Quick Sticks: UCLA Adds Two New Assistant Coaches



LOS ANGELES – UCLA Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Jacques Bagley is happy to announce the addition of two new assistant coaches for the 2012-2013 season. Joining Coach Bagley and returning Assistant Coach Ben Bitonti are Coach Pete Britt and Coach Anthony Piazza.

Coach Britt (left) will coach the Bruins’ goalies and defense while Coach Piazza (right) will assist with the offense.

Coach Britt, originally from Summit, New Jersey, is a 2009 graduate of Middlebury College, where he played goalie for the Panthers. He helped Middlebury to four-straight NCAA Division III tournament appearances including leading the team to the Final Four as a senior. Coach Britt is currently an MBA candidate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and will coach the Bruins’ goalies and defense.

Coach Piazza, a 2012 graduate of Bucknell University, hails from Long Beach, New York, where he helped perennial powerhouse Chaminade to the NSCHSAA lacrosse championship in his senior season. Currently, Coach Piazza works for SidelineSwap, of which he is the co-founder. For the Bruins, Coach Piazza will assist with the offense.

“UCLA is proud to add Coach Britt and Coach Piazza to our staff,” said Coach Bagley. “They both have great lacrosse backgrounds and played in great programs. We look forward to having them on the field teaching our players.”

The UCLA Men’s Lacrosse team began its fall campaign last weekend with two scrimmages against local men’s post-collegiate teams. The Bruins continue Fall Ball throughout the coming weeks culminating in the Las Vegas Lacrosse Showcase on November 10-11.

For more information about the UCLA Men’s Lacrosse team, please contact Coach Bagley at djbagley@ucla.edu and be sure to like the team on Facebook at facebook.com/uclalax and follow on twitter @uclalax.