|Title:||Head Men's Lacrosse Coach|
|Organization:||Jefferson Community College|
1 season as an assistant modified coach at Immaculate Heart Central
10 years as Jefferson Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach
1 year as Interim Head Coach.
2 years as Head Coach Jefferson
Qualifications and Playing Experience:
Coach Dave Vespa played and graduated from South Jefferson High School in 1995 where he was a Frontier League All Star defensive specialist. After graduating from South Jefferson he went on to play for Oneonta State and Coach Nagle. Starting at LSM for the Red Dragons as a freshman; hamstring and back problems hampered his playing career. In 1998 Jefferson Community College offered him a chance to play again and the Cannoneer squad had one of their most successful seasons to date as the team grabbed the Region III fourth seed and lost to Herkimer Community College in the Region III Final Four.
Coach Vespa never went far away from the game as he helped and assisted IHC's modified lacrosse program and then spent 12 years from 2001-2012 as Jefferson's assistant coach. This followed up with an Interim Head Coaching year in 2013 after Coach Mark Streiff had stepped down and the team finished the season with 2-7 record. In the summer following the 2013 season Coach Vespa was named Head Coach of the Jefferson Men's Lacrosse Progam.
Coach Dave Vespa enters his 2nd season as Jefferson's Men's Lacrosse coach and looks to follow up on a successful 1st season in which he led the team to a 5-4 regular season. The season ended with a post season loss at Genesee Community College. Not only was it a successful season for the Cannoneers, but Coach Vespa was also recognized as the Mid-State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year as well as the Region 3 Coach of the Year and additionally was on a the ballot for NJCAA Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year for the 2014 campaign.
2015 Season Outlook:
Coach Vespa and his staff look to build and grow the program here at Jefferson. They are looking to build off their season last year and continue to try and get deeper and deeper into the post season play. We look to have big contributions from returners Lucas Clark and Devin Slayden as well as rely heavily on a deep freshman class that will need to contribute right away.
Tony Behling, Defensive Assistant Albany University
Mike Ross, Offensive Assistant