Current SFU Coaching Staff / Team members and players with US College experience.
NOTE: The Camp Staff will feature experienced coaches at each position (Goal, Defense, Midfield and Attack) with each participant receiving a combination of both group and 1-on-1 instruction.
Participant to Instructor Ratio = 8:1
Brent Hoskins truly represents the history and tradition of Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse having been involved with the program for almost its’ entire twenty-one year existence. Hoskins spent four years as a standout, All-American defenseman for the Clan from 1999 through 2002 and will serve his sixteenth season on the SFU sidelines in 2017-2018. Following the conclusion of his playing career, Hoskins served two seasons as Assistant Coach / Defensive Coordinator from 2002-2004, before being named only the fifth Head Coach in program history for the 2004-2005 season. Hoskins continues to pioneer the growth of field lacrosse in Canada through his involvement at both the collegiate and youth ranks as Executive Director of Burnaby Mountain Lacrosse.
Through thriteen seasons with Hoskins as a Head Coach, Simon Fraser has accumulated an impressive record of 137-67 (.672) and a PNCLL Conference record of 96-25 (.793). During this time, the Clan captured seven straight regular season divisional titles (2007-2014) and appeared in the PNCLL Final Four Conference Championship in twelve of the last thirteen years, reaching the finals ten times (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), winning back-to-back Conference Championships in 2008 and 2009 and capturing the program’s ninth Conference Championship in 2014. Hoskins has guided SFU to four National Championship appearances, making three straight MCLA Tournament appearances from 2008-2010, playing in the 2010 MCLA Semi-Finals after reaching the Quarterfinals in 2008 and 2009, and most recently earning an automatic qualifier in 2014. Since the inception of the program in 1996, Fraser has won an unprecedented nine (9) PNCLL Conference Championships and ranks sixth all-time with eleven (11) MCLA National Championship Tournament appearances.
In thirteen seasons with Hoskins as a Head Coach, SFU has produced fourty-one (41) All-Americans (9 x 1st Team All-Americans) and one hundred and fifteen (115) PNCLL All-Conference selections (53 x 1st Team All-Conference), including four (4) PNCLL Most Valuable Players, eight (8) PNCLL Offensive Players of the Year, three (3) PNCLL Defensive Players of the Year and three (3) PNCLL Freshmen of the Year. In 2008, Hoskins, along with former Co-Head Coach Jeff Cathrea (2005-2011), set the school record for wins in a season with sixteen (16). Hoskins also holds the school record for wins in a career at one hundred and twenty (120) and counting at the end of the 2015 season and is a five-time recipient of the PNCLL Coach of the Year award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014). Additionally, under Hoskins leadership, Simon Fraser University became the first institution outside of the United States to be awarded the James “Ace” Adams Sportsmanship Award (District 11); an award given by the US Lacrosse Men’s Division Officials Council, College Officials Committee.
Away from the field, Hoskins places a great deal of emphasis on academics and SFU Lacrosse Student-Athletes have excelled in the classroom, producing the programs first fourteen (14) MCLA Scholar Athletes (Academic All-Americans) and maintaining the programs best academic record, which includes multiple players to be awarded standing on the President’s Honour Roll, achieving a term GPA of 4.00, and/or Dean’s Honour Roll, achieving a term GPA of 3.50. Both academic honours require students to have completed at least 30 units at SFU or above, while taking at least 12 units of classes. Hoskins has also had a player inducted into the Golden Key Honors Society, an international honors society that recognizes high-achieving students for their commitment to academics for being in the top 15% of their class as undergraduates.
Outside of his success at the collegiate level, Hoskins has coached six (6) SFU players who have either played or been drafted in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) professional draft, one (1) player who was selected in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) professional draft, six (6) Clan players who have gone to represent their countries at the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) World Championships, three (3) players who have represented their country at the European Championships, and (2) players who have represented their country in the Asia Pacific Championship. In 2007, Hoskins was invited by Gary Gait, legendary Hall of Fame player and Head Coach of Canada’s U19 Men’s National Team for the 2008 ILF World Championships, to be an off-field evaluator for Team Canada’s U19 Western Try-Out Camp and on-field coach for Canada’s Final U19 Selection Camp. Most recently, Hoskins has served as General Manager for British Columbia and Head Coach of the BC Senior team for the All-Canada Games since 2012. He is also a panel member for the Canada Rising scholastic recruit rankings published by Inside Lacrosse, an ESPN Affiliate.
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Mike Ripley is a graduate of Simon Fraser University. While attending SFU, Coach Ripley completed a Bachelor of Arts degree and played four years with the SFU Men’s Lacrosse Team. Ripley enjoyed some personal successes as a player, but most memorable was helping the team as far as the MCLA national semi-final in his senior season. After graduating from SFU, Ripley joined the team’s coaching staff for a season in the role of volunteer assistant coach and assistant recruiting coordinator. During this time, Coach Ripley finished his second Bachelor’s Degree in Education and became a certified teacher.
After completing his B.Ed. Coach Ripley moved to The Hill Academy in Ontario,an independent high school for dedicated student-athletes, where for 3 years from 2011-2014, he taught senior level Canadian and World Studies classes, as well as senior level Social Sciences. He also held an assistant coach role with the Prep and Post-Grad Men’s lacrosse programs. In addition to his role as a team assistant, Coach Ripley also specialized in goaltender training and development for all lacrosse programs at The Hill, and also served in a supervisory capacity as a House Don at one of The Hill Academy’s Student Residences.
A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Coach Ripley returned to Vancouver in the fall of 2014 where he accepted a faculty position teaching Social Studies and History at Crofton House School, a private, university-preparatory school for girls that is consistantly placed at the top of the Fraser Institute’s school rankings.
Ripley rejoined the SFU Men’s Lacrosse Coaching Staff for the 2014-2015 season and currently serves as an Assistant Coach and Video Coordinator. He was also appointed Associate Head Coach of the Burnaby Mountain Selects Elite Touring Program after having previously served as an Assistant Coach for 5 seasons from 2008-2010. In his role as Lacrosse Camp Director, Coach Ripley oversees both the Summer and Spring Break Camps held at Simon Fraser University which currently host over 300 male and female athletes each year. Coach Ripley has held a lead role with the SFU Lacrosse Camps since 2007.