- How long have you been working at Chapman / how did you get here?
I have been working here at Chapman since 2010. After graduating I was given the opportunity to stay on as an assistant coach on the Men’s Lacrosse Team. From there moved over to Women’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach in 2014 then moved up to Head Coach starting in 2016. I am a Southern California kid through and through so the opportunity to stay in a place I love at a University that I love has been amazing.
- What’s your favorite story from working at Chapman?
My favorite story from working here at Chapman is just the story of the growth and evolution of the University as a whole. To see this university grow not just in size but in every single metric has been truly amazing. But the best part, despite growing in size, Chapman has stayed true to its roots and keeps that special vibe you find nowhere else.
- What’s the best part about working with student-athletes at Chapman?
The caliber of student-athlete at Chapman is the best part of my job. Chapman attracts the best and the brightest from around the nation (and the world) and I get an opportunity to work with them on a daily basis. From internships with Fortune 500 companies to cutting-edge research programs, it is truly inspiring to talk with our athletes about what they are accomplishing off the field.
- What is the best moment from your nearly 30 years of coaching at Chapman?
My favorite moment from coaching here at Chapman is the day we heard we made the NCAA tournament in 2017. At the time our conference did not have an automatic qualifier so we had to wait for selection Sunday to hear if we got in. It was a great moment for us as a program and one I won’t forget.
- Anything else you want to say to alumni?
We are all fortunate to be part of the Chapman family and I hope you all have an opportunity to come visit us. Come take in a game, wander campus and revel in the fact that we all made a great decision to attend Chapman!