Coaches

Drew Virk - Head Coach

Coach Virk joined the Stanford men's lacrosse program in 2006 and took over as Head Coach for the 2008 Season. He has had success on the field with 60 wins to 36 losses with the program. In 2009, Drew was honored as the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League Coach of the Year, and in 2013, the team won the first WCLL Championship in 32 years, earning the first return to the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association National Tournament since 2001.

Coach Virk made a reputation for himself as one of the top face-off and defensive midfielders in the game, playing for the San Francisco Dragons in Major League Lacrosse from 2006-2008 and for the San Jose Stealth in the National Lacrosse League from 2004-2006. Before his professional career, Drew played Division I lacrosse at the University of Maryland from 2002-2004. Drew has been coaching in the Bay Area since 2000, when he started the Marin Catholic Junior Varsity program. He further gained experience coaching at St. Ignatius College Preparatory and University High School in San Francisco. Coach Virk continues to give back at the youth and High School level as the Director of Player and Program Development for ADVNC lacrosse. Drew also works with the Northern California Chapter in the Pacific Region of US Lacrosse.

Drew played football and lacrosse in high school at St. Ignatius, where he was named a High School All-American and captained his lacrosse team to the California State Title. Drew was born and raised in Marin County, and continues to enjoy playing lacrosse with the San Francisco Olympic Club.

Dev Bala - Defensive Coordinator

Dev Bala will lead the defense for Stanford Lacrosse starting in 2011. Dev moved to the Bay Area from Seattle, WA, where he coached lacrosse at Redmond High School for three years. During that time his teams won two conference championships, had the #1 ranked defense in the state two years in a row, and produced multiple collegiate defensemen at the NCAA Division I, II, and MCLA levels. Dev is originally from St. Louis, MO, and played defense at MCLA Division I Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a three-time captain and led the team to its first-ever conference championship and a trip to the 2003 MCLA National Tournament. He studied both Computer Science and French in school and spends his time off the field working at Google.

Andy Kittler - Offensive Coordinator

Andy Kittler will lead the offense. Played lacrosse at Princeton before joining the Stanford Coaching squad.

Mo Ryan - Defensive Assistant Coordinator

Mo Ryan is a new addition to the Stanford Men's Lacrosse Program as well as the West Coast. A New Jersey native, Mo Played lacrosse at St. Peter's Prep ('01) and later moved onto Marquette University ('05) serving as each team's captain from Jr. year on. Since graduating, Mo has held coaching positions ranging from Defensive Co-ordinator to Head Coach and been to two NJ state championship games, winning in 2008 with Morristown Beard. An active scout, Mo looks forward to helping Stanford both on and off the field.

Major Chris Green

Chris Green will serve as the strength and conditioning coach for the team this year. This is his second year with the team and he is currently a graduate student at Stanford in the Management Science and Engineering. Chris has spent the last 10 years as an officer in the United States Army with 5 tours to Iraq/Afghanistan. Chris played college lacrosse at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Paul-Wayne Mahlow - Athletic Trainer

Paul-Wayne Mahlow is returning to support Stanford Men's Lacrosse. He covered games for the club in 2008. Paul-Wayne attended UCLA, where he first had the opportunity to play lacrosse. After graduating from UCLA, he coached defense for a season and was head coach for two seasons (1997-98 and 1998-99) while he was working in the UCLA physical therapy department. In 2000 and 2001 he was an intern at the University of Maryland's Sports Medicine Department, where he worked with Men's Lacrosse among other sports.

Paul-Wayne earned his certification in athletic training in 2001, and attended San Jose State University, where he earned his Masters in 2003. In 2003, Paul-Wayne also became certified as a strength and conditioning specialist. Paul-Wayne has worked as an athletic trainer at San Francisco State, The King's Academy, South Bay Sports, De Anza College, San Jose State University, and CSUMB. He is married to Pam Mahlow (2000), and they have two sons Matthew and Joshua.

Dr. Bradley Graw - Team Physician

Dr. Bradley Graw is an orthopaedic surgeon and former collegiate lacrosse player at Yale. He played midfield at Yale earning four varsity letter s and graduated in 1999. His senior year he earned All-Ivy honors and participated in the national USILA North-South game. Dr Graw continues to play lacrosse for the Olympic Club of San Francisco after playing in the USCLA for the Capital Lacrosse Club in Washington DC. Professionally he specializes in joint reconstructive surgery and sports medicine having trained at Georgetown, Stanford, and the SOAR clinic local to the Bay Area, where he now works. He is committed to the health and fitness of the Stanford Lacrosse team and to the continued growth of lacrosse in Northern California.