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.


Jesuit High School

The Jesuit men's lacrosse program is accepting applications for one assistant lacrosse coach for this spring high school season.  Practices and games are in the evening at Jesuit.  Head Coach Bill Gleason has secured a great coaching staff, but we still need one more JV or JV2 assistant.
  • Previous Coaching experience preferred.
  • High professional and ethical standards.
  • A commitment to the importance of academic excellence and achievement for all student-athletes.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead young athletes including being a solid role model.
  • Skill in organization, time management, and public relations.
  • A good knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques.
To apply, please contact Athletic Director Mike Hughes at mhughes@jesuitportland.org or our head coach Bill Gleason at gleason.bill@gmail.com.


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.


Sherwood High School

Sherwood High School Lacrosse seeks a highly qualified individual to serve as JV Head Coach.  A successful candidate will possess the following qualities:
  • Previous Coaching experience preferred.
  • High ethical and professional standards.
  • The presence to be a role model for student athletes.
  • A commitment to the importance of academic excellence and achievement for all student-athletes.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead young athletes.
  • Skill in organization, time management, and public relations.
  • A thorough knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques.
The Sherwood JV Lacrosse Coach will be responsible for the following:
  • Manage aspects of the high school program as assigned by the head coach, which may include coaching a sub-varsity team.
  • Cooperate with other school-sponsored sports and encourage athletes to compete in other programs.
  • Assist with the implementation of an off-season program for athletics.
  • Help develop the youth program below the 9th grade level.
If you are interested in joining our team, please contact Head Coach Spencer Smith at timbersmitty@gmail.com


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

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