Coach Teddy Hicks completed his third season as head coach for the Cal State San Marcos Cougars in 2015. Coach Hicks has over fifteen years of experience in playing and coaching lacrosse at an elite level. He was a multi-year captain and all conference selectee for the Boise State University Broncos where he still holds a number of team records. Upon graduating from Boise State, Coach Hicks was invited to play with team Gatorade and received an invite to tryout for the now disbanded Los Angeles Riptide.
His coaching career began at Borah and Timberline High Schools in Boise Idaho, as part of a staff that took the Timberline Wolves to a State Championship. He was the head coach at Laguna Hills High school where he turned a losing program into the Sea View League champions in only his second year. At Laguna Hills Coach Hicks compiled a 29-11 record in two years and was voted “Coach of the Year” after his championship 2012 season in which he compiled a 21-2 record.
Coach Hicks states “ I really look forward to leading the Cal State San Marcos lacrosse program and taking it to the next level. San Diego County is undoubtedly the hot bed of lacrosse west of the Mississippi. We’re looking forward to tapping into that talent and turning San Marcos into a contender year in and year out. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the program here.” Under Coach Hicks in 2015, San Marcos had the 3rd ranked offense in the country, made their second trip to the playoffs, and achieved a program-high mark for wins with 13.
Assistant Coach – Paul Morgan
Coach Paul Morgan completed his first season as an assistant coach for the Cougars in 2015. Coach Morgan played defense for California State University Fullerton from 2011-2014. He was a two-time team captain and a key piece of the Fullerton team that won the SLC Division II championship in 2011. He earned 1st Team All Conference and 3rd Team All-America honors in 2014.Coach Morgan is in his second year as the Head Coach of Fallbrook High School, and is the founder and program director of 395 Starz. The 395 Starz program was established in 2011 with the goal of giving players in the Inland Empire and North San Diego counties a top tier off-season program with elite-level competition and instruction.
Assistant Coach – Chase Allvord
As the program’s founder, Coach Chase Allvord has been heavily involved with San Marcos lacrosse since 2010. Coach Allvord played two seasons as an attackman and team captain. After graduating from San Marcos in 2012 with a degree in Political Science, Chase was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy. Coach Allvord finished the 2012 season as the Cougars’ second-leading scorer with 11 goals and 13 assists.
Assistant Coach – Kyle Peterson
Coach Kyle Peterson has been with the program since its inception in 2010. After two successful seasons as a player and team captain, Coach Peterson has moved to the sideline in order to continue supporting CSUSM Lacrosse as a part of the 2015 staff. “I am absolutely thrilled about the upcoming season. Watching this program quickly grow into a nationally competitive MCLA team has been awesome, and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to continue leading our guys as a coach. We have the opportunity to take this program to a national championship.” Coach Peterson finished the 2013 season with 102 points, leading the country in goals, assists, and points-per-game.