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Coaches

Michael Welter – Head Varsity Coach/Director
Emailsjhglax@gmail.com

College: Cal Poly Pomona

Coaching Experience: 

  • Girls Varsity lacrosse at SJHHS (2014-current)
  • Girls JV lacrosse at SJHHS (2013-2014)
  • Boys Baseball (High School & youth) – 15 years
  • Eagle Scout

Playing Experience:

  • Orange Coast College – Baseball (one year)
  • Cal Poly Pomona - Baseball (three years)

Occupation: Sales for Tillamook Creamery Co.

City of Residence: San Clemente

Steven Austin – Assistant Varsity Coach
Emailrstevenaustin@gmail.com

College: United States Military Academy (West Point) and Brigham Young University

Coaching Experience: 

  • Girls Varsity lacrosse at SJHHS (2014-current)
  • Men's lacrosse at Brigham Young University (2002 to 2003)
  • Women’s lacrosse at Chapman University (2003 to 2004) 
  • Girl’s youth Lightning Lacrosse U-13 and U-15 Teams (2009 to 2013) 
  • Eagle Scout

Playing Experience:

  •  US Military Academy - 1st Team All Patriot League and Pre-Season All American Honors
  •  BYU - winning a National Championship and earning 1st Team All-American and MVP Honors

Occupation: Land Developer

City of Residence: Laguna Niguel

Mark Gabelsberg – Head JV Coach
Emailmarkgabelsberg@cox.net

College: UCLA

Coaching Experience: 

  • Girls JV lacrosse at SJHHS (2014-current)

Playing Experience:

  • UCLA – Rugby (four years)

Occupation: Financial Analyst for Mazda

City of Residence: Ladera Ranch

John Tindall – Assistant JV Coach

Email tindall4@msn.com

College: Trinity College (Undergrad)

                Univ. of Colorado (Denver) (Masters in Architecture)

Coaching Experience: 

  • SJHHS JV Girls Lacrosse (2016 - present)
  • Fillies Girls Lacrosse
  • AYSO Girls Soccer, EXTRA 4 years, Rec 1 year

Playing Experience:

  • Trinity College
    • Soccer, 3 years
    • Lacrosse, 1-1/2 years
  • Univ. of Colorado (Denver)

    • STX Club Lacrosse, 3 years

Occupation: VP of Development for the Irvine Company Retail

City of Residence: San Clemente

Rachel Frantz – Guest Coach
Emailrachelfrantz2013@gmail.com

College: Augsburg College (Minn)

Coaching Experience: 

  • Fillies lacrosse (2014-current)