John Odierna

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John Odierna is in his fourth year as an assistant coach for the Manhattan men’s lacrosse team and serves as the Jaspers' Defensive Coordinator.

Odierna arrives in Riverdale after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he was involved in all elements of the program.

With the Ducks, he was responsible for constructing scouting reports, implementing game plans and organizing the offseason workout programs. He also helped Stevens Tech to three wins over nationally ranked opponents and two appearances in the Empire 8 Tournament.

Last season, he served as the Ducks’ offensive coordinator with his squad averaging 12.4 goals per game, including 13.5 during conference play.

Odierna, who was the defensive coordinator in his first season at Stevens Tech, began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Colby College. In two years, he helped develop six All-New England players, including three USILA All-Americans, and the 2013 NESCAC Player of the Year while implementing and overseeing all the program’s defensive strategies.

A renowned clinician, Odierna has also organized and developed the Hoboken Shootout, the FLG Premier and FLG Legit 120 showcases.

A four-year standout at Gettysburg College, he earned USILA Honorable Mention and Scholar All-American honors as a senior in 2011, before graduating with a degree in business management.