Poway’s New Lacrosse Coach


Tim Shaeffer, former lacrosse player at the University of Maryland College Park and University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), has been hired as the new boys varsity lacrosse coach.

He began his coaching career at St. Paul’s high school in Maryland. He then moved to California and coached for a local club called Mad Dogs. He was hired as a defensive coach at Cathedral for one year, then heard about the head coaching job at Poway and applied.

“I saw an opening and was fortunate enough to receive the job from one of the most prestigious programs in California,”Shaeffer said.

Coach Shaeffer also believes that conditioning is vital for any team, especially for Poway because of their short bench.

“Running could be a lot sometimes, especially when we still have to practice after, but he says we’ll be better because of it, and I believe him,” sophomore defender Ryan Molleman said.

Coach Shaeffer is also very energetic and could sometimes come off as a little scary, when in reality he is a very down to earth guy.

“ When I got pulled up I was definitely scared of him, but when he introduced me to the team and he told them to treat me like family, I realized he just really cared about lacrosse,” sophomore midfielder Zack Allums said.

In his free time he likes to watch television and hang out with his wife.

Coach Shaeffer looks to lead the Titans back to another CIF title. They won their last game against Del Norte 13-5 on march 5. Their next home game is on march 12 against Carlsbad. Come watch Coach Shaeffer lead his team.

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