Our Coaches and Staff
Club Director, Ben has coached lacrosse in Arizona since 2006. He is the former head coach of the Pinnacle High School Boys Lacrosse program and founded the Desert Ridge Rattlers in 2016. He has qualified every team he has coached for post-season play, most recently with Pinnacle's first D1 appearance in 2018. He won the 14U Cactus Cup State Championship with Phoenix Lacrosse Club during a run of finals appearances and led Horizon High School Boys Lacrosse to the Division II final in 2009.
Coach Nick played lacrosse from the youth level at Liverpool High School (NY), also playing two summers on the highly competitive traveling CNY Roadhawks select team throughout the East Coast recruiting circuit, eventually chosing to stay in state where he played D3 for SUNY Potsdam under Salisbury Hall of Famer Rick Berkman. Nick was given the opportunity to work with the team for another 3 years as a Graduate Assistant where he served as the Defensive Coordinator.
Coach Bethany played four years of Varsity Lacrosse at South Burlington High School (VT), earning All State and MVP honors. In college, Bethany played two years of Division I Lacrosse at the University of Richmond (VA), and coached High School Girls' Lacrosse in Richmond, VA. As a parent, Bethany helped coach youth sports in Denver, CO, and now she's a proud parent of three Desert Ridge Rattlers players!
Coach Rob played lacrosse at Farmingdale High School in Long Island, NY. After High School, Rob started on attack as a freshmen at Division I Stony Brook University (NY). Rob then transferred to the University of Arizona playing two years under legendary coach Mickey Miles Felton ultimately being recognized as a Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) All-Star. Over the years Rob has coached at several lacrosse camps.
Additionally, Desert Ridge Rattlers welcomes current and former players from Pinnacle and Horizon High Schools, and featured guests to teach specialty clinics for goalkeeping, defense and face-offs.