Coaching Staff

JIM OLD: Head Coach

Jim Old joined the William & Mary Men’s team as the Head Coach in the fall of 2021. Prior to assuming the Head Coach role, his years of lacrosse experience includes: Assistant Coach for Hampton University’s Varsity Team, Head Coach at Old Dominion University, Head Coach at Maury High School, and Head Coach in various youth programs in the Tidewater region. His playing experience started with the club program at Virginia Tech and continued with various post-collegiate club teams as he served a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy flying F-14 Tomcats.


He has served in leadership roles with USA Lacrosse for over 20 years, currently serving as the Ex-Officio President for the Tidewater Chapter of USA Lacrosse Board of Directors. In 2015 he was selected as the inaugural US Lacrosse Homer R. Schwartz Leadership Award winner.


He is currently the Vice President of the Analytics and Experimentation Directorate for a defense consulting firm, lives in Williamsburg with his wife Beth, and has two adult sons working in Georgia.

JOE SCHIFANO: Offensive Coordinator

Joe graduated from William and Mary in 1976. He was a 4 year letterman and captain in his senior year. During his time at W&M he was the only player to make the All South Atlantic Division team (teams included UNC, W&L and Duke). In his senior year Joe was selected for the North-South Senior All Star team. He was the first W&M player to be selected. By the time he graduated Joe was the all time leading scorer for W&M. Over the years he has lost that distinction but is still the leading midfield scorer. During his time in graduate school at W&M he assisted Clarke Franke in coaching the W&M Varsity Men's Lacrosse team.

Joe received an BBA in Accounting in 1976 and an MBA in Finance from W&M in 1983. He is wrapping up a 25 year career with National Public Radio (NPR).

NOAH ORHAM: Defensive Coordinator

Noah Orham was a 3-year starter at North Dakota State University as a goalie. He was part of MCLA D2 national championship team in 2018. In 2019 Noah was an honorable mention All American for the bison. 


Noah graduated from North Dakota State University in 2020 with a degree in civil engineering. Since his graduation, Noah has worked as a missionary with FOCUS and started at William & Mary in August 2022.

John Cooper: Goalkeeper's Coach

John was a 4 year letterman goalie for the Tribe Varsity team from 1974 - 1977. He was one of the

tri-captains for the team in his senior year. As a freshman starter for the '74 season, he helped lead the team to a Top 20 national ranking. Upon graduating in 1977, he earned his Master's degree in Education at William and Mary while coaching the Men's Lacrosse JV/Club team.

He has maintained his ties to lacrosse through extensive coaching in the Howard County (Md) Youth Program, refereeing boy's lacrosse with the Southern Lacrosse Officials Association (Baltimore area), conducting goalie clinics, and helping coach goalies at the high school level in Howard County. Upon retiring from a career in Human Resources in Howard County, he moved to Davidson, NC (Charlotte area) and coached the Davidson College Men's Lacrosse Club in 2019. He has also helped to coach at one of the private schools in Davidson.

John periodically makes the trip to Williamsburg to help coach the goalies.


Steve White played defense for four years at nationally-ranked Washington and Lee University. He was a member for over 30 years on the Virginia Beach Sharks post-collegiate lacrosse club and currently plays with the Cloudsplitters team in the Past Masters division at lacrosse tournaments. 

Steve’s coaching experience includes coordinating the defense at Cape Henry Collegiate School, Catholic High School, and the Jamestown High Club team after serving as a youth coach with HRLax. Prior to that, he spent two years as the head coach of the University of Rochester lacrosse team. 

He has been active in the Hampton Roads lacrosse community for over forty years and currently serves as an officer on the board of the Tidewater Chapter of USA Lacrosse. 

Steve recently retired from a career in finance and technology and lives in Williamsburg with his wife, Debbie.