About the coach... David Meyer came to Laurel School in 2001 from Buffalo, NY, where he was a graduate of Canisius College. In Buffalo, he taught physical education as well as coached basketball, soccer, and softball at a variety of levels. David is currently Laurel’s Director of Athletics, Head Women's Basketball Coach, and Project Adventure Coordinator.
David coached basketball for five years at The Park School in Buffalo, NY, and helped to establish them as one of the top teams in their league. This year will mark his twelfth year as head woman's basketball coach at Laurel School. During his tenure at Laurel, David has guided the gators to an impressive 171 wins. During the 2011-12 season, the gators finished with a record of 19-4, winning their first district title and making their first regional appearance (sweet 16) in the school’s history. Upon completion of the season Coach Meyer was recognized as "Coach of the Year" in the district tournament.David is a veteran of the armed forces, having serving six years in the Army. He holds an AFAA personal trainer certificate, working as a personal trainer for 6 years in the Buffalo area. His clientele included high school, college, and professional athletes. He resides on Cleveland's west side with his wife Natalie, son Samuel, and daughter Jordyn.
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About the coach… Mary Castiglione is in her fifth year as the Head Coach of the Laurel Swim Team. Prior to coaching at Laurel, Mary coached for 12 years at Solon High School, both as the middle school head coach and the high school assistant coach. In those twelve seasons, Solon's high school teams consistently ranked in the top ten at the state level (girl's have been as high as 6th in Division 1) and have won or shared the Western Reserve Conference title the last five years. She has coached both state qualifiers and state champions in Division 1 swimming in Ohio. Mary also coached age group swimmers for the Solon Stars Swim Club (12 years) and has had many of those age groupers represent the Stars at State, National, and International levels.
In her tenure at Laurel, Mary has taken the team to a 3rd place finish at Sectionals and a 11th place finish at Districts in Division 2 and coached swimmers to the OHSAA State tournament in the last 3 seasons. She has also had Laurel swimmers set new team records in the 100 Butterfly and 200IM. She hopes to continue to develop Laurel's swimming into a top program in Northeast Ohio.
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(440) 231-0693 (cell)
(216) 455-3012 (work, direct line)
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During the winter season, from November 16 - March 8, fencing will return for student-athletes in grades 6-12. The program will run on Friday afternoons from 4:00- 5:45 P.M. at the Butler Campus. Transportation will be provided each Friday from the Lyman to the Butler Campus and back. In order to participate and receive physical education credit in this program, you must commit to the full season and attend a minimum of 11 practices (opportunities will be provided to make up missed practice days.) Those participating in winter sports or winter theatre productions may not participate in fencing.
Tom Nagy, Head Coach of On Target Fencing and the high school coach at St. Joseph Academy and St. Edwards will return this season to work with our fencers. He comes to us with over 25 years of fencing experience and will be in his 4th season of coaching Laurel Fencing. This is not a competitive opportunity. Those that choose to be a part of this program will be trained in the sport and if they choose will have the chance to compete in tournaments suggested by Coach Nagy.
The cost to participate in this fencing program is $130. All necessary equipment will be provided by Laurel School and Coach Nagy.