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ULA Coaches Education Speaker Bios
Girls Lax 102 Staff Boys Lax 102 Staff Lax 201 Speakers Lax 301 Speakers
Our Trainer and Speaker List 2014

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Lonnie Ernst Chuck Holland Mason Goodhand Eldon Brough
Kendra Francis-Robinson David Johnson Nate Hoeckleman Tim Flynn
Celeste Harding Daniel Schmidt Chuck Holland Sue Heether
Niki Harding   David Johnson Alex Kahoe
Scott Robinson   Jeremy Johnson Lauri Kenis
Lauri Podmilsak   Patrick Lambert Matt Schneck
Jim Williamson   Brad Lavoie  
    Garrett McLean  
    Marshall Serzen  

Eldon Brough:  January 9, 2014
Lax GN-201   "Preseason Strength and Conditioning Program for HS athletes"

Sports Coaching: Head Coach: WMns Soccer: West HS 2009,'10,  Mens Soccer: Rowland Hall '08, Granstville HS'10, Asst Sports Coaching: Football: Maple Mtn HS Football '09
Strength and Conditioning Coaching:  Head S&C Coach:  Dixie State, UT All Programs 2011-12.  Westminster College, 2013  All Teams.  Student Asst:  University of Utah: Football, M Basketball, Wm Soccer
Asst S&C:  2013 Detroit Mercy, MI Men's Lacrosse, Men's & Women's Track, Cross Country, Softball
Mens Basketball, Women's Soccer.


Tim Flynn: January 17 & 18, 2014 
Lax 301  Keynote Speakers   ULA Convention

Sports Coaching:   Mt Lakes HS, NJ (Head Coach 1979-present)   USA U-19 Team (Asst Coach 2006-'08, Head Coach 2008-'12)
Coach Flynn is past president of the New Jersey Lacrosse Coaches Association and a past trustee of the New Jersey chapter of US Lacrosse. His resume also lists extensive awards for his coaching excellence, including New Jersey Coach of the Year bestowed by both the New Jersey Star Ledger (1987, 1989) and the New Jersey Coaches Association (1988, 1993). He was the recipient of the Len Roland Sportsmanship Award (1990) and the Garden State Games Distinguished Service Award (1997). Flynn is a member of the New Jersey Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame (inducted 1998), the NJSIAA Hall of Fame (inducted 1995) and the Montclair State College Lacrosse Hall of Fame (inducted 2009).
Sue Heether:  January 17 & 18, 2014 
Lax 301  Keynote Speakers   ULA Convention - SLC Marriott Downtown
  • 3- Sport Athlete (Field Hockey, Lacrosse & Swimming) Loyola College, MD.
  • 1st Team All American Goaltender '90
  • USA World Cup Goaltender (1993, 97 & 2001)
  • Loyola College (Asst. '91)
  • Harvard (Asst. '92)
  • Notre Dame Prep (Asst. 93-'95)
  • Mt Mary's College (MD) (Head Coach '96-'96)
  • USA World Cup Team Head Coach (2005-present)
                            Other Accomplishments:
  • Hall of Fame Member as a Player and Coach at:
    • Loyola College.
    • Baltimore Chapter of US Lacrosse.
    • Nationally at US Lacrosse. 
  • Creator / Owner Sports Her Way 2006 to present)
Chuck Holland: Dec 5, 2013, 6:30-8:00 PM 
Boys Lax-201 
"Deuces are Wild - A Simple Approach to 2-2-2 Offense.
From his inaugural year of lacrosse as a 7th grader in 1992 Chuck has traveled more miles than most chasing his passion for the game.  His midfield career took him from Southern New Jersey to Western Australia with many stops along the way.  An accomplished college Player for St Vincent University, (NCAA D-III), he was a 2-year Team Captain, leading GB man and first (only) middie to accumulate over career 100 pts.  

His post collegiate playing career started with the the Phoenix Lacrosse Club of Australia where he was also the head coach for the U-15 program in 2000.  With extensive field experience with club teams in Pittsburg, PA, Columbia SC, and Charlotte NC, Chuck also played indoor Box lacrosse  with the Pittsburg Octane (CBLL).

As a Coach, Chuck has coaches at the U-15, high school JV, High School Varsity, MCLA and NCAA D-III level.  His most recent experience was as an assistant coach from 2008-20013 at St Vincent's University, Latrobe PA.  New to the Utah circuit, Coach Holland assumes the reigns of the Weber HS team.  Chuck is impressed with the enthusiasm and willingness to work he's found in his first fall workouts.  He is also spearheading a new Utah area travel team for 2014.  Keep an eye out for JUSTLAXN in the months ahead.  We are very excited to have Chuck joining on our Coaches Education Program Staff.

Dave Johnson: Dec 12, 2013
                         GN 201-2 "Beyond the Save.
" Advanced topics for goalie training, getting your goalie to act as a coach on the field.

                         Player: Liberty HS MD (94-96), Capt '94,'96, Goalie
                                     Catonsville CC, MD ('97-98), All Region,XX Academic All American, '97
                                     Brigham Young University ('99,'00) 1st All RMLC, All American ('99,'00)
                                                       Academic All American ('99,'00), National Champ '00,                                                                                  All                                   Tournament - 1st Team, Defensive MVP.
                                    Coach: Asst. Coach
                                                        Liberty HS, MD ('97,'98), Brigham Young University (2001-03).
                                                        Alta HS, UT (2008, '09)
                                                Head Coach
                                                        Freedom HS, FL (2004, '05)
                                                        Utah Yth Lacrosse: Boys Storm, Girls Juniors, Girls Thunder, (2010-'13)

 Lauri Kenis:  Dec 6 & 7, 2013  
  Girls Lax 301  "
University of Maryland Women's Lacrosse Coaches and Players Clinic."
  •   2 x 1st Team All - American Defender, University of Virginia
  • Univ. of Maryland - Asst '05, '06, 2008-Present
  • University of Denver (Asst '07)           

Alex Kahoe
Dec 6 & 7, 2013  
Girls Lax 301  "
University of Maryland Women's Lacrosse Coaches and Players Clinic."
  • 1996-2000  University of Maryland - 3 x ALL American Goalie, Four National Championships
  • 1999 & 2000 NCAA Div I - Goalie of the Year
  • Univ. of MD (Asst 2000-02)
  • Univ. of Penn (Asst '03)
  • Univ. of Delaware (Asst '04-05, Assoc. Head Coach '06)
  • Duke (Asst '07-11)
  • Univ. of VT (Asst '12)      
Brad Lavoie:  Nov 14, 2013
Boys Lax 201  "Building a Principle Based Offensive System."

Player: Nashua HS NH 1997-'99, Attack, State Champion
           Hartford University 2000-'03, Capt '03  Attack

Coaching: Westminster College, Offensive Coordinator, Dir of Recruiting, 2010-Present.

Garrett McLean: Oct 29, 2013
Boys Lax 201  "Steps to Creating a Lock-Down Defense"

Player: Randolph HS, NJ 2005-'07, Close Defense
           Wheaton College 2008-2011, Close Defense

  Laurie PodmilsakLaurie Podmilsak Nov 21, 2013

   Girls Lax 201 "The Skills that Make Good Players Great" (And the Drills that help you teach them!)
Laurie coached Oakton High School from 1994-97. At the collegiate level, Laurie was Head Coach at DI Howard University from 1998-2000; and was the recipient of the Coach of Year 2000 Award. Laurie was a Volunteer Assistant Coach at DI American University from 2000-2003. Laurie coached numerous Elite level camps, clinics, summer leagues from 1994-2005. Laurie is the Founder and Head Coach of the extremely successful Future Elite Lacrosse Club based out of Washington D.C./Maryland.

Laurie is married with 4 children and lives in Park City, UT.   Laurie has had an extensive background with lacrosse, playing, coaching and directing club programs, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region.  During her formative years, Laurie attended Oakton High School and graduated in 1990 – she was the junior and senior captain of her Varsity Team, and MVP senior year. Laurie graduated in 1994 from James Madison University where she played DI lacrosse team which was consistently ranked in top 20.   

Watch a D-1 Championship with Laurie, and while her humility keeps her from shouting it out, if you prod her eventually she will point out players on both teams that use to call her "coach". Laurie has been a certified lacrosse official for over 10 years.  Laurie has dedicated time to guest speak at coaches clinics and US Lacrosse conventions. Some of Laurie's prodigies include:  Kari Morrison- goal keeper, Virginia Tech; Alex Breiner- Midfielder, Oregon Ducks, Catherine Colliate (Virginia Tech), Sammy Allen (Louisville), Molly Wannen (William and Mary), Cara O'Brien (Longwood University), and Victoria Cable (Stony Brook University).. to name a few.