COACHES

MAGGIE POPE

Maggie is not only one of the founders of Tempest Lacrosse, she coaches our Elite Teams and off-season clinics.  Maggie played attacking midfield throughout high school and college.  She played Division II lacrosse for Philadelphia University.

Maggie has been coaching lacrosse since 2010 and has held positions at the High School and Club level.  

In addition to club lacrosse, she was selected as one of three coaches for the Under Armor National Midwest All-American team for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2021.

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MEGAN NOONE

Megan Noone is one of the founders of Tempest Lacrosse and also coaches year round for the Elite Teams and clinics.  Megan played attack for LIU-CW Post, a Division II program.

Megan began coaching in 2014 at Westerville Central High School.  She then served as the Head Coach of Olentangy Orange High School for four years before she became the first coach in history at Olentangy Berlin High School where she coached until 2020.  In 2019, Megan was named OCC Buckeye Coach of the Year for her work leading the Berlin Bears to an 8-win first season.  Megan has coached at the club/travel level since 2010.

An active member of the lacrosse community, Megan has coached three Ohio National Teams as well as an Under Armor National Midwest team in 2016.

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KAELA SMITH

Kaela Smith, one of the founders of Tempest Lacrosse, coaches the Elite Teams and off-season clinics.  Kaela played defense at Division III Mount Union College where she helped lead the team to three conference championships and three NCAA appearances. 

After graduation, Kaela returned to Columbus and began coaching at Pickerington High School Central in 2017.  Kaela coached at Bexley High School from 2018-2020.  Kaela is currently the Asisstant coach at Capital University.  She has coached travel lacrosse for multiple years and has assisted players in the recruiting process.

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ELLA GRAVITT

Ella Gravitt has been with Tempest Lacrosse since 2020 and is one of the specialized goalie coaches.  Ella had a standout high school career at Granville High School and currently plays Division I lacrosse at Kent State.

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KATURAH EMERY

Katurah (Kat) is a current junior playing Division lll lacrosse at Wittenberg University and is a graduate of Olentangy High School.  She is also the Assistant Coach for Girls Lacrosse at Westerville North High School.

 

She has played defense, attack and now midfield during her college career.

Katurah has experience playing and coaching club lacrosse in Central Ohio and is excited to bring her knowledge to Tempest!

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SAM ABRAHAMSAN

Sam is in her second year with Tempest Lacrosse.  She is currently the Head Coach for Girls Lacrosse at Hilliard Bradley High School.

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DACEY REDMAN

Dacey is a graduate of Olentangy Berlin High School where she played every position on the field.  She currently coaches our Middle School teams.

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MEGAN KOZAR

Megan is a graduate of Upper Arlington High School where she was a standout attacker and won multiple State Championships.  She currently plays Division I lacrosse at Kent State University.

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