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GREAT WESTERN STAFF

Great Western Lacrosse, LLC. - PO BOX 217, Poway, CA 92074 - (858) 883-2491

OWNER / DIRECTOR

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RUSS OLSEN
Russ is the founder of Great Western Lacrosse and has been coaching lacrosse for over 25 years. He has over 300 wins as a varsity coach, taking his teams to numerous play-off appearances. He has two state championships with two different programs. He is a member of three Halls of Fame, the Novato HS lacrosse Hall of Fame, the San Diego State Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the San Diego Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He is the SDSU Aztec Lacrosse All Time Scoring Champion and has held this record for 35 years. His number 21 is the only number retired in the history of the SDSU Lacrosse program. He is a retired physical education teacher.

SUMMER CAMP STAFF

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ADAM WIRTZ
DEFENSE CAMP DIRECTOR
Adam is the Defensive Coordinator at Gilbert High School in Arizona. He played his collegiate lacrosse at Arizona State University. He is in his 15th year teaching at the Great Western Camp.

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ADAM BOKMEYER
SHOOTING CAMP DIRECTOR
Adam is the Defensive Coordinator at the University of Texas. He played his collegiate lacrosse at West Point. He is in his 10th year teaching at the Great Western Camp.

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SCOTT WITKIN
FACE-OFF CAMP DIRECTOR
Scott is the Assistant Coach at Claremont Colleges and the Argentine National Team. He played his collegiate lacrosse at UCSB. He is in his 12th year teaching at the Great Western Camp.

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LARRY BOEHM
GOALIE CAMP DIRECTOR
Larry is the Head Coach at UC Santa Cruz. He played his collegiate lacrosse at Washington College where he won a National Championship. He is in his 3rd year teaching at Camp.

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ED McCARTHY
BEGINNER CAMP DIRECTOR
Ed is currently an Assistant Coach with the Boston Cannons professional team. He has coached at St. Pauls in Maryland and Winchester HS in Boston. He played his collegiate lacrosse at the Mass Maritime Academy. He is in his 2nd year teaching at Camp.

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MARCIA KLAIBER
CAMP ATHLETIC TRAINER

Marcia has spent the better part of 25 years teaching athletic training in college. She is currently the Athletic Trainer at Westview High School in San Diego. She is in her 6th year watching over the players at the Great Western Camp.

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BRIAN KELLISON
DIVISION 2 COACH
Brian is currently teaching youth lacrosse in the Silicon Valley. He played his collegiate lacrosse at San Diego State University. He is also our Playstation Commander. He is in his 3rd year coaching Camp.

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SCOTT JACKSON
DIVISION 1 COACH
Scott is the Offensive Coordinator at Chapman University where he also played his collegiate lacrosse. He won a National Championship in 2016. He is in his 19th year coaching at the Great Western Camp.

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MICHAEL DASCH
DIVISION 2 COACH
Michael played his high school lacrosse at Mt. Carmel in San Diego. He is currently playing college lacrosse at Colorado Mesa University. He is in his 3rd year coaching the Great Western Camp.

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ALEX SIEGEL
DIVISION 1 COACH
Alex is the Assistsant Coach at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego. He played his collegiate lacrosse at Chapman University where he won a National Championship his senior year (2016). He is in his 3rd year coaching at the Great Western Camp. 

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BEN HICKMAN
DIVISION 2 GOALIE COACH
Ben played his high school lacrosse at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego. He played his collegiate lacrosse at Northern Colorado University. He is in his 4th year coaching at the Great Western Camp.

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MIKHAEL EYERMAN
DIVISION 2 COACH
Mikhael played his high school lacrosse at Coronado high school in San Diego. He is currently playing his collegiate lacrosse at Delaware University. This is his 1st year at the Great Western Camp.

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JUSTIN BOLAND
DIVISION 1 GOALIE COACH
Justin played his high school lacrosse at St. Ignatius high school in San Francisco. He played his collegiate lacrosse at San Diego State University. He is in his 6th year coaching at Camp.
 

INDOOR LEAGUE STAFF

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RUSS OLSEN
INDOOR LEAGUE DIRECTOR
Russ has run this league for 24 years. He has coached lacrosse at the Varsity level for over 25 years...

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JAY HOLGUIN
INDOOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Jay has helped to run the indoor league for the past 5 years. He is the Defensive Coordinator at San Dieguito Academy.

TOURNAMENT TEAM COACHES

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RUSS OLSEN
SUMMER HS HEAD COACH & WINTER HS HEAD COACH
Russ has coached lacrosse at the Varsity level for over 25 years. He is the Director of Great Western Lacrosse.
 

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JAY HOLGUIN
SUMMER HS ASST COACH & WINTER HS ASST COACH
Jay is the Asst. Coach at San Dieguito Academy. He played his college lacrosse at Whittier.

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MIKHAEL EYERMAN
SUMMER HS ASSISTANT COACH
Mikhael is currently playing college lacrosse at the University of Delaware. He will be a great addition to our Warhawk Coaching staff.
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Staff is subject to change.  As most of our staff for our programs are confirmed, we are still waiting confirmation for some. Staff is not guaranteed until a month before each program.

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