Howard Community College

Howard Community College Athletics
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044
NJCAA Maryland Northeast
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Joe Valentino

Joe Valentino enters the 2019 season in his first year as the head coach of the Howard CC women's lacrosse team.


Prior to joining Howard CC, Valentino was the head coach with The Academy of The Holy Cross girls’ junior varsity lacrosse team. He was also the Director of Recruiting and Lacrosse and a head coach and a volunteer assistant coach of the Rebels Lacrosse Club, as well as the offensive coordinator and goalie coach for St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel. He is currently the head coach of the HOCO Girl’s Lacrosse Club 2021 Black Team.


As the head coach of the girls’ lacrosse Howard County Youth Recreational Lacrosse program, Valentino was chosen as the head coach of the league’s all-star league game in 2013. He was also picked as an assistant coach for the league’s showcase game in 2012.


Valentino earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal science from York College of Pennsylvania and has coached youths in lacrosse, baseball, softball, and ice hockey.


His coaching philosophy is to always be positive, to always be prepared, and to remember that lacrosse is supposed to be fun. He preaches that he wants the team to be ready to put forth maximum effort every time they take the field and that the results will follow.

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Erin Geraghty

Asst. Coach Women's Lacrosse

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Michael Rhodovi

Michael Rhodovi was named an assistant coach for the Howard CC women's lacrosse starting in the 2019 season.


Coach Rhodovi is a Wilde Lake High School alumno and goalie for the Wildecats. After graduating in 1993 he began coaching youth sports 1st as player-coaching club ice hockey (Howard Huskies & Tri-City Eagles), then looking to youth football followed by lacrosse.


He has a deep passion for lacrosse having been involved in the Howard County Lacrosse Program for 11 plus years and has along with his own son and daughter coached hundreds of both boys and girls in the recreation and Cobra travel programs.


In 2014 he co-started the HoCo Girls Club Lacrosse Program where he is currently the program's director and coach.


He was named as the head coach of the Wilde Lake Wildecats JV in 2015, and subsequently named head varsity coach the following 2016 season.


In 2017 he was the assistant coach for the USL Baltimore Metro Women's U19 team & continues as an assistant coach with the USL Chesapeake Chapter. He is now entering his 5th season at the Lake and is very excited about the upcoming season. with both the JV and Varsity programs at competitive levels.

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