Directors and Coaches

Jerem Stothers - Program Director

Coach Stothers is a Bay Area native who was born is San Francisco and raised in Berkeley. For 20+ years, Jerem has been a huge part of the Bay Area lacrosse community as a player and coach. He played at Berkeley High and in 1999 was a top recruit for UC Berkeley after Cal won the 1998 MCLA National Championship. While at Berkeley, he was a huge part of the Golden Bear offense playing midfield, facing off and on the man up unit. He credits his coaching knowledge and style to his Cal head coach, Joe Proud. 

After graduation, he started coaching at a new Piedmont High program. In 13 years, he built the Piedmont program into a perennial powerhouse, reaching six consecutive NCS state playoffs including four straight final four appearances. Over the last 10 years, he founded four travel teams; 510 Lacrosse, 925 Lacrosse, ACES Lacrosse and Bay Elite. In 2017, he became the head coach of Livermore High. Jerem has helped spread the game of lacrosse to thousands of Bay Area players, helping them reach their goals on the field while encouraging them to be the difference in our community. 

Elliott Bender - Director of Player Development

Elliott has been involved in the Bay Area lacrosse community for 17+ years. Growing up in San Jose, Elliott gained attention as a 4-year captain of his high school program. In 2008, he attended college at small NCAA D3, Fontbonne University. He was a starter and played offensive midfield. Elliott went on to play for the Clarington Green Gaels Junior Lacrosse team; an elite box team in Ontario, Canada. After Junior B, Elliott signed with the Oakville Lacrosse Senior A Club in Ontario, Canada. After 3 years, he play for the Jacksonville Bullies Pro lacrosse team in Florida.    

Coaching Career: In 2009, Elliott began coaching for the South Valley Chiefs in San Jose. There he won two club HS State Championships and had multiple undefeated seasons. In 2016, Elliott became the Director of Instruction for Pleasanton Lacrosse Club and accepted the head coaching position at Foothill High School. Elliott has worked with every team in Pleasanton LC, creating an environment for players to growing in the game and becoming outstanding young men. In 2009 Elliott started working with Calilax All-Stars, Elliott has continued to work with the program, earning coaching positions with the US Box Lacrosse Associations National Lacrosse teams. In 2017 Elliott Co-Founded the rebirth of Bay Elite Lacrosse.

Coaching Staff

  • Michael Blocho - Canisius College (NCAA D1) - Foothill HS
  • Brent Ringwood - UC Santa Barbara (MCLA D1) - Acalanes HS
  • Drummond Thompson - Bard College (NCAA D3) - Livermore
  • Andrew Ertola - University of Nevada (MCLA D2) -Cal High
  • Mike Clark - Drew University (NCAA D3) - Berkeley HS 
  • Andrew Kolasa - St Mary's College (MCLA D1 - Las Lomas HS
  • Andrew Peritore - Siena College (NCAA D1) - Berkeley HS
  • Jerome Rigor - Univ. of Arizona (MCLA D1) - Attack Coach
  • Sam Rosenbaum - Bucknell (NCAA D1) - Faceoff Specialist
  • Theo Williamson - Santa Barbara CC (CJCLA) - Midfield Coach
  • Sam Gee - Foothill High - Attack Coach