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2023 COACHING STAFF

COLORADO STATE LACROSSE

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Head Coach | Ryan MacDonald

Coach MacDonald has a long history with the Colorado State Rams from 2005 – Present. He was a lethal offensive midfielder during his playing days and demanded the attention of opposing teams’ best defenders. Coach Mac was a natural leader who brought passion to the field and the best out of his teammates. His combination of skill and leadership helped the Rams win the 2006 MCLA National Championship. Individually, he was recognized as a Team Offensive MVP, RMLC 1st Team Midfielder, and was named to the MCLA’s All-America 2nd Team.

As a coach, Coach Mac is forever hardworking and will never give up – much like the way he played. He will hold you accountable and help you reach your fullest potential. Coach Mac holds the idea of “Family” at a premium, and he believes that strong team culture is just as important as physical ability. He loves this game and puts his heart and soul into it every day. Coach Mac will do everything in his power to help each athlete become successful as a player and a student.

In addition to coaching at Colorado State University, Coach is also the Director of Lacrosse at Northern Power Lacrosse, a youth program here in Northern Colorado. He also coaches Team 91 Northside and Team 91 Nationals during the CSU offseason. 

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Defensive Coordinator | Cory Hughes

Coach Hughes is entering his second year with Colorado State University and this will be his first year as Defensive Coordinator. As a player at CSU, Coach Hughes was a part of 4 consecutive RMLC Championships, and Back-to-Back MCLA National Championships (2012 & 2013), and went 6-0 vs the University of Colorado. His 2013 team defense currently holds the MCLA record for the least amount of goals scored in the MCLA tournament (seven total goals in four games). Coach Hughes is a former Assistant Coach at Columbine High School, and most recently Head Coach at Jefferson Academy. Coach Hughes is a Club Coach for Team 91 Northside and Team 91 Nationals.

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Offensive Coordinator | Miles Davis

Coach Davis is entering his second season with the program. He graduated from The University of Mary Washington (UMW), Fredericksburg, Virginia, in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Coach Davis began his collegiate lacrosse career as an attackman for Division I St. Joseph’s University from 2013-2014 and was named to the Northeast Conference Honor Roll. In the Spring of 2014, Coach Davis transferred to UMW. He was a starting attackman for three years and led the team in points and assists in his junior and senior seasons. He tied the single-season record for assists (34) in his senior season and finished his career as a top five-point scorer in three seasons. His honors include Dean’s List, National Strength and Conditioning All-American, Conference Player of the Week, United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Academic-All-American, and a North-South Senior Game Participant. Coach Davis is a Marine Corps Officer and he will report to the Training and Education Command in Quantico, VA after graduation.

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Assistant Coach | Chris Cerrigone

Coach Cerrigone is entering his second season as an Assistant Coach at Colorado State University. Coach Cerrigone grew up in Northern NJ, graduating from West Morris Central HS. He then attended Salisbury University prior to transferring to Rutgers University where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture. As a player, Coach Cerrigone played three different varsity positions contributing to post-season play at West Morris Central HS. He then went on to play midfield/attack at D-III Salisbury University. After transferring to Rutgers University he played for the North Jersey / Rutgers Lacrosse Club. Today he remains active in playing club lacrosse in men's leagues and tournaments. As a coach, Coach Cerrigone has coached at various levels for over 25 years, most recently in youth lacrosse with the Noco Vipers, former Boys Head Coach at Rocky Mountain HS, and with Next Level Lacrosse running specialized individual and small group training. Coach Cerrigone is a Landscape Designer with a local landscape company and lives in Fort Collins.

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