My lacrosse life started in 2016 when my son attended a clinic to try the game. It was an instant connection for him and it has quickly become his primary sport. At the clinic I met Daniel Hoffman, who I had played sofball with many years ago. He told me how awesome lacrosse is and asked if I'd like to "help out" at practices. I wanted to be a part so I said sure and the next hing you know I'm coaching the 5/6 boys. I have coached basketball, soccer, football, softball and baseball in the past and much of that experience carries over. In the summer of 2018 I was lucky enough to attend the Bill Pilat "The Goalie School" with my son. We learned a ton and are very excited to pass some of that along to all the goalies that we can reach.
Hello! My family has been hooked on lacrosse now for 3 years. My oldest son was invited to a practice one Friday night. He loved it so much that we immediately left that practice, went straight to Sports Authority, and bought the gear needed to play in the game the following day. We were passionate about this sport from day one. My first year with RLC was last year. I served as team mom and loved cheering from the sidelines. I am so honored to now be serving on the board and helping this sport grow! I have coached many sports myself and I am very active in the schools and the community, which I feel will be a huge asset to my new role.
“It’s a family; Lacrosse is not like any other sport; it’s more a way of life”- Adam Gardner
Girls Athletic Director
This will be my second season as the Puyallup Panthers Athletic Director. My daughter became interested in Lacrosse about 6 yrs ago, while we were walking through Dick's Sporting Goods. I helped out as sort of team parent, mostly chasing balls down and looking for them in the bushes. The following year I got more involved with score keeping and spotting for her coachs. About four years ago I took the level 1 & 2 coaches training, and worked with the 5/6 and 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.