Meet the Coaches

A staff of fully committed professionals who’s goal is to teach the game of lacrosse and share their passion for the game.

CLass of 2029 Coaches

Brendan Staudt

Coach of Class 2029

Kevin Pellegrini

Assistant Coach of Class 2029

Coach Pellegrini was a three sport captain at Malvern Prep, playing football, basketball, and Lacrosse.  After graduation in 1990 he went on to play both Lacrosse and Football at Georgetown University.  After college, Coach spent 15 years as an assistant football coach at Malvern prep under Head Coach legend Gamp Pellegrini.  He then was named head coach in 2009 thru 2013.  Coach has 4 children and “is honored to be a part of this program and the high level of character that these coaches bring out in these kids everyday they are together”. 

Will Loftin

Assisant Coach of Class 2029

CLass of 2030 Coaches

Todd Cliggett

Founder/Head Coach of Class 2030

Todd Cliggett is the founder and a coach for Dtown Dawgs. He Graduated from Conestoga High School  after which Todd played 4 years at Salisbury University in Mens Lacrosse. In his collegiate careers he played in two National Championship games in 1991 & 1994, winning the National Championship in 1994.  Todd was named the offensive coordinator at Episcopal Academy from 1995-2001, winning 2 state championships in 1995 & 1996. After his time at Episcopal Academy Todd was named offensive coordinator at Conestoga High School from 2003-2008 and at Downingtown East High School from 2009-2010. Todd was named Head Coach at Downingtown East (2011-2019). Additionally Todd was the Defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Under Armor All American team 2017 Champions. 

Jim Schorn

Assistant Coach of Class 2030

Chris Pauxtis

Assistant Coach of Class 2030

CLass of 2031 Coaches

Matt Winkler

Coach of Class 2031

A former Downingtown High School Lacrosse Alumni and who also played lacrosse at Drexel University as a 4 year starter. After college, Coach Matt was recruited to play internationally in England for Rochdale Lacrosse Club where they won a Flags Championship! Part of his duties while playing was to coach U8 and U12’s and recruit new players to the Club. Finally, he coached his sons K-2 & 3/4 program at WBYA Lacrosse into having a very successful year! 

Brody Bush

Coach of Class 2031

Currently the Varsity lacrosse coach at Conestoga, where his teams have won over 100 games and multiple State Championships. Coach Bush grew up close by playing at Penncrest High School and was a high school All-American as well as Central League MVP.  Coach Bush also helped the United States win the gold medal for the U-19 U.SA. Team in Tokyo, Japan 1996.  Coach Bush played his college career at Rutgers University where he was a four year starter, team captain, north/south game participant and also is in the top ten all-time assist and point record book at Rutgers.  Professionally Coach Bush played for the Philadelphia Wings and also internationally in Australia.

Dawgs In action

To get the most out of our players, we provide a great balance of hard work, fundamentals, competition, teamwork, and fun.  We hope to increase participation, quality, and opportunity for young lacrosse players and to help each player reach their potential.

"Through my coaching experience, I have learned that in order to be successful, there needs to be a good foundation at the youth level...Todd Cliggett (former Downingtown Lacrosse Head Coach) started the D’Town Dawgs Lacrosse Club a couple years back. Todd's done some great things thus far and we hope to continue the success in the future." -Matt Winkler