RP Whitty

2021 Assistant Coach (Summer)

RP Whitty is a rising Senior midfielder at John Carroll University. As a sophomore he tallied 23 goals and 8 assists and helped lead John Carroll to the OAC Championship and NCAA tournament. As a Junior he returned as a first line midfielder on a line that included 2 All Americans and helped lead JCU to an 11-4 record, going 8-0  in OAC play.  RP graduated from St. John's College High School in Washington, DC in 2014 where he tallied over 30 goals in both his Junior and Senior Year as a lefty attackmen and helped bring SJC back to the WCAC championship for the first time in 13 years.  RP looks forward to bringing some of his knowledge he has learned in his lacrosse career to the U13 offense, working specifically with the midfielders.  He majors in Finance at JCU and will be interning at Early, Cassidy & Schilling LLC, this summer. 

John Chenault

High School Varsity Gold

Coach Chenault started his playing career with the Laurel Boys & Girls Club lacrosse rec league, and had a highly successful playing career at St Vincent Pallotti.  John played both Midfield and Attack, started three straight years, and his senior season finished third in scoring overall including two conference games with 6-point efforts.  A multi-sport athlete, John graduate with 12 varsity letters (cross country, wrestling, and lacrosse), and was awarded the 2011 Male Athlete of the year.  He went on to play one season with the Texas A&M Corpus Christi club lacrosse team, and transferred to Wesley College in Dover (DE) where he started at attack for 3 consecutive seasons.  His senior season he played in all 15 games, notching points in 11 of them.  John began his coaching career with the Maryland Wild Lacrosse Club a few years back and we're excited to have him with us again! 

Gary Hahn​​

Director of Youth Operations

Coach - 2022  & 2023/2024 
Coach Hahn is one of the founders and directors of the Maryland Wild Lacrosse Club.  He is a 1986 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, where he lettered in football as the starting varsity quarterback; and baseball as the starting varsity catcher. Coach Hahn played his youth lacrosse with the Prince Georges lacrosse club prior to the sport being introduced into public schools. He graduated from the University of Maryland College Park, and was named Captain of the Rugby Team in 1990. He continues to play lacrosse in various Men's recreational leagues, and most often can be found running midfield on the competitive Breakers team in the Maryland Men's Grand Masters League. Coach Hahn was commissioner of the Bowie Boys Lacrosse program for over 10 years and built it into a power-house recreational program feeding future lacrosse superstars into a number of elite high school and college programs. Gary also helped grow the Southern Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association (SMYLA), and is a former President.  He is also commissioner of the Mid-Maryland Indoor Lacrosse League (MMILL)  and for the past 6 years has served as Head JV Coach in the WCAC at St. Johns College High School in Washington, DC (4 years) and is currently working in his second year as the JV Head Coach at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington VA.

The Maryland Wild prides itself on providing our players with experienced, mature, educators of the game of lacrosse - men that not only have played the game but bring a wealth of knowledge TEACHING it to younger players.  ALL of our summer teams are stocked with CURRENT Division I, II, and III NCAA players that provide our players a fresh perspective of what it takes to get to the next level. 

Michael Baccala

​​Coach - 2022  & 2023/2024 
Coach "Boc" has been at the center of lacrosse in Prince George's County for more than two decades, coaching dozens of club and recreational teams from U11 to High School Varsity. He has been with our BWW club since the beginning days coaching several different teams.  He was the first-ever commissioner of the popular Southern Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association (SMYLA) and Bowie Boys & Girls Club lacrosse program from 1991 to 2001. During that time he was also an assistant and later head coach for Bowie High School's club team for several years. In 2004 he became a certified lacrosse referee and has officiated all levels of youth and high school lacrosse. Coach Boc played club level lacrosse with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and currently plays for the Die Hards in the Men's Grand Masters League. Coach Boc was most recently the Head Coach for the Bishop McNamara High School lacrosse program and led the Mustangs for three seasons.  

Zach Hahn

2022 Assistant Coach (summer)

Zach graduated from St. Johns College High School in Washington DC where he was a starting attackman his senior year.  As a junior Zach was an attackman on the 2014 St. John’s team that upset DeMatha in the WCAC semi-finals and made it to the championship game.  Zach started playing lacrosse at six years old for the Bowie boys lacrosse club and went on to play for other quality club lacrosse teams while in middle and high school.  Zach was a member of the 2014 Maryland Wild’s High School Varsity team that had an amazing undefeated summer tournament record and racked up 3 tournament championships. Zach received a Division II lacrosse scholarship at Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte NC where he is duel majoring in Marketing and Government and was a member of the team that had the best men’s lacrosse record in Belmont Abbey history. When he’s not studying, practicing, running ROTC drills, or attending classes at school Zach officiates games and is the head coach for the Mountain Island Crush U11 team based out of Gastonia NC.  Zach is a US Lacrosse certified official and Level 1 US Lacrosse certified coach.

Daniel Bishop

2021 Assistant Coach (summer)

Coach Dan was a four year varsity lacrosse player at Paint Branch High School (2010-2014) and also played football and trained in martial arts for six years.  He was a three year starter at offensive midfield for Paint Branch and a 2014 First Team all division midfielder selection and a Montgomery County 4a east player of the week in 2014.  Coach Dan played and coached club lacrosse for several programs in the area and specialized in face-offs . Dan was also was a part of the first ever Team Maryland club team.  Coach Dan is currently an assistant lacrosse coach at Paint Branch High school and has  continued to play lacrosse in college.  Coach Dan was recruited by and played for Hood college, Howard Community College, and is now currently playing midfield at Virginia Tech where he is studying Nutrition and Exercise.  

Robby Heffron

High School Varsity Gold

Rob graduated from St. John’s College High School (D.C.) where he played on the varsity lacrosse and soccer teams. In his senior lacrosse season, his 2014 team upset both Paul VI and DeMatha in the WCAC playoffs on the road and made it to the championship game. Rob started playing lacrosse in 3rd grade for the Bowie Boy’s Lacrosse Club and continued playing there until high school. In high school he played for the Maryland Wild’s varsity teams. He was apart of the 2013 Maryland Wild team that won the War at the Shore (OCMD) summer tournament along with the Paradise Shootout in Naples, Florida that fall. Rob received a Division I scholarship to play midfield at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. There he is majoring in Biopsychology and plans to apply that towards going to grad school for physical therapy. 

Ray Gayhardt

High School Varsity Black
Ray played midfield/face-off for two years at Catonsville Community College, earning academic All-American both years and named Captain in his second season.  He then transferred to St. Andrews Presbyterian University in North Carolina, where he continued his playing career and was named Captain and academic All-American his senior year.  Unfortunately injuries ended his playing career during his final season, but he never lost his passion for the game and after college coached youth lacrosse and worked various camps including the Lacrosse Academy and Roanoke Goalie School.  Coach Ray is still very in love with the game, and entering his fourth season coaching with BWW has brought back his true passion for coaching and helping the game grow.  

Jake Hahn

2022 & 2023/24 Goalie Coach

Jake started in goal as a freshman for St. John's College High School in DC and won the St. John's Rookie of the Year award and was named to the UNC Team Camp All-Star team while leading the Cadets to the WCAC Championship game.  After sitting out his Sophomore season due to a broken leg, Jake transferred to Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington where he started his Junior and Senior years and was named captain his senior season.  Jake was nominated as an Academic All American his senior season and won the Bishop O'Connell coveted Iron Knight award while playing for Hall of Fame coach Kevin Giblin.  Jake's greatest high school memory was beating DeMatha for the first time in school history his senior season. Jake received several college offers before deciding to play for Division II Florida Tech and will be heading to its Melbourne Florida campus in the Fall of 2017.

Kris Weaver

Director of High School Operations

High School - Varsity Black

Coach Weaver was Head Coach at St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, MD, from the 2011 through 2014 seasons. As a player, Kris was a four-year starting defenseman/LSM at Pallotti, and was also a four-year letterman in Football. He was honored as the Laurel Leader Male Athlete of the year in both 1997 and 1998, and was later inducted into the Pallotti Athletic Hall of Fame. He went on to be a four-year starter in lacrosse at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, earning All League honors in the very competitive DIII Centennial League. He has coached in several different youth and high school leagues, including several years in the Laurel Boys & Girls Club recreational boys lacrosse program. Later he was an Assistant Coach at Pallotti for several years, and helped lead the team to the conference championship in 2006. He was named Head Coach in December 2010, and in his first three seasons as head coach guided the team to back-to-back 10+ win seasons and back-to-back first place Division finishes.   ​​