Bob Leary has served as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach and Head Women’s Soccer Coach at SUNY Delhi since 2003. He was recognized as Mountain Valley Conference Lacrosse Coach of the Year for 2005 and 2010 and Soccer Coach of the Year for 2006, 2007 and 2008. Serving as president of the NJCAA Lacrosse Coaches Association since 2006, he established the NJCAA Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Coach Leary has also served as member of the NJCAA Top 10 Poll Committee for Lacrosse since 2003. During his career, Leary has coached 44 lacrosse Academic All-Americans. He served as Head Coach for the Under 17 All Star Lacrosse Team, which was the first non-Australian team invited to Australia to compete in the Junior National Championships. Coach Leary helped lead Herkimer County Community College to a national championship in 1989 as Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach. More recently, Leary has coached at the international level with the Iroquois Nationals. He served as Assistant Coach at the Under 19 World Championships in Coquitlam, British Columbia, where the Iroquois won the Bronze medal, their best finish to date. He currently serves as Assistant General Manager of Iroquois Nationals and was the Iroquois Delegate to Federation of International Lacrosse in July 2010.
With 30 years of lacrosse experience, Anthony Tocco began his career at South Kent School in Connecticut. Tocco, a team captain, was also named to the Western New England All Prep team in 1981. He attended Ithaca College as a pre-med student where he continued his lacrosse career as a long pole midfielder and defenseman. Tocco began coaching in 1988 after receiving a master’s degree from Cortland State University. After two years with a club team, Coach Tocco, together with Coach Bob Slate of Saugerties, formed the first ever Section 9 lacrosse program at Kingston High School in 1990. As Head Coach of the Kingston High School program, his teams amassed a total of five Section 9 titles, six divisional championships, and five All Americans. Coach Tocco earned Section 9 Coach of the Year honors in 2003. In 2006 at the Lacrosse national convention, he was inducted into the US Lacrosse century club for his 100th career win. He was named Man of the Year in 2009 for his contributions to the sport of Lacrosse. Recently, Coach Tocco founded and runs all aspects of the Rondout Valley Lacrosse program. Coach Tocco’s career record stands at 139 wins and 59 losses.