Victory Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Boys Lacrosse

Glen Miles
Co-Founder, Director, Victory National Board

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2016 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee

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Mark Warren
Coach, Former Board Member

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Crawford McCarthy
Coach

Crawford head shot 2 (976x1024)Crawford McCarthy has been involved with The Victory Way since 2008. He has successfully coached every age group and every skill level – from first-year rec players to elite players in both field and box lacrosse.

♦ Hometown: Danbury, Conn.
♦ Salisbury School – Three year varsity player; perennial top 10 nationally ranked high school
♦ Attended & played midfield and attack for perennial DIII powerhouse Ohio Wesleyan University and MCLA DII Concordia University
♦ Post collegiate playing experience – West Coast Director & player Salt Shakerz Lacrosse; Newport Beach Lacrosse Club, Vail Shootout, Lake Tahoe Summit Classic
♦ Youth Lacrosse Coach 2008 – Present
♦ Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach St. Margaret’s Episcopal High School, 2012 – Present, 2013 US Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year
♦ Lacrosse Coach: US Naval Academy Lacrosse Camps

Coach McCarthy lives in Aliso Viejo with his wife, Katie, and dogs, Ella and Ralphie.

Kevin Arabejo
Coach

DSCN1599Kevin Arabejo brings an extensive lacrosse resume to The Victory Way as a both a seasoned player and coach, including collegiate and elite club teams in the Bay Area.  Kevin is currently working with Victory’s Fall Boys Bantam B Box Team.

♦ Former Head Coach D II Notre Dame de Namur
♦ Played defense for the Argonauts four years, earning All-Conference honors twice & was a two-time team captain 
♦ Garnered All-Academic honors twice & was a member of NDNU’s 2011 Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Championship team
♦ Played lacrosse for three years at Ann Arbor Huron HS, captain, earned all-area & all region honors, scholar athlete both junior & senior year
♦ Coached Vitality Lacrosse & previously coached Blue Chip Elite & Golden Gate Elite 
♦ Prior to coaching, worked for various lacrosse companies in the Bay Area including Sling It Lacrosse & STX Lacrosse

Originally from Danville, Calif., Kevin now calls Orange County home.

Tom Groeninger
Coach

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♦ Attended & played goal for perennial DI  powerhouse University of Virginia; All-American 1991
Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach St. Margaret’s Episcopal High School, 2017 – Present

Coach Groeninger lives in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. with his family.

 

 

 

 

Rick Taylor
Run & Gun Coach

IMG_7606Rick is a long-time Victory coach who has introducing hundreds of beginning players to the game of lacrosse through our Run & Gun program. Many of his “first timers” have progressed to play on a Victory OCLA team, Fall Boys Box Lacrosse team, Spring House Box League team and with other SoCal youth lacrosse teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Self
Coach

IMG_7554Aaron has been a part of The Victory Way as both a lauded player and coach since 2010. He brings a wealth of lacrosse experience to his coaching role as a seasoned participant on highly competitive club, high school, top DIII collegiate and post collegiate teams. Aaron works with a variety of age groups from Young Guns to Bantam Box and OCLA field teams. 

♦ Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.
♦ San Clemente High School – 1st Team All South Coast League; 1st Team All Orange County;  U.S. Lacrosse All-American
Attended & played midfield for perennial DIII powerhouse Whittier College
♦ Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach St. Margaret’s Episcopal High School, 2017 – Present

Marc McCarthy
Boys & Girls Goalie Coach

picCoach Marc has been involved with The Victory Way since 2008. He conducts private training sessions for middle school and high school boys and girls goalies, and frequently steps in to assist the other Victory coaches with running The House League (boys and girls), Fall Box Lax, Girls Intro, and other programs.

♦ Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.
♦ Deerfield Academy – All-American, two-time All New England, East West Senior All Star Game
♦ Ohio Wesleyan University – Co-Captain, All-American, three-time All Midwest, four NCAA Championship Tournament appearances, 1980 North South All Star Game, 1980 East West Midwest All Star Game

♦ Post collegiate playing career: Fairfield County Lacrosse Club, Skoal Bandits, Team Texas, Grey Birds, Ohio Wesleyan Legends
♦ Youth lacrosse coach 1996 – Present (Colo., Conn. & Calif.)
♦ Victory Lacrosse goalie coach 2008 – Present
♦ Assistant Varsity Boys & Girls Lacrosse Coach St. Margaret’s Episcopal High School (2014-2018)
♦ Lacrosse coach: US Naval Academy Lacrosse Camps

If you are interested in scheduling private goalie training for your son or daughter or have questions, please send Coach Marc an email: mmccarthypr@yahoo.com

Paddy Chester
Coach

coachingPaddy is a long-standing Victory staffer who brings a wealth of knowledge to all aspects of the game of lacrosse – more than 20 years of post-collegiate, college, high school and club coaching and playing experience. Hailing from England where he played at Sheffield as well as for the National Team, Paddy is fantastic with developing younger players while also working with seasoned laxers to make sure their game is spot on.

♦ Hometown: Bramhall, a small town in Cheshire, south of Manchester in England
♦ Former Assistant Head Coach Concordia University
♦ Former Assistant Head Coach St. Margaret’s Episcopal & Foothill High School
♦ Former Head Coach Santa Margarita High School & Mater Dei High School



Girls Lacrosse

Mandi Willis
Coach

Mandi WillisA native of Irvine, Calif., Mandi Willis brings a solid level of experience to her coaching position with Victory. Mandi currently oversees the Girls Intro program at the Victory Athletic Center, working with beginning players from 1st-8th grade, as well as coaching various Victory lady laxers field teams.

♦ Attended Irvine High School; played on the varsity lacrosse team all four years
♦ Captain junior and senior seasons
♦ Named midfield MVP all four years, and earned All-League award all four years
♦ Head Junior Varsity Lacrosse Coach Beckman HS – present
♦ Head coach for the CSULB Division 2 club lacrosse team – present

Mandi is currently attending Orange Coast College, studying kinesiology. She plans to transfer to Cal State Fullerton to continue her education, and aspires to be a physical therapist.