VARSITY COACH - BRIAN EISENBERG
"I love being a part of building programs and seeing the program, and all of the individual stakeholders (players and parents) involved, flourish."
Starting in the Fall of 2016, Eisenberg will spend his fifth year as Head Coach for Esperanza High School Girls Lacrosse and programming coorindatorfor North Orange County (NOC) Lacrosse and OC UNITED Lacrosse. Having resigned as the Chapman University Women’s Lacrosse program Head Coach in the Summer of 2014, after his 6th season there, he is completedhis Masters degree in Leadership Development in December 2015, and is excited to spend more time with the Aztecs.
While at Chapman, In 2009, the inaugural year of the women’s lacrosse program, he lead the Chapman University Lady Panthers to a winning record and earned Western Women’s Lacrosse League (WWLL) Division II Coach of the Year honors. In 2011, Eisenberg’s third season as head coach at Chapman, the team went undefeated (17 – 0) to win the Division II regional (WWLL) and national (WCLA) championships which earned him 2011 Coach of the Year for both the WWLL and WCLA Division II. The Panthers moved into Division I club for the 2012 season, knowing they would only be there one year, where they finished second in the region (WWLL) and 12th nationally (WCLA). In spring 2013, the Panthers joined the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and competed at the NCAA Division III level.
Most of Eisenberg’s coaching experience comes from the men’s side of the game, but he has enjoyed the intricacies of the women’s game. In addition to coaching, Eisenberg has also had the opportunity to work as a team manager with two local professional lacrosse teams, the Anaheim Storm (indoor) from 2004 - 2005 and the L.A. Riptide (outdoor) from 2006 - 2008. He has also served as a coach to several other local programs, youth through college, most notably growing boy’s lacrosse in South Orange County as the Head Coach at Tesoro High School and SoCal Lacrosse Youth program.
Eisenberg, a Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetic, from Baltimore, Md., did not let that hold him back from playing sports. A three-sport athlete in high school (ice hockey, soccer and lacrosse), he played both men’s soccer and lacrosse at Chapman, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in May, 1999. Eisenberg resides in Orange County with his wife, Katherine, daughter Charlie, son Eli, and 2 dogs, Hendrix and Muddy.