Jimmy Vlahakis

President

“Lacrosse has been a key part of my life for the last 20 years and has opened up countless opportunities for me. The leadership traits and teamwork lessons I learned at a young age from my lacrosse mentors both on and off the field have been invaluable throughout my career. I am excited to be part of an organization that teaches not only the right way to play the game, but focuses on developing well-rounded student athletes.”

 

Jimmy was born and raised in Shoreham, a town in Long Island, New York that has developed a strong lacrosse culture.  Jimmy grew up playing lacrosse and eventually attended the United States Military Academy, where he was a 3-year starting attackman under the leadership of head coach Jack Emmer.  Upon graduation, Jimmy began his service in the Army as a Field Artillery officer based out of Fort Hood, Texas. Over his military career, he served two 15-month deployments in Baghdad, Iraq in various Field Artillery and Operations roles.

After seven years of service, Jimmy left the Army and entered the NYU Stern School of Business where he completed their program and received his MBA in 2011.  Following a passion of his, he started his career in education as a Business Operations Manager at Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City.  After running the operations of a high performing elementary school in the Bronx, he moved onto a larger scale facilities and operations management role overseeing the day-to-day facilities management of all 22 schools within the Success Academy network.

A fun fact about Jimmy is that he and his father started the Faceoff Lacrosse Yearbook, an annual preseason preview magazine of the college lacrosse landscape.  Jimmy and his father started the magazine in 1994 by cold calling college coaches for up to date information about their respective teams and their upcoming seasons.  Jimmy was in charge of locating and organizing stats from previous seasons as well as writing previews for many colleges, a far more complicated task in 1994 than it is today.

Jimmy now lives in Hoboken, NJ with his wife Morgan and son Tony.