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The AU Team

Coach George

George Lanese “Coach George” earned a B.A. in Economics, Masters in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany and played defensive back.  

  • He has 13 years business experience: 6 years as a Controller/CFO for a midsized firm and 7 years as a VP of Finance at Deutsche Bank

  • Cardinal Hayes High School teacher: 5 years as a Math and Accounting teacher

  • Cardinal Hayes Football Coach 2011-16: DB coach for 6 years and DC from 2013-16

    • 2013 AA Champion, 2015 AAA Runner up and 2016 AAA champion

    • 2014 - 2016: 17 of 22 graduating defensive players are currently on college rosters, 9 received full scholarships and 8 DB’s on active rosters of which 4 received full scholarships

    • 2014-2016: 8 defensive players played in the Empire Challenge and 5 were DB’s

  • Cardinal Hayes Football Head of Academics and SAT

    • Senior class avg improved to 83 for co '17

    • Started the Hayes Football SAT program in December 2014: Average SAT score has improved by approximately 200 points from co '15 to co '17.  

    • The co'17 average SAT score was a 1040

Coach Alex

Alex Coombs “ Coach Alex “ has a decade of experience in the Sports Performance/Strength & Conditioning industry, having successfully worked with hundreds of student athletes from the youth to the collegiate level. Coach Alex has helped develop and turn around several athletic programs in the NYC area.  He also serves as a performance and physical preparation consultant for multiple developing youth programs.

  • Sports Performance Director of Cardinal Hayes High School:  a small private school which has become an athletic powerhouse under his watch.  The athletic program won or reached multiple city and state championship across all sports.  A few highlights include:

    • First ever NYC lacrosse championship

    • Football first ever AAA championship and first NYC high school to play in a NY state football championship .

  • Prior to Cardinal Hayes Coach Alex founded K.O.S.T.T ATHLETICS LLC a sports performance company based in Harlem NYC

  • Served as Director of Football Operations and Head Strength & Conditioning for the Harlem Jets Inc sports program and helping develop a local program to a national success

  • First NYC youth football organization to win a National Championship in the AYF organization

  • He also served as an assistant/intern on the division 1 collegiate level at Fordham University and Wagner college.

  • Coach Alex has a degree in Exercise Science, is a nationally certified Sports Performance Coach by United Sports Olympic Committee (USAW)

  • An avid learner Coach Alex is a member of National Strength and Conditioning  Association and American College of Sport Medicine

  • Certified in Youth Sports Concussion Training by the CDC , Level 2 USA Football Coach (USA Football), New York State Coach membership (USA Wrestling), and Level 1 Track and Field coach (USA Track and Field).  

Coach Tyler

Coach Tyler holds a B.A. in Exercise Science from Black Hills State University, CSCS certified, USAW Sports Performance Coach and played NCAA Division 2 football

  • He is a former lead strength and conditioning coach at GRIT Movement in Spearfish, SD

    • During his time in Spearfish, SD, Coach Tyler started an Exercise Science organization. It was a community network for students and professionals in the field.  He hosted seminars and held open forums which focused on the development of athletes and injury prevention

  • Over the years he has assisted and worked with a variety of programs training athletes including: Harlem Jets, KOSTT Athletics, Regional Elite Performance, Cardinal Hayes,The Downtown Gym and BHSU’s athletics sports performance for youth to professional athletes.

  • Coach Tyler is also an inspirational speaker.  He has dedicated his time to communities across the United States primarily in the following cities:Omaha, NE, BoysTown, NE, New York, NY, and Spearfish, SD

    • He has spoken to groups as large as 2,000 people and has a social media presence.

  • Coach Tyler has won and been nominated for multiple awards for Outstanding Leadership including  BoysTown High School’s “Competing with Character” in Athletics, Northern Hills Training Center’s Blue Diamond award and  Outstanding Leadership awards from Black Hills State University's student organizations

  • As a student, he was the founder and president of two organizations.

  • He has used his platform to positively influence youth and adults as a life coach and mentor.  His focus has been to provide people with a vision of hope for a successful future.