My Name Is...

Kylor Berkman, Highlands Ranch High School's new lacrosse coach

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About me

I went to school at Salisbury University out on the eastern shore of Maryland. I played lacrosse all four years, won two national championships and was a three-time all-American player

I went into Major League Lacrosse and played for the Baltimore Bayhawks. I had a great experience and loved helping others and leading others — getting them in a position to be successful. I got motivated to go into coaching and was head coach at Aurora University, a NCAA Division III in Illinois, for eight years. There I met my wife and we wanted to move out to Colorado, so we took the plunge about a year ago.

I'm working for 3d Lacrosse as a senior manager, which opens up the opportunity to coach high school as well. I think Highlands Ranch High School is a great fit, athletically and academically.

I look forward to…

Watching the growth of young men and helping them find their passion, and fostering that growth so that they become enthusiastic about what they want to do, and they give their best effort in it.

Obviously, developing great lacrosse players and winning games will be cool as well.

A large part of my life

I always joke that I came out of the womb holding a lacrosse stick. I'm from the east coast where lacrosse is a lot more prominent.

My father is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men's lacrosse history. Having that background and pedigree, I think from an early age I knew it was going to be a large part of my life.

My career after college has always been coaching lacrosse, so it's also been a huge piece of how I make my living.

For young men considering lacrosse

We would love to have you. First and foremost, we want to get kids out there. We are interested in young men who want to work hard and grow and be better, and who are competitive.

Fun fact

I've never broken a bone and I was struck by lightening when I was in my mother's stomach at six months.

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