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North Florida Coaches

Meet The Coaches

The coaches that work with the Maniax program come from all different backgrounds with all kinds of interesting fun facts to share! But, they all have one single thing in common- they LOVE LAX. In order for you to get to know your coaches a little better... we've asked them questions. Let's see their answers! 

Melanie Hicks

Melanie Hicks

CDP Coach

Phone: 770.845.1124

How many Years of Coaching/Playing Experience?

12 years

What is your athletic background? Any notable accomplishments? 

Division 1 scholarship player

What do you love most about coaching young athletes? 

Helping them see and reach their potential

What do you do when you’re not coaching?

PE teacher

What's your favorite quote?

"Promise me you’ll always remember you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think." -Winnie the Pooh

Jordan Cook

Jordan Cook

Practice Coach

Phone: 904.861.5621

How many Years of Coaching/Playing Experience?

13 years

What is your athletic background? Any notable accomplishments?

Division I SDSU scholarship player, Savannah College of Art and Design NAIA- 2 National Championships, All-American Attacker

What do you do when you’re not coaching?

Graphic Designer + Freelance Designer

What's your favorite quote?

"Rub some dirt on it" - She's the Man

What is the best advice you've ever received? 

"Give it to God" - My overly positive Mother

Danica Leili

Practice Coach

Phone: 386-569-0619

HOW MANY YEARS OF COACHING/PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

9 years

WHAT IS YOUR ATHLETIC BACKGROUND? ANY NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS?

Played Division 2 Lacrosse for Saint Leo University and served as a Senior Captain. I was a three-year CDP Intern and served as a practice coach last summer.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -Philippians 4:13

What do you love most about coaching young athletes? 

I love being able to learn from them as they learn from me. I develop into a better person by coaching Maniax.