For Immediate Release – Utah Starz Lacrosse
You read that right! The New Utah Starz under University of Utah Head Coach Rick Kladis has rocked the Utah Lacrosse World by bringing in 22 coaches with college playing experience to take the Utah Starz program to the next level! If you are not a Utah Starz player, you may never find this kind of training available anywhere!
Coach Kladis commented on this announcement saying, “My goal is to bring together a staff of young, passionate guys who have played or coached lacrosse at a high level, and have a lot to share with kids wanting to raise their level of play. With so many great coaches, we will be able to run very efficient practices and work with our players on elements of the game that are specific to their position, and their level.”
Just to name one of the New Utah Starz Coaches…meet Ted Ferrin, graduate from BYU…2012 RMLC Offensive Player of the Year, 2012 RMLC 1st Team All-Conference Attack, 2011 RMLC Offensive Player of the Year, 2011 RMLC 1st Team All-Conference Attack, 2010 RMLC 2nd Team All-Conference Attack, 2012 MCLA Godekeraw, 2012 MCLA Nike Player of the Month (March), 2012 MCLA Scholar Athlete, 2012 MCLA Player of the Year, 2012 MCLA 1st Team All-America Attack, 2011 MCLA 2nd Team All-America Attack, 2010 MCLA Scholar Athlete, 2010 MCLA Honorable Mention All-America Attack, 2007 MCLA 2nd Team All-America Midfield!
“Teddy is a role-model for young players from our area” said Kladis. “I actually coached Ted along with other standouts Mark Manning, Elliott Grow, J.T. Nebeker, Dallas McClelland, and more when they played for Team Utah back in 2007. Team Utah (now the “Utah Starz”) helped put them in position to really excel, and they took the opportunities and ran. They went to great schools and had amazing college experiences and careers. That is what we want to do for our players now.”
We will fill in this list with their accomplishments over the next couple weeks…but if you missed tryouts/practice…you missed a ton! So HS Players Get to tryouts/practice on June 1st…And Youth Players get ready for tryouts/practice on June 8th and 10th and be ready for the best training ever!!
Here is the present list of the Utah Starz coaching staff…and there are still a few more coming!
Rick Kladis: Head Coach – University of Utah; 5 Time All-American (Judge Memorial & Gonzaga University); 2005 PNCLL Most Valuable Player; Head Coach (Gonzaga University 2005 – 2007);
Gary Albert: 3 Consecutive Lacrosse MS Championships and 2 – second place finishes in the MS division, undefeated 2011 season.
Dave Allen: Head Coach – Judge Memorial; Member of Utah Lacrosse Hall-Of-Fame
Drew Bicker: Assistant Coach – Skyline High School
Ted Ferrin: 2012 MCLA National Player of the Year; 2012 MCLA National Champion; RMLC Offensive MVP; 4 time All-American (Brigham Young)
Zachary Harris: RMLC All-Conference Attackman (University of Utah); 4 Year Starting Attackman (University of Utah)
Steven Hirning: 4 Year Starting Defenseman (Westminster College)
Jeremy Johnson: Goalie Position Coach – Westminster College
Dan Mannix: Led Utah Starz to #4 Ranking in Western US, Head Coach West Coast Starz Rocky Mountain Starz, Selected Adrenaline Coach of the Month from all Western States Coaches.
Mark Manning: Offensive Position Coach – University of Utah; 4 time All-American (Brigham Young & Univerity of Utah)
Dallas McLellan: Goalie Position Coach – University of Utah; 5 Time All-American Goalie (Juan Diego & Westminster College)
Cory Merrell: Head Coach – West High School; 2 time RMLC All-Conference Midfield (University of Utah)
Craig Morris: Head Coach – University of Utah (2009-2012); Head Coach – Waterford (1990 – 2008);
Cody Pilot: 2013 Team MVP (University of Utah)
Matt Qualey: Assistant Coach – Waterford School; 2 time RMLC All-Conference (University of Utah)
Samuel Schwoebel: 2011 RMLC All-Conference Defender (University of Utah)
Mack Schwoebel: 2 time RMLC All-Conference Midfield (University of Utah)
Brad Taylor: Helped Utah Starz attain #4 Raning in Western US, 2012 Lacrosse Juniors D1 State Championship win, and 2 – second place tournament finishes.
Mike Pappas: Defensive Coordinator – University of Utah (2009 – 2013); Head Coach – Jordan High School (2005 – 2008);
Matt Duke Rosati: SLC 2 time All-Conference D pole (University of Arizona); Defensive Coordinator – University Arizona (2013)
Eric Baker: Youth Coach Juan Diego
Dan Schmidt: Head Coach – Skyline High School; US Lacrosse Representative Area Chairman Utah Representative; Former Assistant Coach University of Utah (2003-2005)
Ryan Walton: Helped Utah Starz attain #4 Ranking in Western US with 1 Championship and several 2nd place tournament finishes. 4 time MAC Conference Champion
Plus a number of current players will be full-time position coaches for the Starz program!
For Immediate Release – Utah Starz Lacrosse