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Ben Wineburg
Head Men's Lacrosse Coach

Phone: 585-395-5067

Ben Wineburg was hired by The College at Brockport as head coach of the men's lacrosse team in 2000, which marked Brockport's first varsity season since 1979. The Golden Eagles joined the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) in 2002.

Following the 2017 season, Wineburg's career record stands at 101-128 (44.1 winning percentage).

Under Wineburg Brockport posted an 8-6 overall record and a 4-2 mark in league play, which secured a three seed in the SUNYAC Conference Tournament. Under Wineburg's tutelage, the Golden Eagles landed six players on the All-Conference Team. Conner Blind headlined the awards, earning the Conference Defensive Player of The Year Honors. Blind was also named First-Team All-SUNYAC, with Jake Giudice, Brendan Fitzgerald, Kieran Fitgerald and Steven Gurin earning Second- Team honors. Junior Zach Cook earned All-Honorable Mention as a face-off specialist.

In 2016, the Golden Eagles, under Wineburg's tutelage, recorded one of the best finishes in program history, earning the right to host Brockport's first post-season playoff game. The Golden Eagles finished with a 12-4 overall record, and their 4-2 conference finish was good enough for second. Wineburg's Golden Eagles also made it to the championship round of the SUNYAC tournament while he was named the SUNYAC Coach of the Year. The Golden Eagles placed six on the All-SUNYAC ranks, with Marcus Palvino, Nick Smith, Colin Blind all named to the First-Team, and Jake Giudice, Brendan Fitzgerald, and keeper Connor Nowack all named to the Second-Team. Smith and Palvino were both named to the USILA All-Star Roster and the IMLCA Division III All-Region Team. Smith also earned a spot on the USILA All-American Honorable Mention team.

In 2015, the Golden Eagles finished with a record of 8-7 and a 3-3 mark in conference play and tied for third in the regular season SUNYAC race. Five players were selected to the All-SUNYAC list in 2015, with Nick Smith earning All-American Honorable Mention from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Assocaition.

Wineburg was selected as a coach for the 2014 USILA/LaxWorld North-South All-Star game.

In 2014, after four seasons with the Golden Eagles, defender Colin King earned All-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and also earend USLIA national acadmeic honors.

The Golden Eagles reached the SUNYAC Tournament in 2013 for the second time under Wineburg's watch. Brockport won a pair of games, including a 6-5 overtime victory over Geneseo, to close out the regular season and clinch a playoff berth. Brockport placed three players on the All-SUNYAC team, including Jesse Elliott who became Brockport's all-time scoring leader.

The 2011 season was the best for both Wineburg and Brockport as the Golden Eagles qualified for their first-ever SUNYAC postseason tournament after posting a 6-8 record. The Golden Eagles won their last three regular-season games, and Brockport had four players land on the year-ending All-SUNYAC teams. The team landed four players on the all-conference squad in 2011 as Jon Fiorillo, Mike Tammaro, Justin Tierney and Mike Sanderson all earned the conference honors.

Wineburg led the 2010 squad to an 8-6 record with three losses by one goal and another loss by two goals. The eight wins set a new school record with the biggest win of the season coming against nationally-ranked Geneseo. In the six previous seasons, Wineburg led the Golden Eagles to at least five wins five times.

Since restarting the program from scratch in 2001, Wineburg has coached 25 All-SUNYAC selections including first-team selection and conference rookie of the year David Shield in 2007. The Golden Eagles have had at least one all-conference selection each year since 2004 when Ben Bullock started the streak with a 2nd-team selection.

A 1996 graduate of Nazareth College, Wineburg led Nazareth to a 1996 national championship, the second of three national titles in Nazareth's lacrosse history. The two-time All-American goalie was named the Division III Player of the Year and was the MVP of the national championship game while leading Nazareth to an 11-10 overtime win over Washington College in 1996.

Wineburg graduated from Nazareth with a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in pre-law. He served as an assistant in 1997, when Nazareth won its third NCAA crown, and again assisted Nazareth head coach Scott Nelson in 1998. In 1999, he worked as a graduate assistant at Alfred University. He returned to Nazareth as an assistant in the 2000 season when the Golden Flyers lost in the national semifinals to Middlebury College to finish with a record of 13-1.

A native of Auburn, N.Y., Wineburg holds a handful of other Nazareth records. In 1996, he compiled a 7.59 goals-against average to rank eighth nationally. His school-record save percentage of .693 was fifth nationally. He also holds the mark for save percentage in a career.

In addition to being a two-time All-American for the Golden Flyers, Wineburg was captain of Nazareth's 1996 national championship team and played in the North/South Division III All-Star Game. He also was the National Goalie of the Year as a senior. As both a junior and senior, he was the team's Defensive MVP.

Wineburg lives in Rochester with his wife Jana and son Michael.

Jon Van Huben '98 started his second stint as assistant men’s lacrosse coach for the Golden Eagles in 2011.

A native of Rochester, NY, Van Huben returns to college coaching after five years as an assistant & head lacrosse coach at Brockport High School. While at the high school, Van Huben assisted in the day-to-day functions of the second year varsity program (2007), planning practices, implementing game strategies and fulfilling other administrative duties.

During his five-year career at Brockport High School, Van Huben was named Assistant Coach of the Year in 2008 for Division III. In 2009, Brockport earned the school’s first division title.

Van Huben currently resides in Hamlin NY with his wife Amanda ’98 and their two children: Liam and Laney.

Jesse Elliot joined The College at Brockport Men’s Lacrosse coaching staff in 2015 after an excellent career with the Golden Eagles from 2010-2013. Elliot holds several all-time school records for Brockport in lacrosse including career points, points in a season and goals in a season.

In his senior season of 2013, Elliot became Brockport’s all-time leading scorer with 134 career points after setting another Golden Eagles record for points in a season with 53. His 36 goals on the season rank second only to himself, as he scored 37 in 2012.

Elliot also earned various awards through his time as a player for Brockport. After his senior season, Elliot was named to the Second-Team All-SUNYAC. He was also previously named to the SUNYAC All-Academic team, while earning multiple SUNYAC Lacrosse Player of the Week awards throughout his career.

Elliot received his Bacherlor’s Degree as an undergraduate in Physical Education with Teacher Certification.

David Wood joined the Brockport Men's Lacrosse Staff as a volunteer assistant coach in the Spring of 2015.

Wood is a 2009 graduate of St. John Fisher College where he earned 2nd Team USILA All-American and First Team Empire 8 awards as a face-off specialist during his senior year. As a team captain in 2009,  he also earned Male Athlete of the Year at St. John Fisher as well as 1st team All North Region. In 2008 and 2007 he earned 2nd team Empire 8 accolades.

Austin Recor - Assistant Coach

Nick Smith - Assistant Coach