Nick Savastano is the Co-Founder of Westchester Warriors Lacrosse. He has also been a Physical Education teacher for the Katonah Lewisboro School District for 21 years. He is currently the Co-Head Coach of Kennedy Catholic High School Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team with his brother Vinny. Kennedy Catholic won the Class A State Championship for the Catholic League in both 2015 and 2018. Nick is a graduate of Springfield College where he was an All-American midfielder for the 1994 Division II National Champion team. He played lacrosse at Lakeland High School and was a midfielder for the 1989 Empire State Games Hudson Valley lacrosse team.
Coach Savastano’s past coaching experience includes coaching the John Jay Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team for 10 years. At John Jay, his team won 4 sectional titles in both Class A and Class B. He was named Section 1 Coach of the Year in 2006. He compiled a career mark of 148-56 at John Jay. He led one of the arguably best teams ever in Section 1 with his 2007 squad that went 21-3, won a sectional crown, and went on to beat the highest ranked team in the nation, Huntington, Long Island. He broke their 63 game winning streak by beating them 11-10 in double overtime. This sent his team to the first ever John Jay state championship game. Coach Savastano produced 14 All American players in those 10 years.
Nick is actively involved in the lacrosse community. Prior to John Jay, he was the head coach for White Plains High School and South Hadley High School in Massachusetts. He also was the head coach for the Empire State Games Hudson Valley lacrosse team. He takes pride in leading his team with discipline and hard work. In his career, he has sent 27 kids to play at Division I colleges and numerous other Division II and III schools. You will see his wife Lisa and two sons, Nicholas and Dominic, on the sidelines and assisting him frequently. They are avid fans of the sport.
Vin Savastano is the Co-Founder of Westchester Warriors Lacrosse. He has also been a Physical Education teacher in the Brewster School District for 28 years. He is currently the Co-Head Coach of Kennedy Catholic High School Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team with his brother Nick. Kennedy Catholic won the Class A State Championship for the Catholic League in both 2015 and 2018. Vin holds A MS from Pace University, a BS from Springfield College and went to Lakeland High School.
Vin has well over 300 wins as a Varsity Lacrosse Coach. He has extensive experience coaching at the Varsity level. He started the lacrosse program at Hendrick Hudson High School where he was the Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Coach for 9 years. He was voted Coach of the Year three times while leading that team. Form there he was an assistant coach at Brewster High School for 3 years serving as both offensive and defensive coordinators. In 1999, Brewster reacher the state semifinals and in 2000 they were Sectional Champions. At that point, Vin took over as the head coach for two years at Greenwich High School in Connecticut and led his team to the semifinals. Following that, he joined his brother Nick as the defensive coordinator at John Jay High School. He helped the team reach a 105-28 record and 6 straight Sectional finals where they won four in a row. In 2007, he was key in helping John Jay beat the undefeated Huntington, Long Island team to make it to the State Championship game.
In addition, Vin coached the Empire State Games team for ten years. In 2006, Vin was named Section I Assistant Coach of the Year. Besides coaching lacrosse, Vin coached Varsity football from 1989-1996 for programs at both Hendrick Hudson and Brewster High Schools. His Brewster teams were Sectional Champs four times, Regional Champs three times, State Semifinalists two times and competed twice in the State Championship finals. He is also the Women’s Gymnastics Coach for Brewster High School. You will see his wife Monique and two sons, Vinny and Christian on the sidelines.
Played 4 years at Fox Lane High School, was all-section player my senior year. I played division 1 lacrosse at University of Delaware for two years. I was the JV coach for Fox Lane in 1997. I was the JV coach at Algonquin High School in MA. I was the JV coach for Byram Hills 2000-2001 and the Varsity girls coach for Byram Hills from 2002-2004. I am currently assisting with running the Somers Youth Girls Lacrosse programs and I am coaching the 1/2 and 3/4 teams. I have a love for the game of girls lacrosse and a passion for helping, guiding, and assisting young athletes to excel to their true potential.
I started my lacrosse career at Mahopac High School where I was part of the 1996 NYS Class A State Championship team. After high school I went on to play at Manhattan College a Division 1 Lacrosse program. During this time I remained active in coaching at the Mahopac youth level up through Varsity at Mahopac High School. He played for and coached under, several hall of fame lacrosse coaches in the area, who have now moved on to coach top men and women’s college lacrosse programs.
As a father of three kids I have always been active in coaching my kids sports, with a passion for lacrosse. I believe at this young of an age our kids need to focus on developing the fundamentals of the game while having fun. It is important to have as much time as possible with the ball, their stick and in a game learning new situations. I wanted my kids in a program that would focus on this development by breaking down each of these components into small fragments allowing kids to fully develop each before moving on to the next. Over time developing on the fundamentals and how each of them comes together into overall game play. I believe this is the process that most programs are leaving up to chance depending on the skills of the coach assigned that year.
We have partnered with Westchester Warriors because of their attention to detail, planning and putting all of the pieces together. All coaches, no matter what level, are teaching the same; concepts, plays and communication strategies each slightly adjusted towards the age group.