Coaches

Our Coaches

Our coaches have solid background both playing lacrosse and coaching at the middle school and high school level. To read more about our awesome Coastal Rays Lacrosse coaching staff please see the individual bios below.

Keith Perry

Keith Perry

Team MS Coach

Keith Perry is originally from Albany, NY where he played lacrosse and participated in competitive swimming. In 1994 he graduated from Siena College with a BS in Chemistry and worked as a Research Chemist until relocating to Wilmington, NC in 2000. He has taught Chemistry at Laney HS since 2003 and helped establish a Women’s Lacrosse program at Laney in 2005 with Beau McCaffray.

He is currently the head swimming coach at Laney and has been selected as the MEC Conference swimming coach of the year in 2018, 2020-2021, 2022 (Women’s) and 2019 (Men’s). He believes in fostering an environment which shares his love for lacrosse while promoting the growth of the sport in a positive and respectful manner within the community.

Danielle Devonport

Danielle Devonport

Team White Coach

Danielle Devonport is from Los Gatos, California, and started playing lacrosse as a freshman in high school. She grew up playing every sport possible – soccer, volleyball, cross country, swimming, and water polo but never heard of lacrosse until 9th grade. As soon as she picked up a lacrosse stick, she immediately felt a passion for the sport. After being a starter all four years, she began playing at Loyola University Chicago. Once she transferred to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, she began her coaching career aiming to provide young women a safe and inclusive environment to gain self-confidence, leadership skills, and a sense of purpose. She started out as an assistant coach for Cape Fear Academy and later John T. Hoggard High School. Throughout these experiences, she knew she wanted to be a head coach and seized the opportunity to start and coach the first women’s lacrosse team at North Brunswick High School in Leland, North Carolina. She is excited to coach for Coastal Rays and grow the sport even further in the area!

Courtney Burghardt

Courtney Burghardt

Team Teal Coach

Courtney Burghardt grew up in New Jersey and played soccer and lacrosse in high school and continued playing competitive soccer through college. After moving to Wilmington in 2013 she got a job teaching Health & Physical Education at Topsail High School. She has been the head varsity lacrosse coach at THS for 6 years. She has coached for various travel programs and is excited to continue growing the love for lacrosse in our area.

Sydney Shaw

Sydney Shaw

Team MS Coach

Bio coming soon

Flynn Reed

Flynn Reed

Specialty Coach

Bio coming soon

Avery Woodcock

Avery Woodcock

Team Teal Coach

Bio Coming Soon

Ava Biancardi

Ava Biancardi

Team White Coach

Bio coming soon

Molly Lancaster

Molly Lancaster

Goalie Coach

Bio coming soon

Ava Kunza

Ava Kunza

Goalie Coach

Bio coming soon