Jon Lombardo is in his second season as Head Lacrosse Coach at St. Mary's Ryken High School. In addition, Coach Lombardo also serves in the role of Athletic Director at SMR. Coach Lombardo comes to SMR after 11 years as a student-athlete and assistant coach at the University of Lynchburg in Virginia. During his time at Lynchburg, Jon recruited and coached over 25 All-American student-athletes while making 8 straight trips to the NCAA Tournament; with 1 appearance in the National Championship Game in 2015.
Coach Lombardo states " I am so lucky to have spent the last 11 years around some of the best coaches in college lacrosse-studying athletic departments and cultures. I am most passionate about building our Championship Culture here at SMR around developing our young men in Character, Ownership, Passion and Relationships."
By the Year:
2008: Graduated from Trinity-Pawling School lettering & Captain in Hockey & Lacrosse
2009-12: Student-Athlete at University of Lynchburg- Bachelors in Education/Masters in Educational Leadership
-2x captain, 2x All Conference, 2012 USILA All American, 2013 Supplemental Draft pick of Rochester Rattlers/MLL Lacrosse
2013-19: Assistant Coach (Defensive Coordinator/Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator) at Lynchburg
2013- NCAA Quarterfinals
2014- Old Dominion Athletic Conference Champions, NCAA 2nd Round
2015- ODAC Champions, National Championship Appearance
2016- NCAA 1st Round
2017- NCAA Quarterfinals
2018- ODAC Champions, NCAA 1st Round
2019- NCAA 2nd Round
2020- 1st Season at SMR canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic after 1-1 start
2021- Shortened 6 week season-WCAC schedule only