HOW WE COACH

East Meets West was built on a leadership and mentoring philosophy used in the military: Train your men to be better than you are to increase survivability on the battlefield. Likewise, we aim to train our players to be better than us to increase their performance and success during games. As a coaching staff, we use our decades of real world game experience to do just that and feel it’s the best way to advance this great sport. We embrace the crawl, walk, run method of teaching and our format reflects this. We aim to build each student to a high level of proficiency and confidence regardless of level. Whether you’re new to the sport or experienced and looking to increase IQ and accuracy to a higher level, we can apply tasks for you to master. It’s unfortunate many programs in the lacrosse community run students through drill after drill without taking the time to individually correct and fine tune each individual. You can practice a drill a million times, but without the eye for detail and failing to provide correction with motivation, your players are only developing and reinforcing bad habits that will cause failure at the next level. We teach game situations only and stress that students become an expert on the basics. In the end and at the highest levels of this game, there are only advanced applications of just that... The basics.

FEATURED COACHES

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Drew Searl

EMW Lacrosse Academy Founder & Director

First local Utah lacrosse player to make a NCAA Division I roster

Syracuse University Midfielder with 1 National Championship and 4 Semi-Final appearances

8 year coach for Judge Memorial appearing in 4 State Championships winning 2

Former US Lacrosse High School Coach of the Year

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Marcus Holman

University of Utah Assistant Coach

Team USA Attackman

All-Pro for the MLL's Ohio Machine

2-Time NCAA All-American and Team Captain for UNC

2013 Tewaaraton Finalist

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Tim McDermott

University of Utah Assistant Coach

Former UVA Assistant Coach under HOF Head Coach Dom Starsia

Former Midfielder for the MLL's Ohio Machine

2-Time NCAA All-American for Geneseo and Loyola

Jordan Evans

Jordan Evans

Syracuse University Midfielder

#1 recruit in the nation, 2013

2x HS All-American, 2x HS Champion

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Sean McCarthy

Former 8 year MLL Defenseman for the Denver Outlaws

Head Coach for Denver East High School

2-Time NCAA All-American for Hofstra University

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Chris Pieczonka

University of Maryland Assistant Coach

Former 4 year MLL midfielder with the LA Riptide

All-American midfielder at the Naval Academy

holds the NCAA record for highest face-off win percentage in post season play (80%)

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John Carrozza

Head Coach for DII St Thomas Aquinas College in New York

Former Syracuse University Assistant coach during 2009 Championship Season

Former MLL Midfielder for the Ohio Machine

Syracuse University Midfielder and 2008 National Champion as a player

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Walker Bateman

Alta High School Head Coach

All-American Midfielder at BYU and 2005 National Champion

2004 Jr College National Champion at Herkimer College in New York

2012 Utah Coach of the Year from Olympus High School

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Casey Rich

Syracuse University Attackman

Luke Gilbert

Luke Gilbert

San Jose Stealth

Whittier College

DUE TO MLL TRADE TO NY LIZARDS, Will Manny will be unavailable for 2017 camp

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Will Manny

University of Utah Assistant Coach

Team USA Attackman

All-Pro and Team Captain for the MLL's NY Lizards

2-Time NCAA All-American at UMass

2-Time Tewaaraton Finalist

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COACHING ALUMNI

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Josh Sims

Team USA

Former Denver Outlaw

National Champion, Princeton University

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Eric Martin

Team USA

Former Denver Outlaws

National Champion, Salisbury University

Jarett Park

Jarett Park

10-year MLL & 6-year NLL Player

2-time NLL All-Pro

2-time National Champion, Syracuse University

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Michael Watson

Team USA

Former Los Angeles Riptide

University of Virginia

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Jesse Hubbard

Team USA

Former Los Angeles Riptide

Princeton University

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Brendan Mundorf

Former Denver Outlaws, Former MLL MVP

Team USA

2-time All American, UMBC

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Trevor Tierney

MLL All-Pro, Former Denver Outlaws

Team USA Goalie

Princeton University All-American

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Paul Carcaterra

ESPN Reporter/Analyst

Former New Jersey Pride

Syracuse University All-American, National Champion

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Jim Moss

Former San Jose Stealth

Team Canada

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Sean Hartofilis

Former Los Angeles Riptide

Princeton University

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Joe Rosenbaum

Princeton University

McDonogh School, MD

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Lorne Smith

Former Los Angeles Riptide

3x All-American, Princeton University

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Jim Beardmore

Former Denver Outlaws Head Coach

University of Maryland

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Jeremy Sieverts

Denver Outlaws

University of Maryland

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Eric Law

Denver Outlaws

University of Denver

Matt Bontaites

Matt Bontaites

Syracuse University Defenseman

2-time NCAA National Champion

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Sean Delaney

Former Denver Outlaws

University of North Carolina

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Patrick Dowling

Chesapeake Bayhawks

University of Delaware

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Josh White

Former Los Angeles Riptide

Princeton University

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Nate Watkins

Denver Outlaws

University of Maryland

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Taylor Simmers

Former San Francisco Dragons

Princeton University

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Joe Kostolansky

Rochester Rattlers

Hoftsra University

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Adam Borcz

Baltimore Bayhawks

Naval Academy

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Billy Bitter

Former Charlotte Hounds

UNC All-American

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Lou Braun

Former Denver Outlaws

2005 National Champion at Johns Hopkins University

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Jeff Sonke

MLL All-Pro Denver Outlaws

UNC All-American

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Adam Ghitelman

MLL All-Pro Atlana Blaze

UVA All-American and National Champion

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Jimmy Mormile

MLL Boston Cannons

Brown University All-American

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Benson Erwin

Denver Outlaws

National Champion, Johns Hopkins University

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Brandon Conlin

Syracuse University 2-time National Champion

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Todd Faiella

University of Virginia

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Stephen Dunn Jr.

2x All-Conference, Colorado Mesa University

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Reed Carlson

Villanova University

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Ethan Mills

Syracuse University

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Elliot Grow

BYU

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Rick Kladis

Director of Operations, University of Utah

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Stuart Allen

Gonzaga University

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