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 from 2015-2017.

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.

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.  She has coached travel lacrosse for multiple years and has assisted players in the recruiting process.

MADISON BARNES

Madison (Madi) has been with Tempest Lacrosse since 2019 as a specialized goalie coach.  Made was an All-Conference, All-Region and Academic All-American player while at Olentangy High School, and played at the Division II level for four years at Grand Valley State University.  Since her graduation from GVSU in 2019, Madi has been an Assistant and Goalie Coach at Olentangy High School.  Madi brings experience working with goalies one on one and in small groups to improve their skills and confidence in the cage.

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.

KATURAH EMERY

Katurah (Kat) is a current junior playing Division lll lacrosse at Wittenberg University and is a graduate of Olentangy 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!

MAGGIE MALEY

Maggie Maley played lacrosse at Gahanna High School as a defender.  She went on to coach at Gahanna for eight years, serving as the Head Coach for two years.  Maggie is currently an Assistant Coach at Pickerington Central High School and is an indoor referee in the Fall and Winter.

ANASTASIA FRIES

Anastasia (Stash) is originally from Northeast Ohio and played at Jackson High School.  She was recruited to play defense at La Salle University, a Division I program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  During college, Stash coached at a number of summer lacrosse clinics and in 2016 served as a volunteer coach at the University of Cincinnati.  She moved to Central Ohio in 2018 and currently is an Assistant Coach at Pickerington Central High School.

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