2022 U.S. U21 Staff|
Veteran coach Stan Ross will be an assistant coach for the 2022 U.S. U21 team. Ross has been the head coach at Oxbridge Academy (Fla.) for the past nine years, starting the program from scratch and building it into one of the top high school programs in the state. He led the team to six consecutive district championships from 2014 to 2019 before the 2020 season was canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Oxbridge won another district title in 2022, ultimately reaching the state quarterfinals.
Ross was head coach of Major League Lacrosse's Florida Launch for the team's first three seasons (2014-2016) and previously served as an assistant coach with the MLL's Denver Outlaws, helping the team compile a perfect 14-0 regular season in 2013.
Prior to joining the Outlaws' staff, Ross was an assistant coach at the U.S. Naval Academy from 2007-2011 where he coordinated both the offensive and defensive units for former U.S. national team coach Richie Meade. He was the head coach at Butler University from 2004-2006, and he spent seven years as an assistant at Towson University (1998-2004).
He also had coaching stints at Princeton University (1997) and the University of Denver (1996); Ross started his coaching career at Loyola as an undergraduate assistant coach for the Greyhounds in 1995.
In his three years on the field as a player at Loyola, Ross played in 38 games as a close defender, picked up 99 ground balls.