Jason Lamb
Jason Lamb
Title: Director of Athletics; Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
Phone: 540-261-8509
Phone: 719-580-0333 (m)
Email: jason.lamb@svu.edu

Jason Lamb is the head coach of the men's lacrosse program at Southern Virginia University.

Lamb oversees the Southern Virginia men’s and women’s lacrosse programs and serves as the head men’s lacrosse coach as both teams enter their first year of competition in the highly competitive NCAA Division III Capital Athletic Conference.

Lamb comes to Southern Virginia from the University of Notre Dame, where he has served as director of operations for men’s lacrosse since February 2012. During Lamb’s two seasons at Notre Dame, The Fighting Irish reached the NCAA Division I Championship semifinal and quarterfinal rounds in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Prior to his tenure at Notre Dame, Lamb was the director of lacrosse at NCAA Division II Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., from 2010 to 2012. He oversaw the start-up of the Grizzlies men’s and women’s lacrosse programs prior to their inaugural season as members of the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 2011.

During the summer of 2011, Lamb also joined the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse as an assistant coach. His connection with the Outlaws helped facilitate a match between Adams State and WILA-rival Colorado Mesa University at Mile High Stadium.

From 1995 to 2010, Lamb was the head men’s lacrosse coach at Brigham Young University amassing a 213-69 (.755) record and guiding the Cougars to three Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association national championships and seven Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference titles during his tenure. In 2006, Lamb was named MCLA Coach of the Year.

Lamb was also instrumental in organizing the MCLA—a national organization for institutions that do not sponsor intercollegiate lacrosse at the varsity level—and served as the MCLA’s president from 1997 to 2003. BYU is currently a Division I-affiliate of the MCLA, while Southern Virginia competed at the MCLA’s Division II-level from 2004 to 2012.

As a student at BYU, Lamb had a standout career on the men’s lacrosse team serving as an on-field coach and team captain during his junior and senior seasons. Following graduation, he became the Cougars’ first-ever non-playing coach.

Lamb has also been successful head coach at the international level of lacrosse leading the USA West All-Stars to a 34-5 (.872) mark to go along with several international titles, including the 2002 Open Division Championship at the Lacrosse Federation World Games in Perth, Australia, the 2004 Prague Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, and the 2006 ASPAC Championship in Osaka, Japan.

The Rocky Point, N.Y., native graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Italian. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy.

Stephen Macurdy
Stephen Macurdy
Title: Assistant Coach (Offensive Coordinator)
Phone: 540-261-8507
Email: stephen.macurdy@svu.edu

Stephen Macurdy is an assistant men's lacrosse coach as well as the athletics facilities manager for Southern Virginia University.

In 2013 as head coach, Southern Virginia went 0-9 in its inaugural season at the varsity level and as a provisional member of NCAA Division III.

Macurdy served as assistant men's lacrosse coach from 2008-11 and co-head coach from 2011-12 before being named head coach in June 2012. He also spent one year as assistant volleyball coach during the 2010-11 season before rejoining the program during summer 2012.

As a scholar-athlete at Southern Virginia, Macurdy was a four-year starter for the Knights lacrosse team earning MCLA Division II All-Conference honors in 2003 and 2004. Following the 2004 season, Macurdy became the university’s first MCLA Division II All-American.

From 2004-2010, Macurdy served in the National Guard, during which time he completed several state-side missions as well as a year-long tour of Kosovo. 

Prior to attending Southern Virginia, Macurdy coached girl’s lacrosse at his alma mater, Potomac Senior High School, from 2000-2001. 

He served a fulltime mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in California speaking Lao.

Macurdy has a B.A. in business management and leadership from Southern Virginia University.

Scott Winterton
Scott Winterton
Title: Assistant Coach (Defensive Coordinator)
Phone: 434-806-5435
Chad Mahaffey
Chad Mahaffey
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 540-570-1884
Email: chad.mahaffey@svu.edu

Chad Mahaffey has been the head athletic trainer at Southern Virginia University since 2005, overseeing atheltic training for the university's 17 athletic teams. He is also an assistant men's lacrosse coach and adjunct instructor of several physical education courses.

Mahaffey came to Southern Virginia from Brigham Young University where he served as a graduate assistant trainer for the Cougars’ 2004 track and field season. He also served as the first assistant athletic trainer for the BYU football team in 2003.

Prior to his time at BYU, Mahaffey gained athletic training experience working with several organizations, including the San Francisco 49ers (2003), the New York Jets (2002), the Utah Iron Man Triathlon (2001) and the Junior Olympics Volleyball Tournament (2001).

Mahaffey has a B.S. in athletic training and master's degree in sports medicine from BYU. He is certified in First Aid, CPR and AED, is a certified member of the National Athletic Training Association and is a licensed athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

He and his wife, Michelle, reside in Buena Vista with their four children.

Luke Christiansen
Luke Christiansen
Title: Assistant Coach (Recruiting Coordinator)
Phone: 801-891-9507
Email: luke.christiansen@svu.edu

Luke Christiansen is an assistant coach for the Southern Virginia men's lacrosse program.

Before Southern Virginia University, Christensen was a coach at Camden Military Academy where he led his team to two consecutive state semifinal berths. Prior to coaching at Camden, he was the defensive coordinator for the Utah State University men’s lacrosse team. During his time at Utah State, he helped guide the defense to the first recorded shut out in program history.

Christiansen graduated from Southern Virginia University with a B.A. in Spanish in 2009 and received a master’s degree in sports management from Missouri Baptist University in 2012. While at Southern Virginia, he participated on the football and men’s lacrosse teams.

Currently a small business owner of LaxPath.com and WesternLacrosseScout.com, he also served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rosario, Argentina from 2003-05.

Luke and his wife, Abigail, reside in Buena Vista, Va., with their three boys Dean, Maddux and Jude.