Peter Sessa
Peter Sessa
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: (352) 588-7316
Email: peter.sessa@saintleo.edu

Sessa was officially announced as the newest Lions' assistant coach in late July of 2012, and enters into his second season with the Green and Gold.

His responsibilities include all defensive coordinator tasks, while also working with the face-off unit, in addition to extensive recruiting and academic development duties.

Taking over the first assistant role, Sessa joins the Lions’ staff from Springfield College.

A product of Springfield College, both as a player and a coach, Sessa has studied, played and taught the sport of lacrosse in both America and England since graduating in 2010.

Coach Sessa is also a key member of Mad Dog Lacrosse camps, a youth development camp which Sessa helps run throughout the summer months.  He is one of three National Directors who help run the very enthusiastic camps in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. 

As a player, Sessa had a standout career as a longstick midfielder. An All-Pilgrim League selection twice, a second-team All-New England honoree, two time Men’s lacrosse strength and conditioning athlete of the year, as well as a three-time all-academic team honoree, Sessa anchored a defense that ranked seventh nationally in goals against average as junior and 14th as a senior. After Springfield, Sessa spent eight months in England playing for the Reading Wildcats, who won the Flags Championship.

After completing his playing career in 2011, Sessa coached at three English universities, including Southampton, Royal Halloway, and Reading in association with the English Lacrosse Association.

Most recently, Sessa took over the graduate assistant position at his alma mater where he also served as Springfield's recruiting coordinator as well as working with the defense, face-offs, and goalkeepers.

Sessa is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Sport Business at Saint Leo University.