About Us & Our Coaches

Our Mission

Honor, Inspire, empower and transform though Lacrosse.

Our Instructors

Our coaches have been fortunate to have coached thousands of players with hundreds of them going on to the varsity college ranks at every level.  We even have helped developed 8 pro indoor and pro outdoor players.  What can get better than that you ask?  Some of them have then gone on to become college coaches at every level!  Growing the game is what our coaches are all about!  If you want to be developed and mentored by coaches that have a proven track record then Origins LC is a great choice.  See the bottom of this page for our current coaching staff.

Our Process

With over 100 years of coaching experience, our staff has learned how to create solid lacrosse players and solid individuals.  We start with consistency in our teachings, terminology, and staff.  From there we help mold young men and women to become productive members of a team and society.  As a sports company, it may be surprising but our focus is on collaboration rather than on competition.  It is all about the team and no two members are treated the same.  We do not do cookie-cutter coaching; we build lasting relationships that transcend sport.  We use coaching as a stage to prepare our athletes for life.  Lacrosse is not life but for those with open minds, it will teach many of the important lessons that are required to live a fulfilling one.  We take pride in the fact that many of our players have gone on to become coaches themselves.  No Hype…Just Results.  

Our Core Values

The following core values will guide Origins LC in programming and play, now and in the future.  We believe our program has the potential to develop not only lacrosse skills but, more importantly, character values that will benefit today’s athlete in later years and other endeavors.  It’s not just about lacrosse. The Origins Lacrosse Club is REAL Lacrosse!

  • Respect – Respect the game, your teammates, your coaches, and your opponents.
  • Effort – Always give 100%, both mentally and physically, during practices and games. Commit to the commitment!
  • Accountability – Be accountable for your actions and never point fingers.
  • Leadership – Be a real person of character by showing Respect, Effort, Accountability, and Leadership!

Our History

Origins LC, an elite organization run by lacrosse professionals, is a premier player development group. Founded in 2008, we have set ourselves apart by maintaining a blue collar, level-headed approach to the training and development of lacrosse players.  Origins LC is built on a foundation of integrity and a philosophy that coaching and improvement should not stop.

Why choose Origins?  As with anything in life, to be effective you need education, practical experience, and a great mentor to make it to the next level. We select the best coaches who have high standards of integrity and professionalism because we understand that it takes more than playing accolades and a passion for lacrosse to make a great coach. Great coaches must have the ability to teach. Our staff members are not only experienced lacrosse coaches, several are teachers by profession!

At Origins, we have in mind the best interests of our athletes while maintaining a commitment to fielding strong teams. We work the mind and the body with a dynamic style that is both realistic and challenging, giving close attention to the proper techniques and mechanics that are essential for success. Our programs of individual skill instruction, game situation drills, and scrimmaging will benefit everyone, from new players to those who want to play at the highest level, both on and off the field.

We believe lacrosse is more than a game but also know at the end of the day it must be fun, and Origins LC will offer the tools young lacrosse players need to take their game to the next level.

Coaches & Guardians of Lacrosse Culture

Coaching Experience
Park Tudor HS head Coach 2015 – Present
Hoosier Lacrosse 2013-Present
Lane Tech High School 2000-2008
Illinois High School Coach of the Year 2001
Lacrosse America 1996-2012
Ultimate Lacrosse Camp
Badger State Lacrosse Camp
University of Notre Dame Lacrosse Camp
Team Illinois
Chicago Select
 
 
Playing Experience
Libertyville High School, IL (captain)
Team Illinois
Illinois High School All-Star Game
Franklin & Marshall College
Lincoln Park Lacrosse Club
Windy City Lacrosse Club
DILL Box League
 
 
After seeing lacrosse for years on television, Drew first picked up a stick during the summer before 8th grade. He played and coached under Chicago lacrosse legend Rich Martin, making the varsity team at Libertyville High School during his sophomore year. In high school he also had the opportunity to travel and play with the Illinois state team before his senior season, after which he played in the state all-star game.
 
Drew went on to play in the Centennial Conference, the best in Division III, with the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats. Returning to Chicago, he took up the helm at Lane Tech High School, the first high school team in the city of Chicago. Blessed with young men of talent and dedication, Lane went from being a winless program to a team that scored several upsets of successful suburban programs en route to winning Coach Bogan the Illinois High School Coach of the Year award in 2001. Lane Tech continued to be competitive under Coach Bogan, producing four NCAA lacrosse players and more than a dozen state all-stars during his tenure.
 
Drew has continued to play lacrosse as well, winning multiple championships in the DILL (a Chicago box lacrosse league) and competing first for Lincoln Park Lacrosse Club and more recently for Windy City Lacrosse Club. He and his wife moved from downtown Chicago to Indianapolis in the summer of 2013, marking the first time in his life Drew has called anywhere but Chicagoland home.
 
Lacrosse has blessed me in so many ways. I have made many dear friends in both the playing and the coaching ranks, and I have had the honor and privilege of coaching some fine young men and then watching them grow into adulthood and serve others as coaches, policemen, firemen, soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, teachers, and more. I have faced obstacles and challenges, enjoyed exhilarating victories and suffered agonizing defeats. I have been inspired by my players, humbled by my competition, and educated by my mentors. Lacrosse has taken me to Chicago’s inner-city alleys, to the mountains of Colorado, to the bayous of Louisiana, and to places all across the country. The opportunities this game has afforded me are too many and too valuable to put into words.

Playing experience:
32 years as a traditional Ojibwa bagattaway player and Cherokee stickball player. Other athletics 4 years high school football at Castle High school 2 regional and 1 sectional championship. 2 years college football Western Ky Univ. 8 years Army divisional football player. 16 years Greco Roman and Freestyle wrestling 4 U.N. Heavy weight championships. Career, 16 years United States Army, 3rd Ranger Battlion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Now President of Native American Educational resources a 501 c3 non-profit , that helps Native American youth excel academically and athletically. Coaching career,Castle boys JV lacrosse from 2010 -2017 102 wins 11 losses . Castle Girls lacrosse assistant varsity coach 2017 to present. Castle High and Middle School Football line coach 2008 until present 6 Siac Championships and 3 Sectional and 1 regional championships .

Coaching philosophy:
No one quits, no one is ever left behind. No team will ever out work us on or off the field.

Playing Experience
Bedford High School, Bedford Ma 1983,1984

Norrisville Masters Lacrosse 2010-2011
Origins LC 2011-Present
 
Coaching Since 2005
Whiteland HS head Coach 2107-Present
Center Grove HS Head Coach 2013-2016
Origins Lacrosse Club 2011-Present
Red Lion Lacrosse, Pa 2005-2011
Two Time Undefeated York County Pennsylvania Champions (21-0, 23-0)
Gotham City Thunder, Pa 2008-2011
Norrisville Youth, Pa 2011
 
Coaching Philosophy
Coaching philosophy includes sportsmanship, honor, respect and developing a role for every player that ensures they have playing time. Everybody plays in every game.
Playing experience
Warren Central High School 2013-2016 (captain)
Origins LC 2015-present
Monmouth College 2016-present
 
Coach experience
Warren Central 2016
Origins LC 2016-present

Coaching Experience:
2016- Present Head Coach at Noblesville HS
2015-2016 Assistant Varsity coach at Center Grove
2014 – Present Origins Lacrosse Club

Playing Experience:
U of Dayton – MCLA
Brebeuf HS

Coach Ken started playing lacrosse in 1981 as freshmen at the Illinois powerhouse New Trier High School in Winnetka Illinois. In college Coach Ken was a 4 year starter and captain of the Illinois State University Lacrosse Team. Because the team was new Coach Ken used this opportunity to begin his career in coaching by teaching his fellow teammates.

After college he continued to play for the highly competitive post collegiate team Lincoln Park from 1990 until moving to Indiana in 2009. While in Illinois he coached Varsity and JV players at Glenbrook North & Highland Park High Schools. In 1999 & 2000 he was selected to coach Team Illinois Varsity, which had winning tournament records at the Vail Colorado tournament. Ken’s biggest accomplishment was to be one of a handful of dedicated coaches and lacrosse enthusiasts that grew Illinois lacrosse from just 7 high school teams to a state sanctioned sport with over 8,000 male and female athletes playing at all levels from 1st grade thru adult.

From 1992 until 2008 Coach Ken was the GM of Lacrosse America, one of the largest and most successful lacrosse programs that ran instructional and competitive programs in Illinois. Athletes coached by Ken have gone on to play professionally and at colleges such as Syracuse, Duke, Denver, Ohio State, Yale, Cornell, Harvard, Army, Loyola, North Carolina, Ohio Wesleyan, Georgetown, Notre Dame and many other established lacrosse programs. Even the 2006 Indiana High School coach of the year was coached by the Hoosier Lacrosse director.

In 2007 Coach Ken moved to Indiana and quickly got involved in the local lacrosse scene and in 2008 he founded Origins Lacrosse Club. Coach Ken is dedicated to help grow the sport in Indiana and is excited by the enthusiasm of the players and their parents.  He lives in Westfield with his 2 children Brook and Zachary.

Playing Experience
Lincoln Park LC – Chicago, Il. 1990-2007
DILL – Box League – 4 X Champion 2000-2007
Illinois State University – 4 year Captain, Team MVP, 1986-1990
New Trier High School, Winnetka, Il. 1981-1985

Coaching Since 1986
Origins LC 2008-Present
Noblesville Youth Lacrosse, Director of Coaching – 2012-2015
Noblesville HS 2010-2011
Guerin Catholic HS – 2009
Team Illinois Varsity – Summers 1998, 1999, 2000
Highland Park HS 1998-1999
Glenbrook North HS 1995-1997
Lacrosse America 1992-2008
Illinois State University – Player Coach 1986-1988