Lew Janavey enters his first season on the Mavericks staff.
Janavey has over 25 years of successful lacrosse coaching experience. He comes to Mercy College after serving two years as the men’s lacrosse associate head coach at Dominican College. Prior to Dominican, Janavey spent six years as the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach at perennial powerhouse Somers NY High School. During his tenure at Somers, he guided the Tuskers to three Sectional Finals, including The Section 1 Championship in 2009.
Prior to Somers Janavey spent two years helping to start the Varsity program at Edgemont NY high School.For the 16 years before that at Lakeland-Panas High School, he served as an Assistant Varsity Coach, Defensive Coordinator & Goalie Coach. During his time there, the Rebel’s won an astounding six Section 1 Championships.
Janavey has coached over 18 High School All-America’s and countless All-Section players. He has served on various selection committees for prestigious All-Star Teams and Recruiting Showcases.
Janavey was the 2000 Head Coach of the New York team, in the “New York vs Maryland Challenge.” From 2004 through 2014, he was the Director of the WestRock Lacrosse Club. Additionally, he has seven stints as a coach for the Hudson Valley Empire Team. In 2012 he was the Silver Medal winning Head Coach in the first year of the Empire State Cup.
Lew lives in Jefferson Valley, New York with his wife Laurie and two sons JoJo and Dominic.