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At Rockford we are fortunate to have a great pool of coaches to lead our program.

These coaches are made up of former varsity coaches, high school and college lacrosse players. These coaches are also supported by many parents coaches willing to get in and help when and where they can.


Long Island NY Native
Lives with wife Alison and 2 Boys Brooks (9) & Blake (7) in Rockford
4 Year Starter and Captain at UMass
Ranked in the top 10 in NCAA DI 3 out of 4 years
Northport HS - NY - Asst. Coach 2005-2007 (nationally ranked HS program)
Michigan State Assistant Coach 2008-2010
FHC Assistant Coach - 2011
Davenport University Head Coach 2012-2015
True Lacrosse National  Director of Product and Development 2012-2016
Over 30 years of Coaching and Playing Experience
Has helped 100+ student athletes use lacrosse as a tool to further their experience in college.


CHRIS GERVAT - 3/4 & 5/6 (Click for bio)

Luke Eichbauer (5/6 Coach)

BRICE SHOTWELL - 7/8 TEAM (Click for bio)

Ben Stoklas U12 (5/6) Coach

MATT GUSKEY - U6 & U8 Director (Click for bio)

Chase Fisher U14 (7/8Teams)

Parent Coaches

  • Bennett Wandel - U14
  • Bob Zabavski - U12
  • Brad Ritter - U10/U12
  • Matt Kropf - U10/U12/U14
  • Jason Ballou - U10
  • Judson Shrotenboer U/10
  • Jourdan O'Connor U10/U8
  • Troy Bergsma - U10
  • Mike Johns - U10

A tribute to Jarred Coleman

As many of you may be aware we lost a coach, brother, son, teammate and friend this past season.  Jarred Coleman will always be remembered by the Rockford Lacrosse Family.  This year our players will wear their shooter shirts with his initials on them, as a beautiful soul is never forgotten. 


" The thing I appreciated most about Coach Coleman was the encouragement he gave me.  When a skill or play was difficult for me, he worked with me until I got it. He always took the extra time to make sure I was feeling confident about my lacrosse skills. He has helped form me into the player I have become today. Coach Coleman was always positive and made learning and playing lacrosse so much more than just a game. I will never forget his passion for the sport and the love he shared with his team. "
" Coach Coleman was one of my favorite Lacrosse Coaches this Spring and Summer: He coached by 3/4 Lax Bash Tournament Team and Roc Lacrosse Summer Team. I learned so much lacrosse skills from him to help me become a better Lacrosse Player: He always made Lacrosse so much fun. One of my favorite memories of Coach Colemen is when he bought me a Maui Waui from the Heat Invitational Tournament. He was very kind Coach. I will always remember him"