In 2014, Bryan Frates joined the Calverton Lacrosse program as an Assistant Lacrosse Coach and one year later assumed the lead position of Head Coach. Before Calverton, Frates was the Boys Program Coordinator for the US Lacrosse Chapter in Utah where he coordinated the entire state for boys lacrosse. While in Utah, he served as the Offensive Coordinator for the Skyline High School lacrosse program. At Skyline, Frates helped bring his team from a small Division II program to the DII Final Four and finally to the top Division I program in the state. In his time at Skyline, Frates developed numerous players who went on and continued their careers at the collegiate level. Throughout his college career, Frates worked closely, studied and was mentored by his uncle and legendary head lacrosse coach at Cornell University (currently Penn State), Jeff Tambroni.
Frates is a graduate of Bates College where he was a four-year member of the Lacrosse team. As a midfielder and attackmen for the Bobcats, he helped lead the team to a top 20 national ranking in 2005 and their first NESCAC playoff win in school history.
A graduate of Kimball Union Academy, he lettered in soccer, hockey and lacrosse. Frates helped lead the lacrosse team as a Senior Captain and was named the 2004 Northern New England Player of the Year.
Coach Ian Hippeard grew up in Hanover, Virginia. He attended East Carolina University where he was a 3 year starter at Goalie. After graduation, Coach Hippeard enlisted in the Army and after his term in service he moved to Maryland to work as a contractor supporting the Army Corps of Engineers. Coach Hippeard previously coached at West Springfield High School in Northern Virginia, where he served as the Specialist Coach. Hippeard has also been a coach with Bowie Lacrosse at the U15 level and the Wild Wings club program. In addition to his coaching, he has been on staff at Bill Pilat's Goalie School at Roanoke College, and has attended numerous face-off and goalie clinics. He is married and also has a 6 month old son.
Over the last decade, The Calverton School has developed into one of the premier lacrosse programs in the country. Laying the foundations for the program were coaches Greg Zecca and Jonathan Montes. Under their leadership and guidance, Calverton was able to turn its small program into a national contender. In 2012, Calverton had signature wins over prestigious programs such as Landon and St. Paul’s, and in 2015 the Cougars upset the 8th ranked team in the country, Avon Old Farms. The future is bright at Calverton under current head coach Bryan Frates and his experienced staff. At Calverton, a premium has always been placed on hard work, player development and a team first approach. Over the years, players have gone on to continue their careers at schools such as Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Yale, University of Maryland, Penn State, the U.S. Naval Academy and a host of other division I, II and III institutions. Calverton has won seven straight Metropolitan Independent Lacrosse League (MILL) titles, and in 2013 had two US Lacrosse All-Americans and one Under Armour All-American. The Cougars compete regularly against top competition throughout the country and in 2016 will face perennial powers such as Landon, The Hill Academy (CN), Georgetown Prep, and many more top teams from around the country, including their league schedule. To learn more about the Calverton program, contact head coach Bryan Frates at email@example.com