Bill Cafferata – Program Director, HS Head Coach

Coach Cafferata is a graduate of Montville High School in New Jersey where he played three years of varsity lacrosse as a FOGO/SSDM. During undergrad, he played football at The College of New Jersey in the fall and coached middle school lacrosse at Princeton Day School in the spring. After working in NYC advertising sales, Coach Cafferata moved to Austin to follow his passion of teaching and coaching and earned his masters degree in education from Texas State University. He began coaching for Lake Travis Youth Lacrosse and quickly became their director of coaching. During that time, Coach Cafferata coached teams at every youth level and won the Cy Fair Fall Classic in 2010 with a 5/6 grade team.

He spent the 2013 spring season as the head coach for Vista Ridge High School before becoming the head coach at Dripping Springs High School in the fall of that year. In his first two seasons, the team won 22 games, made it to the D2 super regional both years, and were the 2015 regular season D2 Central champions. In his third season, the team made the jump from D2 to D1 and earned a spot in the district playoffs with a 9-7 record. Over the last two seasons, the team has finished 11-4 and 14-7 with a super regional playoff victory and top 8 finish in 2018.

Coach Cafferata started  Jammers Lacrosse in the summer of 2013 and they are currently the longest tenured travel lacrosse team in the city of Austin. In just their second season, the Jammers won the 2014 Texas Draw HS A division and earned a bid to nationals at IMG Academy in Florida. In 2016, they won the Southwestern Open U15 division and finished in 3rd place at IMG Nationals.

Cody Gould – HS Offensive Assistant

Coach Gould is a 2011 graduate of Mount Hebron HS in Howard County, Maryland where he played four years of varsity lacrosse. He was a 2x 1st team All-County player and received a scholarship to play Division I lacrosse at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. He appeared in every game he was able despite suffering a season ending injury at the beginning of his sophomore campaign. He finished his career at Canisius with 14 goals and 3 assists while being named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic team 3 consecutive times. Coach Gould graduated from Canisius in May 2015, and is now continuing his academic career at Texas State University where he is a Graduate Instructional Assistant and working towards his Masters degree in Communication Training and Development. Last summer Coach Gould was an assistant coach to the HoCo Lax (Howard County) 2018 high school club team. The team finished its tournament season in the top 3 of each tournament and winning Hogan Lax Hersey.

 

 

 

Greg Kremen – HS Defensive Assistant

Coach Kremen is entering his second year as the head coach for Texas State University.  He is a graduate of Cinco Ranch HS in Katy, TX where he was captain of his HS team. He played at Sam Houston State before transferring to Texas State University. Upon finishing his playing days, Coach Kremen began coaching with Dripping Springs youth as the 8th grade head coach and varsity defensive coordinator.

 

 

 

 

 

Kirby Wottrich – Youth Head Coach

Coach Wottrich is a graduate of Westlake High School where he played varsity lacrosse. While in school, Kirby began coaching at the youth level and has been coaching ever since. He spent 12 years coaching for Westlake at all levels from 4th grade through varsity. Upon moving to Dripping Springs, Coach Wottrich joined the Dripping Springs youth and high school coaching staffs where he served as the 8th grade head coach and JV defensive coordinator. This will be Coach Wottrich’s second season as a Jammers youth head coach.

 

 

 

 

 

Tanner Heinchon – Youth Assistant, Face Off’s

Tanner Heinchon is a 2017 graduate of Dripping Springs High School. He was an All-State and Adrenaline All-American FOGO his senior year as well as All-District his sophomore year. He received a scholarship to play at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and is coming off of his freshman year with the program, taking home the MAAC title. He has 4 years of faceoff specific training and 2 years of youth coaching.

 

 

 

 

Connor Laird – Youth Assistant, Goalies

Coach Laird is a 2017 graduate of James Bowie High School in Austin, Texas. He was an All-State goalie his senior year as well as a all-district goalie his junior and sophomore year. By the end of his senior year, he was ranked as the #3 goalie in the state of Texas for the 2017 class. He received a scholarship to play at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is coming off of his freshman year at the program. He has had 4 years of goalie specific coaching and 2 years of youth coaching.