GHS Lacrosse Coaching Staff
Varsity Head Coach - Bobby Lutz
With over eighteen years of teaching and coaching experience, Coach Lutz brings an immense amount of lacrosse knowledge to the Greenwich lacrosse program. Formally the associate head coach under legendary hall of fame coach Jeff Brameier, Lutz spent the last eight years at Darien High School, where he helped the Blue Wave win six state and four FCIAC championships. After graduating from Fordham University, Coach Lutz spent eight years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, New Canaan High School, working under another hall of fame coach, Howard Benedict. From 2003-04, he spent two years as an associate head coach at Stamford High School where he currently teaches English. He has helped coach over twenty-two All-Americans, fifty-five All-State players, and three CT Players of the Year.
Varsity Offensive Assistant Coach - Nick Hautau
Nick will be entering his second year with the Greenwich Cardinal Lacrosse program. Nick’s duties will include extra man offense, substitution box, developing attack and implementing the offense. Nick has a wealth of knowledge and has been coaching lacrosse both at the high school level and summer club level for a couple of years.Nick was a four year varsity player at John Jay High School (Cross River, NY) where he was named a High School All-American. He was also named the Journal News Player of the Year his senior year. Nick was a four year starter (two years at Marist College and two years at Sacred Heart University). After college he went back to help coach at his high school as an assistant to the boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach at John Jay High School (Cross River, NY).In the summer Nick is one of the top coaches at Prime Time summer program. He recently coached the U17 Lacrosse travel select team.
Varsity Defensive Coordinator - Jeremy White
Coach White started the Stamford High School program in 2001 and was the head coach until 2013. Since 2013 Coach White has been an assistant at Norwalk High School. He was also the assistant boys varsity basketball coach at Stamford High School from 2002 - 2011 and an assistant boys varsity basketball coach at Norwalk High School from 2012 - 2016, where he helped lead the Bears to three FCIAC Finals appearances. He was also the head girls soccer coach at Stamford High School from 2012-15. He is currently an assistant with the girls basketball team at Stamford.
Varsity Defensive Assistant Coach- Eric Foote
JV Head Coach - Frank Wells
Coach Wells has coached at GHS for thirteen seasons and this will be his 10th year as JV Head Coach. After graduating from GHS, Coach Wells attended Western New England College where he played lacrosse and was captain of the lacrosse team for two years. Coach Wells is a personal trainer at the Edge Fitness Club in Riverside, CT and at All American Athletes in Stamford, CT.
Freshman Head Coach - Joe Vrtiak
Coach Vrtiak has been coaching the Freshman Boy’s Lacrosse Team at GHS for ten years. His lacrosse career began from 1980 to 1989 at Eastern Junior High. From 1990 to 2002, he was an Assistant Lacrosse Coach at New Canaan High School. Coach Vrtiak is greatly indebted to Mr. Howard Benedict, New Canaan’s Head coach for thirty-five years. Coach Vrtiak calls him “The Master” and credits him with continued support, mentoring and for instilling in him an unbridled passion for lacrosse. Coach Vrtiak is part of GHS’s Special Education Program.
Freshman/JV Specialty Assistant - Matt Hartigan
This will be Coach Hartigan's second season coaching the defense for the GHS Junior Varsity and Freshmen Lacrosse team with Coach Wells and Coach Vrtiak. Coach Hartigan played hockey and lacrosse at Darien High School and was named a 2001 Connecticut Super Junior for Lacrosse. Coach Hartigan went to on to play lacrosse at St. Lawrence University where he played close defense and long stick middie. After college, Coach Hartigan went on to coach at Norwalk High School for several years and has been teaching in the Greenwich Public Schools for the last 8 years. Currently, Coach Hartigan is also a Special Education teacher in the Clark House at GHS.