Welcome Coach McKinnon
This season, the Wolverines look to continue their long-standing tradition of success under head coach David McKinnon. Coach McKinnon is a coach with a deep background in the game of lacrosse. Coach McKinnon has been coaching lacrosse for over a decade. He began coaching the women's game in 2009 as the Head Coach for Ann Arbor Skyline's Varsity program. While building the new program at Skyline, the team compiled 53 wins and 24 losses during his tenure. In 2013 Coach McKinnon accepted an offer from the UofM "B" Club team as their head coach. Following a great season with the "B" team, he was given the chance to work with the inaugural UofM Women's Varsity team as a Volunteer Assistant Coach. A few months into the varsity season, he was contacted to coach the historically successful women's "A" club team here at the UofM. He joined the team in October 2013 and is looking forward to a great 2014 season!
Coach McKinnon is really stressing a strong team approach this season, and is encouraging the players to work as one cohesive unit on and off the field. This will be especially important with many young players on this year’s squad.
“I expect the same from them as upperclassman,” McKinnon said of his young players. “Be willing to learn, teach and support each other as a family would. Rookies or not, we win, lose, and grow as a TEAM.”
As for Coach McKinnon’s goals for the season, he had a simple response: “My goal is the same as the TEAM goal, and that is to be National Champions.”
Coach is married to Kate McKinnon and they are long time Ann Arbor residents. Off the field, Coach McKinnon is a teacher and also works with the UM Challenge program as a lead facilitator. During his free time Coach loves reading and going on adventures with Kate and their mastiff "Pearl". Feel free to contact him anytime with questions.