Meet The Coaches

High School Coaches

John Cummings

John Cummings

Varsity Head Coach

From Baltimore, MD and started playing lacrosse at 8 years old. Played high school lacrosse as an attackmen at Loyola Blakefield, one of the top programs in the country. Then went on to play at The Ohio State University and was a 2 year starter. At that time, began coaching at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, OH as the freshman team head coach. After that, became the head JV coach and assistant Varsity coach at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, OH. After moving back to Baltimore, became head coach of the Freshman team and assistant Varsity coach at Loyola Blakefield. This was followed by a big move to San Diego where I coached with Adrenaline Lacrosse and at Coronado High School as JV head coach. Then went on to Patrick Henry High School where I was the Varsity assistant coach for 2 years. Finally, following a move back to Baltimore, spent 7 years as the Varsity head coach at Towson High school. Missing the West coast, resulted in a move to Bend in 2018 and thrilled to be back coaching!

Dan Brostek

Dan Brostek

High School Coach

Dan is a native of Syracuse, NY. He played lacrosse at Baldwinsville High School and then at Army ('92 - '96). He moved to Bend in 2015 with his wife and and 2 boys. Dan has coached youth and high school lacrosse programs at multiple schools in both Connecticut and Oregon, including serving as the Bend Varsity Coach from 2017 - 2020.

Ryan Lanigan

Ryan Lanigan

High School Coach

Ryan Lanigan was born and raised  in Long Island, NY where he grew up playing hockey and lacrosse. He went on to play Defense at Limestone University where he was two time All American and won a Division II NCAA National Championship in 2000. Since graduating, he has coached at the college level and more recently, the youth level in Portland with EPL and at the club level with Team Oregon. Ryan is extremely passionate to not only teach the game,  but also concentrate on developing great teammates and young men.

Max Wilson

Max Wilson

JV Head Coach

Grew up in Menlo Park California and played 4 years of lacrosse at Alfred University (’12-’16) while studying mechanical engineering. He moved to Antelope Oregon after graduation, obtained his master’s degree from Texas Tech in 2019 and moved to Bend with his wife Jessi in 2020. While at Alfred he was awarded multiple athletic and academic league honors. He has coached regularly throughout his playing career from elementary to high school age groups. More recently he coached with Bend High School from 2020-2021 and Thump Lacrosse.

Cooper House

Cooper House

High School Coach

Cooper was born and raised in Sherwood, Oregon and moved to Bend five years ago. He has been playing lacrosse his whole life and was a face off specialist. He has coached Bend High Varsity in the past and coached Fall and Summer seasons for Thump.

7/8 Grade Team

Jacob Goodman

Jacob Goodman

7/8 Head Coach

Jacob grew up on Bainbridge Island, playing for Bainbridge High School, as well as Seattle Starz in the offseason. After graduating in 2011 and deciding to stay on the West coast, he headed up to Bellingham, WA to play lacrosse for the Western Washington University Vikings. His successful collegiate career culminated in a trip to the Final Four of the MCLA DII Tournament in 2015. His accolades from college include PNCLL Freshman of the Year, multiple All-Conference Selections, and multiple All-American selections. After college, while continuing to play for KAVU men's lacrosse, Jacob moved around the PNW searching for a landing spot, and eventually settled in Bend. After coaching at all levels in WA and Hood River, he is thrilled to be getting back into coaching, and can't wait to share his wealth of knowledge about the sport of lacrosse.

Jordan Johnson

Jordan Johnson

7/8 Assistant Coach

I'm Jordan Johnson, I recently moved to Bend from Bellingham, WA. I'm excited to join the Bend Caldera lacrosse community. With a background in collegiate lacrosse and coaching high school boys, I bring extensive experience and knowledge to the table. My four years of playing lacrosse at the collegiate level resulted in conference championships, national tournament entry, and multiple All-American selections in the MCLA. I am thrilled to share my passion for lacrosse with the young men in Bend and make a positive impact on the community through coaching.

Michael Cullup

Michael Cullup

7/8 Assistant Coach

Michael Cullup hails from Burlington, WA. With a rich lacrosse background, he began playing club lacrosse at Washington State and currently plays with the Thump Legends men’s lacrosse club in Bend. Michael’s coaching journey includes serving as the Assistant Youth Lacrosse Coach for Vashon Island Lacrosse in 2020 and contributed as an Assistant Coach for the Bend-Caldera 5/6 team in 2023. Beyond the field, Michael cherishes the tight-knit Bend-Caldera Lacrosse community. He’s also not just a player and coach but a family man, happily married to Ally, and proud father to Faustin, who plays on the 7/8 Boys Team, and daughter, Clara.

5/6 Grade Team

Rick Mottern

Rick Mottern

5/6 Head Coach

Rick Mottern grew up in Burbank, California as a multisport athlete.  This is his 6th season coaching lacrosse and his second season with the Bend Caldera program. Rick has been coaching youth sports since moving to Bend 7 years ago and serves as a coach for the Mountain View High School football program as well as two middle school travel basketball teams. His coaching philosophy centers on creating a positive environment where athletes learn and grow on and off the field. He emphasizes grit, tenacity, team unity, fundamentals, and accountability. By instilling these values, he works to develop not only skilled athletes but also individuals with resilience, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of life.

Aaron Thomas

Aaron Thomas

5/6 Assistant Coach

Aaron is a multisport coach who has had the privilege to coach and contribute to the success of nearly 30 local teams in football, wrestling, and lacrosse. This will be Aaron's 2nd season on the Bend-Caldera Lacrosse coaching staff, and the 10th youth lacrosse team he has coached. Looking forward to the opportunity to assist in the development of the youth players to help them build the necessary foundation today in order to become the champions of tomorrow.

Chris Errington

Chris Errington

5/6 Assistant Coach

Chris has lived in Bend for 21 years. Although he never had the opportunity to play lacrosse, Chris has fallen in love with the game through his two boys. Taking every opportunity over the years to coach multiple youth sports, currently assistant coaching the 7th grade Caldera Prep basketball team. Chris is very excited to be a part of the Bend-Caldera family and help this highly experienced coaching staff nurture these boys on and off the field.

Spencer Welch

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5/6 Assistant Coach

Bio coming soon!