OHSLA 2019 Coaching Position Openings

High School Positions for 2019


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


Lake Oswego High School

Lake Oswego High School Boys Lacrosse has an immediate opening for an experienced Varsity Defensive Coordinator.  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 the Lake Oswego Youth Lacrosse Program.

The Varsity Defensive Coordinator, under the direction of the 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.  The Defensive Coordinator will also participate with the Coaching Staff in breaking down game film and preparing scouting reports.

Preferred qualifications include prior coaching experience at the high school or college level, college playing experience and a high lacrosse IQ.  Most importantly, coaching candidates most have a passion for lacrosse and can demonstrate that through strong leadership and communication skills.&nsp; Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This is an excellent opportunity to bring your past successful lacrosse experiences to a very talented and competitive team while making a positive impact on the players, both on and off the field.  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.


Lincoln High School

The Lincoln High School Lacrosse Club, is looking to fill an opening on the 2019 JV coaching staff for defensive co-ordinator. Lincoln has a long tradition in the OHSLA, including four championships and the final four last year.  The Defensive Coordinator is responsible for the defensive half of the field both in practice and during the game. 

The job duties for Defensive Coordinator are:
  • Work with individual players to ensure every Lincoln Lacrosse defender has the support they need to reach their full potential on the field.
  • Contribute to and support daily defensive practice plans that create a cohesive evolution of skill acquisition over the course of the season.
  • Direct the defensive end during the game, including player management and mid-game adjustments.

In addition the Club has leadership expectations outside of lacrosse
  • Support, model, and promote essential Club priorities:
    • Family, Academics, and then team
    • Student Athletes
    • Community and Sportsmanship
    • Earned Excellence
  • Commit to afternoon/early evening practices 5-days a week from late February until June, and some possible weekend games during that period.
  • Travel to the SALI Tournament weekend of May 4th.
  • Submit to a background check.

If interested in joining the Cardinals for our 2019 season, please contact head coach Will Harris at wsquared1@comcast.net.


Mountainside High School (Beaverton)

Mountainside High School (MHS) Lacrosse, in Beaverton, seeks a Varsity Defensive Coordinator.  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. 

The expectations for Defensive Coordinator are:
  • 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.
  • Submit to a 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 Club President Matt Ficek at mficek@co.marion.or.us 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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