Chip Buzzeo - Head Boys Lacrosse Coach
Chip is currently the Head Boys Lacrosse Coach at New Canaan High School. In his first year as head coach of the Rams in 2013, he helped the program win its 9th FCIAC Championship and finished the season with a record of 19-3. In 2015 and 2016, the Rams have won bank-to-back Class M State Championships. In total, he has coached 8 All-Americans players, 3 Under Armour All-Americans, 43 players selected to All-FCIAC teams, and 42 players selected to ALL-State Teams. In 2016, New Canaan High School Boys Lacrosse finished 17th in the US National Inside Lacrosse poll.
Chip graduated from Princeton University in 2001. In his four years being a member of the Princeton Lacrosse team, three of the teams competed in the NCAA National Championship game, and two of the teams won the National Championship (98’, 01’). In addition, during his four year career, Princeton would win every Ivy League game played (24-0), capturing four Ivy League Championships. Chip was voted co-Captain of the 2001 National Championship team. In his senior year, Chip became the first Princeton player to be awarded the Scott P. Klurfield Memorial Award (an award given to a player chosen by his teammates who embodies the qualities of perseverance, hard work, team spirit, and dedication to lacrosse and to Princeton).
Prior to attending Princeton, Chip was a standout two-sport student athlete at New Canaan High School. As captain of the 1996 lacrosse team, he helped the team win the 1996 state championship and was selected to the All-American, All-State, and All-FCIAC teams. While at NCHS, Chip was also a member of the Varsity Ice Hockey team for four years. He was 3x All-FCIAC, 2x All-State, 3x CT Post All-Star. He lead the Varsity Hockey team in scoring all four years and is one of the all-time leading scorers in team history with 186 total points. In hockey he would help the team win two FCIAC Championships (1994, 1996) and was captain of the team in 1996.
After NCHS and prior to attending Princeton, Chip went to school at Avon Old Farms School for a Post Graduate year. As a student-athlete, he helped the Varsity lacrosse team capture the New England Prep School Championship and the Varsity hockey team win the Founders League Championship. After the lacrosse season he was selected to the All-New England Prep School Team, played in the East West All-Star Game, and was awarded the Skip Flanagan award.
For the past eight years, Chip has been a coach in the New Canaan Youth Lacrosse Association, helping coach teams, off-season programs, and pre-season clinics.