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Brian Miller -- Head Coach


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.

 


WKHS Head Coach Brian Miller

Brian Miller

Head Coach, Kilbourne Lacrosse

Sean Ryan -- Co-Offensive Coordinator & Attack Coach


Sean Ryan

Coach Ryan joined Worthington Kilbourne for the 2020 season as Co-Offensive Coordinator & Attack Coach.  This will be his second season with the Wolves.

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.

Cameron Watson -- Co-Offensive Coordinator & Midfield Coach


Cameron Watson

The 2021 season will be Coach Watson's 6th 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.

Ben Groff -- Defensive Coordinator


Ben Groff

Coach Groff will again serve as Defensive Coordinator for Kilbourne Lacrosse.  The 2021 season will be his 4th year with 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.

Adam Gunter -- Assistant Coach -- Goalies


Adam Gunter

The 2021 season will be Coach Gunter's 4th season with Kilbourne Lacrosse, 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.

Mike Riffee - Director Of Operations

The 2021 season will be Coach Riffee's  15th season overall with the program.  In 2019, 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.  

 

 

Michael Roman -- Face-Off Coordinator

Michael Roman is joining the Wolves this year as Face-Off  Coordinator.

Michael is a 2015 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne and former letterman for Kilbourne Lacrosse.  After WKHS, Roman went on to play lacrosse at Otterbein University where he had a very successful face-off career, becoming a  two time  ALL-OAC Face-Off Award recipient. 

Jack Rennillo-- Junior Varsity Head Coach


Jack Rennillo

The 2021 season will be Coach Rennillo's first year with the program where he will serve as a Head Coach for Junior Varsity. 

 

Jeff Tabler -- Junior Varsity Assistant Coach


Jeff Tabler

The 2021 season will be Coach Tabler’s third 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.

Jayce Miller-- Junior Varsity Assistant Coach


Jayce Miller

The 2021 season will be Coach Miller's first year with the program where he will serve as a JV Assistant Coach. 

 

Jesse Buxton-- Junior Varsity Assistant Coach


Jesse Buxton

The 2021 season will be Coach Buxton's first year with the program where he will serve as a JV Assistant Coach. 

 

Shawn Williamson -- Head Coach, McCord Middle School

The 2020 season will be Shawn’s 6th year as the McCord Wolves Head Boys Lacrosse coach. In two of his years as head coach, the team earned a spot in the Division I bracket in the Ohio Middle School Lacrosse Tournament.  In another 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 also served as the Director of the WYB Boys Youth Lacrosse program.

Shawn is a 1993 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne HS

Jim Steinbeck -- Assistant Coach, McCord Middle School

2020 will be Jim's 6th 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.

Dane Jackson -- Assistant Coach, McCord Middle School

Eric Campbell -- Assistant Coach, McCord Middle School


Contact

Kilbourne Lacrosse

1499 Hard Rd.

Columbus, OH 43235

 

kilbournelacrosse@gmail.com

(614) 216-8567