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 SCGL Head Coach and SCLA Youth Athletic Director  

Meet Morgan McDonald :  Girls High School Varsity Head Coach

Coach Morgan McDonald has been hired as the Program Director and Head Coach of all age groups with her emphasis being the High School and Middle School.  She has proven results and is well connected throughout the national lacrosse community.  Morgan has built programs from the bottom up.  She has won 2 State Titles in 2 different states and is the only coach in history to complete this achievement in 2 years.  Coach Morgan has also coached at the highest academic and athletic level of Division 1 schools, Dartmouth College.  Lastly, for any players with aspirations of playing lacrosse in college, Coach Morgan has placed more than 40 girls in programs of all levels, including some of the top recruits in the nation. Her relationships with collegiate coaches throughout the US allow her to find the best fit academically and athletically for players wanting to play at the next level.  You may find Coach Morgan's resume under our website's About Us/Coaches tab. 

Meet Shaun McGowan :  Youth Boys Head Athletic Director 

Shaun joined the SCLA last year with almost 30 years of lacrosse playing and coaching experience.  Growing up playing in the Long Island lacrosse hotbed of Garden City, NY and top 10 nationally ranked Chaminade High School, Shaun was a 4 year starter at midfield for NCAA Division I College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts earning Academic All New England, Patriot League Honor Roll, and the John H. Price award for outstanding dedication to academics, varsity lacrosse and the Worcester Big Brothers Program.  Shaun was selected to play in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s East-West All Star Game.  Shaun continued his playing career post collegiately in the  American Lacrosse League (formerly US Club Lacrosse Association) and in a number of national club tournaments.  While Shaun attended law school at St. John’s in NY, he was selected as a free agent by the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse. 

Shaun has coached at numerous lacrosse camps and clinics including World Class Lacrosse Camp (CT), Player’s Choice Lacrosse Camp (MA and RI), Check Mate Lacrosse Camp (NY) and Holy Cross Lacrosse Camp (MA).  Shaun was an inaugural coach of the Long Island Express boy’s high school select club team and served as an assistant coach for three years on Chaminade High School’s undefeated JV Team.  Shaun served as the Head Coach of the Westport, CT boy’s 8th grade A Team for 4 years and as an assistant coach for Wilton, CT’s youth girl’s program. 

Shaun and his wife Lindsay have a third grade daughter,  5 year-old son, and new baby brother.  Shaun and his family are delighted to be a part of the Southlake community and the SCLA having relocated to Southlake in July 2017 from Wilton, CT.    

In addition to loving spending time with family and friends, away from the field, Shaun is an avid NY Giants fan (sorry!) and serves as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Surveillance for the Dallas-based hedge fund Carlson Capital, LP. 

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