The Team

Michael Gary is the founder of Inner City Lacrosse. He, as well as directors Michael Higgins, Kate Dissinger, Brian Praetorius, Andy Shay (The coaches of the women’s and men’s lacrosse teams at Yale University and Trinity College) help organize the program while the Yale and Trinity lacrosse players serve as instructors, coaches, and mentors.


Michael Gary


Head of School at Friends Select School in Center City Philadelphia. I joined Friends Select School in July of 2016, after working at three other wonderful independent schools.  I had been in the admission profession for twenty-seven years because I believe in the powerful, transformative nature of independent school education; I am a product of it.  After graduating from Pomfret School, I attended Trinity College where I majored in Economics.  After working in the business world for several years in marketing and advertising, I joined the admission profession.  In addition to admission work, I lived in a dorm, coached basketball, taught Economics and eventually earned a Master’s Degree from Harvard School of Education.



Trina Gary



Trina  is an educator and leadership coach  committed to teaching, learning,  and providing ways  for students and adults  to access  opportunities that improve educational and professional outcomes.  She has worked as a school administrator and teacher at the Peddie School, Pingree School, and most recently at The Governor’s Academy where she served as Associate Dean of Faculty and Director of Multicultural Education.  Trina received her B.A. from Trinity College in Urban Studies with a concentration in Economics, and her M.Ed. from Northeastern University.




Andy Shay


Board Member

The 2009 spring season marks Andy Shay’s sixth year at the helm of the Yale men’s lacrosse program. Under his leadership the 2005 team climbed as high as 14th in the national polls. Shay returns his most experienced group and has the Bulldogs poised to make a run for the Ivy League crown. Shay, 30-37 overall as a head coach, and his first Bulldog squad in 2004 won six of 14 games, while the 2005 edition went 7-5. Both squads ranked second in the Ivy League in offense, the 2005 unit was 14th nationally. Shay, who as an assistant coach helped guide the University of Massachusetts to the 2002 and 2003 NCAA quarterfinals, was named Yale head coach on June 25, 2003.





Katy Dissinger


Board Member

Katy Dissinger was promoted to head coach of the Trinity College women’s lacrosse team in June. Dissinger, the 2012 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Assistant Coach of the Year, has played a significant role in Trinity’s unprecedented run to the last three NCAA Division III Championship Finals including an NCAA Championship season in 2012. She was also a participant in the 2011 NCAA Final Four as a captain for Bowdoin College’s squad.






Michael Higgins

Board Member

Michael Higgins begins his fifth season as the Trinity College Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, after guiding the Bantams to their best-ever season in 2011 with  12-4 record and their first appearance in the NESCAC Final Four.  Higgins was named both the 2011 NESCAC Coach of the Year and the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Coach of the Year.  The head coach at Thayer Academy in Massachusetts immediately prior to Trinity, Higgins was also the defensive coordinator for five years at Tufts University and an All-American player Hobart College.





Brian Praetorius

Assistant Director

Board Member


Brian Praetorius begins his fifth season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Trinity College men’s lacrosse team.  A 2008 graduate of Western New England College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Praetorius arrived at Trinity after spending the 2010 season as an assistant for the SUNY New Paltz women’s lacrosse team and the previous two years as the offensive coordinator at Saugerties High School in New York.





Scott Sebastian



Scott Sebastian is an Assistant Vice President and Counsel in the Law Department at MassMutual Financial Group.  In this position, Scott represents the Company on state legislative and regulatory issues, serving as a liaison in advocating favorable legislative and regulatory positions for the Company and the industry, and playing a key role in assisting and coordinating the development of public policy positions.  Scott joined MassMutual after spending six years at the Hartford office of Robinson & Cole LLP, the largest law firm in Connecticut, where he was an associate in the firm’s Tax Section, specializing in state and local tax issues.


Scott received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, and B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, where he majored in Government and Latin.



Milan Gary

Graphics/Web designer

Milan Gary has recently graduated from the George Washington University earning a Bachelors in Fine Arts/Design, and Art History. She designed the ICL website as well as all other marketing materials. To see more of her work, click on her portfolio link, below.