OHSLA 2017 Coaching Position Openings

High School Positions for 2017


Beaverton High School

Beaverton High School Lacrosse has openings for coaches at the JV level for the 2017 season.  Our program's core purpose is to develop our players into better versions of themselves through lacrosse.  Everything we do directly traces back to this purpose.  We are searching for exceptional teachers of lacrosse who align with this purpose wholeheartedly and non-negotiably. 

While high-level knowledge of the game is expected of our coaches, values and a passion to learn are equally as, if not more, important. 

Our coaching staff is highly collaborative and all coaches are encouraged and expected to contribute on a regular basis.  We demand constant improvement from coaches, in both on-field IQ and teaching methodology, in the same way we demand constant improvement from our players.  Commitment and effort are imperative.  Other details:
  • Time commitment: Weekday evenings plus a few weekend events Feb-June.
  • Salaries are highly competitive.
  • Beaverton was awarded the 2016 OHSLA Sportsmanship Award.
  • 2016 OHSLA State Champions. Finished the season in the LaxPower Top 5 Ranking in Oregon three out of the last four years.
  • Head coach Bidnam Lee, 2013 & 2016 OHSLA Coach of the Year.

If you think you can help us continue to build something unique and exceptional at Beaverton, please contact us at bhslaxclub@gmail.com.


Bend High School

Bend High School team has filled some of its coaching openings for the spring 2017 season but still looking for a Varsity Defensive Coordinator and JV Head Coach.  Bend High School is located in beautiful Bend Oregon, a city of 80,000 located in Central Oregon. Consistently ranked one of the top outdoor towns in U.S. and dubbed the "outdoor playground of the west", Bend boasts over 300 days of sun per year.  The area has over 277 miles of meticulously maintained mountain biking trails, some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the country, and one of the top ski resorts in the Northwest in Mt Bachelor. 

The Bend lacrosse club has grown to 5 teams (Varsity, JV1, JV2, 7/8 & 5/6).  There are approximately 80 players in the program.  In addition there is a rec program with 700 youth players (K-8) that feeds the local high school programs.  The program has an excellent booster club that handles fund raising and administrative duties.  The head coaches work closely with the booster club and are well supported.  More information about the club can be found at the Bend High School Lacrosse site.

Every coach in the Bend Lacrosse program is expected be a positive but firm role model to the players, have flexibility attend all practices & games for their team, and pass a background check.  College lacrosse experience as a player and/or coach is preferred.  In addition the specific requirements for the open positions are listed below. 

Responsibilities for Varsity Defensive Coordinator:
  • Assist the head varsity and head JV coaches with practice plan development.
  • Work with the head coach to develop defensive schemes.
  • Develop defensive players' individual skills.
  • Work with youth coaches to integrate the high school defensive concepts and strategies into age appropriate practice plans.
Responsibilities for JV Head Coach:
  • Lead every aspect of the JV team in practices and on game days.
  • Work with the booster club to coordinate travel and administrative responsibilities.
  • Coach with the same philosophy, terms, and tactics as the varsity team.

Practices are generally held Mon-Fri, 3:30-5:30pm.  Games are held most Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Saturday games may require travel.  The team travels the first weekend of spring break to California for games.  The appointments are Part-Time (3 months), but there is an opportunity to coach summer teams and off-season training.  Salary: Competitive stipend based on experience.

For application and information please contact Sam Marcus, Booster Club President (m2sam@comcast.net). 


Canby High School

Canby High School Lacrosse is looking for an Assistant Varsity Coach to help take our growing and competitive high school program to the next level.  Last year we won the Cascade Cup Championship and return almost the entire team.  Our youth program has exploded and feeds the high school team with skilled and experienced players.

The assistant coach will be expected to collaborate with the head coach and other assistant coaches to coordinate and promote the program.  Candidates must be available to attend practices and games during the season.  Responsibilities may also include, but not be limited to:
  • Assisting with daily practice/game plans.
  • Implementing offensive and defensive strategies.
  • Traveling with the JV/Varsity teams to games.
  • Help to promote a fun and rewarding environment.
  • Work on positive player development with good leadership and communication skills.
Salary dependent on experience but highly competitive with other schools in the area. For more information or to apply, please contact Head Coach Nick Hund at nicholashund@hotmail.com or 425-923-8130.


Glencoe High School

Glencoe High School Lacrosse has openings for assistant coaching positions at both the JV and Varsity levels.  Our program focuses on enhancing the high school experience by providing synergy between teamwork, having fun, working hard and excelling in all aspects of life. 

The assistant coaches will be expected to work in conjunction with the Varsity head coach to build the program by doing the following:
  • Attend weekday evening practice.
  • Assist in planning and execution of practices.
  • Have a passion to develop individuals in a team environment.
  • Provide game time support.
For additional information or submission of application, please contact GHS President Matt Hall (matthew.w.hall.15@gmail.com).


Grant High School

The Grant Men's Lacrosse Club is looking for an Assistant Varsity Coach.  Our exciting high school program is growing and competing at a higher level each year.  Last year we had approximately 45 players on our JV and Varsity teams and competed in the state tournament.  We are located very close to downtown Portland.  Our growing neighborhood youth program, Eastside Portland Lacrosse, now fields three competitive teams at the 7/8 level and is consistently feeding Grant High School skilled and experienced new players. 

The assistant coach will be expected to collaborate with the head coach and another assistant coach to coordinate and promote the program.  Candidates must be available to attend late afternoon (4 pm) and evening practices and games.  In-season responsibilities may also include, but not be limited to:
  • Assisting with daily practice/game plans
  • Implementing offensive and defensive strategies
  • Traveling with the JV/Varsity teams to games
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to player development, as well as leadership and communication skills.  Successful candidates will have a high lacrosse IQ, previous coaching experience and previous college level playing experience.  Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to player development, as well as leadership and communication skills.  Salary dependent on experience but competitive with other schools in the area. 

Resume or questions should be addressed to Krishna Balasubramani (balaewing@gmail.com).


Hillsboro High School

Hillsboro High School Lacrosse has an opening for a varsity offensive assistant coach.  Hilhi is planning to go back up to the varsity level after going through 3 years of rebuilding the program.  Our program is focused on a new tradition of developing teamwork, leadership, confidence, and commitment.  We are looking for a candidate that looks to help shape this team into successful young adults, on and off the field by sharing their passion and love of the sport. 

The assistant coach is expected to have at least 4 years of playing experience as an offensive player.  College experience is encouraged but not required. And have at least 2 years of experience as a coach.  He must be available Monday-Friday in the evening, plus some Saturday afternoons. The season will go from late February to late May.

Hilhi has had a difficult past, but is on the right path to becoming a successful program.  If interested please contact Head Coach, Carl Almquist at coachalmquist16@gmail.com


La Salle Prep

La Salle Prep Lacrosse is currently seeking Varsity Head Coach applications for the 2017 season.  We are seeking positive and enthusiastic candidates who possess the abilities to teach the game and the willingness to display the personal qualities that are consistent with the mission of our Lasallian Catholic School. 

The successful candidate must be qualified with all OHSLA and OSAA requirements.  He must also have successful playing or coaching background.  The Head coach will be responsible to hire his staff (2 paid Assistants).  Consistently, we have had 28-32 players in the program.

Please review our website at www.lsprep.org for our online application and email Athletic Director Glenn Elliott of your interest at gelliott@lsprep.org


Oregon City High School

Oregon City is seeking a varsity head coach for the 2017 season.  This individual will work closely with the Athletic Director to schedule practices and evaluate assistant coaches.  He will conduct a camp for the youth and for high school players once a year, and oversee the high school and youth programs.  The Head Coach will also be responsible for ordering and purchasing all equipment and supplies for the high school program.

Special Requirements:
  1. Previous head coaching experience of three (3) or more years is preferred.
  2. Must be NFHS or ASEP certified before the start of the season.
  3. Must have the following trainings completed: Heat Management, Steroid, Concussion and First Aid, prior to the first day of practice.
  4. Must have knowledge of lacrosse.
  5. Ability to communicate with administration, media, teaching staff, community members, parents and student athletes effectively.
  6. Must demonstrate excellent attendance and punctuality.

Applicants recommended for conditional employment may be required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal record check at their own expense (presently $15, plus $59 per employee). For more information and to apply, please visit the Head Lacrosse Coach Ad on the Oregon City School District website.


Ridgeview High School

Ridgeview Lacrosse is seeking Varsity Assistant Coaches and a JV Head Coach for the 2017 season.  Ridgeview is located in Redmond, Oregon, is going into its 4th year as a program and has strong parent and community support.  We are looking for someone who shares the drive to grow young men through the sport of lacrosse and to help them excel on and off the field.  Coaching applicants should be a student of the game and have previous coaching or playing experience. (Must pass background check)

Responsibilities of Varsity Assistant Coaches:
  • Varsity Assistants will be expected to be available for practice 5 days a week with some weekend games.
  • Assist with practice plans, drills, and positional coaching.
  • Be willing to assist with JV as needed.
  • Have positive attitude and high energy.
Responsibilities of JV Head Coach:
  • Coach and lead every aspect of the JV team.
  • Coach every practice and game.
  • Create practice plans, help with travel, attend fundraisers and meetings.
  • Coach in the same manor as Varsity team.

Compensation depends on experience, please send resumes to Head Coach Jared Steele (CoachSteele.Ridgeview@gmail.com).


Sherwood High School

Sherwood High School Lacrosse has volunteer openings (non-district positions) including JV Head and Assistant coach, as well as skill position coaching positions available at all levels.  Coaches should have previous coaching experience, college level playing experience, or both.  Sherwood High School has finished in the Top 10 in Oregon's Laxpower ratings for the last six years and recognizes and funds Lacrosse as a Varsity sport.

Candidates need the ability to:
  • Attend practices and games Monday to Friday evenings from March-June.
  • Adapt, implement and execute Program coaching strategies at all levels
  • Work through challenging situations using positive coaching techniques
AS well as an interest in gaining income through extra coaching assignments at various levels with the Sherwood HS and Youth programs and being an integral part of the program.

For more information please contact Head Coach Dave Sanford at coachdavesanford@gmail.com


Westview High School

Westview Boys Lacrosse (WBL) is seeking seeking qualified coaches for Varsity Defensive Coordinator & JV/JV2 Head Coach.  Westview is a growing program that is entering its 15th year.  Desired candidates should have demonstrated success as a High School level lacrosse coach along with a proven commitment to teamwork, sportsmanship and player development.  The qualified individuals must exhibit leadership and motivational skills, strong knowledge and passion for the game, with an ability to lead this group to compete at a high level.  Westview is an equal opportunity program and offering competitive compensation to the right individuals. 

The season runs from February to May with Championship and other Tournaments extending into June.  Coaches should be available for practice weeknights starting late February with Games starting mid March.  While we are looking forward to having the many of our 2016 Coaching Staff return for the 2017 season, WBL is actively looking to fill these two positions.  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 considering Westview just might be the Home for you. 

All coaching applicants should submit a resume and brief statement of qualifications to: Westview Boys Lacrosse 3300 NW 185 th Avenue #62 Portland, Oregon 97229 Contact person: Bill Kirby (503) 8047577 boysVP@westviewlacrosse.com


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