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Adam Gardner, Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Coach at NCSA

Adam Gardner, Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Coach

University of Denver
[email protected]
(312) 429-4703

Originally from Portland, Oregon, I was a two-sport athlete in lacrosse and ice hockey. I was fortunate to attend Lincoln High School, where I learned the game from a world class coaching staff and had the opportunity to play with the only Tewaaraton award winner from west of the Mississippi.

Out of high school I was recruited to play ice hockey at NCAA D3 Lake Forest College in suburban Chicago, where part of the draw was to play lacrosse for the school’s MCLA squad each spring. While in college I received my coaching certifications and began to coach both sports.

In the 13 years since I have coached every level imaginable for both sports, from learn to play, to high school, to college, and internationally. Most recently, I spent five years as a collegiate lacrosse coach at Missouri Baptist University where I was the recruiting coordinator, defensive coordinator, and served as the head coach in 2021-2022. During this time, I also coached high school lacrosse, helping to guide the Lindbergh Flyers to the 2018 Show Me Cup Championship, while taking home a MSLA Coach of the Year Award. Additionally, I was the Youth Director for St. Louis Samurai Lacrosse, the oldest club program in the area, assisting the program through massive growth during my tenure.

I moved home to Oregon and joined NCSA in spring 2022 and have been loving being back near family and friends, while working at a job where I can use my experience to help student-athletes maximize success in their recruiting process. I currently reside in Springfield, Oregon with my partner Adina, our son Arley, and our cat Rocky.