Skip to main content

Joe Spallina

2022 U.S. Women's Staff


Assistant Coach


Head Coach, Stony Brook University


Mount Sinai, N.Y.

Joe Spallina, the head coach at Stony Brook University since 2012, is an assistant coach with the U.S. women's national team.

The engineer of the nation's best turnaround in 2012 and winningest coach in program history after only three seasons, Spallina has Stony Brook competing annually for the America East title while also bursting onto the national women's lacrosse scene. Through the 2021 season he has a stellar 159-30 overall mark, a 55-2 record in America East action and eight consecutive America East titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.

Spallina previously spent four seasons as the head coach at Adelphi, producing a dominant 73-2 (.973) record and an NCAA-record three consecutive Division II national championships, including in 2011 when his team defeated Limestone in the title game on its home field on May 22. The victory completed a perfect 20-0 season and was the team's 26th consecutive win. Spallina's Panthers were the wire-to-wire No. 1 ranked team in the nation according to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll.

Prior to taking over at Adelphi, Spallina was the head coach of the girls lacrosse team at Rocky Point (N.Y.) High School and led the squad to five Suffolk County finals, including three consecutive championships in his last three years, compiling an impressive 87-9 overall record. Spallina also coached the girls soccer team at Rocky Point.

In addition to his involvement in women's lacrosse, Spallina served as the head coach and general manager of the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse.

Spallina is a 1996 graduate of Adelphi, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education. He was a four-year starter at midfielder on the men's lacrosse team and helped lead the Panthers to a 38-14 record and two national championships in 1993 and `95. He also lettered in men's soccer for two years.