The Coaches

Jay Lantych - Coach | Ryan Shairs - Coach | Justin Shairs - Head Coach | Mike Boccuzzi - JV & Goalie Coach | Peter Shea - Coach

Justin Shairs begins his second year as Head Coach of the Panthers after serving as legendary Coach Bob Gilligan's assistant for 9 years. Coach Shairs is a BHS class of 1999 graduate who captained the Panther Football, Hockey (Jr and Sr year) and Lacrosse teams. He graduated as the 5th leading scorer in BHS Hockey history, but has since moved down that list being surpassed by two players he had the pleasure to coach. He went on to play lacrosse at St. Anselm College where he still holds many offensive scoring records including career points, single season points and single season goals while serving as the team's captain for two years. After graduating college in 2003 with a degree in Criminal Justice, coach began working with the BHS hockey program before being hired as an assistant by Coach Gilligan. He also served as an assistant for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School football program from 2008-2013 and for the Panther lacrosse program from 2008-2010. In 2013, Justin was inducted into the Beverly High School Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2014, Coach Shairs was honored to receive the Elmo Benedetto Assistant Coach of the Year Award for the Northeastern Conference. Justin is a Police Officer in the City of Beverly and resides there with his wife Meghan.