Andrew White founded the Santa Barbara Riptide to create opportunities that develop the game of lacrosse on the West Coast.
Coach White is in his fourth season as Head Coach of the Santa Barbara High School Dons Lacrosse team and sixth season as Head Coach of the Santa Barbara City College Men’s Lacrosse team. White was an Assistant Coach at UC Santa Barbara from 2013 - 2017 under Head Coach Mike Allan and helped lead the Gauchos to 3 straight MCLA Tournament appearances and one Final Four.
As a player, White was a US Lacrosse All-American Attackman at Loyola Blakefield in Baltimore, Maryland. He was coached by John Tucker and helped lead the Dons to win an MIAA Championship. White played collegiate lacrosse at Ohio State University and Stevenson University where he was a Team Captain and First Team All-Conference Attackman.
Coach Francis has over 30 years of Lacrosse experience. He was an All New England goalie for the Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Mass. He then went on to Cornell University where he was converted to an LSM in the middle of his sophomore year. In his senior year he was voted All-Ivy, Division 1 All-American and was an NCAA Championship runner-up. He then went on to play for the Boston Blazers professional indoor lacrosse team. He played for the team throughout their entire existence which was suspended in 1998 and captained the team in its final year.
He began coaching Newburyport High School (MA) in its inaugural season in 2002. He has remained there ever since winning 2 coach of the year honors and amassing a 75-16 (.824) record in the last 5 years. He was the Defensive Coordinator for the US Indoor Lacrosse team that won the Bronze Medal in the 2007 World Championships in Halifax Nova Scotia. He then was the Defensive Coordinator for the resurgent Boston Blazers in 2009. Coach Francis lives in Newburyport Massachusetts and has three sons, Grant (Northeastern University ’16), Sam (Bates College ’17) and Henry (Newburyport High School ’16).
Coach Todd is in his third season with Cate Sports Academy Boys Lacrosse program.