Our Coaches

Ken Levinberg
Founder

Hometown: Wilmette, IL
High School: New Trier
College: Illinois State
Box: Yes  |  Field: Yes
Private Lessons: Yes

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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

Drew Bogan
Director of Field Coaching

Hometown: Libertyville, IL
High School: Libertyville, IL
College: Franklin & Marshall
Box: Yes  |  Field: Yes
Private Lessons: No

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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.

John Callender

Hometown: Bedford Ma
High School: Bedford
College: NA
Box: Yes  |  Field: Yes
Private Lessons: No

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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.

 

 

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

Elizabeth Reasoner
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
High School: Warren Central
College: Monmouth College
POCO: NA
Box: Yes  |  Field: Yes
Private Lessons: No

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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

Michael Gordon
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
High School: Hamilton Southeastern
College: Hanover College/Ball State
POCO: 
Position: Midfield
Private Lessons: Yes

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Born in Buffalo, New York; Mike has been around Lacrosse his entire life. He moved to Fishers in grade school and has 10+ years of experience playing Varsity for HSE and collegiate with Ball State (student run, where he assisted in coaching of his peers). Mike has exclusive knowledge of the attack position, specifically playing on the crease and from behind the cage. Over the years transitioning to Middie in college, he has extensive knowledge of fundamental defense, wing play and midfield offense. He has coached and reffed youth lacrosse. 

Nick Hepting
Hometown: Texas
High School: 
College: 
POCO: Cincinnati Flying Pigs
Box: Yes  |  Field: Yes
Private Lessons: Yes

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Coming Soon

John Douglas
Hometown: Chicago
High School: Glenbard South
College: Butler
Box: Yes  |  Field: Yes
Private Lessons: Yes

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To schedule a private lesson with John Douglas please email him at John.n.douglas3@gmail.com for scheduling and rates.

Devon Kondaki
Hometown: Pompano Beach, FL 
High School: Stoneman Douglas
College: Hanover College 
Position: LSM & Defense
Private Lessons: Yes

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To schedule a private lesson with Devon Kondaki please email him at dj@winzlow.com for scheduling and rates.

Jeremy Biggs
Hometown: Evansville, IN
High School: 
College:
Position:
Private Lessons: Yes

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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.

Desmond Knowles
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
High School: Lawrence
College: Mitchell College 
Position: Midfield
Private Lessons: No

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Alysia “Allie” Funderburg
Hometown: California
High School: 
College: 
Position: Midfield
Private Lessons: No

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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