Our purpose as Coaches is to draw our players closer to God through our actions, hard work, commitment, and comradery on and off the field. This may be the only time these athletes have a strong Christian value set placed on them and it changes attitudes, love, drive for the game and life.
Matt McCord (FCA JAX Director/High Schoo Rising Stars): Coach Matt is a 19-year Navy Special Operations Veteran and was on the US Navy's regional triathlon team. He a Certified Tactical Athlete Level I Coach and has provided biometrics and strength & conditioning training throughout his career. Since 2014 he has coached developmental and select travel teams in Va and Fl and is the Head Coach at St Joseph Academy for the Inaugural Varsity Boys Lacrosse program.
Joe Espinosa (High School Elite): Coach Joe Played high school for Timber Creek and collegiately for St Leo University and is currently a member of the #8 team in the World, the Puerto Rico National Team. He has multiple years of experience starting and coaching Elite High School programs at Olympia high school and LCO travel lacrosse.
Joel Brown ( High School Elite): Coach Joel played high school lacrosse at the Paxon School of Advanced Studies and collegiate lacrosse at Jacksonville University and Florida Southern. He has coached local travel and collegiate prospect camps and currently plays for the Jamaican National Team ranked 13th in the world.
Ryan Dunham (High School Rising Stars): Coach Ryan played High School at Potomac Falls and later coached there. He was recruited by Salisbury and Hofstra but God was calling him to Coastal Carolina where he was the co-founder and Captain of their first men’s program. In their first year he led them to 9-2 and the SELC tournament He has coached at 2 different high schools in North Carolina and Virginia. He has a degree in exercise physiology and is a trainer for the elite human performance company EXOS. We are very exctied to welcome Ryan to the FCA family as he brings the background and professional experience to help us guide our elite athletes in not only lacrosse, but building strength and nutrition that will maintain them throughout this athletic journey.