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Coaches

Mike Riffee - Interim Head Coach

The 2019 season will be Coach Riffee's  13th season overall with the program.  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.  

 

 


Mike Riffee, 2018 Interim Head Coach

Mike Riffee

Interim Head Coach, Kilbourne Lacrosse

Brian Miller -- Assistant Head Coach


Brian Miller

The 2019 season will be Coach Miller's third season with the program and his first as Assistant Head Coach.   Miller served as Midfield and Transition Coordinator in 2018.  Coach Miller is a 2012 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne HS, where he earned All-Region honors and played midfield for the Wolves.  Coach Miller went on to play four seasons of lacrosse at Denison University.

Drew May -- Defensive Coordinator


Drew May

The 2019 season will be Coach May's second as the program's Defensive Coordinator, and 11th season overall with the program.  Coach May served as the program's head coach from 2010-2017, winning the 20016 D2 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.

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.

Cameron Watson -- Head Coach JV


Cameron Watson

The 2019 season will be Coach Watson's 4th within the program, and second with the high school.  This season he will take over as Head Coach Junior Varsity.   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 Kilbourne staff he coached lacrosse at McCord MS.

Ben Groff -- Assistant Coach Defense


Ben Groff

The 2019 season will be Coach Groff's second within the program, where he will work primarily with the defense.  Coach Groff is a 2008 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne HS.  Coach Groff most recently served as Defensive Coordinator at Sycamore High School.

Adam Gunter -- Assistant Coach - Goalies


Adam Gunter

The 2019 season will be Coach Gunter's second 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.  Coach Gunter was most recently on staff at Olentangy High School, where he worked with the goalies.

Tae Kim -- Assistant Coach - Specialists


Tae Kim

The 2019 season will be Coach Kim's third 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.  Coach Kim went on to play four seasons of lacrosse at The Ohio State University.

Shawn Williamson -- Head Coach, McCord Middle School

Keeler Callahan -- Assistant Coach, McCord Middle School

Jim Steinbeck -- Assistant Coach, McCord Middle School


Contact

Kilbourne Lacrosse

1499 Hard Rd.

Columbus, OH 43235

 

kilbournelacrosse@gmail.com

(614) 216-8567