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I grew up in Columbia MD and was a PE teacher and varsity lacrosse coach for 13 years before I came to Texas.  I went to University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg VA.  
I won the Student athlete award my senior year, which is given to a male student who excels academically as well as athletically.  

I played Professional Indoor lacrosse with the Pittsburgh Crossfire 1999-2000 season.
I moved to Manchester England where I was a lacrosse development officer for the Wilmslow lacrosse club 2001-2002.

I played lacrosse for the Finnish Men's National Lacrosse team from 2004-2014 where I played in three World Games (lacrosse world cup). In the 2006 world games I was one of the top five scorers of the tournament.
I have been coaching the Finland U19 national lacrosse team from 2008 to the present. We have competed in 2 World games. I coached the Finnish Men's National Lacrosse team to a Bronze medal in the 2016 European Lacrosse Championships.  
I am excited to bring my lacrosse and athletic experience to Cumberland Academy! Please feel free to reach out with questions anytime!