Longtime Buffalo Lacrosse Academy Coach Lewis Vaccaro is headed to Monmouth University as the newest addition to its men’s lacrosse coaching staff. Vaccaro will serve as an assistant coach for a Monmouth team that was become a successful Division 1 program in only its seventh year of existence.
A graduate of Canisius College, who earned his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sport Administration, Vaccaro was a four-year letterwinner with the Griffs. As a graduate assistant for the 2017-18 school year, Vaccaro served as Canisius’ Director of Lacrosse Operations.
Most recently, Vaccaro was an assistant coach at Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington, IL, where he mentored the top scoring offense in the country (19.39 goals per game). The team posted a 16-2 record, including a 6-0 conference mark, it’s best season in program history.
Buffalo Lacrosse Academy Director Michael Wright spoke highly of Vaccaro as a player and as a member of the BLA coaching staff.
“We saw at a very young age a mature and strong leader in Lew and have seen him the past 5 years or so really grow and become more confident. Monmouth just landed a great coach and even better young man”
Vaccaro helped lead the 2020 BLA team to several tournament championships over the past several summers including the LAXFED Niagara Invitational. He has nothing but fond memories of his time coaching with BLA.
“Buffalo Lacrosse Academy has and will always hold a special place in my heart. It has taught me so many lessons as a young coach. The opportunity to coach young student-athletes and dig deep in their potential on the field and just being good people off the field is of great value to me. There’s nothing like seeing all their hard work pay off as they commit to colleges of all levels. Michael Wright, Drew Belica, and all the other coaches in the program really care about the kids and their families.”
Lax Federation would like to congratulate and wish Lewis Vaccaro the best of luck on the start of his new journey as a Division 1 lacrosse coach.