John Raba - Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
Coming aboard the full-time Wesleyan staff in 1996 and now an adjunct professor in the physical education department as well as an
assistant director of athletics, John enters
his 17th season as head coach of men's lacrosse during 2012. John has a
182-86 record at Wesleyan, including an 18-3 mark in 2007, the best
season ever at the college, and a 16-4 record in 2006 as the team
advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament semi-finals both years.
his accomplishment in both 2006 and 2001, when the team went 17-3,
was named NESCAC and NEILA Division III Coach of the Year. John earned
his fifth NEILA Coach of the Year award following a 15-4 season in
as his Cardinals captured the NESCAC tournament title for the first
and qualified for the NCAAs for the fourth time in a five-year span. He was
named co-Coach of the Year by the NEILA in 2005 after his squad posted
13-6 overall mark, reached the NESCAC finals and received its
bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, making it to the
quarter-finals. Both his 2000 and 2001 squads reached the ECAC New
England Division III title game. After posting a 14-4 mark and
the NESCAC Championship game in 2004, John got NEILA Coach of the Year
laurels as well.
Rick McCarthy - Assistant Coach
Serving as the head coach of the
men's lacrosse team at Western Connecticut State U. for the 2004
2005 seasons, Rick McCarthy will be in his ninth year with the
Cardinals having returned to Wesleyan as an assistant coach
in 2006 after serving in that capacity during the 2003
In December, 2006, Rick was honored by the Intercollegiate Men's
Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) as the Division III
of the year and was inducted in the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of
January, 2010. Before 2003, Rick had been head coach of Eastern
University's highly successful men's lacrosse team from
its inception as a varsity team in 1996 through the 2002
season. In his seven seasons at ECSU, Rick posted a lofty 91-19
record and was a three-time conference coach of the year. He
Warriors to post season berths each of his last four
seasons, including two ECAC New England Division III
playoff berths in 1999 and 2000 and two straight NCAA
Division III tournament at-large qualifications as
champions of the Little East conference in 2001 and 2002.
Charlie Congleton - Assistant Coach
Charlie Congleton joins the men's Lacrosse staff for the 2013 season as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator while also serving as an intern in the athletic department at Wesleyan during 2012-13. He is currently working towards his Master's degree in Liberal Studies at the college as well.
A 2007 graduate of Wesleyan University, Charlie was a three-year starting goaltender, helping the team to a NCAA quarterfinal appearance in 2005 and consecutive NCAA tournament Final Four appearances his junior and senior years. In 2006, he led the country in save percentage, and he was named to the USILA All-American teams in 2006 and 2007. His senior year, Charlie received Wesleyan's Carl R. Ahrens memorial award as the top contributor to men's athletics at the colllege.
Seth Jacoby - Assistant Coach
Seth Jacoby, who has been an assistant with the secondary for Wesleyan football during the 2011 and 2012 football seasons, joined the Cardinal lacrosse coaching staff for his first season as an assistant in 2012. Prior to Wesleyan, Seth spent more than a decade as an assistant football coach at Glastonbury (Conn.) High School. There, Seth served as offensive coordinator in 2008 and played an integral role in the Tomahawks perfect 13-0 season and class LL state title. A 1986 graduate of Glastonbury High, Seth went onto attend Dartmouth where he lettered for two seasons as an outside linebacker. Following his graduation from Dartmouth, Seth was a player/coach for the Marseille Phoceens football team in France. Seth both played linebacker and coordinated the defense, and helped lead his team to the French National Division 2 Championship with a 15-0 record.