Edmonds Chiefs high school lacrosse team hires coach with local roots

Alex Burns

The Edmonds Lacrosse Club, dedicated to developing, promoting and expanding the sport of lacrosse for youth in and around Edmonds, has announced the hiring of Alex Burns as varsity head coach for the club’s high school team, the Edmonds Chiefs.

Burns has been involved with lacrosse and football since he was a youngster, playing lacrosse for Nathan Hale High School and the Lynnwood Tigers, and coaching youth football with the Edmonds Cyclones and at Archbishop Murphy High School. While playing midfielder at Brigham Young University, he also coached lacrosse and basketball.

As a coach, Burns said he is driven to help his players reach their goals both on and off the field. “I want this program to be put on the map for our attitude, our willingness to serve, and our effort. I want people to know who we are and respect us for that. We are the CHIEFS: Courage, Honor, Integrity, Enthusiasm, and Family.” He lives in Brier with his wife and daughter.

The Edmonds Chiefs kick off their first season in Stanwood on March 14, and play their first home game Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Edmonds-Woodway High School stadium. All high school regular season games are free to the public.
More information can be found at www.edmondslacrosse.com

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