Hey, it's Coach again. If there's one thing you'll notice about me, it's that I like to depart from conventional wisdom often. In this case, I am unaware of any college coaches who have let recruits see into who they are and why they coach. Which is bizarre. I think authenticity and vulnerability is the foundation to any relationship, especially between a student-athlete and her coach.


Born in Michigan in the late 1980's. Grew up addicted to hockey, but eventually traded a hockey stick and a tennis racquet for a lacrosse stick. Emailed PBA's men's coach in high school, signing it "The Future of PBA Lacrosse." Totally prophetic, right? Got to PBA, was a three-year captain and studied entrepreneurship. Launched a couple magazines after college. Continued coaching all the while. Jumped at the opportunity to start our women's program and now here we are.


I'm in this to see lives changed for the better. I love helping people catch the vision that has been placed on their hearts. We're all here for a purpose. I love asking questions and helping people figure out why they've been put on this earth.

I remember when I got to college. I didn't know what I believed or why I believed it, but there were coaches that cared to see me through it. They existed to add value to my life and show me the path to walk on. I sincerely believe that these coaches saved my life and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to replicate that in every student-athlete I coach.


I believe in an environment of trust, because trust creates freedom and freedom creates peace. Peace is literally the word shalom. In Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary, it says the following:

07965 shaw-lome; safe, well, happy, friendly; health, prosperity, peace, well.

If our covenant with God is all of the above, we want our relationship with student-athletes to reflect the very same thing. When God is present, his atmosphere is charged with shalom. An athletic atmosphere without shalom is not favorable to changing lives, so I will vigorously protect that.


While on the subject of environment: Lacrosse is and should be fun. We will attack each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind; an enthusiasm that supports our mission: to become better in every way, every day. I want to lead with enthusiastic coaches and I want to be around enthusiastic student-athletes. Positive energy is contagious.


  1. I love to travel and I thrive off of energy. Visiting New York City is my favorite because I feel instantly refueled.
  2. I flip over bicycle handlebars often and gracefully.
  3. I'm a big fan of deadlifts. #Crossfit
  4. I have an uncanny ability to throw trash into garbage cans from far distances.
  5. Writing is a huge part of my life (read my blog here). I have a coaching book inside of me that will turn into a real book within 2-4 years.
  6. I consume more Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonades than the entire nation of Tuvalu.
  7. My favorite bible verse is Joel 2:28... "Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions."
  8. I am a brand geek. I love brands like Shinola, JetBlue, and VW.
  9. Drake is the best artist of all-time. Feel free to debate me on this.
  10. I built this website. #ThankYouMarketingBackground


If all else fails, go with your gut. As Shakespeare said, 'be a willing fool.'