Head Coach Tom Mudrak
It gave me great pleasure to accept the position of head coach for the men’s lacrosse club in August of 2016. After having spent the last seven years living in Atlanta, Georgia, I was ready to head west to join the incredible organization Dan had been building since 2012.
2022 will be my tenth year coaching lacrosse and sixth season as a head coach. My coaching philosophy is centered entirely on education with the belief that, at this level, learning doesn’t stop when students leave the classroom. As the head coach, it is my duty to pass on as much knowledge as I can to my players.
This is my seventh year coaching at the MCLA level, having started my collegiate coaching career in 2014 as the defensive coordinator at Reinhardt University, where I helped lead the Eagles to their first SELC Championship and MCLA National Tournament appearance. In 2015, I took the same position at Kennesaw State University, where I helped lead the Owls to their first two MCLA National Tournament appearances.
Having played NCAA and MCLA lacrosse, I cannot stress the value that the MCLA has in growing the game of lacrosse. Between the on-field competition and the off-the-field experience students can gain, I believe it is an excellent route for student-athletes, who want to continue their lacrosse career and gain advantages after graduation.
Assistant Coach Corey Henricksen
Corey transferred to Fort Lewis College his junior year from Concordia University Wisconsin, where he played on the NCAA DIII lacrosse team. Corey is originally from Grand Junction, Colorado.
“After graduating in 2017 I knew I wanted to coach and I was thrilled when Tom asked me to stay and be the assistant coach. I am so happy I will have the ability to help the Skyhawks for years to come.”
During his two years at Fort Lewis, Corey played LSM and Defense and received All Conference honors both years. He also stepped in goal a few times, having played that position primarily in high school.
“I couldn’t stay away. Like Tom, I believe that having played in both NCAA and MCLA has shown me the value of the MCLA by expanding the game, especially out west.”
For the past eight years Corey has also been coaching youth lacrosse in Durango and plans to keep growing the game in the area and expanding the game here in the west.