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 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 Lacrosse Chicago Co-founder and FCA Coach ’15, ’16, ’17

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 Lacrosse Chicago Co-founder and FCA Coach ’15, ’16, ’17

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

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

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 and U8 in 2017. She has her Level 1 U.S. Lacrosse Certification for Boys and Levels 1 and 2 U.S. Lacrosse Certifications for Girls. FCA Coach ’16, ’17

Coaching staff for 2017 also includes: Theo Collins (’16, ’17), Chad Crandell (’16, ’17), Dan Venard, Andrew Mouw, Brad Diericx, Glen Tepe, Steve Meeters, and Travis Pearse (’16, ’17). Our high-school helpers are: Carson Nenni, Graham Spindler (’16, ’17), and Ian Vernard (’16, ’17).

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