OHSLA 2019 Coaching Position Openings

High School Positions for 2019


Corvallis High School

Corvallis High School Lacrosse is seeking a new head coach for the upcoming 2019 season.  The head coach is responsible for leading all the High School Boys lacrosse teams for Corvallis club.  He will be committed to the academic, personal and athletic growth of all players, striving to develop young men of outstanding character while continuously developing their lacrosse skills.  The head coach will report to the Corvallis Lacrosse Club Board and his responsibilities will cover all teams including (Varsity, JV, ETC.).  Primary responsibilities are:
  • Develop and implement lacrosse strategy and technical skills while leveraging best practices from other programs.
  • With the Board, lead the selection, management and evaluation of all club coaches as well as coordinate team tryouts and team selection.
  • Work with the OHSLA and other team"s coaches to schedule games for teams
  • Develop and manage a skills development program across all teams.
  • Develop and manage a youth skills development program consisting of at least one 6+ week youth skills building session in the pre-season.
  • Meet all the OHSLA coaching certification requirements and Positive Coaching Alliance training
  • Effective and timely communication with Board as needed for program operations

Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Board to develop an annual calendar of in-season and out of season events.
  • Develop a network of college lacrosse coaching contacts to create "next level" opportunities for players.
  • Support community engagement and growth of lacrosse in Corvallis and the State of Oregon.
  • Work with the Corvallis Youth Lacrosse program to create a smooth transition for high school bound players.
  • Support Club fundraising efforts managed by the Board

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
  1. A resume that includes the names of at least three professional references, their email addresses and telephone contact numbers.
  2. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for, and why you are interested in this position.
  3. Any applicable certifications or qualifications related to coaching Lacrosse

All of the above information to be sent to
Christie Dudenhoefer, Board President at corvallislaxpres@hotmail.com


Grant High School

The Grant Men's Lacrosse Club is looking for a Defensive Coordinator for our rising high school program.  Grant finished the 2018 season ranked second in the Columbia Conference conference with a record of 11-5.  Grant fields a thriving JV team and our outstanding neighborhood youth program, Eastside Portland Lacrosse, which fields multiple competitive teams at the middle school level and is consistently feeding our program with experienced players, including a skilled class of rising freshmen.

Candidates should demonstrate strong technical knowledge and strategic coaching skills.  In-season responsibilities (February-May) include but are not limited to:
  • Working closely and effectively with the Head Coach, and Assistant and JV coaches
  • Planning and implementing effective practice and game plans
  • Teaching, implementing and adjusting defensive strategies
  • Successful candidates will have a high lacrosse IQ, previous coaching experience and previous college level playing experience or equivalent.  Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to player development, as well as leadership and communication skills.

The club will pay the Defensive Coach consistent with experience and other competitive area programs.

Resumes/inquiries should be directed to Grant Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Dan McKinney at headcoach.gmlc@gmail.com


Mountainside High School (Beaverton)

Mountainside High School (MHS) Lacrosse, in Beaverton, seeks a Varsity Defensive Coordinator and a JV Coach for the 2019 season.  MHS is a new school, having opened its doors in 2018 and we recently completed our first season at the JV level.  For 2019, we will be moving up to a full-fledged varsity program, and our returning head coach seeks an assistant for the varsity level, as well as someone to take over JV duties. 

For Defensive Coordinator:
  • Understanding of defensive schemes and concepts
  • Playing experience at defense or goalie
  • NCAA or MCLA experience as a player preferred
  • Will have a part in crafting the schemes and depth chart on the defensive side of the field.
  • Responsible for attending all practices and all varsity games.

For JV coach:
  • Must be certified as a head coach (JV) by the time the 2019 season starts.
  • Responsible for JV roster and depth chart.
  • NCAA or MCLA playing experience preferred.
  • Prior HS coaching experience preferred.
  • Will work with head coach to implement varsity schemes into JV games to best prepare JV players for the future.
  • Responsible for attending all practices and all JV games.

Both positions subject to background check. If interested in joining the Mavericks for our 2019 season, please contact head coach Ryder Cochrane at cochranr@oregonstate.edu.


South Salem High School

South Salem High School Lacrosse Club is in search of a boys head Varsity Lacrosse coach for our growing program in the 2019 season.  We are lookig for a dynamic, outgoing individual that can motivate, mentor, train and recruit young men.

Candidates must be outstanding leaders, with teaching skills and the ability to communicate collaborative with players, parents, and board members.  Must have, or be willing to get, US Lacrosse level 2 training.  This position is also involved in off-season/summer conditioning.  It is a spring stipend, non-school teacher position.  College or High School Varsity level coaching experience is a plus, but we will accept candidates that have lesser experience.

Thank you for your interest. Contact Matt Ficek at southsalemhslax@gmail.com for more information.


West Linn High School

West Linn High School Lacrosse is looking for a Varsity Defensive coordinator.  This coach is responsible for all things "defensive" for the varsity team.  When the opponent has posession of the ball, you will be in charge.  West Linn plays one of the toughest schedules on West coast so we have a lot of hard work to do on a daily basis. 

Varsity and JVI practice at same time every weekday once season begins.  Our varsity coaches also coach the 7/8 select team.  It is not a requirement but we hope candidate can coach with us when available. Varsity travels to Arizona over spring break.  This trip is paid for by the team for the coaches. Experience coaching HS boy's lacrosse is not required but preferred.  Looking for a coach with college playing experience. 

Boy's and girl's lacrosse are both Tier I sports at West Linn High School.  The club is run by the athletic department, so the position requires that district requirements be met as well as all OHSLA requirements.  There is a stipend for the position and it is negotiable dependent on previous experience.

Interested candidates should email (only) Mark Flood at markflood@comcast.net


Westview High School

Westview Boys Lacrosse (WBL) is seeking qualified coaches for our Boys Lacrosse Program for the 2019 season.  While we are looking forward to having some of our 2018 Coaching Staff return for the 2019 season, WBL is actively looking to fill our Varsity Head Coach and one or two Varsity Assistant positions.  Westview is a growing program that is entering its 17th year, the last two years the club has made it to the Cascade Cup final and won the Cup in 2017. 

Desired candidates will have demonstrated success as a HS-level lacrosse coach along with a proven commitment to teamwork, sportsmanship and player development.  The qualified individuals must demonstrate: leadership and motivational skills, strong knowledge and passion for the game, with an ability to lead this group to compete at a high level.  Candidates should also be prepared to discuss their vision for integration of high school and youth development programs. 

The OHSLA season runs from February to May with Championship and other Tournaments extending into June.  Coaches should be available for practice 5 nights a week starting late February with Games starting mid-March.  Candidates should be prepared to discuss their ideas for increasing off-season participation by players in a variety of training and playing opportunities, both individually and team-based. 

Westview is an equal opportunity program and offering competitive compensation to the right individuals.  If you are interested in joining an energetic and growing program supported by a dedicated Board of Parent Volunteers who want Coaches to focus on growing our Student-Athletes, then consider that Westview just might be the Home for you.  All coaching applicants should submit a resume and brief statement of qualifications via email or mail to:

Westview Boys Lacrosse
3300 NW 185th Avenue #62
Portland, Oregon 97229

Contact person: Tom Martin (503) 807-1575, President@westviewlacrosse.com


Wilsonville High School

Wilsonville HS Lacrosse is in search of a boys head Varsity Lacrosse coach for our growing program in the 2019 season.  We are looking for a dynamic, outgoing individual that can motivate, mentor, train and recruit young men.

We are looking for a coach who is quality leader, and can effectively teach and develop the skills and strategies of competitive high school lacrosse.  Other skills involve the ability to communicate and collaboratively work with players, parents, and other Wilsonville High School staff.  This position is also involved in our Wilsonville Youth Lacrosse Program and help to coordinate off-season/summer conditioning programs.  The Lacrosse Program is a Tier 1 program, fully funded by the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

If interested, please conact Dennis Burke, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: 503-673-7630 or burked@wlwv.k12.or.us

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