Sun Valley Lacrosse coaches are Level-1 Certified Coaches by US Lacrosse with expansive lacrosse experience, playing in college at Division 1, Division 3 and MCLA programs.
All coaches are SafeSport certified and pass a background check administered through US Lacrosse. Athlete well-being is the centerpiece of the culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability. For more information on the importance of SafeSport awareness please visit the US Center for SafeSport at https://uscenterforsafesport.org/
The Sun Valley Lacrosse coaching staff is filled with people who love the game and working with our community’s young people. Some are moms, some are dads, some just love the game. All are committed to our mission statement and all volunteer their time.
Coaches are members of the Sun Valley Lacrosse Executive Board which manages the programming and day-to-day operations of the organization. The Executive Board reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Coach Quinn is from Ridgewood, New Jersey and attended The Peddie School, playing Varsity lacrosse for Coach Bob Turco and Tri-State Lacrosse. As a 4-year starter, Coach Quinn was a 2-time State Champion, Captain, 1st Team All State and still holds the New Jersey state record for most points in a game with 9 goals & 2 assists. He was inducted into the Peddie School Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, for his key role as the starting crease attackman during the lacrosse team's undefeated 15-0 season, where the team was ranked 5th in the nation, amidst some of the most storied and respected high school programs in the nation. Coach Quinn played Division-1 Lacrosse at the University of Denver, graduating with a degree in Communications and Sociology. Since then, he has coached youth lacrosse players on teams, at camps, in clinics and at tournaments. He is a founder and director of Cal Coast Sports Ventures, a southern California based company that hosts youth lacrosse tournaments multiple times throughout the year, including the Santa Barbara Showdown, a premiere Lacrosse Tournament on the Santa Barbara polo fields for U-9 through U-18 boys and girls lacrosse teams. Conor is also the Founder of Oscar Wilde Spirits, which recently launched Wilde Irish Gin, this past December. Coach Quinn lives in Sun Valley, Idaho with his two daughters.
Coach Mike Kennedy captained the Northeastern University Huskies Men’s lacrosse team for 3 of his 4 years in the program. He was inducted into the Northeastern University Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2006, and served as the President of the alumni association for 13 years before moving to the programs advisory board. After college he coached and played in Australia for the New South Wales State team, and for a brief time in Europe. While over seas Mike participated in Reebok youth lacrosse camps and clinics, and ran youth and High School lacrosse clinics to introduce and expand the sport of lacrosse in new emerging markets. Once back in the US he spent the next 16 years coaching and played for several teams and camps throughout the tri-state area including Poly Prep Camps in Brooklyn, and playing for numerous club teams locally and at tournaments across the country. Most recently Mike coached K-4 for the Greenwich Youth Lacrosse club in Greenwich Connecticut, and the U10 Team for Wood River Lacrosse Club. Outside of lacrosse Mike coaches Ice Hockey, and spent 9 years working at the Cape Cod Sea Camps as a camp counselor working in the teen leadership program. Mike Resides in Ketchum with his wife Hollis von Summer, and children Dean and Lexi (All Lacrosse players)
Coach Gunn is originally from Upstate New York and played lacrosse at the University of San Diego. Coach Gunn has been coaching youth girls lacrosse for many years and has been actively involved in the 5B Summer Lacrosse Camps.
Coach Price grew up playing lacrosse in West Chester, PA, but after moving to Colorado with his family during his 9th grade year, he became part of the western expansion of the game, and has never looked back. He began his career out west playing attack at Colorado powerhouse Arapahoe High School, earning all-state honors and leading his team to its first quarterfinal appearances as a junior and senior. Following HS, Tim joined the University of Denver lacrosse team from 1994-1998, helping the program make the jump from Division II to Division I in 1997-98. At DU, Coach Price finished his career a leader in single-season and career assists as an attackman for the Pioneers. Following his undergraduate years at DU, Tim continued his education there as a graduate student, becoming a player-coach for the school’s club lacrosse program. Tim then took his first head coaching position at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, CO, where he also taught high school English. In his first year with the Indians he was honored as the Southern Conference Coach-of-the-Year, spending five years building a program that is now a staple in the Colorado lacrosse community.
Moving back to Denver in 2008 to start his doctoral work in Education, Tim joined the Columbine High School rebels as an assistant coach, leading the offense through two playoff runs, as well as keynote program wins against national contenders in Florida, California and Maryland. Following his work there, Tim then moved to Aspen, CO to teach English once again, here taking on position of first assistant coach for their lacrosse team. Ultimately, the lure of mountain life led him to the Wood River Valley, where he now lives with his fiancée, his two children and three step-children. He currently teaches graduate level research classes online and mentors teachers for the College of Southern Idaho. He is proud to live in this beautiful place, and to help build a thriving youth lacrosse community in the Wood River Valley, and, moreover, a deep appreciation for the game.
In addition to coaching at youth and high school levels, Tim has also worked at summer camps as a coach and coordinator for a variety of different schools and programs, including Lax.com, Mike Pressler of Bryant University, Boise State University, and Brian Langrtry’s Six Star Idaho lacrosse experience in Boise last summer. He also still plays for a variety of men’s club programs such as the DU alumni team, Boondoggle, the Elder Statesmen out of Hobart University, and the Bushwood Lacrosse Club from Denver, CO. If he doesn’t get hurt in national championship tournament for old guys over MLK weekend in Florida this January, he will be sure to keep playing until he is old, frail, and even more bald (if that’s even possible). Coach Price manages all Grants related to Sun Valley Lacrosse.
Coach Geoff Hebert attended high school in upstate New York where he was a first team all-county lacrosse player and team captain his senior year. Geoff then played Division I lacrosse at Lehigh, where he earned first team league honors in both his junior and senior years and served as team captain. After graduating, Geoff served as assistant lacrosse coach in Division I for two years. Geoff resides in Hailey.
Andy Jones is from Summit, New Jersey and played Varsity lacrosse for Chuck Reubling at the perennial national powerhouse Delbarton. As team Co-Captain, Andy was voted team MVP, 1st Team All-Morris County, 2nd Team All-State, was a 2x State Championship runner-up and held the school record for goals in a game with 7 as a middie. In the winter, Andy played several seasons of box lacrosse and was selected to the New Jersey Tri-State All-Star team. In addition to lacrosse, Andy was Co-Captain of the Delbarton football team, won a State Championship, received team MVP honors, was voted 1st Team All-Morris County, 1st Team All-State as a wide receiver, 3rd Team All-State as a defensive back and had a record-breaking 99-yard interception return for a touchdown in the State Championship semi-finals to solidify a win against one of the country’s most successful high school programs. Andy received runner-up honors for New Jersey’s “Athlete of the Year” according to the Daily Record newspaper. Andy went on to play Division-3 lacrosse and football at Williams College where he was a 4-year starter in both sports and graduated with a degree in Economics. Prior to relocating to Sun Valley with his wife, Megan, and their four children (Lucy, Piper, Marlowe and Sawyer), Andy was involved with La Jolla Lacrosse and assisted setting up a clinic with the most recent National Lacrosse League team, the San Diego Seals, to spread the love of the game. Andy works within Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and manages money for a select number of families.
CLNC Sports Coaches
CLNC Sports Coaches
CLNC coaches are professional lacrosse players providing small-group clinics, and practice takeovers throughout our season, summer, fall-ball and more. CLNC Sports was founded by a group of former Notre Dame lacrosse teammates who are on a mission to bring world-class coaching to lacrosse programs across the country.
Brent Adams plays for the Redwoods Lacrosse Club in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). An All-Star in 2019, Brent also played in the NLL for the Colorado Mammoth from 2016-2019. He was Head Coach of Highlands Ranch HS in Colorado from 2017-2019 and played in the MLL for the Chesapeake Bayhawks in 2012, winning the Championship. He also played for the Boston Cannons (2012-2016) and the Denver Outlaws (2016-2018) and was an All-Star in 2015 & 2016.
Brent is a Norwalk, Connecticut native where he attended Norwalk High School. While playing at Fairfield, Adams was a 2x All-NEILA First Team selection and named a 2x All-ECAC First Team. He attended Fairfield University from 2008 to 2012, as a Captain, All-American and 4x All-ECAC.
As a four-year defender for Boston College, Molly accumulated multiple Defender of the Week accolades from the ACC and was named to the IWLCA second team. Named a captain her senior year, Molly led the graduating class of 2016 to become the winningest class in program history. Following graduation, Molly went on to play in the inaugural season of the WPLL as a defender for the Upstate Pride.
Nick Ossello plays for the Redwoods Lacrosse Club in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). Nick played Division-1 lacrosse at Notre Dame, where he was an Honorable Mention All-American and All-ACC Tournament Team. A Notre Dame Letter Winner from 2011-2015, Nick also played Outside Linebacker on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Team from 2015 - 2016.
Nick played in the MLL for the Denver Outlaws from 2016 - 2018, winning championships in 2016 & 2018. Nick also played in the NLL for the Colorado Mammoth (2016-2017) and the San Diego Seals (2018-2019).
Nick was also the Defensive Coordinator for the Air Force Academy in 2017. Nick is a Wheat Ridge, CO native, where he attended Wheat Ridge High School.
Gianna Ossello, originally from Wheat Ridge, Colorado, played midfield/defense at Duke University. She was a 2014 Under Armour All-American and competed on the South team at the 2014 Under Armour All-America Girls Lacrosse Classic, recording one draw control. Gianna received the Top Defender Award at Nike’s “The Ride” event in 2013. A four-year letterwinner at Wheat Ridge High School in Colorado, she totaled 54 goals and 21 assists as a senior, receiving First team all-state and all-league pick. She also earned Jefferson County League Player of the Year honors and served as team captain her junior and senior seasons. Gianna is a US Lacrosse Academic All-American.
Matt Kavanagh plays Attack for the Redwoods Lacrosse Club in the Premier Lacrosse League and was a 4x All American Attackman at Notre Dame.
Matt is 2nd All Time in points at Notre Dame, a 3x Pro All Star winning 2x Pro Champion & was the 2018 Championship Game MVP. Matt is a USA U-19 Gold Medalist and Tournament MVP.