Coach: Ryan Tessler
Head Coach - Ryan Tessler
Coach Tessler is entering his seventh season with six playoff appearances and three rankings in the top 20 in PA. Since taking over, the program has seen two players win Bucks County Player of the Year and has had the most decorated team in the area for All Golden Team. In 2018, HGP was ranked 12th in the state.
Other accomplishments at HGP include having over 60 victories at HGP. Coached many players to go on and compete at D1, D3 and MCLA programs in college. In 2017, the program engineered the second largest win turnaround in the state. HGP has seen its first all-state player and Academic All American been awarded under Coach Tessler.
Nassau County Unsung Hero for Lacrosse
SJU Career Leader in Faceoffs
Co-Captain of Football and Lacrosse Team in HS, Two Time LI Champion in Football
Arriving from Long Island, coaching as a varsity assistant at his Alma Mater Bethpage HS where he also coached Viper Club Lacrosse. He was also a 4 year starter at Saint Joseph's University as a Face-Off Midfielder.
Currently working in Philadelphia School District as a Computer Science Teacher. He holds a Master's Degree in Education from Drexel University. He is married to Maureen with two children, Caroline and Brendan.
Varsity Assistant- Mark Whartenby
At HGP since 2011, JV head coach Mark Whartenby is also the Campus Minister at Holy Ghost Prep. He is an integral part of the community service projects at Holy Ghost Prep.
From 2001-2011, was head girls lacrosse coach at Conwell-Egan High School, earning Bucks County Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2004.
Mark graduated from Saint Joseph's in 1999 with BA in theology and holds masters of theology from La Salle University. A 1995 Archbishop Ryan graduate, Mark is married to Amanda, and they have three children: Grace, Andrew, and Claire.
Varsity Assistant- Fran Cattani
Cattani is entering his ninth season at HGP as the Defensive Coordinator and Goalie Coach. Coached at The Hun School and Peddie. Also started the Newtown Friends Program. Has been a vital part of the LBL Community for youth lacrosse.
He was a captain at Villanova University where he was a starting defenseman from 1975-1978, He is the Executive Board member of the Friends of Villanova Lacrosse Club.
He is married to Robin and they have one daughter, Gabrielle.
Varsity Assistant/JV Coach - Steve Keough
Keough is a graduate of Conwell-Egan High School, where he played soccer and lacrosse. He runs the substitution area for our varsity team. He runs the JV team as he continues to be a vital part of the program. He is now in his sixth year at Holy Ghost Prep.