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Mike Cerino

General Manager

Mike Cerino

Cerino was named Head Coach of the Hounds on September 29, 2011. In four seasons at the helm he amassed a 19-37 record, including a playoff victory over the previously undefeated Denver Outlaws to earn a trip to the 2013 MLL Championship Game. In December 2015, Cerino was promoted to General Manager and stepped away from full-time coaching responsibilities. In addition to his role as Hounds GM, Cerino serves as Director of Athletics and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics at Limestone College.

 

Cerino founded the Limestone Saints' men's lacrosse program in 1989 and built it into a national champion, winning a Division II title in 2000. His tenure as Saints head coach lasted 15 years and he remains the school's all-time wins leader with a record of 128-66 (.660). Cerino spent an additional five years coaching at Washington & Lee University, taking the team to the NCAA Division III Semifinal in 2002. He has compiled an overall collegiate record of 181-90 (.668) and has won a total of eight conference championships between the two schools. Cerino was named Deep South Athletic Conference Coach of the year in 1994 and 1998, as well as Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the year in 2002 and 2004. Following the 2000 season, Cerino was named Street & Smith’s College Lacrosse USA Division II Coach of the Year. He also is a three-time recipient of the Jim "Ace" Adams National Sportsmanship Award.

 

Throughout his career, Cerino has served on the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Board of Directors and the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Committee, operating as Committee Chair in 2000. He has been a member of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-America Committee, the USILA National Ranking Committee and was selected to be a presenter at the 2000 and 2004 US Lacrosse Clinics and at the 2006 IMLCA Clinic. During his 20-year coaching career, Cerino also guided the Charlotte Latin School boy’s lacrosse team to an appearance in the NCISAA 2001 State Playoffs. He has mentored 51 USILA All-Americans and was a coach for the South team in the 1996 Division I North/South Classic All-Star Game.

 

A native of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Cerino resides in Greer, S.C., with his wife Christine and their three children, Ryan, Caitlyn and Allison.

 

e-mail:  mcerino@charlottehounds.com


Chris Phenicie

Pro Personnel Coordinator

Chris Phenicie

Phenicie was named Pro Personnel Coordinator in December 2015 after a stint as a Hounds assistant coach. He is responsible for scouting the Hounds’ opponents and presenting reports to the general manager and coaching staff. Phenicie also will be continually evaluating MLL personnel, including active players and free agents.

 

Phenicie had an illustrious career as the head assistant coach at Limestone College from 1991-2008. He was responsible for the Saints’ midfield units and faceoff lines, while also overseeing the offense and extra-man unit. Phenicie, along with Mike Cerino, helped lead Limestone’s rise in national prominence and was a key force in the program’s National Championships in 2000 and 2002. He played college lacrosse at Pfeiffer University with Cerino.


Jim Galloway

Equipment Manager

Jim Galloway

In addition to being the Hounds' equipment manager, or the ”Jocks and Socks Guy,” Galloway currently serves as the head JV boy's lacrosse coach and varsity assistant coach for Charlotte Catholic High School. He helped lead the Cougars to back-to-back State Championships in 2008 and 2009. Galloway also co-founded the Red Balloons Travel Team. Before joining the Charlotte Catholic staff he was the head boy's lacrosse coach at Myers Park High School for nine years. Galloway also was an assistant coach at Catawba College in the first two years of the program's history, as well as the head coach of the Mecklenburg Lacrosse Club, Charlotte’s first public high school team.

 

Twitter:  @giggles2929


Curt Lamb

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Curt Lamb

Curt Lamb enters his second season as the Hounds Strength & Conditioning Coach. In addition to his duties with the MLL team, Lamb is in his third year as the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance at Limestone College, as well as his ninth overall year as the school’s head Strength & Conditioning Coach. Lamb also has served as a Strength & Conditioning Consultant for the New Zealand Men’s National Lacrosse Team since 2010.

 

A 1999 graduate of Iowa State, Lamb is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is a Level 1 Club Coach through the United States Weightlifting Association (USWA). He also holds First Aid, CPR and AED certifications through the American Red Cross.

 

Lamb currently resides in Gaffney, SC, with his wife Renae and their two sons, Alex and Erik.


Donald D'Alessandro, MD

Team Doctor

Donald D'Alessandro, MD

Since joining Miller Orthopaedic Clinic in 1989 (now OrthoCarolina), Dr. D'Alessandro has been a leading sports medicine physician in the orthopedic community specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery, sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery. He has been an innovator in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, bioresorbable suture anchors and advancing the "newest" techniques in ACL reconstruction.

 

From 1994 to 2001, Dr. D'Alessandro served as the first team physician for the NFL's Carolina Panthers. Today, in addition to working with the Hounds, he serves as the team physician for Davidson College, Queens University, Stewart-Haas Racing and Charlotte Country Day School. Dr. D’Alessandro also is an assistant team physician for Hendrick Motorsports and Gardner-Webb University.

 

Dr. D'Alessandro has served as the Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center since 1991, and is a faculty member for the OC Sports Medicine Fellowship, where he is actively involved in training future orthopedic surgeons. Recognized as a leader in his field, Dr. D’Alessandro has published numerous papers and lectures nationally on topics concerning knee and shoulder surgery. He participates on a regular basis in leading educational courses for physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers in the region. 

 

Dr. D’Alessandro was recognized for meritorious community service by the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association in 1997, when he received the Sports Medicine Person of the Year Award. In 2000 he earned the Walt Disney Award, which recognized his 10-plus years of service for his medical staff volunteer work with Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

 

He and his wife, Sally, live in Charlotte where they have raised their sons, Bill, Tommy and Dave. The family remains active in community service and recreational athletics.

 

EDUCATION

Princeton University -- Bachelor of Science

Georgetown University -- Doctor of Medicine

Harvard University, Deaconess Hospital Surgical Service -- Internship

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery -- Residency

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Sports Medicine -- Fellowship


Catherine Rainbow, MD/SMCAQ

Assistant Team Physician

Catherine Rainbow, MD/SMCAQ

Dr. Rainbow returns for a third season as the Hounds’ assistant team physician. With clinical interests in gait analysis, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, concussion management and joint injections, Dr. Rainbow is committed to keeping her patients informed and inspired in all areas of their health. In addition to her duties with the Hounds, Dr. Rainbow assists as a primary care physician for the South Mecklenburg High School football team.

When not practicing medicine, she enjoys tennis, running and traveling.

EDUCATION

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Carolinas Medical Center — Residency
  • Moses Cone Health System — Fellowship

Ray Beltz

Head Athletic Trainer

Ray Beltz

Beltz is a nationally certified and state licensed Athletic Trainer who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2000. He joined OrthoCarolina in 2012 after working in the Athletic Training department at Davidson College since 2002. Over that 10 year period, Beltz worked with a variety of sports including men’s and women’s swimming, football, and field hockey, but served as the primary Athletic Trainer for men’s basketball, soccer and golf, as well as women’s cross country/track & field. Beltz received internation experience and exposure by serving as the Athletic Trainer for USA Basketball during the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia. He has worked with a number of professional athletes in the NBA and Europe, as well as the MLS.

In addition to his duties with the Hounds, Beltz serves as an outreach Athletic Trainer for William A. Hough High School in Cornelius, N.C. Ray resides in Cornelius with his wife, Meghan, and daughter, Haley.


Rebecca Rich, BA/ATC/LAT

Athletic Trainer

Rebecca Rich, BA/ATC/LAT

Rebecca returns for a fourth season as a member of the OrthoCarolina Medical Team and the Hounds’ Head Athletic Trainer. Rebecca also is a full-time staff certified athletic trainer at Queens University of Charlotte, where she has had the opportunity to be the certified athletic trainer for men's lacrosse, volleyball, swimming and cheerleading. Rebecca has worked with lacrosse teams throughout her career as a certified athletic trainer at the high school (Horace Greeley in Chappaqua N.Y. and Weddington in Matthews N.C.) and Division II and III collegiate levels (Queens, SUNY Cortland and Messiah College respectively). Prior to joining Queens, Rebecca was the head certified athletic trainer for the Weddington School District in Matthews, N.C., where she taught their sports medicine classes. She also served the Millersburg, PA school district as a physical therapy aide in their local physical therapy clinic along with the head athletic trainer for the Millersburg School District.

 

Rebecca started her bachelors degree at SUNY Cortland, where she majored in Athletic Training and Physical Education, and finshed her degree at Messiah College in Harrisburg, PA, graduating with a degree in Kinesiology concentrating in Athletic Training. Rebecca grew up in Millwood, N.Y. and currently resides in Tega Cay, S.C.


Crissi Harrison, ATC/L

Athletic Trainer

Crissi Harrison, ATC/L

Crissi works for OrthoCarolina in the Industrial Services/Physical Therapy Department, performing Functional Capacity Evaluations and work conditioning, as well as covering athletic teams and events around the Charlotte area. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Catawba College in 2005 after completing studies in Athletic Training and Therapeutic Recreation. She then completed a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007. She has been a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer for seven years, working with the Hounds since the inaugural 2012 season.


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