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!
Nutrition, fitness, safety, offense, draw
D1 player, D1 coach, 5 sport varsity athlete in HS
Always leave a room in better condition than when you entered it.
Less sugar, more vegetables.
I am very passionate about growing the game of lacrosse in Florida. I love this game and I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to play and enhance their skills to the top level.
When I'm not coaching you can often find me at the FGCU library, studying hard to earn my Masters in Occupational Therapy. I also enjoy naps and the beach.
Surround yourself with positive people who believe in you. Negativity is not worth your time.
I have been involved with athletics my whole life including softball, track, volleyball, and lacrosse. I started playing lacrosse in high school and continued on to play in college at Jacksonville University. At JU, I played midfield and attack while perusing my undergraduate degree.
Two things: 1) Watching players transform over time in terms of skills, intensity, commitment and hunger, and 2) Being able to make an impact well beyond the field and seeing players continue to apply life lessons learned on the field into adulthood.
Over 35 years playing, coaching and officiating lacrosse. Have played attack, midfield, defense and goalie at various points along the way.
When Lacrosse got going in Miami, there was no recreational or regional travel lacrosse, and very few officials. So I became and official in 2006 and started Broward-Dade-Monroe Lacrosse in 2008 so that there would be a place for the girls from 6 local high schools to work on lacrosse outside of the spring season. My daughter, Bug, joined LaxManiax in 2009 and my involvement in LaxManiax quickly grew as well.
Management Consultant, Working on Cars, Hiking/Climbing/Kayaking