Western Ohio Warriors – Coaches
Our coaching staff has a combined 30+ years experience in coaching youth lacrosse in the Dayton area. We pride ourselves in not only improving our players’ skills and lacrosse IQ, but also helping to develop their leadership and teamwork along the way. The WOW teams also receive opportunities to work closely with college lacrosse players, learning directly from those who have competed on the highest level.
Coach Wells has been a coach for many years. He came to lacrosse when his son began playing over 11 years ago. Since then he has coached teams in every youth age group, Middle School, and High School. Coach Wells is a US Lacrosse Level 2 certified coach. US Lacrosse’s certification program has both academic and practical application requirements. Although his demeanor will never be confused as soft-spoken, his players know him, respect him, and love to play for him.
His success is measured by player improvement. Each player on his team improves through coaching, effort, and playing time. Having coached outdoor and indoor lacrosse, he ventured into the travel season with the Warriors. Coach Wells founded the Western Ohio Warriors because he wanted to create a Dayton-based travel team. Summer success has led the Warriors to the National Championships in Orlando, FL. He has been successful at every level and looks to continue that success with the 2021 summer season.
Coach Ray Eaton has been coaching youth sports for 15 years. He has been an assistant and head coach at the youth and middle school levels. He’s a US Lacrosse Level 2 certified coach as well. Ray has coached in the spring season for numerous years and has taken his summer team to the National Championships in Orlando, FL. His philosophy is to emphasize and improve each player’s fundamental skills throughout the season. The goal is to provide the boys with a foundation which allows them to compete at any level they desire.
Coach Eaton is looking forward to another productive season with the Warrior Family.
Coach Rock comes to the Warrior family with loads of experience. She grew up playing for Lakota West. Following high school, she went on to play at Lake Erie College for 3 years. Since college, she’s played for the Cincinatti Queens. Coach Rock started her coaching career in Centerville as an assistant coach for their middle school team. Following her initial campaign, she took reins and ran the program for two more years. She was hired by Springboro as an assistant coach on the varsity staff for two years. She was lured away by the Miamisburg high school varsity coach and she’s currently an assistant coach for the varsity team.
Coach Rock is excited to be back for a third year and looking forward to a great 2021.