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.”
Coach Young grew up in Fairport, NY and played lacrosse for Fairport High School. From there he went on to play for the D3 powerhouse program at Cortland.
He has worked with the MCAA youth lacrosse program for several years, serving as both a coach and a member of the board. His twin boys Kohl and Kyle play for the MCAA youth program, and his lovely wife Silvana and dog Brutus can often be found in the stands supporting the whole team.
Coach Young believes in hard work, full effort, and giving 100% of the time, and is excited to bring his dedication to the program!
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).
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, earned her Bachelors in Education at UGA, then received her Masters from Piedmont.
She helped bring lacrosse in Gwinnett as the first head coach at Grayson High School over a decade ago. She moved to Mill Creek High School in 2007 to run the JV program and be close to the community in which she lives.
She is excited to transition to assisting with the boys JV team and program administration while serving as a 'school-mom' for the teams.
Coach Koning has coached lacrosse for seven years. He previously coached at Riverside Military Academy as an assistant coach under Coach Tallman. He has been coaching in Mill Creek’s youth program since 2012 and served on the board since 2017.
The Konings have been living in Mill Creek community since 2009. He is married with four children. Their daughter graduated from Mill Creek in 2017 and recently completed a study abroad program 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.
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.