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SIDEWINDER COACHING STAFF

PROGRAM DIRECTORS


ANDRIS
DIKMANIS

FOUNDER / H.S. PROGRAM DIRECTOR
 

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Andris Dikmanis - Hofstra University (NCAA DI)

  • 18 Yrs Lacrosse Coaching Experience Youth-NCAA
  • 13 Yrs Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA)

Has been coaching athletes of all ages since 2002 and is entering his seventh year living in the Houston metropolitan area. Andris has been the head coach of The Woodlands High School Boys Varsity Division II program since 2015. Additionally, Andris is a Physical Education and Wellness instructor at Presbyterian School of Houston where he has also served as the middle school boy's lacrosse coach. In addition to coaching at the high school level, Andris was the head coach for the University of Houston men's lacrosse program from . Prior to teaching, Andris was a physical therapist and strength and conditioning coach in New York. While in graduate school pursuing his doctorate of physical therapy, he was a graduate assistant coach for the men's lacrosse program at the University of Vermont.  Andris grew up and attended college on Long Island, NY . During his undergraduate studies at Hofstra University he was a member of the national ranked Hofstra University men's lacrosse program, which was perennially ranked as a top 10 NCAA Division I team in the country. Additionally, Andris has played at the international level co-captaining the Latvian national team during the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships in London, Ontario. He was awarded the Warrior Team MVP for Team Latvia. He currently resides in the Woodlands area. 

Mark
Williams

Board Member / M.S. PROGRAM DIRECTOR
 

YOUTH/MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Mark Williams - Hope College (NCAA DIII)

  • 15 Yrs Lacrosse Coaching Experience Youth-HS
  • 18+ Yrs Strength and Conditioning Coach (Klein)

Has been coaching athletes of all ages since 2002 and is entering his 

PROGRAM STAFF


JAMES
CHEN


OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Hometown - Houston, TX

College - Georgia Tech University (MCLA D1)

Words of Wisdom - "I'm not going to evaluate. I like to coach. I like to build." — John Danowski

Positions you Played - Attack & Midfield

Positions you Coach - Offense

Athletic Accomplishments

Where have you coached in the past: 

  • Univ. of Houston Mens Lacrosse 
  • Bellaire High School

Where do you currently coach - The Woodlands High School DII & Sidewinder Lacrosse


TY
KASHUR


OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Hometown - Manassas, VA

College - University of Maryland, Baltimore County (NCAA D1)

Words of Wisdom - You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky

Positions you Played - Attack & Midfield

Positions you Coach - Offense

Athletic Accomplishments - 2nd team All American NJCAA JUCO

Where have you coached in the past: 

  • Private Training
  • Mason Dixon youth lacrosse
  • 3D Lacrosse

Where do you currently coach - The Woodlands JV & Sidewinder Lacrosse


TAYLOR
BROOKS
OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Hometown - Cy-Fairbanks, TX

College - Le Moyne College (NCAA DII)

Words of Wisdom - "All I can ask is for you to give me your best everyday you out on the field." - Anonymous 

Positions you Played - Attack & Midfield

Positions you Coach - Offense

Athletic Accomplishments:

  • MLL Denver Outlaws - Preseason Active Roster
  • (2) undefeated regular seasons, (3) NCAA final fours, and (2) NCAA National Championship appearances (09',10').
  • ​​​​​​​315 points High School Career
  • 1X All District selection (06'), 2X All State selections (07',08')
  • 3 State Championship appearances (06',07',08')
  • 2007 THSLL Champions

Where have you coached in the past: 

  • Sam Houston State Univ. Mens Lacrosse - Offensive Coord.
  • Cy-Fair, Emery Weiner School (Houston), Episcopal (Houston), and Kingwood High School - Assistant Coach 
  • Private Training

Where do you currently coach - Atascocita High School Lacrosse and Program Director 


Steve
McTigue
LONG ISLAND TEAM COORDINATOR

Hometown - Bethpage, NY

College - Hofstra University (NCAA DI)

Words of Wisdom - "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz (University of Notre Dame)

Positions you Played - Attack

Positions you Coach - Offense

Athletic Accomplishments:

  • 2003 7th Round drafted to NY Saints NLL, 3rd Round drafted by Long Island Lizards MLL
  • Capt. and 3 Yr. Starter at Hofstra University 
  • 1997 New York High School All-American
  • 1996 Empire State Gold Medalist Team (Team Long Island)
  • 1996 NYSPHSAA State Championship Team

Where have you coached in the past: 

  • For the Love of the Game (FLG)
  • Long Island Jesters
  • Junior Lizards (MLL Long Island Lizards Development Program)

Where do you currently coach - Manhasset High School JV Offensive Coordinator, Program Director Team 24 Long Island, Cofounder of Run & Gun Lacrosse Camp INC.

 


Mike
Ricciardi
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Hometown - The Woodlands, TX

College - United States Naval Academy  (NCAA DI)

Words of Wisdom - "The only easy day was yesterday! " - SEAL TEAM Moto

Positions you Played - Defense

Positions you Coach - Defense and Strength / Conditioning 

Athletic Accomplishments:

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Where have you coached in the past: 

  • The Woodlands High School JV Defensive Coordinator 

Where do you currently coach - Sidewinder Lacrosse