WHS Coaching Staff
Coach – Patrick Tuohy
Coach Tuohy graduated from Westfield High School in 2000 where he captained both the lacrosse and football teams his senior year. Tuohy played defense at WHS and continued his lacrosse career at Roanoke College ending it prematurely to join the United States Marine Corps in 2002. Over the next six years Coach Tuohy continued his education at Roanoke College amid two deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I & II. During his time in the Marine Corps, Tuohy was meritoriously promoted above his peers and received Honor Graduate from recruit training and Combat Engineer School. For his service in Iraq, Coach Tuohy received an Army Commendation Medal for missions in the Al Anbar Province. He finished his 6-year Marine Corps service in May of 2008 obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Tuohy is entering his 7th year of coaching at Westfield High School.
Assistant Coach - Boomer Wertheimer
Two-year letter winner
All decade team selection (2000 – 2010)
Team captain (2003).
Recipient of the Brian Dunne Award for leadership & dedication to the Kean lacrosse program (2003).
4 Year starter 1998-2001, 2003
Selected to the Knickerbocker All-Conference First Team (2000).
Ranked in NCAA Division III Top 20 in goals scored (1998) & points scored (2000).
NALC (2002 – 2003)
Team 135 (2003 – present)
Middlebury College Vail Team (2011 – present)
Various other league and tournament teams (1998 – present)
Westfield, Blue Devil Lacrosse camp 1998-Present
Head counselor in charge of 75-150 kids, ages 10-15. Responsible for mentoring counselors in their instruction of players.
CW (Chris Wojcik, Harvard Lacrosse Head Coach) Lacrosse School 2009-Present
Head counselor in charge of running drills, improving players’ skills, and supervising junior counselors
Kean University Tri County Lacrosse Camp 2006
Head counselor, in charge of running drills; coached the Westfield team to the camp tournament finals.
Lax.com Camp 2006-2008
Head counselor in charge of running drills to help the youth within this country improve their skills and knowledge of the game.
Head coach of the Westfield Lacrosse Club 8th grade elite team 2008-Present
Head Coach of Blue Devil Lacrosse Club 2006 – Present
The club is an off-season team for High School aged players in Westfield. I coach them in various tournaments and leagues where they compete against other High school teams.
Westfield Lacrosse Club volunteer coach 1998 – 2008
Helped prepare players in the 5th through 8th grades for the next level of lacrosse.
Coaching Philosophy: As a coach, I feel it is important to remember that you are there to help improve a player athletically and their fitness. While doing this you have to remember each player learns the game differently, so a coach has to find the best way to teach his/her teams’ different styles of learning. When a player leaves a practice or a game, my goal is to make sure he/she understood what I was teaching and they had fun while doing it. The only thing I ask of my players is that they are able to look in the mirror at the end of each practice or game and say, “I gave a 110% today and I left it all out on the field.”
Additional Information: Worked for Lax.com (2002-2006, 2008-2010). While there, I met some of the top coaches and players in the world. I was able to pick their brains and pick up some tips, drills, and plays to help improve a player’s game.
Junior Varsity - Chris Mattes
2014 Member of the Florida Launch
2013 Member of the Boston Cannons
2012 Member of the Denver Outlaws
2011 Member of the Boston Cannons
2011 MLL Champion
4 year member of the Rutgers Lacrosse Team
2011 USILA All American
2011 1st Team All Big East
2011 Rutgers Men's Lacrosse Team MVP
2011 - Facing Off was 160 for 252 (63.5%) with 61 ground balls at Rutgers
Freshman Team - Dave Hancock
Dave Hancock has been teaching Physical Education in Westfield for the last 9 years.
He graduated Elizabethtown College with a degree in Business Marketing in 1993 andfollowed it up with his certification in Health and Physical Education in 2004. For thepast 7 years, Dave has been an assistant coach for Westfield's football team, serving as
special teams coordinator for the last 3 years. Before coming to Westfield to coachlacrosse, Dave coached in Livingston serving as assistant varsity coach in 2010 and thefreshman coach in 2011. This is Dave's second year coaching the freshman team. Davelives in Morristown with his wife Beth and his son Chase.