The HEAT LACROSSE staff is made up of current and former players and coaches. All of whom approach the game with great passion. They have come together to pass along skills of the sport they love, so that you can enjoy your experience as much as they continue to do…
HEAT LACROSSE STAFF HEAD COACHES:
Tony Quinn-Co-Founder – Head Coach, Forest Hills Central
Coach Quinn is entering his 7th season as the head lacrosse coach at Forest Hills Central High School. Coach Quinn was selected as the Michigan High School Lacrosse Coaches Association: Division 2 Coach of the Year in 2008, 2010, and 2012. He was also named the US Lacrosse Michigan Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012, and US Lacrosse Michigan Man of the Year in 2011.
Tim Murray- Co-Founder – Head Coach, Grand Valley State University
While at Grand Valley State, the Lakers have compiled a record of 38-2 including an appearance in the MCLA National Championship last season. Prior to taking over at GVSU, Coach Murray was the head coach at Rockford High School, where in his 5 seasons at the helm he became the winningest coach in the history of their lacrosse program.
Mike Schanhals – Head Coach, Hope College
Mike Schanhals played goalie and attack at Hope College, and was elected captain in 1990. He played post-collegiately as a member of the Grand Rapids LC, Shooters LC, and the Westside Blue Dragons LC.
After graduating from Hope, he went on to coach the varsity program at East Grand Rapids High School where he led the Pioneers to a state finals appearance in 1992, and the program’s first state championship in 1993. In 1994 EGR went 14-0 to complete their only undefeated season, and to finish with another state championship. Coach Schanhals was selected as the Coach-of-the-Year in Class B in 1994.
Mike left EGR to take a teaching position in the North Muskegon Public schools where he has taught English for the past 17 years. In 2000 he earned is M.A. in Curriculum from Michigan State University. He has coached football, basketball, and tennis during his tenure at North Muskegon. He also is a US Lacrosse certified official and has officiated for 15 years.
In 2004 he coached the varsity at Grand Haven High School to a record of 13-5.
In the fall of 2004 Hope College made a move to compete in Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) virtual varsity sanctioned play, as a part of the Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association. Mike was named head coach at the beginning of the 2005 spring season. The Flying Dutchmen were the Central Division Champs in 2010, and Coach Schanhals was named the CCLA Coach-of-the-Year in 2009.
Mike is married to Elizabeth Meyers (91) Schanhals whom he met when she was studying Biology and playing on the Flying Dutch Field Hockey team. They have two sons, Nick and Tommy, and live in North Muskegon, MI.
Randy Lundblad – Assistant Coach, Forest Hills Central
Randy was an All American lacrosse player at the University of Syracuse. Randy has coached at numerous levels and for numerous programs in his storied lacrosse career. He nationally recognized as an expert in the sport of lacrosse. He was acknowledged by the Michigan coaches association as the Division 2 Coach of the Year in 2012. He was also the unanimous selection as US Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012.
Pete Sims – Head Coach, Rockford
Pete Sims joins the staff after leading the 2012 U15 Head teams to a 14-1 record with championships at the Pipe City and Cherry Bomb lacrosse tournaments. Pete has led the Rockford lacrosse teams the past three seasons and most recently lead the Rams to their first appearance in a regional championship game since 2008.
Mike Stankiewicz – Assistant Coach, East Grand Rapids
After his playing career concluded at Brother Rice with a National Championship and All American recognitions, Mike went on to Wooster College in Ohio. Mike currently serves as defensive coordinator at East Grand Rapids, where the Pioneers concluded last season as one of the top defensive teams in division 2.
Adam Boonenberg – Assistant Coach, Forest Hills Central
Adam recently concluded his playing career at Davenport University, where he was a part of the first ever Panther lacrosse team. Coach Boonenberg currently serves as the offensive coordinator at Forest Hills Central High School where the Rangers completed the 2012 season with a 2nd state championship in the past three seasons and the highest scoring offense in division 2.
ASSISTANT COACHES-TRAVEL TEAMS AND HEAT QUICK-STICK
David Stead- Michigan State University
Thomas Sible- University of Detroit Mercy
Tyler Farmer- Grand Valley State University
Andy Shira – Michigan State University
Danny Kransberger- Grand Valley State University
Kelly Brown- Wittenberg University
Blaine Stahley- Trine University
DJ Lubs- Florida Southern University
Matt Ward – Mercyhurst University
Cory Gordon – Grand Valley State University
Josh Walters – Grand Valley State University
Charlie Farmer – Grand Valley State University
Trevor Lundblad – Ithaca College