Dr. Gordon Byrne grew up on the East Coast in Weston, Connecticut where he lettered 4 years and was team captain for both Football and Lacrosse. After High school he walked on and played Division 1 Lacrosse at VMI, earning a scholarship and lettered all 4 years, ending his career as a team tri-captain before going overseas on an active-duty military tour in the US Army during the Gulf War. He spent 24 years in the Army before retiring as a Major all along taking every opportunity to play lacrosse.
He has played Men’s Club Ball in Virginia and Georgia and currently lives in Girard with his wife Lia (Pagano) Byrne and his two children Francesca (21) and Dante (18). He has been coaching in Canfield for 7 years.
When he is not coaching lacrosse, he coaches football and helps with sideline medicine for Girard High School. He has been coaching football for 8 years ever since he returned from his yearlong deployment to Iraq. Professionally he owns and operates Accord Occupational Health Services and Byrne Chiropractic in Warren, Girard and North Lima.
Education: VMI BA Foreign Language; Life University BS Nutrition, Doctor of Chiropractic; Certified Medical Examiner, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), Certified Chiropractic Extremity Physician (CCEP).
Career and Coaching Experience: Canfield High School Varsity Boys Lacrosse 5 years, Canfield Boys Youth Lacrosse 2 years, Strength and Conditioning Coach 10 years, Girard High School Football Coach 8 years, Director/Medical Examiner AOHS and Byrne Chiropractic providing occupational health, chiropractic and treating sports injuries 20 years, Youngstown Orthopedics Spine Group 3 years.
Lacrosse Certification and Experience: US Lacrosse Level 1 and 2 Coach Certification, Strength and Conditioning, Connecticut HS Boys Lacrosse 4-year letterman and captain 1986, Division 1 College Men’s Lacrosse VMI 4-year letterman and Co-Captain 1990, Men’s Club Lacrosse Virginia, Men’s Club Lacrosse Georgia
Adam Kemp currently lives in Boardman but was born and raised in Youngstown where he attended Chaney High School having lettered 3 years in both soccer and track. After high school he played soccer for the Youngstown State Men’s soccer club for 3 years.
Adam has been coaching youth competitive sports for a combined 15 years, primarily in soccer within Canfield Soccer Club / FC Canfield and 1 year in Lacrosse for Canfield Middle School Lacrosse Club. He holds Ohio youth soccer coaches license and is a Grade 7 licensed Ohio Soccer Referee. He has completed US Lacrosse courses and is currently pursuing his US Lacrosse Level 1 Certification.
He has been married to Stephanie Kemp for 26 years. They have 3 children; Brooke who is a Canfield graduate and currently attends Youngstown State University, Brandon who is a Canfield graduate, and Dylan who is a sophomore at Canfield and plays both high school soccer and lacrosse. Professionally, Adam is the Vice President of Engineering at Haltec Corporation in Leetonia, OH.
Education: Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University, Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.
Joey Dapolito is a Canfield High School graduate and a 4-year letterman in Hockey and Lacrosse. Joey is new addition to the coaching staff this year and brings 6 years of lacrosse experience to the team.
Holly Seimetz- A native of Massillon, Ohio, where she performed scholastically for Jackson High School, Holly Seimetz was a four-sport athlete during her high school days. She played volleyball where she was an All-Federal League selection and Most Valuable Player of the team. She played softball where she pitched and played first base, earning another Most Valuable Player trophy. She participated in track and field where she qualified for the District Tourneys in the shot put. While in high school she earned three varsity letters, made the All-Stark County First Team and the Jackson Journal M.V.P. Award in addition to being selected to the Evening Independent All Stark County Squad.
Education: BS in Educ. Youngstown State University, Basketball Scholarship Recipient/ 4 yr. starter, YSU Hall of Fame, Masters Degree in Sports Management – Ashland University- Masters Degree in Educational Administration- Kent State University.
Certification and Experience: 4th year as Canfield Girls Lacrosse Coach, 2nd year as Head Coach. Educator for 36 years and 30 years of coaching experience for high school girls’ basketball, volleyball, and lacrosse.
MeLynda Guerrieri currently lives in Canfield but spent her middle and high school years in Virginia. She played basketball and lettered 4 years.
MeLynda has been the Canfield girl’s lacrosse coach since 2017, leading them to very successful seasons. Multiple students have continued their lacrosse career in college, some with scholarships!
She has been married to Michael Guerrieri for 25 years. They have 3 children; Noah who attends Bowling Green University, Gianna who attends Youngstown State University, and Mara who is currently a goalie at Seton Hill University. She is a member of St Christine Parish and has taught multiple subjects at Canfield for 23 years. Currently she teaches 5th grade math.
Education: BS Geology with Minor in Civil Engineering Youngstown State University, BS Education YSU, Masters in Curriculum and Education from Ashland University.
Ashlyn Cleevely is a Canfield High School graduate and is a founding member of the Canfield Lacrosse program. She has been coaching sports since 2017, and has been USA Lacrosse Level 1 certified, since 2018. Along with lacrosse, Ashlyn also coaches volleyball at Campbell Memorial. She started coaching lacrosse as a head coach for the Canfield Middle School Lacrosse Club in 2017 right after she finished high school. She then moved to up to the High School in 2020 to be the assistant coach under Coach Holly. Ashlyn played soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at Canfield High School and was a member of the very first varsity lacrosse team offered at the school.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education from Youngstown State University She will be graduating in 2021 from YSU with a degree in Math Education. She currently lives in Canfield.
Certification and Experience: Ashlyn currently teaches high school math at Campbell Memorial. Coach Ashlyn brings passion to teaching young athletes proper technique and loves to help each athlete realize their unique ability and reach their potential. Ashlyn believes that an important part of coaching is teaching life skills. The same lessons that apply to sports apply in life; never quitting and working hard creates a winning attitude for the game of life.