Gratitude - Service - kINDNESS
Michael Mabry has served the Northern Virginia lacrosse community and beyond as a coach, trainer, director, coordinator and mentor since 2016. His passion for understanding and coaching the whole athlete has kept him committed to developing his craft through various certifications and training programs. He is a certified Sources of Strength Trainer, Mental Performance Mastery Coach, EXOS Performance Specialist and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach. His life vision has led him to the formation of the Mabry Academy and he couldn’t be more excited to get started with Casey O’Neill and the rest of the team.
From 2016-2021 Mabry was serving as assistant coach and defensive coordinator for St. Paul VI Catholic high school. While at PVI, Mabry coached and developed 19 Division I players, 12 First Team All State Selections, 11 First Team All WCAC Selections, 7 Division III players, 2 First Team All Metro Selections, a US Lacrosse All American, an Under Armour All American and a Bob Scott All American award recipient. In 2018 he helped lead the Panthers to their first Virginia State Title.
From 2018 to 2020, Mabry served as Director of Coaches and Players Development for the Hammers Lacrosse Club in Leesburg, Virginia. As a coach and a director, Mabry helped guide 59 players from 2017-2020 on to play lacrosse at the NCAA level. Prior to Hammers, he served as the Director of Lacrosse Performance Training at The Grind Strength and Conditioning.
As a player, Mabry was selected to play in the Champion All-American game in 2011 after serving as a team captain and All-District defenseman for Broad Run high school in Ashburn, Virginia. In college he was selected to serve as Team Captain in both his junior and senior campaigns for Christopher Newport University. Mabry earned his way onto the VASID All State Team and CAC All Conference Team in 2016. He finished his career as the all time leader in starts at Christopher Newport and was selected to the All Decade Team.
Casey O’Neill was a part of Gonzaga Lacrosse program for 21 seasons—the last 14 as Head Coach, compiling an overall record of 211-54 (119-9 WCAC). Under his leadership, the Eagles have won nine WCAC championships with seven straight at one point (from 2010-2016) with a mark of 84 straight conference wins.
He’s received numerous coaching awards, including WCAC Coach of the year (four times) and Washington Post All-Metropolitan Area Coach of the Year. His teams have featured 15 US Lacrosse All-Americans, 49 WCAC 1st team All-League players, 16 Washington Post First Team All Mets, five Washington Post #1 rankings, 10 top 25 national rankings (four-time top 3) and over 110 players who have gone on to play lacrosse at the college level.
Coach O’Neill also served as the Assistant Athletic Director at Gonzaga for 14 years, ran the Purple Eagle Lacrosse youth camp for two decades, and helped with multiple youth lacrosse programs around the area. He has spoken at multiple coaching clinics including the US Lacrosse National Convention. He is the former Chairman for the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter and a proud recipient of the 2015 Rev. Allen P. Novotny, S.J. Service Award. Casey, his wife, Erica, and their children Cole, Chloe, and Claire live in Silver Spring, MD.
Casey was a multisport high school athlete and midfielder on the 1993 Gonzaga WCAC Championship-winning lacrosse team. He was recruited by Lehigh University as a middie and played every midfield position throughout his career while helping the Mountain Hawks to a Patriot League championship in 1999, and received the team’s “Coach’s Award” in 2000.