Stephen Macurdy is head men's lacrosse coach as well as the athletics facilities manager for Southern Virginia University.
In his first year at the helm, 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.
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.
His wife, Michelle, is the head volleyball coach at Southern Virginia. They reside in Buena Vista with their four children.
|Title:||Recruiting Coordinator; Assistant Coach|
Luke Christiansen is recruiting coordinator and assistant coach for the Southern Virginia University men’s lacrosse team.
Currently, Christiansen serves as recruiting coordinator for men's lacrosse and will join the team as assistant coach beginning the fall of 2013. He holds a position as head lacrosse coach at Camden Military Academy in which he led his team to the semifinal round of the state playoffs as well as finishing second place in conference in 2012.
Christiansen has also served as defensive coordinator for the Utah State University men’s lacrosse program.
Christiansen participated on the football and men’s lacrosse teams as a scholar-athlete at Southern Virginia.
He served a fulltime mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rosario, Argentina speaking Spanish.
Christiansen graduated from Southern Virginia University with a B.A. in Spanish and received a master’s degree in sports management from Missouri Baptist University.
|Title:||Regional Recruiter; Assistant Coach|
Richard Damraur is regional recruiter and assistant coach for the Southern Virginia University men’s lacrosse team.
Currently Damraur serves as regional recruiter for men’s lacrosse and will join the team as assistant beginning the fall of 2013. He also holds a fulltime position as director of outreach for Zinch.
Prior to Southern Virginia, Damraur was the head coach of the Spartan Lacrosse Club from 2010-11 while also teaching physical education and health at the Harmony School of Excellence in Houston, Texas.
He also served as assistant coach from 2008-10 for the Sky View High School boy’s lacrosse team in Smithfield, Utah.
A defensive captain his junior and senior years, Damraur was a four-year starter for the Utah State University men’s lacrosse team earning MCLA Division I All-Conference honors in 2009.
He served a fulltime mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Buenos Aires, Argentina speaking Spanish.
Damraur graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in movement science.