Coaching

Coaching Philosophy

Our model is long term athletic development that incorporates individual’s Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength.

We believe that the goal of winning is a fixed mindset, that is often accompanied by short-range, outcome based thinking that views mistakes as failure.

Instead, we choose to set our goals on the growth of the athlete as an individual and that individuals must be developed completely in order to selflessly strive for excellence, where winning will be the result of development, not in place of it.

We believe that God’s greatest commandment is to love Him with our heart, soul, mind and strength. We believe that these four elements can be introduced and cultivated through sports. We believe that the result will be a fully developed athlete capable of competing in any arena, in any conditions, not for their personal glory but for the glory of God.

Coaching Staff

Coach Miller
Coach Miller

Cort Miller is the Coordinator of Camps, Clubs and Sports Communication at Wheaton Academy, as well as, Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Head JV Lacrosse Coach. Cort played lacrosse at Texas Christian University and for numerous club teams after college. He has coached youth lacrosse for eight years with various organizations.  FCA Coach ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18

Coach Geof Weisenborn
Coach Geof Weisenborn

Geof Weisenborn is the Director of Athletic Performance and the Head Boys Lacrosse Coach at Wheaton Academy. Geof was a scholarship athlete and four-year letterman under the legendary Don Zimmerman at UMBC. He has coached in high school and college for the past 18 years. Prior to moving to West Chicago, he was the head coach at Messiah College for 8 years. Geof also served as a lacrosse coach for the FCA Lacrosse national camp in Gettysburg.  FCA Coach ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18

Coach Fung
Coach Fung

Watson Fung played for UT-Austin and was coached by Bob Korba. Bob was instrumental in merging the SWLA and the SELC into a unified Championship game in the early to mid 90s. This and his subsequent efforts resulted in the formation of the MCLA. Later, Coach Fung coached at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Coach Fung is also an Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Wheaton Academy.  FCA Coach ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18

Coach Dale
Coach Dale

Jonathan Dale played at lacrosse power Yorktown H.S in Yorktown Hts., NY. He went on to play at Franklin & Marshall College, Division 3, where he was a three-time 2nd Team All American, Team Captain, two-time MAC MVP, holds a F&M Career Scoring Record, and played in the North South All Star Game. Since college Coach Dale has been busy! He was a Professional Coach for Ashton Under Lyne Lacrosse Club, Manchester England for 1990-1991 Season, Club Coach of Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 19 Teams. He was also Player/Coach on Ashton First Team and led the team to an undefeated season and the 2nd Division Championship. Coach Dale has also been an Asst. Coach at Worthington Kilbourn HS, Worthington OH and coached numerous camps, Lacrosse America Starter Program, and teams with Wheaton Park District. FCA Coach ’16, ’17, ’18

Coach Beth.
Coach Beth

Beth Weisenborn played lacrosse at Westminster H.S. (Westminster MD) and continued playing as a defensive midfielder in college at UMBC (D-1). Beth coached FCA Lacrosse U9 in 2016, U8 in 2017, and Mini in 2018 and while she loves coaching the little boys she had been seen helping out with the bigger boys too. Beth has her Levels 1 and 2 U.S. Lacrosse Certification for Boys and Levels 1 and 2 U.S. Lacrosse Certifications for Girls. FCA Coach ’16, ’17, ’18

Coach Venard

Dan Venard is entering his second season coaching for FCA, prior to joining FCA Dan coached for Naperville based Fox Valley Lacrosse for two seasons coaching their U7 and 8th Grade Green teams and two seasons with River City Lacrosse in St. Charles. FCA Coach ’17, ’18

Coach Collins

Theo Collins joined the FCA coaching staff in 2017 and joined the Wheaton Academy lacrosse coaching staff in 2017. Theo’s son, Ty, is an alum of WA Lacrosse and went on to play D-1 ball. Theo’s son, Aidan, plays FCA Lacrosse. FCA Coach ’16, ’17, ’18

Coach Kai
Coach Kai

Kai Libby joined the FCA coaching staff in 2018. Kai was selected as the Illinois High School Player of the Year in 2011. Though recruited by several D1, schools Kai decided to focus on his education. He served as president and coach of the Wheaton College Lacrosse Club from 2011 to 2015 where he received all conference awards as a midfielder and face-off specialist sets every year. He then moved to Scotland and received the MVP award while training with the Scottish National Team and playing with for the University of Edinburgh Club program. Kai has 10 years of experience coaching youth through college lacrosse. Over two dozen of Kai’s players have received conference and state accolades within two years of the first training.

Kai has trained as a fitness instructor, personal trainer, and emergency medical technician. All players will be given personalized training regiments that complement their playing style and expand their personal capacity. As a trained medical personnel and victim of several sports related injuries, all players safety will be taken into the highest regards and trainings will be especially geared to include injury prevention. FCA Coach ’18

Coaching staff for 2018 also includes: Chad Crandell (’16, ’17, ’18), Travis Pearse (’16, ’17, ’18), Graham Spindler (’16, ’17, ’18), Andrew Mouw (’17, ’18), Brad Diericx (’17, ’18), Steve Meeters (’17, ’18), Carson Nenni (’17, ’18), Jakob Works (’18), Jeff Ross (’18), and Peter Hubbard (’18). Our high-school helpers are: Ian Vernard (’16, ’17, ’18).

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