True Lacrosse Welcomes Four New Full-Time Members to the Staff
True Lacrosse is pleased to welcome several new members to our full-time staff as our program continues its rapid growth throughout Chicago and its suburbs. Peter Murphy and Jack Malone are the new co-directors of the downtown Chicago program; Jason Rozembersky joins the Northwest suburbs staff as co-director, and Chris Button is the new co-director of the West suburbs. Each new member to our staff brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in the game, and will help players grow their skills, lacrosse IQ, and love of the sport.
Peter Murphy is co-director of the True Chicago Downtown teams, the newest addition to the True Illinois program. When he isn't working as an equity sales trader, Peter is dedicated to service, volunteering his time as a youth lacrosse, flag football, soccer, and baseball coach, and den leader for the Cub Scouts. He has coached with OWLS Lacrosse and with the True Lacrosse U8-U17 teams; he has coached at a number of lacrosse camps, and he previously served as defensive coordinator for the undefeated New York State Champion Garden City Trojans (2000). Peter is a certified coach by U.S. Lacrosse and the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).
Peter attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a three-year starter on the men's lacrosse team. During that time, he achieved the following honors: helped the team to become two-time ACC champions; team captain, senior year; All American, All ACC, Honorable Mention All ACC honors; 3rd all-time in takeaways; and he was awarded the Jay Gallagher Memorial Award for the Team's Most Outstanding Freshman.
Growing up on Long Island immersed Peter in the game from a young age. He attended Garden City High School, where he began his lacrosse career with many awards and honors: he was inducted into the Garden City High School Sports Hall of Fame; was named Athlete of the Year his senior year; two-time Long Island Champions; two-time All American; two-time Nassau County Defenseman of the Year; two-time All Island and All County selection; three-year starter on defense; two-time Bernard Moline Award for Garden City High School's MVP Lacrosse Player. He was also a two-time starter on Long Island's Empire State Lacrosse Team, and he was selected to play in the North-South All-Star High School Game.
Additionally, Peter was an accomplished football player in high school. He was team captain senior year, All-State Safety and a three-year letterman. He helped his team to a county record of 30 consecutive wins, and earned the Rutgers Cup Award for the top team in Nassau County. Peter was a finalist for the Jim Thorp Award for the most outstanding player in Nassau County; and he was the winner of the Warren King Award for Garden City's Most Outstanding Back in Football.
Jack Malone will be working alongside Peter Murphy as a co-director of the True Chicago downtown teams. By day, he is a commodity broker, but is eager to grow the True Chicago program. Jack was a three-year starter at Wheeling Jesuit, and achieved two seasons of 50+ points. Originally from Michigan, Jack lead the state in points during his senior year at University of Detroit Jesuit.
Jack has been coaching lacrosse for 10 years for club teams including NXT and Titanium, and he coached for one year at St. Ignatius.
Jason Rozembersky comes to True Lacrosse after coaching club and high school lacrosse for the last five years in New Hampshire. He spent one year as an assistant varsity coach at Bow High School, where he helped his team to the State D2 semifinals; one year as an assistant varsity coach at Windham High School, and two years as their head coach. While at Windham, he took the team from winning only five games in the year prior to his arrival, to winning 38 games over the last three years. He coached one Academic All American and 16 All State selections.
Jason served as a coach for the New Hampshire Tomahawks for the last five years. The Tomahawks are the premier team in New Hampshire and one of the top teams in New England. He was head coach of many of their youth and high school teams.
For the last two years, Jason has played for the Hungarian National Team, and has participated in the International Lacrosse Showdown. He lead his team in goals in 2017.
A native of Roxbury, New Jersey, Jason began playing lacrosse in the 7th grade. He attended Roxbury High School, where he played lacrosse, football, and hockey. He then went on to attend the University of New Hampshire, where he played attack for three years for the UNH men's lacrosse team while pursuing a degree in chemical engineering.
Chris joins True Lacrosse after working in Massachusetts for 3D New England. He is also beginning his first season as offensive coordinator at Benedictine University. Previously, he served as assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA, where he helped the team to the GNAC Championship in 2017.
A 2014 graduate of Lemoyne College in Syracuse, NY, Chris earned his bachelor's degree in Sociology and Elementary Education and was a four-year letterman for the D2 men's lacrosse program. He was a member of the 2013 Division II National Championship team and won two NE-10 Conference Championships. Chris graduated as the 8th all-time leading scorer for the Dolphins.
Chris attended Fairport High School in Fairport, NY, where he lettered in hockey and lacrosse and earned a sectional championship in each and a state runner-up in lacrosse.