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Executive Director
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Executive Director
Newport Beach Surf Dawgs & United States Youth Lacrosse


As the Executive Director for the Newport Beach Surf Dawg youth lacrosse program and United States Youth Lacrosse, Coach Mix brings nearly 30 years of coaching experience to the organization. Throughout his career, he has coached at every level the sport has to offer. In addition to his role with these two organizations, Mix also serves the local lacrosse community as the volunteer head coach at Corona del Mar High School. 

From 2006-2008, Mix was the president and general manager of Major League Lacrosse's LA Riptide, a professional outdoor lacrosse team that played three seasons at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Under his direction, the expansion franchise made it to the MLL's playoff "Final Four" twice in its three seasons.

A former NCAA Collegiate National Coach of the Year, Mix had his college teams ranked consistently among the top twenty in the country, led teams to the NCAA tournament, and produced many Division I and Division III All-Americans. He was also part of the selection staff for Team USA's run for the gold in the 1994 World Championships. Some of Mix's former assistant coaches include Dave Pietramala (current head coach at Johns Hopkins) and All-Americans John McEvoy (Villanova), Bill Miller (Hobart and Team USA), Mike Pounds (Springfield), Peter Sheehan (UVA), and Tim O'Rourke (Navy).

As the Executive Director, Mix has been actively involved in the development and management of several youth lacrosse programs and youth lacrosse leagues since 1994. He helped establish the Charlotte Youth Lacrosse Association, the Mecklenburg Youth Lacrosse League and Polar Bear Winter League in Charlotte, North Carolina. Most recently, he has been involved in the development of the youth and junior high school lacrosse programs in the Newport Beach, California area, including the Newport Beach Surf Dawgs and the Western Warrior Lacrosse League.

For the past twenty five years, Mix has directed a number of well-respected lacrosse camps across the country including the Lone Star and Lone Star Elite in Texas, Copperhead in North Carolina and Grab a Stick Clinics across Southern California.

In 1990, he established Champ Camp, the nation's premier high school lacrosse recruiting showcase. For the past 22 years, Champ Camp has developed into the nation's most respected high school lacrosse event. More than 150 college coaches travel to Baltimore to watch more than 1400 of the best sophomores, juniors and seniors in the nation compete over 4 days for a chance to win the Champ Camp "national championship."

Mix is a managing partner of The Cheetah Group, Inc., a brand development, marketing and management firm, specializing in the entertainment and sports industries.

He currently resides in Newport Beach, CA with his wife Mary and their three boys: Ryan, Casey and Kyle.

Playing Career

1977-79 Gilman School
1979-82 University of Pennsylvania

Coaching Career

•  Upper Merion High School, Head Coach (1983)
•  University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Coach (1983-87)
•  Franklin & Marshall College, Head Coach Men's Lacrosse & Women's Soccer (1987-90)
•  Founded Champ Camp (1990)
•  Team USA, Selection Staff (1993)
•  University of Pennsylvania, Head Coach (1990-94)
•  CYLA, MYL, Youth Coach (1994-2003)
•  USYL, Newport Surf Dawgs, Youth Coach (2003-present)
•  LA Riptide (MLL), General Manager (2005-2008)
•  Corona del Mar High School, Head Coach (2009-present)