Dickinson, Webster recorded his 100th career win and soon after became Dickinson’s all-time win leader.

Dickinson lacrosse players consistently earn All-CC and All-American honors. In addition, multiple players have competed in the Division III North-South All-Star game. Coach Webster is most proud of the recent graduates who have also earned Scholar All-American honors. The lacrosse program also has achieved great success and accolades for an off-the-field commitment to service. Team members were recognized in 2007 by the American Red Cross for their community-service projects in Carlisle. In addition, the National Association of Athletic Administrators recognized the program for its service endeavors.

The Red Devils made four straight NCAA Tournament appearances, winning three consecutive Centennial Conference Championships from 2010 to 2013. Setting numerous school records in 2013, Dickinson won 18 straight games before falling in the NCAA playoffs to finish 18-1.

Lacrosse began at Dickinson in 1952 and there is a tremendous network of successful alumni who actively support the current program and players. Connecting current players with this network is a priority for Webster. In 2013, Brandon Palladino '13 became the first player in conference history to be named First-team All-Centennial, all four years of his career. He was a two-time USILA National Long-Stick Midfielder of the Year, and named the USILA Player of the Year in 2013 as well.

In the spring of 2018, Webster enters his 27th season overall and his 17th season at the helm of the Red Devil program. He has an overall record of 230-158 and has a mark of 89-55 in Centennial Conference play, including his time at F&M.

Webster is an active member of the lacrosse coaching profession and has served in various leadership roles for his sport. Besides serving as a longtime member of the NCAA Lacrosse Rules Committee, Webster also served as vice president to the USILA and as treasurer to the Men’s Division Coaches Committee of U.S. Lacrosse. Webster was honored by his peers in 2008 for his service to the college game. Webster resides in Carlisle with his wife Megan, daughters Grace and Lilly, and son Luke.


Jeff Gatano Head Coach  


Head Middle School Lacrosse Coach

February 2017-Present Hershey Youth Lacrosse

  • Coach 7th/8th grade team
  • Took over position as Youth Coaching Coordinator in 2018

Head Coach

May 2016-Present  Shockwave Lacrosse  

  • Summer season 2016 coached the U13 summer travel team
  • Summer season 2017 coached the 2021 summer travel team
  • Coached at multiple levels throughout fall and winter season

Coach/Board Member

May 2007 -2016  Central PA Dawgs Lacrosse, Carlisle PA

  • Coach a summer elite travel recruiting team
  • Work with the board on tournament selection
  • Assist parents and players with the college recruitment process

Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach

March 2011 through June 2015  Palmyra School District, Palmyra PA

  • Develop practice plans and run practice
  • Worked with AD on equipment orders
  • Ran off season practices, winter and fall league

JV Lacrosse Coach

March 2007 through March 2011  Palmyra School District, Palmyra PA

  • Assistant  varsity coach and ran the JV team

Head Middle School Lacrosse Coach

March 2003 through March 2006  Palmyra School District, Palmyra PA

  • Develop practice plans and run practice
  • Assisted the development of a new lacrosse program
  • Scheduled games



Steve Hammel Head Coach High School -   

Northern York Rec 2008 - 2015

U11, U13 2015 U13 YCLA Champions

Shockwave Founder 2014

2014-15 U13 Gold

Runner Up First Capital Tournament

2015-16 U11 Gold and U15 Gold

U15 Gold Laxapalooza Champions

2016-17 2022 Elite and Shockwave High School

High School Lax Max runner Up

High School Laxapalooza Champions

High School IMG Nationals sixth place 

2022 Summer Slam Fourth Place

Northern York JV Head coach and Varsity OC

2015 - Present


Varsity Assistant 


Todd Cooper Head Coach 

Todd has been playing Lacrosse for 12 years.

4 Year Varsity Letter winner at Lower Dauphin.

2-Time team Captain.

2-Time Mid Penn All Star.

Memeber of Central PA Dawgs in High School.

Recruited by various D3 and D2 lacrosse teams.

Currently playing for West Chester University in the NCLL.

Team Captain as Senior.

NCLL Liberty Conference Champion during Junior Year.

NCLL National Champion during Junior Year.

NCLL First team All-American LSM as a Junior.


Coaching Experience:

Lower Dauphin Youth Lacrosse coach during high school.

Stetson Middle School Lacrosse coach during Freshmen nd Sophmore years of college.

Shockwave Lacrosse High School team assistant during Summer of 2017.


Michael Yarrish Assistant Coach  

Michael was a 4 time Varsity letter winner for Lower Dauphin

3-time Mid Penn All Star at Midfield

100+ Goal Scorer

Spent 1 semester at Ithaca College as a member of the lacrosse team, transfering to play lacrosse at

Christopher Newport University for the Fall 2018 semester.

2018 Varsity Assistant coach at Lower Dauphin



Other Coaches on Staff

Pete Petrie 2023 Assistant

Vince Lucas 25/26 Assistant Coach