OHSLA 2017 Coaching Position Openings

High School Positions for 2017


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.


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.


Grant High School

The Grant Men's Lacrosse Club is looking for a Head Coach to lead our rising high school program that finished the 2017 season ranked 9th in the state with a record of 12-5.  With nearly 50 players last year, we will return over 75% of the varsity roster in 2018.  GMLC fields a thriving JV team that finished with a 14-5 record and in 3rd place at SALI.  Our outstanding neighborhood youth program, Eastside Portland Lacrosse, fields multiple competitive teams at the middle school level and is consistently feeding our program experienced players, including a skilled class of rising freshmen.

Candidates should demonstrate strong technical knowledge and strategic coaching skills.  The Head Coach leads and directs all program aspects, including player development and instruction, team building, and practice and game planning, execution and management. In-season responsibilities (February-May) include but are not limited to:
  • Developing a strong season schedule
  • Planning and implementing effective practice and game plans
  • Teaching, implementing and adjusting offensive and defensive strategies
  • Managing, developing and mentoring the JV coach and all High School program assistant coach(es)
The Head Coach works closely with the GMLC Board on fund raising and administrative activities.  The Head Coach also collaborates with EPL youth program to ensure that youth players are learning the skills they need to contribute when they reach the HS level. 

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.  Salary highly competitive with other area programs. 

Resumes/inquiries should be directed to the Grant Men's Lacrosse Club Board of Directors at grantmenslacrosseclubboard@gmail.com


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.

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