I became part of the Puyallup Lacrosse Club in 2009 when my son began playing as a 3rd grader. My daughter began playing in 2012 as a 2nd grader. In 2010 & 2011, I was the Head Coach for the 3/4 Boys Team. In 2012, I was the Head Coach for the 5/6 White Team. In 2013 & 2014, I was the Head Coach for the 7/8 Black Team. In 2015 & 2016, I was an Assistant Coach for the High School Boys Team. I have been involved in all aspects of the Club from coaching in the spring season to helping run the summer program as well as the fall indoor program. I was also our Club’s representative and Board member of the South Sound Youth Lacrosse Association. I’m passionate about lacrosse because of its foundation being rooted in tradition, honor and love of the game. I believe lacrosse is about more than just the game; it’s about life and how we develop scholastic excellence, teamwork, honor and integrity both on and off the field. “Winning isn’t everything, but the WILL to WIN is!”
My family and I came to this game in the summer of 2010, participating in summer and fall ball with the South Hill Grizzlies. As that club was merged with the Puyallup Lacrosse Club due to new league rules, we came with them. Having over 20 years of coaching experience with youth and adults in many different sports, I felt that I had knowledge and experience that could benefit PLC in ways different from that of a coach, so I volunteered to become a board member. As Youth Athletic Director for 2 years, I helped the Club develop a strategic plan that outlined how we grew in a manner that benefited our players and families, and helped to navigate our first split, where we helped create the Bethel Lacrosse Club. When my term was up, I was asked to remain on the board. I agreed to take on the new position of Director of Operations, working to secure practice and game facilities and facilitating field setup, field marking, and other administrative roles. When PLC was notified that they were being forced to split again, I agreed to join the Rogers Lacrosse Club board as the Vice President. I’m excited to help a “new” club navigate through startup and help guide it into becoming a highly successful program.
My family and I have been hooked on lacrosse since my son started playing for Puyallup Lacrosse Club as a 3rd grader in 2011. It's such an exciting sport and we've made such great friends along the way. I love being the supportive, cheering mom on the sidelines and also helping support the entire Club by volunteering on the Board. I was PLC's Secretary for two years and now look forward to helping build Rogers Lacrosse Club by serving as Secretary on its Board. It's so exciting to see this sport grow in our area and I'm really looking forward to what exciting things are to come for RLC!
I am happy to be able to serve the club as treasurer this year, and look forward to an exciting 2016 season. My family became involved in lacrosse when my son started playing in 2014. I have been a huge fan of lacrosse for years and was excited that my son choose to start with the Puyallup panther organization. Lacrosse is a game of teamwork, integrity, tradition and I feel very honored to be part of the organization. I look forward to the exciting opportunities this year as we start the new Rogers Lacrosse Club!
HS/Youth Girls Athletic Director
This will be my first season as the Puyallup Panthers Athletic Director. My daughter became interested in Lacrosse about 5 yes ago, while we were walking through Dick's Sporting Goods. My wife and I helped out as sort of team parents, mostly chasing balls down and looking for them in the bushes. The following year we did more score keeping and spotting for her coachs. About three years ago I took the level 1 & 2 coaches training, and worked with the 5/6 girls and for the last two years the 7/8 girls teams. I have had a blast every year and look forward to working with all teams and coaches in the coming months and season(s). I look forward to working with the coaches and parents to help ensure that our ladies have a challenging and rewarding season.
HS Boys Athletic Director
Our family became involved in lacrosse when my son gave up baseball in the 5th grade. He decided to go with his Roughrider football friends and play lacrosse. We have been involved ever since. I became a Board Member with the Puyallup Lacrosse Club in 2014 as the Boys High School Athletic Director. We supported the Varsity and Junior Varsity programs as well as the coaching staff. I have served on many youth sports boards from Little League, Youth Soccer and Travel Softball. With the looming split I volunteered to help with the transition from PLC to the new Rogers Lacrosse Club. We are excited for this new and expanding brand of lacrosse. We will continue to support the High School Boys as a liaison between the team, staff and board. We look forward to watching this great game grow for years to come in the Puyallup area. Go Rams!
Youth Boys Athletic Director
I became a member of the Puyallup lacrosse family in 2011 when I signed my son up for his 1st season. I was immediately impressed by the game, not only the speed of the game, but the level honor and sportsmanship that was encouraged at every practice and at the end of every game. Over the past 5 years I have participated as a parent, an assistant coach, a head coach and now as the Boys Youth Athletic Director Rogers Lacrosse. Each year I see players develop and friendships made both on and off the field. I expect that this year will be no different. I look forward to seeing everybody on the field, routing on our teams, and hopefully celebrating many victories.
Website & Registration Director
I became a member of the Puyallup Lacrosse Club in 2011, and have coached each year since then. I have enjoyed coaching the boys and the girls as an offensive coach and defensive coach. I've especially enjoyed the friendships and memories made with other coaches, club members, and athletes. I've also put time in as a score keeper and spotter, and always ready to lend a hand where needed. I was never a player myself, but loved watching the sport whenever I could catch it on TV. Our son has played since 2011, and our two daughters have played since 2012. The youngest member of our family began her lacrosse adventure with the Puyallup Lacrosse Club inaugural K-2 program in 2015. Our entire family believes in the ROOTS of the game and want to see it grow in the northwest for youth sports and beyond. I bring my technical expertise to create better communication and connectedness to the club.
Business Development Director
I became a member of the Puyallup Lacrosse club in 2011 and became an instant fan. I have four athletes participating in the club and want to see each of them experience lacrosse for as long as they can. I was a former Treasurer and Chair of the Fundraising Committee at Mt. View Co-Op Preschool and member of the auction committee for Junior League of Tacoma. My goal is to help the club grow using my skills as a marketer and fundraiser, to help expand the reach of the sport, and have teams represent each high school in our area.
My son David started playing with the Puyallup Pathers Lacrosse Club in 4th grade. I mostly cheered and supported the club as a parent the first few years. After awhile, I felt that I could lend my skills and support as a board member rather than coaching, so I joined the board in 2014. I was a part of the team to transition the split of the PLC into Emerald Ridge and Rogers Lacrosse Clubs. Lacrosse is a sport that lends itself to making memorable moments at anytime rather it be a game, practice, or tournament. My son and I love this game, and when he smiles during those moments, it makes me happy we are here.
My wife Kristen and I have been a part of the club for 4 years, and we have enjoyed every minute of it. We have three sons and and a granddaughter who participate in the program. The program is such an integral part of our family I decided to get involved first as a coach, and now as a board member. I believe that our youth need to be active and a part of our community through sports, especially the fastest game on two feet.
I'm proud to be a part of helping the cause of youth sports through lacrosse, and my proudest moment is assisting the 5/6 youth boys as they captured the SPSL League Championship! The memories and emotions experienced during the entire season leads me to say it has been the best experience in any youth sport.