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Royals Lacrosse Staff

Jason Worwa

Jason Worwa

Varsity Head Coach

Phone: 651-248-8199

Derek Shurson

Derek Shurson

Varsity Offensive Coordinator

Billy Roberts

Varsity Defensive Coordinator

Martin Mitsch

Martin Mitsch

Junior Varsity Head Coach

Matt Potter

Junior Varsity Assistant Coach

Tom Thone

Tom Thone

Program Goalie Coach

Pat Donaghy

Floating Coach


Jason Worwa - Varsity Head Coach

Jason Worwa

Jason Worwa - Varsity Head Coach

Position:  Varsity Head Coach
College:  1996–2001: Minnesota State University - Mankato
Bachelor of Science:  Computer Science/Management Information Systems
High School:  White Bear Lake Bears ~ Class of 1996

Coach Worwa has lead the Royals' Offense since the program's inception and now takes over as head coach.

Jason's organization, dedication and ability to instruct new players the proper techniques of our sport have created an environment for success on the offensive end of the field.

As an Attackman for the MSU - Mankato collegiate lacrosse team playing the UMLL, Coach Worwa was one of the leading scorers in the league and helped lead the Mavericks to a UMLL Championship in 2000.


Derek Shurson - Varsity Offensive Coordinator

Derek Shurson

Derek Shurson - Varsity Offensive Coordinator

Position:  Varsity Offensive Coordinator

College:  2008-2012 Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) Bachelor of Fine Arts: Advertising Design

High School: Woodbury Royals 2008

Coach Shurson played collegiate lacrosse as an Attackman at SCAD (MCLA DII) in Savannah, GA.  Shurson helped the Bee’s to a SELC Championship in 2011 along with 3 national tournament appearances. Throughout the 4 years at SCAD, Shurson was named MCLA 2nd Team All-American, SELC Offensive Player of the year, SELC 1st Team All-Conference, and SCAD MVP.

Coach Shurson is a positive leader who has a solid understanding of fundamentals and passion for the sport. 


BILLY ROBERTS - VARSITY DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Position: Varsity Defensive Coordinator

More Bio to come...


MARTIN MITSCH - JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH

Position: Junior Varsity Head Coach

More Bio to come...


Matt Potter - Junior Varsity Assistant Coach

Position: Junior Varsity Assistant Coach

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Tom Thone - Program Goalie Coach

Tom Thone

Tom Thone - Program Goalie Coach

Position:  Program/Varsity Goalie Coordinator
College:  2007–2011: University of St. Thomas
Bachelor of Science:  Business Administration: Marketing
High School:  Woodbury High School ~ Class of 2007

Tom is a WHS Alum, and the first official Keeper that Woodbury Lacrosse had when the team was sanctioned in 2007.
 
After high school, Tom went onto play for the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul where he was a factor in helping the Tommies win two back to back MCLA Division II National Championships during the 2009-2010 seasons. He was also named the MCLA 2nd Team All-American Goalie in 2010. Tom would attempt to complete his three-peat national run during his Senior season in 2011, but was stopped short in the Championship game by the Davenport team from Iowa.
 
Post College, Tom has played for the Minnesota Lakers Men's Lacrosse Club since 2012 in the Midwest Cities Lacrosse Conference. The team consists of players from all over the country who have played Division I, II, III NCAA or competetive USL-MDIA college lacrosse. Tom is planning to retire from the Keeper position after the 2015 season.
 
Tom has been coaching with the Woodbury High School Boys Lacrosse program since the 2012 season, and is happy to be giving back to the Team where it all started for him.

 


Pat Donaghy - Floating Coach

Position: Floating Coach

More Bio to come...