WHO IS 406 LACROSSE?
Our coaching staff has the strongest collective playing resume offered from a coaching staff in the Flathead valley. Offering both player and coaching perspective from MCLA through NCAA DI teams with national rankings, our coaches understand what it takes to play championship level lacrosse. We take pride in passing college level skills, techniques, coaching, discipline, and love for the sport to our athletes.
OWNER & COACH
Coach Alex moved around extensively throughout his youth. He was introduced to the sport of lacrosse in 6th grade when his family moved to Bellevue, Washington. Alex then went on to play for MCLA DII Palm Beach Atlantic University where he started as an LSM and Face Off Specialist. After college, Alex spent time traveling and working as a snowcat operator and arborist. Alex married his wife Rachel in 2019 and they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. While in SLC, Alex started his own residential tree care service while Rachel pursued her master's degree. They realized that the deserts of Salt Lake City was not for them, and decided to relocate to the Flathead Valley in 2021. Alex currently owns and operates AR Tree Services. Alex formerly volunteered with Glacier Lacrosse Club as Rachel continues her career in mental health counseling at spot to talk.
OWNER & COACH
COLUMBIA FALLS, MT
Nate started playing lacrosse in the 3rd grade in Beaverton, Oregon. As his passion for lacrosse progressed through his youth, he began off-season travel programs and personal training. In highschool, he was a 4 year starter for Beaverton High School wehre he was named offensive MVP and led his team to a state championship in 2016. Toward the conclusion of his High Shool carrer, Nate started coaching for 3D Oregon, an off season travel program. Nate attended many tournaments around the country during his 4 years as a playing, and 5 years coaching travel lacrosse. Following High School, he played NCAA D3 lacrosse for the York College of Pennsylvania Spartans. During his career at York, he appeared in 3 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal Games, and won a MAC Conference Championship. Following graduation, Nate moved to the Flathead Valley and began working for a remote tech company. He grew up spending his summers just south of Columbus, MT in the Beartooth Absarokee mountain range where he developed his passion for fly fishing! He spends all of his time fishing, coaching, and snowboarding Big Mountain.
SAN DIEGO, CA
406 ELITE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
Coach Lukas is our newest addition to our staff. Born in San Diego, CA, Coach Lukas is part of a wave of new players that got their start in lacrosse out West, and have earned their spots on top colleges and universities in traditional hotbeds. Lukas is currently a main feature for the NCAA DI Manhattan College Jaspers defense. Lukas spends a majority of his runs as a lockdown LSM, but is always available to answer the call at Close Defender. In addition to his stick skills and Lax IQ, Lukas' flexibility to play multiple positions, focus on good positioning, and team centered attitude have helped him to excel with the Jaspers, including earning himself a spot on the coveted Man Down unit. Look for Coach Lukas at our 406 Elite practices and games, or catch him on ESPN+ playing against top teams in the country.