Sean Quirk begins his 16th season as head coach of the Endicott College men's lacrosse team. Quirk is currently the 5th-winningest active coach and 11th all-time winningest coach in Division III history.
In 2008, Quirk was honored as the Field Turf NCAA Division III Coach of the Year. Under Quirk’s direction the Gulls have become a premier Division III program in the country. The Gulls were ranked as high as number five in the USILA Division III rankings in 2009. Under Quirk's direction, Endicott has been in eleven consecutive conference tournaments and NCAA/ECAC Division III championship tournaments. The Gulls captured CCC Championships in 2001, 2004-2007 and 2010. In six straight seasons, the Gulls have finished in the top-5 in New England and the top-15 in NCAA Division III lacrosse.
Quirk has coached over 42 USILA All-Americans, USILA Academic All-Americans, All-New England and All-Conference players and a total of 37 seniors have received national recognition competing in senior all-star contests. Three players have been selected to play in the MLL professional league with the Boston Cannons. Coach Quirk has been named the CCC Coach of the Year 2004, 2006, 2008. In 2005, Kevin Lally became the all time NCAA Division III Statistical Leader in assists in a career. Quirk's overall coaching record at Endicott College is 188-73 and an impressive 95-8 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. The values and culture that Coach Quirk adheres to in his student-athletes is based on continuity, commitment and supporting one another like a family member.
A native of Cheshire, Conn., Quirk is a 1995 graduate of Springfield College. He was a standout lacrosse player for the Pride, winning the 1994 NCAA Division II National Championship. He also earned All-American honors in 1994 and 1995. In 1995 he was named the NCAA Division II Goalie of the Year. Quirk was also the captain of the team that lost in the NCAA National Championship game in 1995, while closing out his college career as being named to the national Senior North-South All-Star Game. Quirk began his coaching career at Springfield where he was assistant coach in 1996 and 1997, earning a Master’s Degree in Education.
While coaching at Springfield, Quirk played professionally for the Boston Blazers for two seasons. Quirk has served as the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) President, NCAA Division III Regional Advisory Committee, NCAA Division III rankings committee and Division III All-American selection committee. In 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2010 Quirk spoke to professional, college, and high school and youth coaches as a featured speaker at the US Lacrosse National coaches' convention in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Quirk also owns/directs the Peak Performance Goalie School and Elite lacrosse camps. In addition to coaching duties Sean Quirk is the Assistant Director of Athletics at Endicott College.
Mike Sciamanna, a Beverly native, enters his 6th season as an offensive assistant for coach Sean Quirk and the Endicott College Gulls. During his time with the Gulls, Endicott has complied a record of 35-7 and has been ranked as high as 5th in Division III, while winning two ECAC Championships. Sciamanna has coached four NCAA Division III All-Americans, five NEILA All-New England players, thirteen All-Conference players, two National North-South All-Star Game participants and one TCCC Offensive Player of the Year in his short career at Endicott. He has worked at a number of summer lacrosse camps and coached the Beverly Middle School and High School lacrosse teams during the summer. Sciamanna is also active in Beverly Youth Lacrosse where he attends practices and referees games.
Prior to joining Endicott's staff, Sciamanna finished his collegiate playing career at the University of Massachusetts. During his junior season at Umass, the Minutemen compiled a 13-5 record while making it all the way to the NCAA Division I National Championship before losing to Virginia. During Umass' run to the finals, they became the first team in lacrosse history to knock off the number two, three and four ranked teams in the country in a single tournament, making it the toughest road ever to a national championship game. Before transferring to Umass for his junior year, Sciamanna lead the Division I Wagner Seahawks in scoring for his first two collegiate seasons. In 2005 he set the Wagner College men's lacrosse single season assist record with 21. His 1.5 assist per game that season was 7th best in NCAA Division I for sophomores and 30th overall. Sciamanna was a high school All-American at Beverly HS where he compiled over 250 career points and led the Panthers to the 2003 Massachusetts Division I State Championship where they defeated Duxbury. He was also selected to play in the National Senior All-American Game in 2003.
Sciamanna graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2007 with a BA in Communications and is currently working on a Masters Degree in Sports Management from Endicott College.