Brian Miller, Head Coach Kilbourne Lacrosse
Coach Miller was officially named Head Coach in summer 2019 after serving as Assistant Head Coach for the Wolves during the spring 2019 season. As Assistant Head Coach, Miller helped lead to the Wolves to the Regional Final in the OHSAA tournament and finish with a record of 17-5.
Coach Miller has been a coach on staff for multiple years for Kilbourne Lacrosse. In addition he is a proud alumni of WKHS and the Kilbourne Lacrosse program. As a coach, he has served as Midfield and Transition Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach. As a player, he earned All-State honors and played midfield for the Wolves. He graduated in 2012. Coach Miller went on to play four seasons of lacrosse at Denison University. He lettered all 4 years and was voted captain in 2016.
Coach Ryan joins Worthington Kilbourne for the 2020 season as Co-Offensive Coordinator & Attack Coach.
Most recently during his distinguished coaching career, Coach Ryan served for 3 years as Offensive Coordinator at Dublin Coffman where he helped Dublin Coffman win the 2019 OHSAA Division I State Championship. He was named OCC Assistant Coach of the Year back-to-back years in 2017 and 2018.
Previously, Coach Ryan was Head Coach at Ohio Wesleyan University for 10 years. During his tenure at OWU, the Battling Bishops captured 8 NCAC Championships, advanced to the NCAA Tournament 8 times and produced 24 All-Americans. Coach Ryan was named NCAC Coach of the Year 4 times and finished his career as the all-time winningest coach at Ohio Wesleyan.
After completing his college coaching career, Ryan has remained very active in the Central Ohio lacrosse community. He helped launch high school lacrosse in Delaware, Ohio. In 2012 and 2013, as Head Coach at Delaware Hayes, he led the Pacers to back-to-back club State Championships and was named 2013 OHSLA High School Coach of the Year. He also has served in various coaching capacities at Thomas Worthington (2015) and Hilliard Davidson (2016).
Ryan is a native of Upstate New York and played high school lacrosse at Fayetteville - Manlius. In college, Ryan played at Rochester Institute of Technology where he was a 3 year starter at attack and played in the prestigious Senior North - South All Star game.
Coach Ryan lives in Worthington with his wife Amber and two sons Declan and Liam.
The 2020 season will be Coach Watson's 5th year within the program, and third with the high school.
In 2019, Coach Watson served as Offensive Coordinator. Previously he served as Offensive Assistant for Varsity and Offensive Coordinator for JV.
Coach Watson is a 2014 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne HS and prior to joining the Kilbourne staff he coached lacrosse at McCord Middle School.
Coach Groff will again serve as Defensive Coordinator for Kilbourne Lacrosse. The 2020 season will be his third the WKHS program.
Coach Groff is a 2008 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne. Prior to returning to WKHS, Coach Groff most recently served as Defensive Coordinator at Cincinnati Sycamore High School.
The 2020 season will be Coach Gunter's third with the program, where he will work with the goalies.
Coach Gunter is a 2009 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne HS, where he had a hand in the program's first state championship. Coach Gunter went on to play four years of lacrosse at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.
Prior to returning to Kilbourne as a coach, Coach Gunter was most recently on staff at Olentangy High School, where he worked with the goalies.
The 2020 season will be Coach Kim's fourth in the program, working with face off and wing specialists.
Coach Kim is a 2012 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne HS, where he was a two-time first-team All State selection as a face off specialist. He is a record holder for Kilbourne Lacrosse as a face-off specialist.
Coach Kim went on to play four seasons of lacrosse at The Ohio State University.
The 2020 season will be Coach May's 12th season overall with the program.
Coach May served as Kilbourne Lacrosse Head Coach from 2010-2017, winning the 2016 DII State Championship and compiling a record of 119-53 (69%) during the eight seasons. Coach May was named OCC Coach of the Year in 2014. He also served as Defensive Coordinator in 2018 and has remained as an assistant since.
Coach May played his high school lacrosse at DeSmet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, and subsequently played four seasons at The Ohio State University.
The 2020 season will be Coach Riffee's 14th season overall with the program. Last year, Coach Riffee served as Interim Head Coach for the Wolves. He helped lead the Kilbourne Lacrosse to a Regional Final and was honored with the "OHSAA Sportsmanship Ethics and Integrity Award" for boys lacrosse for 2019.
Previously, Coach Riffee served as the program's head coach from 2007-2009, winning the 2009 D1 State Championship and compiling a record of 55-13 (81%) during the three seasons. Coach Riffee was named MSCLA, OHSLA and US Lacrosse Region (Ohio) Coach of the Year in 2008, and OCC Co-Coach of the Year in 2009.
Prior to joining the ranks on the Worthington Kilbourne lacrosse staff, Mike Riffee was the head coach at Perry Middle School for 3 years. Coach Riffee moved up to the Worthington Kilbourne lacrosse program in 2006 when he served as a JV coach. From 2007-2008, he was the head varsity coach. As the Co-Head Coach in 2009, the Wolves won their first state championship. His team’s record as Kilbourne's head coach was 55-13 (81%). Since his first “retirement” as head coach, Riffee has worked as the program’s Director of Operations as well as various other coaching responsibilities. From 2007-2018, the Kilbourne coaching staff has developed 12 All-Americans, 3 Academic All-Americans, 21 First Team All-Ohio players and 5 Ohio position players of the year. Kilbourne has had great team success in the past 11 years and has won 2 regional championships, 3 state runners-up titles and won 2 state championships. In 2013 after 30 years in Columbus City Schools and Worthington Schools, Riffee retired from teaching special education and physical education.
2020 will be Juan's 4th year with the program (2016-17, 2019 prior). Juan is a 2009 graduate from Worthington Kilbourne and was part of the 2009 Division I State Championship team as a senior. He went on to play lacrosse 4 years at Otterbein University and is a current member of the Mexican National Team and has competed internationally. Juan also plays box lacrosse for the semi-pro Columbus Crows.
The 2020 season will be Coach Tabler’s second year with the program where he will again serve as a JV Assistant.
Coach Tabler is a 2007 Worthington Kilbourne graduate whose class was the first to ever beat Upper Arlington and helped establish the playoff success (Final 4) prior to the class of 09 ultimately bringing home the program’s first state championship.
Coach Tabler is an Ohio University graduate and just recently completed his Master’s at Capital University.
The 2019 season will be Shawn’s fifth year as the McCord Wolves Head Boys Lacrosse coach. In two of his four years as head coach, the team earned a spot in the Division I bracket in the Ohio Middle School Lacrosse Tournament. In the other two they earned a spot in the Division II Bracket.
Early in Shawn’s coaching career he served one season as an assistant at Perry Middle School, two seasons as an assistant at McCord Middle School and one season as JV assistant at Kilbourne.
Shawn currently serves as the Director of the WYB Boys Youth Lacrosse program, a position he has held since 2014.
Shawn is a 1993 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne HS
2019 will be Jim's fifth season with McCord Middle School lacrosse program. Jim is a 1996 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne where he played defense and LSM under Coach Bill Wolford.
In addition, Jim played defense and LSM for Wittenberg University.
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