Coach Tom O’Leary is one of the longest tenured lacrosse coaches in Orange County. Following the 2018 season, Coach O’Leary was named US Lacrosse Orange County Coach of the Year. He is the Head Coach at Servite High School where he has lead the Friars to consecutive playoff appearances and Top 10 rankings in one of the toughest schedules in SS-CIF.
Coach O’Leary grew up back east on Long Island, New York. He is a 2001 graduate from Huntington High School, in which he was a 3-year varsity soccer player and 2-year varsity lacrosse player. He was recruited to play soccer out of high school. Coach O’Leary attended Southern New Hampshire University in the fall of 2001. After one year in the soccer program he aided the school’s cross country program in winning the 2002 New Hampshire Small School State Championship. In the fall of 2003, Coach O’Leary joined the Southern New Hampshire lacrosse program. For two years he consecutively ran cross country and played lacrosse for Southern New Hampshire until 2004 when he dedicated all his time to the lacrosse program.
A two time captain of the lacrosse program at Southern New Hampshire, Coach O’Leary started his first two seasons at midfield before moving to defense. He played in 36 out of 38 games over his first three seasons before being sidelined due to injury his last season in 2006.
After graduating from Southern New Hampshire with a Bachelors of Science and a Masters in Organizational Leadership, he was asked to return to help coach. For two seasons Coach O’Leary ran the defense and the strength and conditioning for the program and aided in the teams NCAA Division II break through into the top 10. In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, Coach O’Leary was invited to two tryouts at the professional level with the opportunity to compete for a position on the Washington Bayhawks and Chicago Machine in 2006.
In 2008, Coach O’Leary made the trip west to join former college teammate and now Assistant Varsity Coach Mike Hutnick at JSerra High School. From 2009-2010 he aided in winning the lacrosse programs first trinity title, a division two championship, and a division one playoff birth.
Coach O’Leary’s passion for lacrosse goes beyond currently coaching at Servite. He does personal training for local high school/ collegiate players, and is the director of Angel City Lacrosse. Coach O’Leary looks to make Servite a perennial contender for CIF-SS championship. Since taking over the program in 2010, over seventy percent of Servite’s senior lacrosse players, go on to four years colleges to play lacrosse. With lacrosse finally being recognized as a sanctioned CIF sport, the 2021 season sets to be one of the toughest schedules in program history, but is a direct reflection of the talent within the program.
Coach O’Leary could not be successful without the loving support of his wife Sandra, young sons Jameson and Jaxson and mentorship from former coach and father Tom Sr.
Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Michael Hutnick returns to Servite for his ninth season as a Friars’ varsity assistant. One of Orange County’s finest lacrosse minds, Coach Hutnick started his coaching career here in Southern California in 2006 at JSerra Catholic High School as the programs first assistant. Later becoming the head coach for the program from 2008 to 2010. Following his time at JSerra, Hutnick joined the Servite staff for the 2011 season in between his time at JSerra and San Clemente, where he was the head coach for the 2012 & 2013 seasons.
Coach Hutnick played his collegiate career at Southern New Hampshire University where he was a four-year starter and three-year team captain his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. During his career with the Penmen he earned two All-New England selections, one first team All-New England selection and two All-Conference selections. Coach Hutnick was the first player in team history to earn All-America honors in 2006, and later was inducted into the SNHU Hall of Fame in 2012. Prior to college, Hutnick was a 4-year letter winner at Pinkerton Academy, winning four-straight state championship titles with the Astros. He was a starter for three of the four years at the Academy and was a staple player when the program was listed as the 9th ranked high school lacrosse program in the country, in 2001, and Team Captain in his 2002 senior season.
Beyond his involvements and ties to the lacrosse community, Coach Hutnick is a Senior Employee Benefits Consultant and Financial Representative with United AMG Partners in Newport Beach, where he enjoys working with business owners on their group benefits as well as their retirement plans, and planning with individual families towards their futures. Coach Hutnick is also a major component to the immense national growth of the Blast Athletics fundraising platform. In a year where youth sports faced endless hurdles, Coach Hutnick has helped hundreds of teams nationwide raise money to help propel their programs forward in the post pandemic era.
Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Prado is returning as Varsity Assistant Coach for his fifth year. Prado attended Servite from 2008-2012 where he played Lacrosse, Football, and Golf for the Friars. While only picking up Lacrosse his sophomore year at Servite, Coach Prado quickly fell in love with the sport and found great success in the years to come. After graduating from Servite, Coach Prado had the opportunity to continue his Lacrosse career while receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Whittier College.
At Whittier, Coach Prado helped lead the Poets to their first appearance at the NCCA Division III National Championship Tournament in over 10 years. Prado is currently a project manager for Apex Imaging Services. He also owns and operates an online cigar retailer with his father Frank. Coach Prado is excited for another year of Servite Lacrosse and hopes to make a run at the Trinity League Title and CIF playoffs.
Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Dunn will be returning for his third year as the varsity offensive coordinator. In 2002 Coach Brian Dunn began his lacrosse career as an original founder of the Corona del Mar High School Lacrosse program. Following graduation, Brian attended MCLA D1 powerhouse Chapman University playing in two National Championship games. While Dunn grew up playing close defense, he transitioned to midfield during the fall of his Junior season to concentrate of the face-off X. While at Chapman, Dunn volunteered as the JV Head Coach for his Alma Mater, CdMHS. In 2009 Dunn graduated with a BS from Chapman University focusing in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. In the same year Coach Dunn took over as the Head Coach of Huntington Beach High School, leading the program to their first ever winning season and eventually to a Sunset League Championship. In addition to his outstanding on-field success, Coach Dunn was awarded the Coach’s Achievement Award. While at the helm of HBHS, Dunn began and developed a non-profit organization dedicated to growing lacrosse in the greater Huntington Beach area. As program director, Dunn grew his organization to over 240 players culminating in an OCLA Youth Lacrosse Championship. In addition to his youth organization, Coach Dunn partnered with Coach Tom DeMaio (T12 Lacrosse) to develop national level club teams and training opportunities. In 2014, Dunn and DeMaio launched C12 Elite Lacrosse Camp held on the campus of USD. C12 drew over 200 attendees in it’s inaugural year and has become a staple event for many Southern California lacrosse players. In 2016 Dunn was recruited to coach a promising young team at Tesoro HS in Rancho Santa Margarita. Dunn lead the program to a record of 43-11 over his 3-year tenure including an undefeated regular season in 2018 and being named OC Register 2018 Coach of the Year. When not coaching lacrosse, Coach Dunn works professionally as an External Wholesaler in the financial services industry where he covers the Western United States. He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Chanel Dunn and has one fur-child named Maggie.
Junior varsity Coach
This will be Coach Loughran’s fourth year with the program. Coach Loughran played high school lacrosse at Marple Newtown just outside of Philadelphia, PA where he was an attackman, midfielder and face-off specialist. He was also the team captain and MVP his senior year and was invited to play in the East West All-Star game.
He attended Widener University (D III) and played all four years as a starter. Freshmen year he was as an attackman then moved to midfield for the remaining three years. Ed specialized in face-offs his junior and senior years in addition to being on the EMO and Man Down teams. He Captained the team in his Junior and Senior years and earned team MVP honor as a junior and 2nd Team All-MAC that year and honorable mention his senior year.
Following college Ed played for St Joseph’s Lacrosse program until the team became sanctioned by the University as a club team in 1989. They became a Varsity team in 1992 and are now playing at the Division 1 level. He also played box Lacrosse for the Philadelphia Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA) at Rizzo Rink from 1990-1995 and played travel games throughout the eastern US and into Canada.
Coach Loughran coached the offense at Widener University as a 5th year senior in 1989 and was a Harford Lacrosse Camp Instructor in 1988 and 1989. Most recently, he coached the Yorba Linda Lightning from the league inception through the spring of 2016.
Junior varsity Coach
Michael Seaman '14
Coach Seaman is currently in his third year as a coach for the lacrosse program at Servite High School. He attended Servite from 2010-2014 and started playing Lacrosse in his sophomore year. At Servite, Coach Seaman was a two-time varsity team captain and earned Trinity League honors as a midfielder during his senior season. After graduation, he continued his playing career at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. While playing for the Rams, Coach Seaman received First and Second Team All-Conference and Second Team All-American honors as a defensive midfielder and served his team as a team captain as a senior.
After graduating with a double major in History and Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies, Coach Seaman is currently attending Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law to purse his Juris Doctor. He is honored to return to and coach the young men of the program where his lacrosse career began, and looks forward to implementing the values and standards of Servite and the lacrosse program in the student-athletes in the program.
Junior varsity Coach
Ryan Thomas '14
Coach Thomas is in his fourth year as an assistant in the program and first picked up a lacrosse stick when he was in the 5th grade. He was a student at Servite from 2010 to 2014, where he was a part of Coach O’Leary’s first class of freshmen and started on Varsity for 3 years as both an attackman and midfielder. Once he graduated, he continued his playing career at Chapman University in Orange. While at Chapman, he was a member of the school’s first ever National Championship winning team in 2016. He graduated from Chapman in May of 2018 with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance.
After graduation, he began working at a public accounting firm in Irvine, while also pursuing his CPA license. Coach Thomas is happy to be back at Servite to help bring the program to the next level. He would like to give back to the next generation of Friar Lacrosse players and help them grow as players, teammates, and young men.
Junior varsity Coach
Tyler Coleman '14
Coach Coleman is returning for his third season as a JV coach. He graduated Servite High School in 2014, playing both football and lacrosse. He originally played midfield during his freshman and sophomore year but was asked to change positions his junior year to goalie because of team needs. His senior year, he was named team captain and finished Second Team All Trinity. He later went on to play at Whittier College as a goalie his freshman to junior year, ultimately winding back at midfield where he was named starter for the year. Coach Coleman wants to give back to the Servite Lacrosse Program since he is thankful for his time playing under Coach O’Leary. Tyler is part of a Servite family with his father Greg ’88, Uncle Garrett ’01 and his brother Chase ’19.