My name is Ray Pryphun and I am so honored to be entrusted with the role of head coach and excited to be joining the Ballard lacrosse community. I have been involved in lacrosse for most of my life having played Midfield in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC then at the MCLA level at Louisiana State University where I played SSDM.

After graduating from LSU, I returned home to Maryland and served as an assistant coach at my home high school for a season then as a coach for the Juniors team for the Winners Lacrosse Club in DC. The following year I moved to New Orleans and took a role as a referee for the Louisiana Lacrosse Association. I took a break for several years from lacrosse to focus on getting my master’s degree and beginning my career in teaching but jumped back in this past 2022 season for Props Lacrosse, Ballard's feeder program, as the 7/8’s coach.

Professionally I am an 8th Grade US History Teacher for the Kent School District and am very passionate about education and facilitating hard working critical thinkers. I look to bring together my teaching practices into my coaching where we will build a strong and competitive team culture, foster growth mindsets, and have fun playing this sport we all love.

My name is Aaron Hushagen and I am extremely thrilled to be with the Ballard lacrosse program.  I grew up in Puyallup and played lacrosse at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. During my time there I received the honor of 1st team all-conference, and 2nd team all American my senior season.  After graduating I coached the PLU women's team for one season before joining Stadium High School as the JV lacrosse coach for 5 seasons. I am excited to work with the Ballard High School coaches, parents, players, and community to help make this team the best it can be on and off the field.

Hello I am Mark Officer and am so excited to be joining the Ballard high school lacrosse community this year as the defensive assistant. Growing up I played for the Shoreline Lacrosse club in North Seattle and then went on to play MCLA D2 at University of Puget Sound where I played whatever got me on the field: SSDM, LSM, close D, attack, even a few games at goalie. Anything to keep playing the game I loved that helped my team compete.

When I finished at UPS I moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where I played in a year round mens league and played one winter season in the Box Lacrosse League with the Salt Lake Storm. While living in Salt Lake I was the head coach of West Jordan High school.
I moved back to the Seattle area in September 2023 for work opportunities and am looking forward to getting back into the Cascade mountains and experiencing the incredible PNW. Stoked to have the opportunity to share my love of the game with this program!
Derek Bos is new to Lacrosse, but not new to coaching. I’ve coached various soccer and football programs in the Seattle area for years. Spencer is my son (currently a junior) and his brother Nate, is in 7th grade and playing for the Props. My wife, Tracy, is on the board for Ballard LAX. Personally, I still play competitive soccer and will coach the Whitman JV soccer team in spring and BHS Football (kickers coach) later in 2024. I’m into fishing, cooking, gardening and for work I’m a Marketing Rep for Safeco Insurance. GO Beavs!