West Houston Lacrosse is thrilled to announce that Michael Song is joining our organization as Westside Boys Lacrosse Varsity Coach. Coach Song has been playing lacrosse since his childhood in Virginia, and he has coached the sport for over a decade to youth through varsity high school and college players. Coach Song was most recently Director of Boys and Girls Lacrosse/Boys Head Coach at Long Beach Polytechnic HS, named one of the top ten sports schools in the country according to ESPN. At Poly, Coach Song launched the program and graduated it from a club to a CIF school sport, earning an overall coaching record of 43-25 (.632), including a startup season of 7-6 with all first-time players. At Poly, Coach Song earned his players over a dozen scholarship offers in the four-year program history, and he also developed Long Beach Youth Lacrosse, a youth and feeder program offering lacrosse to minorities and lower income families.
Prior to LB Poly, Coach Song served as Varsity Assistant and JV Head at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach, CA, where he led the team to an 11-1 record. As a player, Michael was a midfielder for the Korea National Team in the 2002 World Lacrosse Championships, starting all games including Sweden, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Wales, and Ireland. In college, Michael attended Lehigh University, choosing to play club and earned NCLL All-Star accolades, as well as competing in the NCLL national championship tournament two times, reaching both semi-finals and quarter-finals in ’97 and ’01 respectively. Coach Song comes to Houston to head Westside HS/West Houston Lacrosse, and to work with the staff at the University of Houston. “I have always been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion through lacrosse, and I’m excited about growing the sport in Houston, promoting a Leadership in Life philosophy, and continuing to help provide avenues for college scholarships. I look forward to being part of the Houston lacrosse community.” Accolades: · 2002 World Lacrosse Championship 11th place · 2001 NCLL Quarterfinals · 1997 NCLL Semifinals · 1997 NCLL All-star Team (Attack)