OUR COACHES


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.

Chis Hamilton

Head Coach - 2022 / 2021 High School Team


Coach Hamilton is currently entering his 5th season on the coaching staff of the Catholic University Cardinals.  He primarily works coordinating the defense and his unit gave up less than eight goals per game in 2017. Hamilton helped the Cardinals reach new levels of success the last thre seasons which have included back-to-back Landmark Conference Championships and NCAA playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016 as well as its best regular season in program history (13-2) in 2017 as the Cardinals received votes in the USILA / Nike Top-20 Poll; staying there for eight weeks.

Coach Hamilton played lacrosse at Harding University, and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice in May of 2009. After graduation he spent a year teaching English in Wuhan, China. Hamilton previously coached at St. Johns College High School in Washington, D.C. for 6 years as the team’s defensive coordinator. Hamilton currently works as a Cyber Security Consultant for the Federal Government in Washington, DC. He resides in Kensington, Md.

​​Gary Hahn​​

Director of Youth Operations

Coach - 2023/24  Asst. Coach 2022/21


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 six years served as Head JV Coach in the WCAC at St. Johns College High School in Washington, DC (4 years) and two years 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 - 2023/24  Asst. Coach 2022/21 


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.  

Jake Hahn

2022 & 2023/24 Goalie Coach (summer)

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.