Russ Taranto

About: Taranto had played college lacrosse at Trenton state college, now known as the college of New Jersey, in the National College Lacrosse League (NCLL). He was selected as an all star midfielder in his senior season. He went on to help coach at his alma mater, Easton Area High School, and was named the youngest head coach in NCAA history at Eastern University from 2000-2003. Taranto has focused on youth lacrosse since marrying & becoming a dad at local teams in the Easton area and joined HEADstrong to coach in 2023. He has played and captained the Gryphons Lacrosse Club, one of the longest tenured men’s post collegiate teams in the greater Philadelphia area, since 2001.


LV Boys Team: 2029/2030


Why HEADstrong? HEADstrong allows me to use lacrosse to teach our players how to be good teammates, stout opponents, and to learn & grow into becoming good human beings who also happen to become good lacrosse players along the way. I enjoy seeing our players get better every time we suit up. Cancer has affected my family as my dad has beaten the disease twice, and I love honoring Nick’s mission of helping people and families affected by the disease every time I take the sideline.