OZ MO's success comes from our highly qualified and experienced coaching staff.   Coaches, who are involved in local organizations, are teaming together to provide the best possible product on the field for our boys and girls in the Ozark Mountain area.

BRANDON HORSCHIG

co-FOUNDER

ADMINISTRATOR

- Eureka High School Lacrosse 2005-2007

- Central Methodist University Football 2007-2008

- Missouri Baptist University Lacrosse 2008-2012

- Founder of KC Heartland Lax Club 2015-present

- Director of Prairie Village Lacrosse 2015-present

- Youth Director at Fountain City Lacrosse 2015-2018

- Owner of KC LACROSSE SHOP 2016-present

Brandon is dedicated to growing the game of lacrosse throughout the Midwest.  After establishing a highly successful and largest year round program provider in Kansas City, his efforts turned towards giving those players in NWA the much need experience of a first class lacrosse organization.  OZMO was created with the purpose of growing the game from the bottom up by introducing lacrosse to boys and girls ages 3+ in the NWA area, and now expanding into multiple regions whom desire the growth and structure OZMO has.

His passion is found in teaching / coaching players at all skill levels the highest level of the game through hard work, sportsmanship and discipline.

Brandon and his wife Mackenzie, daughters Nevaeh, Maebri, and son Sawyer all reside in Lee's Summit. Mo.

DAVID MCDANIEL

co-FOUNDER

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

- Loyola College Prep Lacrosse 1999-2003

- Frankfurt SC 1880 Player/Coach 2007-2008

- Mainz Lacrosse Club Player/Coach 2009-2010

- NoVa Men's League Player 2012-2013

- Head Coach of NWA Lacrosse Club HS 2015-2017

- Head Coach of Arkansas Elite HS Program 2016

- Head Coach of Bentonville High School Lacrosse Club 2017-Present

- State Director and Head Coach of Bear State Lacrosse Club 2018-Present

- 2019 Heartland League State Champions

David is passionate about growing the the game of lacrosse in the state of Arkansas. After 8 years in the US Army, David and his wife, Kori, moved to Springdale, AR. They have three children, Patton, Paige and Ellis.

 

JUSTIN HORSCHIG

co-FOUNDER

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

- Eureka High School Lacrosse 2007-2009

- Harding University Lacrosse 2009-2011

- Assistant Coach of Bentonville High School Lacrosse Club 2018

- Bentonville High School History Teacher 2019

Justin is committed to the growth of education, sportsmanship and lacrosse in Northwest Arkansas. Justin is a St. Louis native, growing up around the game and leading his high school team to the 2009 State Championship game his senior year. He continued his lacrosse career at Harding University. Upon graduation he and his wife moved to East Texas where Justin coached football and track. He is currently a teacher and coach in the Bentonville School District. He has coached lacrosse with private lessons, instructional camps, leagues and competitive teams through Kirkwood Youth Lacrosse and Heartland Lacrosse. He is married to his wife, Nikka, and has a daughter, McKinlee. They live in Bentonville and enjoy calling NWA their new home.

NW ARKANSAS

COACHING STAFF

VICTOR CARRENO

- Fredericksburg, VA Men's House League Player 2012-2014

- Fredericksburg, VA Blue & Grey Lacrosse Club Player 2013-2014

- University of Arkansas Player 2015

- Coach of Stafford County, VA Youth Program 2012-2014

- Coach of Patriots Lacrosse Club 2014

- Coach of NWA Lacrosse Club Youth 2015-2017

- Coach of Arkansas Elite Youth Program 2016-2017

- Coach of Don Tyson School of Innovation Lacrosse Club 2017-2018 

- Referee US Lacrosse Youth/High School 2018

- Bentonville HS Girls Head Coach

- 2019 Heartland League State Champions

Vic is entering his 8th year of coaching at the boys youth and high school levels. Since moving to Arkansas he has been working to grow the sport within Benton and Washington County. Vic and his wife Laura have two children Caden and Kailey who play within many of Arkansas lacrosse programs.

VINNIE SONNER

- 2019 Heartland League State Champions

- Bentonville HS Girls Assistant Coach

- Women’s Lacrosse Official 2018

- Horseheads High School Lacrosse Player 1993-1999

- Corning Box Lacrosse Player 1992-2001

- Tom Sawyer Youth Lacrosse Player 1988-1992

Vinnie is looking forward to bringing his passion for the game of lacrosse to the state of Arkansas. Vinnie and his wife, Jessica, moved to Arkansas from New York four years ago. They have two children Lillian and Lincoln.

CAITLIN McCLELLAND

- NWA Lacrosse Player 2008-2011

- Xavier University Club Lacrosse 2011-2015

- Bentonville Assistant Coach 2017-2018

After six years playing and teaching in Ohio, Caitlin returned to the area o grow the women's game in Northwest Arkansas. She currently works and coaches in the Bentonville School District.  Caitlin lives in Rogers with her husband Mason and their dog April.

MATT COCHRAN

- Bentonville High School Lacrosse 2015-2018

- NWA Lacrosse Defensive Player Of The Year 2017

- Heartland Lacrosse League ALL-LEAGUE 2017

 

Matt will be a freshman at the University of Arkansas this fall. I’ve played lacrosse for 7 years and have coaches youth boys for 2 with ages ranging from K-5.

HARRISON GOOLEY

- Prairie Village Youth Lacrosse 2011-2014

- Shawnee Mission East Lacrosse 2015-2018

- 2x LAKC Champion 2016 & 2018

- Shawnee Mission East Football 2015-2018

Harrison is from Prairie Village, KS where he graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 2018. He played varsity lacrosse for three years, starting on defense my junior and senior year. They won the State Championship his sophomore and senior year.  Harrison has been playing lacrosse since 5th grade. Other than lacrosse he played varsity football for 4 years, winning state my in 2015. Harrison loves to hunt and fish and be outdoors. He will be studying marketing at the University of Arkansas this year. 

JOSH CARNES

-NWA Knights Lacrosse 2005-2009

-University of Arkansas Lacrosse 2009-2012

-US Lacrosse Official 2013-Present

-Assistant Coach, NWA Girls HS Lacrosse 2014-2016

-Assistant Coach, Bentonville PS Lacrosse 2017-2018

 

Josh is a pioneer to Arkansas Lacrosse, having been on the first team in NWA's history back in 2005. He grew up playing attack until his Junior year at The University of Arkansas, while studying Music Education and minoring in Communications. In his senior year as a Razorback, Josh began reffing locally and is now known as the "Hipster Ref." His goal is to develop the popularity and growth of the sport in the Southwest and to educate both players and officials. Recently, Josh has gone through training to be certified as an official for MCLA and Division 1 NCAA programs.

SETH BELCHER

- Owasso High School Lacrosse 2010-2011

- Head Coach of 7th-8th Grade NWA Lacrosse Club 2017

- Assistant Coach of Arkansas Elite 2017

- Assistant Coach of Bentonville High School Lacrosse Club 2017-2018

- Assistant Coach of Bear State Lacrosse Club 2018

 

Seth is entering his third year of coaching lacrosse in NWA.   He has lived in Arkansas full-time for two years now and is excited to continue growing the game of lacrosse in the area.

NOLAN FRESE

Keller Lacrosse Assoc. Player - 2008-2011

Clear Lake Lacrosse Assoc. JV Defensive Coordinator - 2011-2012

University of Houston Football, Player - 2011-2015

Seattle Seahawks, Player - 2016-2017

 

Nolan is from Fort Worth, Texas and recently moved to NWA. He was a Texas All-State crease defenseman and 3 year Team Captain at Keller High School. He went on to play Football at the University of Houston and later played for the Seattle Seahawks. Despite his football career, Nolan has always loved the game of lacrosse and is looking forward to giving back to the game in any way possible. 

EMILY BRITTAIN

Keller Lacrosse Association Player 2011-2014

University of Arkansas Player 2014-2015, 2016-2017

Bentonville High School Offensive Coach 2018-Present

 

Emily Brittain is from Keller, Texas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She was on the inaugural high school girl's team where she served as captain for 3 years.  Emily then moved on to play for the University of Arkansas Club Lacrosse team, playing Center.  Emily has a passion for coaching and developing players.  She will also be an offensive coach for the Bentonville High School girl's team. 

AUSTIN REED

Head Coach at Fayetteville HS

Grew up in Richmond, VA.  

Played High School lacrosse for James River HS.

Selected as US Lacrosse all region team.

Selected as a  Brine Underclassman All American.

Played close D and LSM at Albright College in Reading PA for 4 seasons.

MASON BOEDEKER

Bentonville Lacrosse 2014-2017

Lincoln Memorial University Lacrosse 2018 - Present

Lacrosse has made a huge impact in my life from when I first started playing in the fourth grade till now a freshman at Lincoln Memorial University. I have a lot of experience from highschool and also coming in my freshman year of highschool as a starter at the long stick midfield position and hope to continue my play for all fourth years!

Ozark Mountain Lacrosse

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