Dan McKinney - Varsity Head Coach
Coach Dan McKinney became the Head Varsity Coach of Grant Men’s Lacrosse Club in August, 2017, with a goal of building a lacrosse culture in the Grant community that grows exponentially year after year.
At Niskayuna High School, Dan McKinney was a two time high school All American in New York State and was chosen into the Under Armour All American Senior Game, which featured the top forty high school seniors in the country. Playing for Mike Vorgang, one of the top high school lacrosse coaches in the country, Dan led Niskayuna High School to the New York State championship final, was ranked 8th nationally and led the country with 89 assists his senior year.
Dan was a four year starter at Georgetown University, a Division I program, where he was coached by Dave Urick, the all-time leader in NCAA wins.
Dan played six years at Albany Power Lacrosse Club, one of the premier clubs in New York State.
Coach McKinney currently serves as director and coach of MadLax Oregon Lacrosse Club and works as a Data Analyst with Fisher Investments in Camas. He previously coached with Bridge City Lacrosse and Valhalla Lacrosse Club, and was an assistant coach at Niskayuna High School from 2013-2015, with Niskayuna winning the New York State championship in 2015.
Henry Ling - Junior Varsity Head Coach
Henry was first called upon to NZ Lacrosse duties when New Zealand was the host nation for the 2011 Asia Pacific Lacrosse Championship. He handled the duties at the face off X with aplomb and his dominant performances in the middle have seen him firmly cement a spot in Team New Zealand’s face off unit for the games in Denver this summer.
The College Rifles stand out is one of many young Kiwis on the national team who having learned the game as a youngster and seeking to grow their skills invested the time and effort to travel to the States to play at a higher level. Henry made the trip over to play club ball in Portland with the lads from Rip City Riot LC.
Henry is a protege of Mt St Mary’s face off legend Jeremy Rualo Sr and works tirelessly to perfect his techniques in line with Coach Rualo’s teachings. He has great balance, excellent hand speed and a scientific approach to analyzing his wins and losses at the X which makes him a very intelligent face off player who gets stronger and better as the game goes on.