Coaches & Guardians of Lacrosse Culture

Founder / Coach / Trainer

Coach Ken started playing lacrosse in 1981 as freshmen at the Illinois powerhouse New Trier High School in Winnetka Illinois. In college Coach Ken was a 4 year starter and captain of the Illinois State University Lacrosse Team. Because the team was new Coach Ken used this opportunity to begin his career in coaching by teaching his fellow teammates.

After college he continued to play for the highly competitive post collegiate team Lincoln Park from 1990 until moving to Indiana in 2009. While in Illinois he coached Varsity and JV players at Glenbrook North & Highland Park High Schools. In 1999 & 2000 he was selected to coach Team Illinois Varsity, which had winning tournament records at the Vail Colorado tournament. Ken’s biggest accomplishment was to be one of a handful of dedicated coaches and lacrosse enthusiasts that grew Illinois lacrosse from just 7 high school teams to a state sanctioned sport with over 8,000 male and female athletes playing at all levels from 1st grade thru adult.

From 1992 until 2008 Coach Ken was the GM of Lacrosse America, one of the largest and most successful lacrosse programs that ran instructional and competitive programs in Illinois. Athletes coached by Ken have gone on to play professionally and at colleges such as Syracuse, Duke, Denver, Ohio State, Yale, Cornell, Harvard, Army, Loyola, North Carolina, Ohio Wesleyan, Georgetown, Notre Dame and many other established lacrosse programs. Even the 2006 Indiana High School coach of the year was coached by the Hoosier Lacrosse director.

In 2007 Coach Ken moved to Indiana and quickly got involved in the local lacrosse scene and in 2008 he founded Hoosier Lacrosse. Coach Ken is dedicated to help grow the sport in Indiana and is excited by the enthusiasm of the players and their parents.  He lives in Westfield with his 2 children Brook and Zachary.

Playing Experience
Lincoln Park LC – Chicago, Il. 1990-2007
DILL – Box League – 4 X Champion 2000-2007
Illinois State University – 4 year Captain, Team MVP, 1986-1990
New Trier High School, Winnetka, Il. 1981-1985

Coaching Since 1986
Hoosier Lacrosse 2008-Present
Noblesville Youth Lacrosse, Director of Coaching – 2012-2015
Noblesville HS 2010-2011
Guerin Catholic HS – 2009
Team Illinois Varsity – Summers 1998, 1999, 2000
Highland Park HS 1998-1999
Glenbrook North HS 1995-1997
Lacrosse America 1992-2008
Illinois State University – Player Coach 1986-1988

Cultural Ambassador / Coach

Playing experience:
32 years as a traditional Ojibwa bagattaway player and Cherokee stickball player. Other athletics 4 years high school football at Castle High school 2 regional and 1 sectional championship. 2 years college football Western Ky Univ. 8 years Army divisional football as player. 16 years Greco Roman and Freestyle wrestling 4 U.N. Heavy weight championships. Career, 16 years United States Army, 3rd Ranger Battlion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Now President of Native American Educational resources a 501 c3 non-profit , that helps Native American youth excel academically and athletically. Coaching career ,Castle boys JV lacrosse from 2010 -2017 102 wins 11 losses . Castle Girls lacrosse assistant varsity coach 2017 to present. Castle High and Middle School Football line coach 2008 until present 6 Siac Championships and 3 Sectional and 1 regional championships .

Coaching philosophy:
No one quits ,no one is ever left behind. No team will ever out work us on or off the field.

Director of Coaching
Coaching Experience
Park Tudor HS head Coach 2015 – Present
Hoosier Lacrosse 2013-Present
Lane Tech High School 2000-2008
Illinois High School Coach of the Year 2001
Lacrosse America 1996-2012
Ultimate Lacrosse Camp
Badger State Lacrosse Camp
University of Notre Dame Lacrosse Camp
Team Illinois
Chicago Select
Playing Experience
Libertyville High School, IL (captain)
Team Illinois
Illinois High School All-Star Game
Franklin & Marshall College
Lincoln Park Lacrosse Club
Windy City Lacrosse Club
DILL Box League
After seeing lacrosse for years on television, Drew first picked up a stick during the summer before 8th grade. He played and coached under Chicago lacrosse legend Rich Martin, making the varsity team at Libertyville High School during his sophomore year. In high school he also had the opportunity to travel and play with the Illinois state team before his senior season, after which he played in the state all-star game.
Drew went on to play in the Centennial Conference, the best in Division III, with the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats. Returning to Chicago, he took up the helm at Lane Tech High School, the first high school team in the city of Chicago. Blessed with young men of talent and dedication, Lane went from being a winless program to a team that scored several upsets of successful suburban programs en route to winning Coach Bogan the Illinois High School Coach of the Year award in 2001. Lane Tech continued to be competitive under Coach Bogan, producing four NCAA lacrosse players and more than a dozen state all-stars during his tenure.
Drew has continued to play lacrosse as well, winning multiple championships in the DILL (a Chicago box lacrosse league) and competing first for Lincoln Park Lacrosse Club and more recently for Windy City Lacrosse Club. He and his wife moved from downtown Chicago to Indianapolis in the summer of 2013, marking the first time in his life Drew has called anywhere but Chicagoland home.
“Lacrosse has blessed me in so many ways. I have made many dear friends in both the playing and the coaching ranks, and I have had the honor and privilege of coaching some fine young men and then watching them grow into adulthood and serve others as coaches, policemen, firemen, soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, teachers, and more. I have faced obstacles and challenges, enjoyed exhilarating victories and suffered agonizing defeats. I have been inspired by my players, humbled by my competition, and educated by my mentors. Lacrosse has taken me to Chicago’s inner-city alleys, to the mountains of Colorado, to the bayous of Louisiana, and to places all across the country. The opportunities this game has afforded me are too many and too valuable to put into words.”
Coach / Trainer

Experience and Accolades

4-year starter on the East Lansing High School (MI) Varsity Lacrosse team (3x Captain)
3x Capital Area Lacrosse Association All-Conference Honors
2x Lansing State Journal All-Area Dream Team
All-State Honors as an attackman
Champion Lacrosse and Team Total Lacrosse summer travel teams
4-year scholarship player at Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Tech Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year Award winner

Alex found lacrosse in 6 th grade after one of his friends convinced him that it was more fun than baseball. After his first practice, Alex was hooked and never looked back. Alex would go on to be an All-state player and 3x time team captain for his East Lansing High School Trojans. The exposure he obtained through playing lacrosse for the Champion Lacrosse and Team Total summer teams earned him a scholarship to play at NCAA Division II Florida Institute of Technology. Alex started on attack as a Freshman before moving to midfield for his Sophomore and Junior seasons. Due to an injury sustained at the end of his Junior season Alex was unable to play during his Senior season, yet remained with the team to assist the coaches. During his senior year, Alex helped his coaches by writing scouting reports for upcoming opponents, assisting with carrying out the practice plan, and running the substitution box during games. Following his senior season, Alex graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Tech with a B.S. Degree in Psychology and is now a Special Education teacher on the south side of Indianapolis while working towards his Master’s degree at Marian University. Alex is thrilled to bring his passion for the game to Hoosier Lacrosse!

Playing experience
Warren Central High School 2013-2016 (captain)
HLA 2015-pres
Monmouth College 2016-pres
Coach experience
Warren Central 2016
HLA 2016-pres
Coach

Playing Experience
Bedford High School, Bedford Ma 1983,1984

Norrisville Masters Lacrosse 2010-2011
Hoosier Lacrosse 2011-Present
Coaching Since 2005
Center Grove HS Head Coach 2013-2016
Hoosier Lacrosse 2011-Present
Red Lion Lacrosse, Pa 2005-2011
Two Time Undefeated York County Pennsylvania Champions (21-0, 23-0)
Gotham City Thunder, Pa 2008-2011
Norrisville Youth, Pa 2011
Coaching Philosophy
Coaching philosophy includes sportsmanship, honor, respect and developing a role for every player that ensures they have playing time. Everybody plays in every game.
Coach & destroyer of goal scorers
Coach

Coaching Experience
Park Tudor Assistant Coach 2015 – Present
North Central Assistant Coach  2014-2015

Playing Experience
Park Tudor School (captain)
Team Indiana
Indiana High School All-Star Game
Indiana University Lacrosse
Empire Lacrosse Club
Hoosier Lacrosse Box Lacrosse Club

Brett first found lacrosse in a gym class in 8th grade.  Drawing on his years of hockey, Brett noticed lacrosse quickly fell into place as a sport for him. Brett was a member of Park Tudor’s first and only state championship team. He was afforded the opportunity to be a part of Team Indiana and represent the state at the Notre Dame Classic that brought all star teams from all over the Midwest together.  He looks forward to continuing to coach at his alma mater and hopefully help bring another title to the school. Following high school Brett continued his playing career with Indiana University were over his four years the team steadily climbed the rankings and for a young program they built respect in the tight knit community. After college he kept his love going with playing in various clubs around Indianapolis. He began his coaching career at North Central where he worked closely with the student athletes to achieve their goals. Finally, his alma mater had a coaching position open and he jumped at the chance to get back to his roots and join a very impressive coaching staff.  The staff he joined has a fantastic outlook and strategy for helping to produce quality young men on and off the field. Brett is very excited to join Hoosier and looks forward to sharing his joy and knowledge of the game.

Coach
AJ walked on to Taylor University’s men’s lacrosse team his freshman year with no experience, But by that spring he had become a starting D-Middie. Through his college career he became a starting 2 way middle then starting attack his junior year. Not only becoming one of the programs top walk on players, He became the president of the program as well as a captain and one of the leading scorers in the 2014-15 season. Going into his senior year, AJ looks forward to a great season with the Taylor Trojans.
AJ is from the south side of Indianapolis. Going to school at Franklin Central High School, He played varsity soccer for 2 years, and coached soccer since he was 16. AJ’s Coaching experience has ranged from first time soccer players to state winning  travel teams, He was also a coach for the A.C. Milan soccer camp and Franklin Central soccer camps in Indianapolis.
 
AJ is excited to start at Hoosier lacrosse. With a passion for coaching and growing the game, he is looking forward to making his mark on the growth of lacrosse. “Lacrosse is at a great phase in it’s growth right now. It’s very impressional so it’s up to the right people to make it grow in a positive way.” With the urge to grow the sport on the south side of Indy, he is excited to start making his impact on the lacrosse culture. 
 
Playing Experience
Taylor University 2012-2016 (captain)
Hoosier Lacrosse 2013-Present
 
Coaching Experience
Franklin Central Soccer Club (2009-Present)
St. Francis Soccer Club (2010-2012)
A.C. Milan Summer Soccer camp (2011)
Hoosier Lacrosse (2015-Present)
Coach

Coaching Experience:
2016- Present Head Coach at Noblesville HS
2015-2016 Assistant Varsity coach at Center Grove
2014 – Present Hoosier Lacrosse Academy

Playing Experience:
U of Dayton – MCLA
Brebeuf HS

Coach

Coaching Experience
Center Grove HS Varsity Lacrosse – Defensive Coordinator – 2015
Hoosier Elite Summer Travel Team – Co-Head Coach (Defense) – 2014
Center Grove 7th & 8th Grade Lacrosse – Assistant Coach – 2014
STEPS Youth Lacrosse Summer Camp – Assistant Coach – 1999-2000
Mountain Lakes 4th Grade Lacrosse – Assistant Coach – 1999-2000

Playing Experience
Circle City Copperheads – 2015-Present
Hoosier Lacrosse – 2014-Present
Indoor Box Leagues – 2004-2005
Indiana University – Midfield (Starting FOGO) – 2003
Mountain Lakes, NJ – High School Varsity – Defense – 2001-2002

Rob grew up in Mountain Lakes New Jersey, a small town hotbed of lacrosse, where the sport’s popularity is unrivaled even by a successful football program.  He was a 4 sport varsity athlete but always loved lacrosse most.  Coached by Tim Flynn (Head Coach of the 2012 U19 American Team – World Champions), Rob forever learned the fundamentals of lacrosse and multi-sport defensive principles.

Rob developed into a two-year letter winner and one-year starter at Mountain Lakes, playing long stick defense.  Deciding to pursue an undergraduate business degree, Rob came to Indiana University.  At IU, Rob moved to the Short Stick Midfield position and earned a starting role his freshman year as the team’s face-off specialist.

Coaching Philosophy
Lacrosse is a game where kids of diverse talent, ability, speed, & size can compete and even excel.  As America is the “Land of Opportunity”, Lacrosse is the “Sport of Opportunity”.  I want to help our players recognize this potential and exceed their ambitions.