Ryan Licht

Ryan Licht comes to Montclair State after serving as the Head Coach at Immaculata High School, where he led the Spartans deep into the State playoffs in 2019.

Prior to Immaculata he was the assistant lacrosse coach at Somerville High School for 4 years helping guide the Pioneers to multiple State Championships Finals. Prior to Somerville and Immaculata, Licht also served as a Coach for Creekside High School in Florida.

Licht brings an outstanding portfolio of professional lacrosse playing experience, as well coaching nearly 10 years on the high school level. A star player at Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Nassau Community College where he won 2x National Championship’s, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, Licht was the team captain in college.

Licht, a native of Ireland, has been a member of the Irish National Team since 2003. He served as Captain for 8 years and his team has won the Celtic Cup in 2005, won a European Championship in 2012, and played in four different World Games, which is a record in itself. In addition, in the 2014 World Games located in Denver Colorado, Licht was an Honorable Mention All-World Defenseman, as well as a member of the All Europe Team three times, and a First Team Celtic Cup and Gold Medalist in 2005.

Drafted in 2014 by the Denver Outlaws in the Major Lacrosse League, Licht played for them, as well as the New Jersey Pride and San Francisco Dragons. For the National Lacrosse League, Licht has played with the Philadelphia Wings, Boston Blazers and Anaheim Storm. He was also drafted twice in two other Indoor Professional Lacrosse Leagues, by the Jacksonville Bullies and Rhode Island King Fish. In addition to being an elite field player, through hard work and commitment, Licht flourished in the indoor game, a sport that has been dominated by Canadians.

Coach Licht in very involved in coaching NJ club lacrosse, box lacrosse and owns and operates CORE Lacrosse Academy.

Coach Licht resides in Branchburg, NJ with his wife Elizabeth and his two sons, Liam and Padraig Derry.