Coaching is a key component to our team's success and player development. Stealth lacrosse provides the top coaches in the area. Our coaches have a long history of playing and coaching experience, which they utilize to develop our players. Not only are our coaches highly qualified at what they do, they are also great people as well, teaching not only the game but life lessons to our players. Our coaching staff provides a fun, safe and competitive playing environment for our players, while developing each player to be the best player/teammate possible.
Boys Coaching Staff
Ryan Burton - Founder & Executive Director
Ryan Burton is the founder and executive director of Stealth Lacrosse since 2013. He has been the head coach at Stoneman Douglas High School since 2014. Since his arrival to Parkland, FL, the Eagles have been ranked in the top 10 in the state, winning 4 consecutive district championships from 2015-2018. Ryan earned US Lacrosse South Florida Coach of the Year awards 2x (2015,2018), Sun Sentinel Coach of the Year awards 2x (2015,2018) and Miami Herald Coach of the Year in 2018. Ryan was inducted into the Keuka College Hall of Fame in 2018. He holds college records for career, season and individual game statistics. Ryan was a 5-year starter on varsity at Mynderse Academy High School (New York).
Nathan Snitz - Assistant Director, Dir. High School Operations, Coach
Nate has been an active Stealth coach since 2015, operating in a number of roles. He's the current Stoneman Douglas HS Head Coach and Florida Atlantic University Assistant Coach/Off. Coordinator. He previously served as the Head Coach at West Boca High School, Westglades Middle, and American Heritage Delray Middle. As the Head Coach at West Boca High School, he received Coach of the Year honors in 2016. He also won a Gold Medal with the Florida Team at the JCC Maccabi Games. Nate has also served as the Director of Lacrosse at Camps Equinunk and Ramah. Coach Nate played college lacrosse at FAU, and was a 2x Team Captain, and 3-year starter. He is a Florida native, graduating from West Orange High School in Orlando, FL.
Jerry Balaker - Coach & Goalie Specialist
Jerry Balaker is a Long Island native, spending
time coaching in Hawaii and in the past several years in the South Florida region. He was a
4-year member of Roanoke College Men's Lacrosse team. In 1996, his team made it to the NCAA
quarterfinals. He also was named to the All-Conference Academic team. Jerry has coached
college lacrosse at Roanoke College, Kenyon College, Alfred University, and Washington College.
Jerry has worked national goalie camps with legendary coaches Bill Pilat (Roanoke College) and
JB Clarke (Limestone College). He’s had coaching stints at Aloha Youth Lacrosse Association in
Hawaii, various camps/clinics nationally and in South Florida, and was a goalie coach under
Tony Seaman at St. Andrew’s School. He resides in Palm Beach County with his family.
Gabriel Keding-Coach & Defensive Specialist
Coach Keding joined the Stealth staff in 2017. Before joining the staff coach played college lacrosse at Division I Bellarmine University. Coach was a 2x Southern Conference All-Academic Team. Coach Keding is originally from Onondaga High School in Syracuse, NY. Gabe was a three-sport athlete, 4-year varsity starter, and 3x captain at Onondaga. Between his High School and College career coach has competed and played with some of the top talents in the nation. Gabe currently coaches our 2025 team and works with all defensive players.
Mike Jones-Coach & Goalie Specialist
Mike Jones has been with Stealth Lacrosse since 2016. Coach Jones has served many coaching roles throughout Florida, starting his career at Creekside HS as an Assistant Coach, Matanzas High School Head Coach, Maclay School Head Coach, Ponte Vedra Goalie Coach/Defensive Assistant and currently the Head Assistant Coach at American Heritage Boca-Delray. He won a District Championship and was honored with the 2010 US Lacrosse North Florida Assistant Coach of the Year (Creekside HS). He was honored with a 2013 US Lacrosse North Florida Coach of the Year, 2013-2014 Big Bend Coach of the Year, 2 District Championships and State semi-finalist participant while serving as the Head Coach at Maclay School. Mike is a Florida native, playing at Flagler Palm Coast High School. As a player, he was a 4-year varsity letterman, 2004-2005 All-District Goalie, 2003-2004 District Champion, and State Semi-Finalist participant.
Coach Neil McAdorey
In 2021 McAdorey enters his 17th year of coaching lacrosse. Coach McAdorey is from Setauket, LI where he played for Ward Melville HS. After HS, Coach McAdorey helped found the University of Scranton Lacrosse program and put those skills to work in Parkland in 2005 when he was the first president of the Parkland Redhawks. In 2005 and 2006 McAdorey was the Head JV coach for Stoneman Douglas and in 2007 he moved to Saint Andrews where he was the JV coach through 2012. In 2013 Coach McAdorey returned to Stoneman Douglas where he has been the head Defensive Coach. In addition to coaching HS Lacrosse at SA and MSD, Coach McAdorey has been a fixture on the HS Select Sidelines for: South Florida Select, Boca Whalers, Swordfish, and the Stealth Lacrosse Club. Coach McAdorey has also coached the Maccabi Delegation for South Florida to two silver medals, a bronze medal and a gold medal and brought the U19 Israeli team to Parkland for friendly scrimmages in 2015 as part of their US tour. Both Coach McAdoreys sons played for the Stealth Program and in College; Ian at Norwich University (D3) and Connor at the University of Florida (MSCLA DI). Coach McAdorey has been very active in college placement for our Stealth seniors including Florida Southern, USMMA, USNA, University of Tampa, and others.
Coach Evan Kalish-Coach & Defensive Specialist
Coach Kalish joined the Stealth staff in 2019. Evan is a Florida native from Vero Beach, FL. He attended a prep school in Maine. He was awarded 2x MVP for the league and the team. Evan played D1 college lacrosse at Bellarmine University. At Bellarmine, Evan was a 3-year starter. Evan was awarded the Hammer Award (Most Aggressive Player Award). While at Bellarmine, Evan played multiple positions including LSM, close defense, and face-offs with a long pole. After graduating from Bellarmine, Evan used his last year of eligibility to get his MBA at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. At Lynn, Evan was awarded 2nd team SSC defense team along with scholar All-American. He was also the first player in program history to be in the North and South senior All-Star game. Beyond college lacrosse, Evan represented Israel on their 40-man roster.
Coach Chris Mainquist
Coach Michael Meredith
Coach Jonathan Cox
Coach Anthony Lofurno
Coach Jeremy Reiter
Coach Matt Bellando
Coach Reed Smith
Coach Max Ainbinder
Coach Tommy Frank
Coach Austin Figas
Coach Kevin Horwitz
Girls Coaching Staff
Coach Kristina Stein
Kristina Stein, Coach K, is the Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach for Stoneman Douglas High School. She began coaching lacrosse 8 years ago for the Parkland Redhawks. She is certified as a Level 2 Lacrosse Coach with US Lacrosse. In 2014 she co-founded the Westglades Lady Wolves lacrosse program. The following year she became the Assistant Coach for Stoneman Douglas Girls Lacrosse and for the last 3 years has served as the Assistant Varsity Coach and JV Coach at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. Coach K has coached on many travel teams including Mad Skillz, Stickbenders and Team 12.
Coach Anthony Lofurno