Mike Cerino - General Manager
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.
Jim Stagnitta - Head Coach
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.
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.
Tony Resch - Assistant Coach
Resch is one of the most respected defensive minds in lacrosse, and has over 20 years of coaching experience. He most recently lead the U.S. men’s national team to a third-place finish in the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse World Indoor Championship. Resch also serves as Associate Head Coach for the La Salle College High School boy’s lacrosse team. La Salle won its first state title in 2004, followed by additional titles in 2008, 2009 and 2013. The school also reached the state finals in 2010 and 2012.
From 1994-2001, Resch was the head coach of the National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings. He lead the team to four championships (1994, 1995, 1998, 2001) and was named NLL Coach of the Year in 2001. Seven years later, Resch was inducted to the NLL Hall of Fame. He began his MLL coaching career in 2003 as an assistant coach with the then-Baltimore Bayhawks. Resch was named head coach of the MLL’s Philadelphia Barrage in 2005 and won back-to-back MLL Championships in 2006 and 2007. He was named the 2006 Warrior MLL Coach of the Year. Resch then returned to the Bayhawks as an assistant in 2012, winning back-to-back titles, including the 2013 championship which was a 10-9 victory over the Hounds.
Chris Phenicie - Pro Personnel Coordinator
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 ManagerIn 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.
Curt Lamb - Strength & Conditioning CoachCurt 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
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.
• 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
Dr. Rainbow returns for a fourth 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.
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
- Carolinas Medical Center — Residency
- Moses Cone Health System — Fellowship
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.