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TVLC / MVLC Coaches

Karl Rohlin III

Shootout For Soldiers 2016

Coach Karl was selected as Chapter’s 2015 Man of the Year for his contributions to the lacrosse community and being instrumental in the growth of the game in the Inland Empire.  There are now six high schools playing varsity lacrosse (boys and girls) in the Inland Empire as a direct result of Karl’s hard work. Coach Karl has decided to retire from coaching at Great Oak High School and return to his “Bobble Head” players at TVLC/MVLC.

Great Oak’s lacrosse program is in its eleventh year. It was initiated by Rohlin two years after the school opened a club team. The program officially joined CIF in 2009. The first school to begin a lacrosse program in the Temecula Valley, Great Oak displays a growing prowess and a large pool of players to tap. About 120 hopefuls tried out for the boys’ team this year. Rohlin said the program has grown from 25 players to five teams. There are three boys’ teams and two for the girls. Great Oak’s varsity boys’ team is strong in most aspects of play, as evidenced by past year’s statistics.

Bert Park

Growing up right outside of Philadelphia, PA Coach Park was a three sport athlete in high school, playing football, basketball, and lacrosse.He began playing lacrosse in the 7th grade and went on to play NCAA Division 1 lacrosse at Mount Saint Mary's University (The Mount) as a midfielder. 

During and upon graduation, he had the opportunity to play for the US Developmental Indoor Box team competing at a Junior A and semi-pro level.  His goal is to develop players to their full potential.  Coach Park currently serves as an assistant coach on the boys' varsity lacrosse team at Murrieta Mesa High School.

Molly Sovacool

In 2004 Coach Sovacool was selected as Fallbrook's Female Athlete of the Year, lettering in four sports, lacrosse, field hockey, basketball and track.  She received a full-ride scholarship to California State University, Fresno to play in its inaugural NCAA  Division 1 lacrosse program, and, was Captain of the Bulldogs team.

Coach Sovacool coached a start up program at Hoover High School where they went 36-0 during the three years she helped coach.  She has also coached for 395 Starz, 3D, and, Tomahawks.  As well as coaching TV's girls high school team into CIF playoffs.

Coach Sovacool currently serves as the Head Coach for Murrieta Mesa High School's women's varsity lacrosse team, the start up coach in their 4th year.

Charlie Arthur

Shootout For Soldiers 2016

Coach Charlie played his High School lacrosse at East Meadow High School in East Meadow, NY.  He moved to Monterey, California for his senior year of High School.

Coach Charlie went on to play collegiate lacrosse for California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  He played attack and led his team to the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League semi-finals in his senior season at Cal Poly, earning him an all league selection in 1995.  

After graduation Coach Charlie returned to the east coast and played with various club teams in Rhode Island.  He began coaching collegiate lacrosse at the University of Rhode Island, a Division 1 MCLA school, in 1996.  Over six seasons he led the team to a 92-34 record (.730), four Pioneer League (MCLA) Championships, and three MCLA National Championship tournament appearances.  

Coach Charlie moved to Temecula in 2007 and immediately began coaching for the Predator Lacrosse Club, of off-shoot of the Temecula Valley Lacrosse Club (TVLC).  He coached various teams within TVLC between 2011 and 2016.  

Coach Charlie assumed the Varsity Head Coach position at Murrieta Mesa High School in 2014, and has led the team to a 38-17 (.690) record over three years.

Pat Hornback

Shootout For Soldiers 2016

Shootout For Soldiers 2016

Coach Pat began playing lacrosse in the 5th grade in Denver, Colorado.  He played collegiate lacrosse at the University of Denver and was a four year starter and All RMLL midfielder twice.  After graduating Coach Pat worked with Cherry Creek High School as well as many other Colorado players through camps and clinics.  During this period he was also a member of Team Colorado (1992-03) comprised of some of the top players in the region.

After moving to Temecula in 2006 Coach Pat became involved with lacrosse in the area as the Great Oak High School JV Head Coach and as an Assistant Coach for Coach Karl on the Great Oak varsity team.  He also served as a board member and coach for TVLC.  During his time with TVLC Coach Pat has coached every level of players from 1st and 2nd graders (Bobbleheads) all the way through high school players.  He is currently the Head Coach for the Temecula boys 5-6 team, as well has helping with other age groups.

Pat and his wife Cheryl have three sons, Cullen, Brennan, and Finnan, all of whom play lacrosse with TVLC.

Gary Dizon

Shootout For Soldiers 2016

Growing up in San Diego, Coach Gary never played lacrosse.  However, after his oldest son began playing lacrosse at Great Oak High School, he decided to educate himself in the sport by learning the basics from Coach Karl Rohlin and Coach Tom Reid.  Eventually he became the president for Temecula Valley Lacrosse Club from 2010-2013 which grew to over 200 girls and boys playing lacrosse in the valley.  Coach Gary helped lead a 7th/8th grade Division 1 team to the San Diego County Lacrosse Association playoffs two years in a row. 

In 2014, Coach Gary was selected to coach the GOHS Frosh Lacrosse Team and lead his teams to two successful winning seasons.  In 2016, he took over the GOHS JV Lacrosse Team and had an undefeated season of 14-0-1.  Coach Gary was also the assistant varsity coach at Great Oak High School.

Coach Gary and his wife, Cherissa, have three boys, Garrison, Brennan, and Kendall "Mondo", that played for Temecula Valley Lacrosse Club and Great Oak High School.  

Craig Rubin

Coach Rubin played high school lacrosse in Long Island, New York and was a three year starter at Georgia Tech.  He was a leading scorer his junior and senior years.  

Coach Rubin has coached with Temecula Valley Lacrosse Club since 2012 and was a varsity coach for boys lacrosse at Temecula Valley High School in 2014.

Scott Cunningham

Shootout For Soldiers 2016

Coach Scott Cunningham,

Coach Scott played his High School lacrosse at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colorado for two years.  He played various club teams while in the Navy and started his coaching career in San Diego, CA.  Starting the program at De Portola Middle School in Tierrasanta.

He then began coaching for Temecula Valley Lacrosse Club in 2008 to 2011 and again in 2016, and, TVLC box league from 2008 to present.

He was the Head JV Coach at Great Oak High School from 2010 to 2015 having back to back undefeated seasons in 2012 & 2013.

Two years ago he not only Coached for Murrieta Valley Lacrosse Club, but, was the assistant varsity coach at Murrieta Valley High School.

Coach Scott is retired from the Navy reserves after serving 22 years as a Corpsman.  He and his wife, Jan, have lived in Temecula since 2001 and have been married for 24 years.  They have two sons, Nicholas and Alexander, who are assistant varsity coaches at Temecula Valley High School. 

Javi Rodriguez

Coach Rodriguez played attack on the first ever Mission Bay High School lacrosse team in San Diego, CA.  He went on to play Division 1 lacrosse in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), a participating conference in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), with the University of California at Berkeley (Cal).

During the last 15 years he has coached youth sports and currently serves as the president of Murrieta Valley Lacrosse Club as well as the assistant head coach for the boys' varsity lacrosse team at Murrieta Mesa High School. 

Eddie Urban

Coach Eddie played his High School lacrosse as a Goalie at Great Oak High School from 2009-2012.  SInce 2012 Coach Eddie has been a coach with TVLC / MVLC in various roles, including coaching our first ever 7/8 Murrieta team in 2014. Coach Eddie is currently the Assistant Frosh/Soph coach at Murrieta Mesa High School and 1st and 2nd grade coach for TVLC / MVLC.

Jordan Edwards

Coach Jordan played varsity lacrosse at Murrieta Mesa High School.  She has coached for TVLC. MVLC, and 951 United.  She is the winningest coach in 951 United girls' lacrosse.  Spring 2016 she lead her 4th - 6th grade girls' team, in an undefeated season, to the league championship, missing the championship round by only one game.