Staff

Kevin Orcutt

For more than 20 years, Eastern Mass Hawks Academy Founder and President Kevin Orcutt has been a regular sight on the sidelines of the South Shore youth and high school lacrosse scene. Orcutt began his lacrosse career as a midfielder at Merrimack College in the late 80’s, one of the teams that laid the groundwork for the program’s ascent to the NCAA Division II varsity status in the ’90’s. Following his time at Merrimack, Orcutt took over head coaching duties at Derby Academy, and within only a few years, Derby was ranked on of the top middle school teams in New England and sent numerous talented young men to great institutions in the Independent School League and as well as other prestigious leagues in New England.

From Derby, he then established Cohasset as one of the top powers in the State in Division II and III.  In 2004, he started a City lacrosse program in Quincy and led the Presidents to the State Tournament in three out of five years. A number of student athletes went on to excel in college lacrosse as well as to the next level.   Martin Bowes was drafted in 2012 and went on to play for the Boston Cannons.  Next it was to Abington High School, where he turned a 2-16 team into a strong DIII program with two consecutive tournament berths.  Again, a number of student athletes went on to excel in college lacrosse. Sean Lawton went on to Western New England College and is now rostered on the Boston Cannons along with Martin Bowes.

Orcutt spent the next year as the Defensive Coordinator at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  He built on the strong work ethic of the Cadets at MMA and worked with Jack Murphy (Cohasset) who would then move on to Fairfield University and then be drafted in the 2014 MLL Draft by the Boston Cannons.  Orcutt earned a great opportunity the next year in going to lead the Boston College Eagles at Chestnut Hill.  In his first season at the helm at Boston College, the Eagles finished at 13-1 with its only loss being in the National Championships in South Carolina and ending up finishing 8th in the Nation.   He followed up in 2014 with an 11-4 campaign in 2014 with a rigorous schedule that earned them the 5th spot in the Nation in the MCLA Division 1.

Orcutt has earned numerous coaching awards over the past twenty years ranging from Pilgrim Conference Coach of the Year (Cohasset), South Shore League Coach of the Year (2x at Abington), Boston Globe Coach of the Year (Cohasset), and Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League Coach of the Year (Boston College).  He now runs Hawks Academy in Rockland that works to give great opportunities to South Shore young men with some of the best coaches South of Boston.

Ben Louchheim

Ben Louchheim
Career Highlights:
• Head Coach, Saint James School, MD, (2009 & 2010)
• 2009 Washington County, MD, Coach of the Year
• Instituted a new offense for Hingham Youth Lacrosse, leading them to become the top youth program in Massachusetts
• 2 tournament championships in 2014 as the Hawks Lacrosse 9th-11th grade coach
• 9 years experience coaching lacrosse
Ben Louchheim started his lacrosse career as a defensive standout in Pennsylvania, where he was 1st Team All-State his junior and senior years. He went on to play at Dickinson College, where his junior year team posted the best record in Dickinson lacrosse history.
In 2006, Louchheim took over as the defensive coordinator of Carlisle High School in PA, and was immediately successful. That year, Carlisle won their league championships with the defense allowing a paltry four goals per game on average. The following season, Louchheim took a position as defensive coordinator of the Saint James School in the lacrosse hotbed of Maryland. Two years later he was named head coach and held the title for two seasons. In 2009, Louchheim was named the Washington County Coach of the Year and in 2010, coached Saint James to the most regular season wins in eight years.
Louchheim settled on the South Shore in 2011, teaching history for Hingham High School and coaching for Laxachusetts. In 2012, began coaching Hingham Youth Lacrosse, instituting a new base offense for the entire youth program. Since then, Hingham has become the top youth program in the state. In 2014, the 6th and 7th grade teams finished league champions, with the 8th grade team finishing as league runner-up. As the Hawks Lacrosse 9th-11th grade coach, Louchheim won two tournament championships in 2014.
Louchheim’s coaching style sets high expectations and demands that the players meet it collectively and individually on a daily basis, pushing and challenging each player. He provides positive reinforcement when deserved to keep them motivated, setting a highly competitive atmosphere at practice.  Louchheim’s priorities are showing the team what they can achieve when they push themselves beyond their comfort zone, and put their team goals before individual goals.

Matt Connolly

Head Coach: Bridgewater-Raynham High School 2007-Present
Maritime League Champions: 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Maritime League Coach of the Year: 2010, 2013, 2014
Maritime League Man of the Year: 2011
Coached one Eastern Massachusetts All-American
Coached two Academic All-Americans
Eastern Mass. Coaches Association League Representative: 2011-Present
Club coach with Mass Elite and Baggataway Lacrosse 2007-2015
Assistant Coach Brookline High School: 2006
Teacher: 2006-Present, teaching high school English, History, and Special Education

Rusty Miller

Rusty Miller
Hawks Coach Rusty Miller has been playing lacrosse on the South Shore since the mid-1970’s, where he was the goalie for Hingham High School from 1979-1981. He then went on to play at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, and was named Most Valuable Player his junior season.

In 2006, Miller returned to the sport as a coach for Braintree Youth Lacrosse. He became Director of the program in 2008, serving for four years, and currently serves as the Assistant Director. During his time as Director, Miller started the Indoor and Select U15 Programs in 2009, and remains the coach of the Select U15 team. Miller is currently the Assistant Coach at Braintree High School.

Heavily involved in US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse, Miller was the Boys Youth Director for Eastern Massachusetts from 2012-2013 and now serves as Member-at-Large. He is a certified Level 1 & 2 US Lacrosse coach, and Level 1 Coaching Trainer for US Lacrosse and the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League.  When he isn’t coaching, Miller is an Eastern Massachusetts Lacrosse Official, having worn the stripes since 2009.

“I have had the opportunity to play and coach many different sports over the years. I take a very enthusiastic approach to coaching,” says Miller. “I show up energetic and ready to go and expect the same from the players. My single priority is to give the players the ability to succeed in the game. Of all the sports I have played and coached, lacrosse by far is the one I appreciate and enjoy the most.  I want to pass this enjoyment and appreciation of the sport to those I coach.”

Career Highlights:
• Assistant Varsity Coach, Braintree High School (2009-2011, 2014-Present)
• Director of Braintree Youth Lacrosse (2008-2011)
• US Lacrosse Boys Youth Director for Eastern Massachusetts (2012-2013)
• Former Laxachusetts and EMass Minutemen Goalie Coach
• Goalie, St. Michael’s College 1982-1985

Tim Galvin

Tim Galvin
Long-stick midfielder Tim Galvin is a born instructor, combining teaching and lacrosse in a variety of settings. A substitute teacher for the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District, he also serves as the high school’s assistant varsity and head junior varsity coach. Prior to that, he was the head coach of Boston College Middle School for one year.

For the past four years, Galvin has also taught math and lacrosse to Maine youths at Camp Tako in Naples. He currently works as a math tutor and videographer.

Career Highlights:

* Defensive Coordinator at Thayer Academy 2016
* Assistant Varsity/Head Junior Varsity
Coach, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School (2014-15)
* Head Coach, Boston College Middle School (2012)

Shane Rinkus

Shane Rinkus
Career Highlights:
• Freshman long-stick midfielder for NCAA Division I University of Massachusetts – Amherst, 2015
• 2014 Independent School League (ISL) Champion with Thayer Academy
• 2013 & 2014 Boston Globe Patriot League All-Star
• 2013 & 2014 Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic Team
• 2014 All-ISL Team
• Graduate and four-year varsity lacrosse letterwinner at Thayer Academy
• Licensed lacrosse official, 2012 – Present
In his freshman season at NCAA Division I UMass-Amherst, Shane Rinkus made seven appearances at long-stick midfielder and had one groundball on the year, picked up in his first collegiate appearance during the win over Quinnipiac.
Before attending UMass, Rinkus was a four-year varsity letter winner at Thayer Academy under Head Coach Stew Curran. His exemplary play led to Boston Globe and Patriot Ledger All-Star awards as a junior and senior. Rinker lead the Thayer defense to the lowest goals against average in the ISL with 4.8 GAA, as well as winning the school’s first ever ISL championship as a senior in 2014. Off the lacrosse field, Rinkus maintained honor roll status throughout high school and lettered in football once to go with hockey on three occasions
Rinkus now gives back to the sport working as a licensed lacrosse official since 2012 while also coaching the next generation in private lessons.

Dan Fitzgerald

Earned four varsity letters at Abington High School where he helped lead Abington to their most successful season under Coach Orcutt. Three year starter, two year captain, two-time south shore league all star and one time Globe all Scholastic. After graduating, Dan attended Dean Junior College, NCJAA in Franklin MA to continue his lacrosse career. After one year at Dean, transferred to Assumption College, NCAA Div II Worcester, MA. Since graduating Assumption College, majoring in Accounting in Spring 2015, Dan works for a Non-Profit Health Care company, Clinton Health Access Initiative. He is also a coach for Summer Club, Seven Hills, based in Worcester MA.

Patrick Orcutt

Patrick Orcutt
Patrick Orcutt was weaned on lacrosse, learning everything he could about the game from his father, Kevin Orcutt, professional coach and the founder and president of Eastern Mass Hawks Lacrosse Academy. Young Pat Orcutt would absorb his father’s lessons, during both private coaching sessions and as an assistant to his dad over his many years teaching lacrosse at institutions such as Boston College.

A feared defenseman, Patrick was a two-year varsity starter for Weymouth High School before his family relocated to Hanover, where he quickly settled in and anchored the Hanover High School defense, where he was again a two-year starter for the varsity men’s team. His outstanding play earned him an All-Patriot League Honorable Mention in his senior year of 2012, notable because of the league’s talented competition. Patrick has since been working with his father to establish Hawks as the region’s top lacrosse teaching academy, working with youth players in clinics and passing on his formidable knowledge to the generation’s stars.

Career Highlights:
• Two-year varsity starter at Weymouth High School
• Two-year varsity starter at Hanover High School
• 2012 All-Patriot League All Star