Our Coaches

coach Alan Tallman

Alan Tallman
Head Coach

As a coach, Tallman describes himself as a strategist and keen on game planning and in-game strategy. He also said that his strength as a coach is building trustworthy relationships with players.

“What goes with leadership is cultivating relationships and being a support system outside of the X’s and O’s,” he said. “What differentiates a coach at a high school level is developing trust.”

Drew Petkoff

Drew Petkoff

Coach Petkoff coached lacrosse forroughly 6 years. Played lacrosse since age seven competing professionally for seven years winning a Jr. National Championship (u21) as well as two Sr. National Championships (Mann Cup), and two professional NLL championships.Attended the University of Windsor in Windsor Ontario Canada studying Criminology and Sociology.
His family consists of two pitbulls named Cora and Tessie.

Coach John Duffy

John Duffy
Defense Coach

Coach Duffy played HS Lacrosse from 84-87 at Nyack High School in Nyack NY. He went on to play Division 1 College Lacrosse at Virginia Military Institute and finished as a 4 year Letterman.

He has over 10+ years coaching experience at all levels (U9-HS Varsity) including programs such as MC Youth Lacrosse, Hawks Select, Georgia Blackhawks, FCA, Thunder LB3 Gwinnett. He resides in Dacula with his wife (June), two children (Will and Andrew) and dog (Lucy).

Brian Koning

Brian Koning

Coach Koning coached lacrosse for six years. He spent the last season at Riverside Military Academy as an assistant coach under Coach Tallman. I have been coaching in Mill Creek’s youth program since 2012 and served on the board since 2017.

The Koning's have been living in Mill Creek community since 2009. He is married with four children. Their daughter graduated from Mill Creek in 2017 and is currently studying abroad in Belgium. Their oldest son graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 2018 and attends Transylvania University in Lexington KY where he also plays lacrosse. Their two youngest sons are in the Mill Creek cluster and are in 7th and 5th grade. Their 7th grader has played lacrosse since he was six and their 5th grader enjoys planning trips.

Coach Jim Braun

Jim Braun

Coach Braun is in his 15th year coaching lacrosse and has been at MCHS since our program’s inception in 2011. He has coached all ages of the MC youth program, Georgia Blackhawks, GA Outlaws, Bagataway and co-founded Hawks Select. He was also nominated Gwinnett County Assistant Coach of the year in 2018 and 2013.

He graduated from LSU and has an MBA from the University of New Orleans. He is married to Andrea, who is an assistant coach of the girl’s varsity team at MC. Three kids, Christian, Coleman and Carolyn who have all played lacrosse and have three dogs.

Erin Wilder

Erin Wilder
Junior Varsity Coach

Coach Wilder grew up in Buffalo, New York where she played before moving down to Gwinnett County. She graduated from North Gwinnett High School, went off to UGA then received her Masters from Piedmont.

She helped start lacrosse on Gwinnett as the firest head coach at Grayson High School ten years ago. She moved to Mill Creek High School in 2007 to run the JV program and be close to the community in which I live.

She is excited to transition to assist with the boys JV program while being a school-mom.

Our Community

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We are so fortunate to have the support of our Mill Creek Community! If you would like to partner with the Lacrosse team please download and complete the attached sponsorship form.

Your support in this endeavor is greatly appreciated. MCHS and its families thank you in advance for your contributions.
This support keeps our proud tradition growing by assisting with uniform and equipment purchases, offsetting travel costs, keeping our fields maintained and enhancing the player’s general experience.