Montreat College
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Will McMinn
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 4th Season
Alma Mater: UC Santa Barbara
828-669-8011 949-331-3373
 
 

Coach Will McMinn comes to Montreat College after playing and coaching lacrosse in California for over 30 years.   His introduction to the game was at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, where he played on the inaugural team, and was named captain his senior year.  He played collegiate ball at UC Santa Barbara, where he played on two WCLL Championship teams as a face-off specialist and defensive midfielder.  After college, Coach McMinn played post-collegiate club lacrosse for close to 25 years, earning several appearances as a Southern Cal Club All-Star in the California Lacrosse Association North-South All-Star Game.

 

Coach McMinn started his coaching career in 1988, as co-founder of youth and high school lacrosse in Orange County, CA.   While coaching at the high school and youth level, Will served as president of the Orange County Chapter of US Lacrosse for several terms, Vice President for several terms, and Coaches’ Training Coordinator for many years. He was named US Lacrosse Man of the Year in LA/Orange County, US Lacrosse HS Coach of the Year for the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, OCLA HS Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the Greater LA Chapter Hall of Fame in 2005.

 

Coach McMinn’s first collegiate assignment was as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach of Concordia University in Irvine, California.  The trajectory of Concordia’s team was reminiscent of the prior teams Coach McMinn built at the youth and high school level—numbering close to a dozen.  The fledgling program went 1-8 its first season in spring of 2009, garnering a #93 national Laxpower.com ranking. After a steady climb in the national rankings that started with a 10-4 record year 2, the program finished its fifth year, Coach McMinn’s final year at Concordia, with a national ranking of #5, its fourth consecutive trip to the SLC tournament (its last trip culminating in an SLC D2 championship), and its second trip in a row to the MCLA National Championship Tournament.   Concordia’s first team garnered one 2nd team all conference selection in 2009.  After the 2013 season, the Eagles had 13 All Conference Selections (including the SLC Offensive Player of the Year), Four MCLA All-Americans,  and two Academic All-Americans.  While at Concordia, Will was named SLC D2 Coach of the Year twice (2010 and 2012), and was named MCLA National Co-Coach of the Year in 2012.

 

Coach McMinn was brought to Montreat in January 2014 to help the college build its first men’s and women’s lacrosse programs.  His primary mission as a lacrosse coach is to help student-athletes find their missions in life, and help them develop both their character and capacity as leaders and positive influencers of society.

 

Coach McMinn has taken up residence in Black Mountain with his wife, Christine.  They have four sons and a daughter.  Daughter Kylie transferred to Montreat this fall from the University of Arizona to complete a double major in Outdoor Education and Bible.

 
 
 2017-18 Men's Lacrosse Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Men's Lacrosse Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1John FerrisJRAttack6-2175Coventry, RILiberty University
2Joshua BrownFRMidfield/FO  Jericho, VTMount Mansfield Union High School
3Alex WheetSRMidfield5-6195Durham, NCJordan High School
4Tracer LeonardJRMidfield5-10170Madison, NCDalton L. McMichael High School
5Patrick EllisFRAttack  King, NCWest Stokes High School
8Kyndell OvertonSOMidfield6-4190Halethorpe, MDLandsdowne High School
9Cody BischoffFRAttack  Charlotte, NCCharlotte Christian High School
10Riggs WolfSOMidfield5-8150Jacksonville, FLOak Leaf High School
11Talon Terry*FRAttack/Midfield  McLeansville, NCSouthwest Guilford High School
12Jared HarbaughFRLSM  Kernersville, NCRobert B. Glenn High School
13Gabe DeBeusJRDefense/FO5-11220Asheville, NCChrist School
14Mark SwitzerSRMidfield5-11155Lakeside, CAFoothills Christian High School
15Robyn GoolFRMidfield  Charlotte, NCVictory Christian Center School
16Nick HermanceSODefense6-0230Nebo, NCHome School
17Kevin CrudoSRMidfield6-0165Petaluma, CAPetaluma High School
18Michael HicklenFRMidfield  Matthews, NCQueens Grant High School
20Jonathan PowellFRMidfield  Mills, OHKings High School
22Makade HensonFRMidfield/FO  Arden, NCT.C. Robertson High School
23James Verdier IIIFRGoalie  Charlotte, NCCharlotte Secondary
24Riki Rendon-HabanaSODefense5-9160Elkin, NCElkin High School
25Brian CordovaSO  Concord, NCCentral Cabarrus High School
25Jonathan CoxFRDefense  Powder Springs, GAHillgrove High School
27Zachary PooleFRDefense  Dayton, TNBryan College
29Luke MackenzieDefense  Pineville, KYUnion College
31Colton BowmanJRMIdfield5-9170Shelby, NCCrest High School
37Dakota HensonSRGoalie  Arden, NCT.C. Roberson High School
40Noah RobertsonSOMidfield/FO5-9210Wilmington, NCCape Fear Community College
50Chris JacksonSOAttack5-9150Hendersonville, NCEast Hendersonville High School
* Redshirt
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