Stagnitta was named the second head coach in Hounds history on April 4, 2016. Stagnitta brings nearly 30 years of coaching experience to the Hounds and has a proven record of success at the highest levels of lacrosse. As a head coach, he holds a career professional and amateur record of 231-139 (.624) and has guided teams to seven NCAA tournaments and two MLL playoff appearances. Stagnitta currently serves as an assistant coach of the Penn men’s lacrosse team. He took the position at his alma mater (class of ’84) in July 2014, following a one-year stint as head coach at Arcadia University.
Prior to joining the Arcadia staff, Stagnitta spent two seasons leading the MLL’s Denver Outlaws to two first-place regular-season finishes, with a combined 26-4 record. The Outlaws went 11-3 and advanced to the MLL Championship Game in 2012, establishing five team records along the way, including wins and a single-season MLL record 229 goals. Stagnitta was named MLL Coach of the Year after the Outlaws had another record-setting season in 2013, going 14-0 during the regular season before being upset in the MLL semifinals by the Cerino-coached Hounds. In 2014, he served as an assistant coach to Stan Ross and the Florida Launch.
Stagnitta also spent 10 seasons at Rutgers University, leading the Scarlet Knights to back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances in 2003 and 2004. He was named USILA and ECAC Division I Coach of the Year in 2003 after engineering the biggest turnaround in DI lacrosse history, leading Rutgers to a 10-5 record after the team went 2-12 in his first season. Stagnitta’s first head coaching position was at D3 Washington and Lee University, where he has more wins than any coach in the program’s history. In 12 seasons there, he guided the Generals to a record of 136-42 that included 12 consecutive top-10 national rankings, six conference championships and five NCAA tournament appearances.
J.C. Glick - Assistant Coach
Chris Phenicie - Assistant Coach
Brad Touma - Assistant Coach
Touma, the current head boy's varsity lacrosse coach at Charlotte Country Day School, returns for a fifth season with the Hounds. He has over 30 years of coaching experience within the Charlotte community. A nine-time North Carolina State Champion, Touma has coached 17 High School All-Americans, 141 All-State selections, six Academic All-Americans and has helped 20 players realize their dream of playing lacrosse at the NCAA level. Touma has served as the state representative to US Lacrosse for over 25 years and has been a member of various US Lacrosse committees in the past. He currently is a member of the board of directors of the US Lacrosse Western North Carolina Chapter. He also is President & co-Founder of the Dixie Top 150 and Charlotte Country Day Lacrosse camps.
A native of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, Touma currently resides in South Charlotte with his wife Ginny Dabbs Touma and their three children, Carter, Rene and Virginia Hart.
Curt Lamb - Strength & Conditioning Coach
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.
Jim Galloway - Equipment Manager
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.
Jason Silva, MD - Team Physician
Deanna Didiano, DO - Assistant Team Physician
Ray Beltz - Head Athletic Trainer
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.
Crissi Harrison, ATC/L - Athletic Trainer
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.