OHSLA 2017 Coaching Position Openings

High School Positions for 2017


Beaverton High School

The Beaverton High School Lacrosse Club is looking for a new head coach of the program for the 2018 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 an exceptional teacher of lacrosse who wholeheartedly aligns with this purpose. 

While high-level knowledge of the game is expected, values and passion are equally as, if not more, important.  Our club values highly collaborative coaches and we expect our head coach to be a leader in working with with coaching staff and the governing board.  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 about the position and our club:
  • Weekday evenings plus a few weekend events Feb-June
  • Competitive salary.
  • 2016 OHSLA State Champions / Oregon Top 5 in three out of the last five years.
  • 2013 & 2016 OHSLA Coach of the Year.
  • 2016 OHSLA Sportsmanship Award

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


Mountside High School (Beaverton)

The Beaverton School District is opening a brand new High School, Mountainside, in its southwest quadrant where it will be at the heart of a rapidly growing neighborhood.  The Mountainside Lacrosse program is seeking qualified coaches for the Boys Head Coaching position.  Mountainside Lacrosse is a brand new program that desires candidates who have demonstrated success as a lacrosse coach along with a proven commitment to teamwork, sportsmanship and player development (previous experience of High School level lacrosse coaching is highly desired).

The qualified individuals must exhibit leadership and motivational skills, strong knowledge and passion for the game and the ability to lead this group to compete at a high level.  They will also be responsible for develop their own coaching staff as well as development of a top down youth lacrosse feeder program.  Mountainside is an equal opportunity program and offering competitive compensation to the right individuals. 

The OHSLA 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.  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 Mountainside just might be the Home for you.

All coaching applicants should submit a resume and brief statement of qualifications to: Simon Johnson at mountainsidelax@gmail.com


Canby High School

Canby Lacrosse is hiring assistant coaches at the Varsity and JV level for the 2018 season.  Canby has continued to improve each season and only loses 6 seniors from last years playoff team. expectations for assistan coaches:
  • Attend all practices and games.
  • Assist head coaches in running a fast paced and fun practice while building relationships with all of the players to create and maintain a great team culture.
  • Motivate and lead high school players both on and off the field.
  • Help occasionally with the youth program.
If interested please send inquiries to Canby club president Jeff Saltmarsh at jeffs@frontierscreen.com.


Corvallis High School

The Corvallis Lacrosse Club has an opening for a varsity head coach.  The club is comprised of students from the two Corvallis-area high schools and has been playing for over 10 years.

Position Overview: The head coach is responsible for leading the High School Boys lacrosse teams.  The head coach 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 Boys Lacrosse Club Board and the following responsibilities will cover all teams including (Varsity, JV, etc).

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement the lacrosse strategy and technical skills while leveraging best practices from other programs
  • In coordination with the Board, lead the selection, management and evaluation of all club coaches
  • Coordinate team tryouts and team selection
  • Develop and manage a skills development program across all teams
  • 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
  • Meet all the OHSLA coaching certification requirements and Positive Coaching Alliance training

Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Board and OHSLA to schedule games for teams
  • 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
  • Effective and timely communication with Board as needed for program operations
  • Work with Board to develop and annual calendar of in-season and out of season events

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 coaching Lacrosse

All information is sent to Christie Dudenhoefer, Board President @ christiedudenhoefer@gmail.com


Forest Grove High School

Forest Grove High School Boys Lacrosse has an opening for Varsity Head Coach for the 2018 OHSLA season.  From our humble beginnings, we have established our program as a steady presence in our community and in the league.  Our vision is to rise from our current level of play and become a much more competitive program.  With the establishment of a youth program in our community three seasons ago, we have laid the foundation to grow the club and enhance our high school club level of play.  FGHS Lacrosse just saw its largest ever incoming class of freshmen players for the 2017 season with ten players, all with previous lacrosse experience.  We expect that trend to continue with the youth lacrosse program continuing to expand to younger age brackets.  We plan to expand, adding a JV squad to our existing Varsity squad in the coming seasons, which will further develop our players and give rise to our competitive vision.  The sweet spot for coaching opportunity is NOW as we are at the cusp of turning the corner towards a higher level of success. 

Head Coach Requirements:
  • Previous coaching experience of three or more years.
  • Must have knowledge of lacrosse. Lacrosse coaching and/or college lacrosse playing experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate and effectively work with student athletes, club administration, FGHS AD, and parents.
  • Flexible schedule.  Practices are often on our FGHS turf field in the evening (7-9pm).  Alternatively, we practice on nearby grass fields during daylight hours (4-6pm).
  • Vision and ambition for a successful high school program.  This includes being willing to contribute to and collaborate with our youth club, Forest Grove Youth Lacrosse (FGYL).
  • Must complete a background check with Forest Grove School District.
  • Must complete coaching certification requirements via OHSLA, before February 2018.

It will also be the responsibility of the head coach to select assistant coaching staff with collaboration from the club administration. 

Please contact Tammi McLaughlin, FGHS Boys Lacrosse Club President at fglacrosse@gmail.com or 503-475-2683.


La Salle Prep

La Salle Prep is hiring for a head varsity lacrosse coach for the upcoming 2018 season.  La Salle started their lacrosse program years ago and experienced past success with high participation numbers and impressive play.  We are looking for an inspiring coach to continue our tradition of competitive play, increase participation amongst our student body and catapult our program into the upper echelon of teams in the state. 

A qualified candidate will possess excellent knowledge of the game, effective teaching skills, game planning and in-game strategic management skills.  They will also need to demonstrate strong leadership and organization for the players, assistant coaches, colleagues, and parents.  The club expects the head coach to mentor young players to help them develop into great citizens. 

Please details on the Job Description can be found on the La Salle Employment Opportunities page.   One can apply online via the following link: Online Application and send a letter of interest with resume to Christine Stroud at cstroud@lsprep.org


Lake Oswego High School

Lake Oswego High School Lacrosse has an immediate openings for a JV Assistant Coach and Varsity Defensive Coordinator for the 2018 lacrosse season.  The Lake Oswego Lacrosse Program has a rich history and tradition in the Three Rivers League and enjoys strong support from the LOHS athletic administration, LO Lacrosse Board and Lake Oswego Youth Lacrosse community.

The JV Assistant Coach will work under the direction of the JV Head Coach to implement offensive/defensive strategies, schemes, concepts and plays consistent with the overall program objectives.  The JV Assistant Coach is also responsible for developing player skills and knowledge to successfully move on to the varsity level.

The Varsity Defensive Coordinator, under the direction of the Varsity Head Coach, is responsible for implementing the defensive strategies, schemes, and concepts consistent with the overall program objectives.  Duties include working collaboratively with the Offensive Coordinator on practice and game planning, teaching defensive skills and mechanics, and helping to enhance player development.

Preferred qualifications include a high lacrosse IQ, prior coaching experience at some level and previous high school/college playing experience.  Most importantly, coaching candidates most have a passion for lacrosse and can demonstrate that through strong leadership and communication skills.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This can be an excellent opportunity to grow and develop as a coach while making a positive impact on new and emerging lacrosse players.  Coaches are expected to meet OHSLA and Lake Oswego School District coaching certification requirements. 

Candidates should contact Rick Gruen, Lake Oswego Head Coach at rgruen19@gmail.com for more information and to submit a Letter of Interest and resume.


South Salem High School

South Salem High School is hiring an assistant Varsity coach for the 2018 season.  Exciting opportunity for a coach with energy to inspire a young up-and-coming team.  Looking for someone interested in cultivating team unity as well as building skills. 

Qualified individuals must exhibit leadership and motivational skills, and have knowledge of the game and the ability to coach at the high school level.  Candidate will be required to attend all practices and games, assisting with game planning and strategy. Must complete coaching certificate requirements. 

If interested please send inquiries to South Salem Lacrosse club president Matt Ficek at southsaxonlax@gmail.com.

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