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Stags Coaching Staff

2022/23 - Sanford Erdahl, Head Coach - Middleton High School

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Prior to being named the Head Coach for Middleton High School in August of 2017, Sanford Erdahl was an Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator with the Stoughton High School Boys Lacrosse program, a position that he held from 2011 to 2017. During his time as a coach with Stoughton, he was named the Madison Area Lacrosse Association High School Boy's Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015. He was also named the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation High School Boy's Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013. During his tenure, Stoughton played in the Division 2 State Finals for three straight years (2014-2016).  

In 2019, Sanford led his Middleton Cardinals team to a State Finals Appearance, a Big Badger Conference Championship and was also named the conference Coach of the Year.  He also led our Stags Varsity team to a Championship at the Madison Capital Classic in July of 2019.

Coach Ferd was also the High School Boy's Director for the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation from 2014 to 2016, where he ran coaching clinics and assisted in the development of new club programs throughout Wisconsin. Ferd was the Head Coach of the Dane County Coyotes Summer 2018 2019/2020 team, who won the Madison Classic tournament. He also led the Fall 2018 Middleton Lacrosse Academy 2019/2020 team.

He was a founder of the Saulty Dogs Lacrosse Team, a summer and fall club team. Ferd was a goalie during his tenure as a Stoughton High School varsity player and has trained goalies for several years, with several of his students receiving college scholarships.

2022/23 - Tory Terbilcox, Assistant Coach - Middleton High School

toryterbilcox@gmail.com

Tory grew up in Waunakee and graduated from WHS in 2014. He then went on to play at Cornell College. Tory was a 4 year Captain, 3-time Defensive Team MVP, & 2-time All-Conference. He holds the Cornell school records for most Caused Turnovers in a season, Ground Balls in a game, and Caused Turnovers in a game. Tory recently played professional box lacrosse with the Milwaukee Muskies and they won the first GPLL championship.


Coach T began coaching as a volunteer at the youth level while he was still in high school. While in college, Tory coached with True Lacrosse part time. In 2018, he was the Wisconsin State Director and Head Coach for True Lacrosse and was also Head Coach for Waukesha High School. Tory took a step back from lacrosse for the past few years and is extremely excited to get back into coaching. His passion for the game and growth of the young player is evident in his coaching style. Tory's goal is to not only develop your son as a lacrosse player, but also as a student and young man as well.

2022/23 - Peyton Lightfoot, Assistant Coach - La Crosse High School

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Peyton began playing at the age of 12 with Verona Area Lacrosse, traveling from Mt. Horeb to Verona for practices. During his time playing for Verona Youth and then High School, his main focus was offensive play through both attack and midfield. He graduated from MHHS in 2017 to become the first Mt. Horeb graduate from the Verona Area Lacrosse program. His playing career continued with the UW-La Crosse club team, where Peyton started out as an attack man and transitioned to LSM his sophomore year when the team needed a defensive leader. Making this switch allowed Peyton to help lead his team to the D2 Great Lakes Lacrosse League championship in 2019. During his time with the UWL Lacrosse Club, he served as VP during his sophomore year, Treasurer/Co-President his junior year, and Risk Management Officer his senior year. After graduating in May of 2021, he plans to continue his playing career with the Madison Milkmen of the Great Plains Box Lacrosse League.

Peytonâ??s coaching career began in 2018 with the La Crosse Lightning. He began as the Head Coach at the U15 level, along with being a Varsity assistant. Starting in 2019 and continuing through this Spring, he is the main varsity assistant under Head Coach Ben Johnson.

2024 - Bryce Packard, Assistant Coach - Middleton High School

b.packard14@gmail.com

Bryce Packard first played lacrosse in 7th grade with the inaugural Middleton Youth Lacrosse Club team. He continued his career as a 4-year Varsity long pole defender at Middleton High School. 

Bryce went on to play college lacrosse at Division Two Indiana Tech. While at I-Tech, he was named All-Conference as a freshman midfield defender and his teams made the national tournament during his junior and senior years.  Upon competing his college career, Bryce was a coach for several youth programs, before working as a Head Coach with the Middleton Youth Lacrosse Club.

Coach Packard was an assistant coach for the 2018 Summer Dane County Coyotes 2019/2020 team, which won the Madison Classic Tournament. He also continued to coach the 2019/2020 level for Middleton Lacrosse Academy in the Fall of 2018.

He also led our Stags Varsity team to a Championship at the Madison Capital Classic in July of 2019 and the Fall 2019 JV team to a Championship at the Top Cheddar tournament.

2024 - Kody Sutton - Assistant Coach - Sun Prairie High School

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Kody Sutton grew up in Sun Prairie Wisconsin where he was part of the first 10U team for Sun Prairie Youth Lacrosse Club Inc. He played in high school for Sun Prairie High School Lacrosse, where he was a 2-time All Conference Athlete at LSM and a captain his senior year(2016). Coach Sutton then moved on to Benedictine University and he was named All Conference Honorable-Mention for the 2019 season. In college he was also know as a "Swiss army knife" having played and started at every position accept goalie.

He has coached and played for True Lacrosse Wisconsin and he also has 4 years of experience working as a professional stringer and equipment expert at Tama Lacrosse in Naperville Illinois. Kody says, "I have seen a lot growth for Wisconsin lacrosse players over my life and hopes to use the knowledge i have gained to give back to the community that gave me so much."

Kody graduated in the Fall of 2000 with a degree in Entrepreneurship.  He is now an Assistant at Sun Prairie, his alma mater.

2024 - Kevin Grelle - Rockhurst University


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Kevin Grelle started playing lacrosse in 3rd grade and is currently a sophomore at Rockhurst University, where he plays attack at the Division II level. In high school, Kevin was a 3 year starting attack at Middleton and helped lead the team to the State Championship game his senior year. During his senior year, Coach Grelle was the second leading goal scorer in the Wisconsin. 

Kevin played on a number of summer teams including True Wisconsin, Saulty Dogs, Dane County Coyotes, Titanium Elite, Brine Illinois and True National. Kevin also enjoys coaching private lessons and stringing lacrosse sticks. One of our original coaches, he is very excited to return for another summer of coaching with Stags!

14U A - David Utterback, Assistant Coach - Middleton High School

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David Utterback began his lacrosse playing career with the Middleton Lacrosse Club in 7th Grade. Dave was a defensive long pole on the very first Middleton High School varsity lacrosse team.

After high school, Coach Utterback went on the play for the University of Wisconsin Lacrosse Club, where he excelled as a face-off specialist.  After his playing career, Dave committed as a coach for the Middleton Youth Program for 4 years.

Dave was an assistant coach during the Summer of 2018 for the Dane County Coyotes U12 and 2020/2021 teams.

During the Fall of 2018, he was the Head Coach of the Middleton Lacrosse Academy's 2020/2021 club team.

He also led our Stags 14U team to a Championship at the Blue Ox Tournament in June of 2019.

14U A - Joe Rocco, Assistant Coach - Middleton High School

joseph.michael.rocco@gmail.com

Joe Rocco began playing lacrosse in 8th grade as a long pole defender for the first ever Middleton youth team. As a high school player, Joe played multiple positions and lettered on the first ever Middleton High School Varsity team as a senior in 2009.

Joe started his coaching career with the Middleton Youth Lacrosse program in 2011 as an assistant coach and was the 14U Head Coach in 2018.

In Summer 2018, Joe was as a defensive assistant for the Dane County Coyotes 12U team. The team won the Lax Geneva tournament and was invited to nationals. In Fall 2018, Joe coached Middleton Lacrosse Academy's JV team, which placed in several tournaments.

Joe became the Offensive Coordinator of the Middleton High School JV team in 2019 at coached his team to a 14-2 record.  In Summer 2019, he became the Head Coach of our Stags 12U team which won the Blue Ox Tournament in June of 2019.

Joe graduated from UW-Madison in 2014 and is a Credit Analyst at John Deere Financial in Madison. Joe lives in Middleton with his wife Marta, whom he married in August 2019.

14U B - Andy Schantz, Head Coach - Sun Prairie High School

andy.schantz@shjms.org

Andy Schantz started his playing career in 2001 as a high school freshman at Green Bay Notre Dame Academy, where he played middie for four years at the varsity level. He then attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and played four years at attack, starting every one of those years for the UWSP Club Team.  Following graduation, Andy then played another six years in a men's league.
He started coaching in 2014 and did so for two years at the youth level, starting with a 11U team and then a 15U team the following year. In 2015, he was named the Head Coach of the Sun Prairie High School varsity team, and he has been leading that program ever since. Coach Andy has coordinated and run several winter and summer clinics in the years since, and has also coached for three different summer club teams since 2014, including one year of SP Elite, two years of Dane County Coyotes, and has been with Stags since its inaugural season.  He led the Summer 2019 14U team to a championship at the Blue Ox Tournament.
Growing up in a lacrosse-deficient area of the state, Andy has a passion for growing the game he loves at all ages and levels of talent, and a drive to help players of all ages improve to their full potential.  His philosophy is based on having fun, improving steadily, and giving full effort in order to achieve personal success.

14U B - Todd Krcma, Assistant Coach - Stoughton High School

tkrcma@gmail.com


Todd Krcma has been an Assistant Coach & Defensive Coordinator with the Stoughton High School Vikings from 2018 to the present.  He enjoys working on defensive strategies and developing players, especially long-pole defenders.  Prior to being an assistant, Todd was the Video Coordinator and Statistician for Stoughton High School.

Todd was also an Assistant Coach for the Saulty Dogs Lacrosse team at the high school level in 2018 and he was the Head Coach for the 15U Girls Lacrosse team for the Oregon Youth Club in 2017 and 2018.

On a quasi-personal note, Todd's son, Matt, plays Division 3 College Lacrosse for MSOE in Milwaukee and Todd is obviously his biggest fan.



14U Volunteer Coach - Ryan Fortney, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse

rfortney8@gmail.com

Ryan started playing with the
Middleton Lacrosse Club

 in middle school and continued at Middleton High School, playing both long pole and D middie. He also played with Unicorns Lacrosse in 2018.

He currently plays for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse club team and is pursuing a major in finance.  Ryan was a coach for the Summer 2020 10U squad that won a tournament and the majority of their games.

12U - Aiden Edison - Limestone College

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Aiden Edison grew up with lacrosse. Starting in second grade playing up with his older brother in the Sun Prairie Youth program playing with Sun Prairie until he graduated. Aiden was a four year starter at Sun Prairie High School playing attack. Growing up Aiden also played with True Lacrosse Wisconsin and Amplify Lacrosse.

Coach A is finishing his first year as Limestone University (Division Two) and hopes to help them win their sixth national championship. Being at Limestone has helped Aiden understand what it's like to be a part of a winning culture where teammates are family and winning is expected.

Last summer Coach Aiden coached the 10U Stags Lacrosse team to an amazing summer and even won a tournament. Coach Aiden is more than excited to be back with Stags and is excited to teach as much as he can.

12U - Kaden Brunson - Merrimack College

brunsonkaden11@gmail.com

Kaden Brunson grew up playing lacrosse, starting in 4th grade for the Sun Prairie Youth program. While playing for Sun Prairie High School, he was a starting midfielder and was honored as 1st Team All State and a US Lacrosse All-American.  Coach Brunson also played for True Lacrosse Wisconsin, Amplify Lacrosse and Stags Lacrosse. He also played hockey during high school.

Kaden is finishing his first year as a Midfielder at Merrimack College (Division One).  While 2021 will be his first year on the Stags Coaching staff, he assisted last year with the 10U team during the Summer at tournaments.

-Outside of lacrosse, Kaden enjoys making memories with friends & family, watching sports, and playing video games with friends.

12U - Alex Button - Middleton High School/Badger Prime

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Alex Button will graduate from Middleton High School this Spring of 2021. He has played lacrosse for seven years at the youth and high school level and during this time he has played for a number of clubs and teams throughout Wisconsin, including: Middleton High School, Alpha, Stags Lacrosse, and Badger Prime. Primarily playing long pole defense, he was a member of the Middleton team that went all the way to the State Championship game in 2019.

This past Fall his Badger Prime team had the privilege to travel to Indiana and then Arizona where Alex led his 2022 team in competing against elite national-level talent. Alex spent the last three summers teaching recreational lacrosse for the Middleton Recreation Department. Next year,  Alex is looking forward to continuing his lacrosse career by playing for a club team at a major university in the Midwest.

10U - Nick Fiske, Assistant Coach - Sun Prairie High School, Edgewood College

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Nick is a sophomore transfer at Madison college. Before Madison College, Nick graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 2018 and attended Concordia University-Chicago, playing NCAA DIII lacrosse in 2018-2019. In fall of 2020, Nick will be attending classes and playing NCAA DIII lacrosse at Edgewood College pursuing a degree in business.

Along with being a college student, Nick is also an Assistant JV Coach at Sun Prairie High School. During the off-season, Nick enjoys training for future season and playing video games with his friends.

10U - Cole Harrison - Madison West High School/Badger Prime

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Cole Harrison is a 2021 graduate of Madison West High School.  He began playing lacrosse in sixth grade for the Westside youth program. He went on to play with the Westside Varsity team and was named a captain during his senior year. He played long pole defense for most of his career.


Coach Harrison started playing with Stags Lacrosse in its first year, back in 2019 and he played both Summer and Fall seasons.  He was selected to play for the first Badger Prime squad, a Wisconsin-based program that plays in elite tournaments against national-level competition.  Cole played for Badger Prime in Indiana and Arizona last fall.

Cole specializes in defense and is excited to coach for the Stags 10U team and help the players grow their skills and have fun.

10U - Ben Tiller, Parent/Western State College/University of Oregon

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Ben fell in love with lacrosse as an elementary schooler in western Pennsylvania. He moved to Colorado in the early nineties, where he played midfield for Douglas County High School. He played his college lacrosse for the Western State College Mountaineers, where he earned Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference all conference honors at midfield (2002) and attack (2003). He joined the University of Oregon Men's Lacrosse program in the fall of 2006 as an assistant coach, and helped lead the Ducks to the 2007 MCLA national championship game. He took over as head coach for the 2008 season.
Ben moved to Montana (a lax desert) that fall and filled the lacrosse void by coaching youth ice hockey for 5 years. He is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach, and continues to seek out innovation and professional development in all of his coaching activities. His experience at the youth level has taught him that if it isn't fun, it isn't worth doing. He has adopted a coaching philosophy rooted in relentless positivity that aims to teach kids that they are capable of things they never thought possible.
He's glad to be back on the turf introducing the next generation to the joy he's always found in the fastest game on two feet.

Goalie Specialist - Reed Kochan - Carthage College

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Reed Kochan started playing lacrosse in the 3rd grade for the Middleton Lacrosse Club.  He continued at Middleton High School as a Goalie and started two years at Varsity.  During his senior year, he led the Cardinals to the State Championship game.  He committed to NCAA Division 3 Carthage College in Kenosha.

Reed played on a handful of club teams during the offseason, including True Wisconsin(Box), War Eagles, and Amplify National team. He has coached during Summer 2020 with the Stags 14U level. Coach Kochan specializes in goalie and defensive techniques and is looking forward to another great summer season.

FOGO Specialist - Jonathan Quigley - Sverige Lacrosse/Sweden Lacrosse/Milwaukee Muskies

jonny.quigley@gmail.com

Jonathan Quigley will be primarily working with our face-off players to develop that crucial position. Coach Quiggs started playing lacrosse in 3rd grade in Richmond, Virginia. He played 3 years of varsity lacrosse for Loveland High School in Ohio and was a team captain.

Jonathan is currently playing for Sverige Lacrosse/Sweden Lacrosse as a midfielder & he started 7 games in the 2019 FIL Men's World Lacrosse Championships in Netanya, Israel while taking face-offs, playing wings, and playing defensive midfield.

Coach Quiggs led the U13 squad of the Flying Tigers Lacrosse Club (FKA Ambush Lacrosse) for two years and also served as a volunteer coach for his former high school program while working with the face-off midfielders.

He moved to Madison in the summer of 2019 after graduating from The Ohio State University.

Advisor - Jeremy Napier, Head Coach- Edgewood College Men's Lacrosse

jnapier@edgewood.edu

Jeremy Napier was named the first-ever men's lacrosse coach in Eagles history on September 4, 2019. 
 
Napier comes to Edgewood College after spending the last year as the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. During his time with the Lumberjacks, Northland averaged over 12 goals per game and broke every major offensive record in 2019.

In 2017-2018, he was an Assistant Defensive Coordinator and Goalie Coach at national power Denison University. Denison advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament, while defeating seven other Tournament teams that season, climbing as high as #2 in the country in NCAA D3.
 
Napier also has coaching experience at the high school ranks as he served as the Head Lacrosse Coach at both South Lyon and Belleville High School in Michigan. In 2013 he was named the MHSAA Coach of the Year, while also being named the Oakland County Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2014. Napier coached numerous players who earned All-State and All-American honors during his time in the high school ranks.

Coach Napier was a club coach for Team Total in Michigan from 2012-2017. In that time, Team Total qualified for nationals every year, finishing 3rd in the country in 2015.
 
Napier played club lacrosse at Eastern Michigan University from 2001-2005. He was a four-your starter who earned All-CCLA honors as a goaltender all four years. Napier was also selected as the team MVP three times during his playing days.
 
Napier and the Eagles will begin competition in the spring of 2021. He will begin his role as head coach immediately as he recruits the first-ever Men's Lacrosse team at Edgewood College. 

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