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The inventor of the Power Shaft...

Tom Rotanz has been a math/computer science teacher for 26 years and the Head lacrosse coach at Shoreham-Wading River for the past 17 years. He has a noteworthy record of honors, recognitions and accomplishments as both a lacrosse coach and player. Most recently, U. S. Lacrosse announced that Tom Rotanz was named as one of three Assistant Coaches for the 2012 USA Men’s U-19 Team headed for Finland.

As a Lacrosse Player:

Adelphi University (1980 & 1981) Capt. ‘81
  • All-American 1980 & 1981
  • Division II National Championship 1981
  • Division II National Championship
    Runner-Up 1980
Suffolk County Community College (1978 & 1979) Capt. ’78 & ‘79
  • NJCAA Hero’s Award - Best Defenseman 1979
  • NJCAA National Championship MVP 1979
  • NJCAA National Champions 1979
  • All-American 1978 & 1979
Ward Melville High School (Starter ‘75 to ‘77) Capt. ’77, played for legendary coach, Joe Cuozzo.
  • All-American 1977
  • NY State Runner-Up 1977
  • Long Island Champions 1976
  • Ward Melville High School (Starter ‘75 to ‘77) Capt. ‘77

Other Lacrosse Activities

  • Member of the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation
  • Associate Director & LIMLF – Hall of Fame Committee
  • Camp Director
    • The Lacrosse Position Camp 2009 to the Present
    • TOP 20 Lacrosse Camp – 1998 to 2008


Education

  • Adelphi University, B. S. Finance with a minor in marketing, 1981
  • Suffolk County Community College, 1978-1979


Family

Tom Rotanz is married. He and his wife have three children, Tom, Tim, and Taylor and have lived in Wading River, NY for more than 30 years.

Hall of Fame Recognition

  • Ward Melville High School - 2003
  • Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation – 2000
  • Suffolk County Community College - 1986


Coaching

  • Shoreham - Wading River HS - Varsity Head Coach 1995 to the Present
  • Rocky Point High School 1986 to 1989 (Varsity Assist & Head JV)
  • Longwood High School 1991 to 1993 (Varsity Assist)


Coaching Accomplishments and Honors

  • USA U-19 Assistant Coach - 2012 Gold Medal / World Champions!
  • Suffolk County – Coach of the Year – Six times (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 and, 2007.
  • Suffolk County – Man of the Year - Three times: 1999, 2011, & 2013
  • Newsday’s Long Island - Coach of the Year – Three times, 2001, 2003, 2007
  • Suffolk County Champions – Ten times: ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, '07, '11, '12, & '13
  • Long Island Champions – Five times: 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012, & 2013
  • New York State Champions – Three times: 2002, 2007 & 2012
  • Long Island Empire’s Coach – 2003 (Silver Medal)
  • Speaker at the U.S. National Convention – 2001, 2003, 2012, & 2013
  • 256 wins (.720%) in 19 years despite first year at 1 – 15

In The News

Tim Rotanz (orange #14) at the Warrior Top 40 rising high school seniors in country met in Denver, Co. and Tim was the MVP Offensive Player of the game.
http://television.insidelacrosse.com/media/46ce084a16234061966b5c708ce70fc2/warrior-top-40-final-competition
Shoreham-Wading River wins its' 3rd New York State Chamionship.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYhxTjHKgKw&feature=relmfu
USA's U-19 (Assistant Coach Tom Rotanz) Wins the Gold Medal in World Games held in Turku, Finland.

Gear Zone Feels the Burn with Power Shaft

February 21, 2011

Inside Lacrosse reviews the Power Shaft™ and interviews Tom Rotanz.
http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2011/02/21/gear-zone-feels-burn-with-power-shaft

The Power Shaft: Solid-Weighted Lacrosse Training Shaft

January 17, 2011

Lacrosse Playground catches up with Peter Vlahakis, MLL Face-Off All Star and rep for the Power Shaft™.
http://www.lacrosseplayground.com/post/the-power-shaft-solid-weighted-lacrosse-training-shaft/19386

USL Names 2012 U-19 Assistant Coaches

December 17, 2010

US Lacrosse announces the appointment of Jack Crawford, Tom Duquette and Tom Rotanz as assistant coaches for the 2012 Men's U-19 National Team.
http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/USLNames2012U19AssistantCoaches.aspx