Leadership Team

Adam Gardner, Founder and Director

Over the past 23 years Adam has been involved with the game of lacrosse. His passion for the sport began as a player and was highlighted by earning a scholarship first to Trinity-Pawling School in New York, then to NCAA Division 1Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Adam graduated as the programs All-time Leader in Goals Scored, All-time Leader in Points, the first 100 Goal Scorer, and was also named Male Athlete of the Year in 2008.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Adam returned to Toronto and remained active in the game as a player, coach and referee. Adam has recently completed a Graduate Program in Sports Business Management from Durham College and most recently working with TO2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games,MLSE and for the Their Opportunity as Program Coordinator where he was responsible for enrolling low income families into sports and recreation programs.

Adam has extensive coaching experience developing elite student athletes and exposing them to NCAA recruiting opportunities and experiences. Adam served as Head Coach with Edge Lacrosse for four seasons and has since returned as the Edge Academy Director of Coaching and Development and the Head Coach for the 2020 age group. Has served as General Manager with the Dirty Lacrosse Club that attended the Hawaii International Lacrosse Tournament in 2011 and again in 2012,2013 as Head Coach.

Adam served as offensive coordinator for Team Ontario U19, the 2013 Nations Cup National Champion team. Adam served as Support Staff with Team Canada Sr men's team at there fall 2013 evaluation camp. In the summer of 2014 Adam Coached the Edge 2015 team to a NSCLA 2nd place finish as well as Team Ontario to a silver medal at the National Championships. 

Adam has also worked many camps and clinics in the US and Canada, has worked in event management and planning positions with the Adrenaline All Canada Games and the Great Lakes Lax Games. Adam also serves in and advisor/consultant role to USBOXLA on officiating, rules of play, player safety and development. Adam most recently served as the director of Player Development for House league programing for Uxbridge Minor Lacrosse and Learn to Play Programing for King Township. 

πŸ₯ Position: Player Development and Methodolgy 

πŸ“šπŸ§  Words of Wisdom or Favourite Quote: “Sometimes the most profound words are said in silence”

🀯 Best advice you ever received: “When your done improving your done” Dave Huntley

🀳 Personality in emojis: ♥️πŸ₯πŸ“šπŸ˜‚πŸ“±πŸ πŸ—Ί 

♥️ Favorite lacrosse memory: Watching my son play for the 1st time.

πŸ† πŸ₯  Bragging:

☝️Bellarmine University All Time Leader in Goals (104) and points (149) 

πŸ†Bellarmine University Athlete of the year 2008

πŸ† National Champion U19, Offesive Coordinator

🍁 Team Canada U19 2020 Staff

 


Jaclyn Kernohan

πŸ₯ Position: Lacrosse 7’s Convenor & Coach 

πŸ“šπŸ§  Words of Wisdom or Favourite Quote : Pullover!! No it’s a cardigan but thanks for noticing πŸ˜‰

🀯 Best advice you ever received:
Life is full of changes, adapt & leave your mark each time it does. That’s how you become MVP of the season, not just MVP of the game. 

🀳 Personality in emojis: πŸ€ͺπŸ₯πŸ”₯πŸ§³β›°

♥️ Favourite lacrosse memory: With 10 minutes left in a big game, my team came back from a 16-9 deficit to get the W 17-16 πŸ’ͺ🏻 with less than 10 seconds left! πŸŽ‰

πŸ† Bragging

πŸƒUndefeated Crazy 8’s champ πŸƒ(challenges welcome)

🧒πŸ₯ Assistant Coach Young Harris College (2016-2018)
πŸ‘Ÿ NCAA All-independent team (2013-2015)
πŸ‘Ÿ GSC all-conference team (2016)
πŸ† NCAA GSC conference champions (2016-2018)
πŸ† 7x Provincial Champions (box) Whitby Warriors
πŸ€“ NASM-Corrective exercise specialist


Trevor Cyr

πŸ₯ Position: Coach, Stregth and Conditioning 

πŸ“šπŸ§  Words of Wisdom or Favourite Quote: “How you do anything is how you do everything”

🀯 Best advice you ever received: It’s ok to fail, that’s how we learn - but it’s never ok to give up on yourself

🀳 Personality in emojis: πŸ‹οΈ‍♀️ πŸ˜ƒ πŸƒ‍♂️

♥️ Favorite lacrosse memory: πŸ† Winning Canadian National Championship with Team Ontario U16

πŸ† Bragging: My mom says I’m a really nice guy, Owner of Take Control Training


Jordi Jones-Smith

πŸ₯ Position: Lacrosse 7’s Coach

πŸ“šπŸ§  Words of Wisdom or Favourite Quote: “The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary” 

🀯 Best advice you ever received: Take every loss as a lesson to get better

🀳 Personality in emojis: πŸ˜ƒ 

♥️ Favorite lacrosse memory: Winning the Minto Cup πŸ† with my childhood friends that I grew up playing with, Camping ⛺️ trips in minor lacrosse πŸ₯ 

πŸ† πŸ₯  Bragging:  Current player for NLL Saskatchewan Rush, πŸ† Winning the Minto Cup with Whitby Warriors, πŸ† Winning CUFLA with Western University


Joel Watson

πŸ₯ Position: Goalie and Defence

πŸ“šπŸ§  Words of Wisdom or Favourite Quote : “You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.” -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

🀯 Best advice you ever received: If you’re not going to give 100% for yourself.. give 100% for the guy sitting beside you. 

🀳 Personality in emojis: 🍁πŸ₯πŸ’₯🌎

♥️ Favorite lacrosse memory: Ontario Summer Games in 2015. 

πŸ† πŸ₯  Bragging: πŸ† 11x Ontario Provincial Championships (Box & Field combined), OJBLL Goaltender of the Year (2015) 

 


Kyle O’Brien

πŸ₯ Position: Offensive Coach 

πŸ“šπŸ§  Words of Wisdom or Favourite Quote : “If your not first, your last” Ricky Bobby

“Each game you play, someone in the stands has never seen you play before.” Wayne Gretzky 

🀯 Best advice you ever received: Play each shift like its your last.

🀳 Personality in emojis: πŸ”

♥️ Favorite lacrosse memory: Endless amount of great times with my teammates.

πŸ† Bragging: Had a lot of great memories celebrating championships with great teammates. Even greater is we still talk and laugh over those memories today.