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Head Lacrosse Coach
Coach Murray is originally from Annapolis, Maryland, where she attended Broadneck High School and was an All American as a senior. Jess then attended the University of Virginia where she graduated with a degree in Economics. On the field, the team went to the National Championship three out of her four years, and as a senior she captained the team and earned All American status. Since then, Jess has coached at one of the most prestigious high schools (St. Stephen’s St. Agnes) and colleges (University of North Carolina). She resides in Newport Beach with her husband, Alex, three children, Tatum,Tucker, and Boden, and dog Tugboat
Asst Lacrosse Coach
Coach Jackie grew up in Summit, New Jersey where she started playing lacrosse in elementary school. After high school, she attended Whittier College where she played lacrosse and was on the swim team. She started coaching the youth league for Torrey Pines in 2009. In 2011, she moved back east and coached the varsity team at Kent Place High School in Summit, NJ. She came back to California in 2012 where she started coaching for the West Coach Starz Program, Torrey Pines youth program, La Costa Canyon JV team and landed in Newport Beach in 2016 where she resides with her husband, two year old son and newborn son.
Lacrosse Coach & Assistance Administrator
Former college player at M.I.T.
Coach John is originally from Dallas, Texas. He moved to Southern California in 1962 following graduation from M.I. T. with a BS in Industrial Management. His collegiate lacrosse tenure spanned a 4-year period during which M.I.T. was twice named National Co-Champion of NCAA Class C (now called Division III).
After a diverse career in aerospace, mass transit and electronics, John retired at the end of 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer of a public company. His post-retirement exercise regimen around the Bluffs area of Newport Beach, where he has lived since 1971 with his wife, Margo, produced a chance encounter with the tryouts for the CdM High School Girls’ Lacrosse team in February 2012 at the Eastbluff Elementary School field. This encounter set in motion a sequence of events that eventually led to him becoming recognized as the team’s “#1 Fan” in 2012, a team statistician in 2013, and ultimately, a district-certified assistant coach from 2014 on. As such, John provides coaching support for all three teams as well as well as handling a variety of administrative and logistics tasks for the overall program.
John had extensive youth coaching experience prior to his affiliation with CdM Girls Lacrosse. When his son and daughter were attending Eastbluff Elementary and CdM High, youth lacrosse was not available in this area, and they participated extensively in soccer. Over a 13-year period, John supported both his children’s participation and that of others in the local American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) program, initially as a coach and referee and then as the first Regional Commissioner of AYSO Region 57 when it split off to operate separately from West Newport. He received Coaching Certifications from both AYSO and the United States Soccer Federation and eventually became the Section Head Coach, in which role he organized clinics to certify other AYSO coaches.
Coach Gabbi is currently attending OCC and will be transferring to UCI with a major in Mechanical Engineering. She started playing lacrosse in 5th grade and played on teams including Tenacity Texas, Team Texas, Woodlands HS and CDM lacrosse team. Gabbi coached at Woodlands Junior High Girls lacrosse program and currently coaches for Newport Wedge. This is Gabbi's second year as CDM JV coach.
Strength and Conditioning Trainer
Weight Lifting Trainer