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AJ Auld, Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO of Titanium Lacrosse AJ Auld has a proven track record of developing exceptional lacrosse players, coaching championship caliber teams and assisting with the recruiting process for lacrosse players across the United States. 

Auld completed his eighth season as the head boys’ lacrosse coach at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio.  He has won one Midwest championship (MSLCA), two Ohio state championships and three times been runner-up over the past eight years.  Auld was the recipient of the 2012 Midwest Scholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association Coach of the Year, the 2011 and 2012 Ohio Capital Conference (OCC) Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year and the 2006 Ohio High School Lacrosse Coach of the Year awards.  He has coached multiple academic and scholastic All-Americans, 1st team all-state recipients, and many student-athletes who have received scholarships to play Division 1 college lacrosse.  Auld has a 137–30 record as a head coach.

Prior to taking the reins at Dublin Jerome, Auld was a varsity assistant coach at Dublin Scioto from 2003 to 2005.  Dublin Scioto's lacrosse team won the 2003 Division 1 state championship and was the Division 1 runner-up in 2004.  

Auld has been the head coach of the Under Armour Underclassmen Midwest team since its inception (2009 through 2013).  He was selected as one of twenty coaches in the United States to serve as an evaluator for the U19 National Team.  

A strong believer in volunteering to help grow the game, Auld currently serves as a board member of the Safety and Sportsmanship Committee for US Lacrosse.  He served as the US Lacrosse central Ohio area rep from 2007 to 2011, Ohio High School Lacrosse Association (OHSLA) president from 2010 to 2011, OHSLA vice president from 2008 to 2009 and OHSLA central Ohio rep from 2006 to 2008.

Ruth Rudibaugh, Director of Operations

Before joining the Titanium Lacrosse family in February of 2013, Ruth served as the Director of Operations for the Ohio Premier Soccer Club ("OP") in Columbus, Oh for over 15 years. As Director of Operations, Ruth will be responsible for communication with parents and coaches, event coordination and management, safety procedures, and day-to-day operations. 

Ruth's ability to apply the best practices of her club soccer experiences, while helping us avoid some of the 'negatives' or 'mistakes' that she has witnessed along the way, will enable Titanium to continue to lead the way as the top club team in the Midwest.

Kevin Boland, National Director of Player Development & Recruiting - Boys

Boland, a Baltimore native, has extensive experience in lacrosse. He played his high school lacrosse at Gilman, winning the MIAA "A" title in his sophomore and senior year while earning All-American honors. Upon graduation, Boland played for Johns Hopkins University where he was a three-time All-American, led his team to the final four on three occasions and holds that all-time assist record for a midfielder.

Upon graduating from JHU, Boland spent five years playing Major League Lacrosse for the New Jersey Pride, Chicago Machine and Washington Bayhawks. Boland transitioned to coaching, starting first as an assistant coach at Boys Latin in 2006 when they were undefeated and finished the season ranked #1 in the country. He moved to the college ranks in 2008, where he coached Division 1 lacrosse for five years at the University of Vermont.

Coach Boland joined Titanium Lacrosse in the Summer of 2013 and serves as the National Director of Player Development and Recruiting. 

Scott Loy, Director of Titanium Ohio - Boys

Coach Loy, a 2014 graduate of Syracuse University, is a product of Toledo, Ohio. He was an All-State, three-sport athlete at St. Francis DeSales, excelling in football, hockey and lacrosse. 

An All-American in lacrosse his senior year, he was recognized as the 2010 Ohio Player of the Year.  Loy was rated as one of the top prospects in the country for the Class of 2010 by Inside Lacrosse and was a member of the first Under Armour Midwest Team.  

At Syracuse, Loy played in 15 of 17 games each of his first two seasons, then started and played on the 1st line midfield his junior and senior years.

Coach Loy joined Titanium Lacrosse in the Summer of 2014 and serves as the Director of Titanium Ohio.

Chris Polanski, Director of Titanium Illinois - Boys

Polanski has over 10 years of coaching experience at the youth, middle school and high school levels.  He held coaching positions with OYAA (OH), Grizzell MS (OH), Dublin Jerome HS (OH) and Ponte Verde HS (FL).  His coaching accomplishments include state runner-up finishes at the Ohio middle school and high school levels and a MSLCA ("Midwest") Championship.  
 
Coach Polanski joined Titanium Lacrosse in the Summer of 2014 and is Director of Titanium Illinois.  He is also the head boys lacrosse coach at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois. 

Tom Coons, Director of Titanium Indiana - Boys

Tom is a graduate of Nazareth College (1989) where he earned first team all-conference honors all four years, and was named the first team captain of Nazareth College Lacrosse in 1986 and through 1989. Tom has been coaching youth lacrosse since graduating from college, and was fortunate enough to coach at DeSmet High School in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1990 to 1998. Even though it was a new program in 1990, DeSmet quickly had success, winning three Missouri State titles by 1998.

Coach Coons recently led the Carmel High School Varsity team to its second consecutive Indiana state title (2011 an 2012) and a runner-up finish in 2013. Tom was also instrumental in starting the Carmel Dads’ Club lacrosse program in Indiana that has grown from 58 kids in 2003 to over 500 in 2009. Tom has coached the Carmel travel teams for six years, successfully achieving 117 wins and only 12 losses. His hope is to share his knowledge, and that of other qualified players and coaches, with all youth lacrosse players in the Indiana area.

Nathan Reed, Director of Titanium Cincinnati - Boys

Coach Reed is a 1998 graduate of Moeller High School and the Moeller Lacrosse program.  He went on to have an outstanding lacrosse career at Wittenberg University where he was a four-time letter winner, three-time all-conference selection, two-time team MVP, and team captain his senior year.  

After graduation Nathan spent four years as an assistant coach at Sycamore High School, during which time his team won a Division II State Championship. He was a very successful head coach at Indian Hill High School where his team went to the state tournament regional finals. 

Nathan was Cincinnati Moeller’s head coach for seven years.  During his tenure at Moeller the Crusaders won a regional championship in 2011, had 5 US All Americans, 2 Academic All American and have sent 25 players on to play college lacrosse.

Kevin Burns, Director of Titanium Kentucky - Boys

In August of 2011, Kevin Burns became just the second head lacrosse coach at Bellarmine University, succeeding the late Jack McGetrick, who founded the Bellarmine lacrosse program in 2005.  In 2013, Burns was voted the Eastern College Athletic Conference Coach of the Year by his peers, the first time a Bellarmine coach has earned the award. 

Prior to coming to Louisville, Burns served as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts, where he oversaw recruiting and coached the defense for five seasons. While at UMass, the Minutemen won the ECAC championship in 2009, earning a berth to the NCAA Tournament.  The Minutemen made an immediate impact when they moved to the CAA in 2010, playing in the conference semifinals in 2010 and the conference championship in 2011. Additionally, UMass was ranked in the top 10 nationally in 2010 and 2011.

Before his stop at UMass, Burns was the first-ever assistant at Binghamton University from 2004-06. At Binghamton, Burns helped the Bearcats to their highest-ever ranking in 2006 at No. 16. He served as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator under Coach Ed Stephenson. In 2006, Binghamton finished as the 14th-ranked defense in the nation and ranked No. 1 in the America East in man-down defense. Burns worked with the Bearcats academic programs as well in overseeing the team, which posted the best team GPA in men's lacrosse program history at the New York school.

Burns also spent time as an assistant coach at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, from 2003-04 as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Seahawks.

Collegiately, Burns was a four-year defenseman at Loyola College, graduating in 2003 with the Bachelor of Arts in History. During his playing time with the Greyhounds, the team reached the No. 1 ranking nationally and entered the 2000 NCAA playoffs as the No. 1 seed. Loyola also advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2001.

Originally from upstate New York, Burns played his prep lacrosse at West Genesee High School where he played for legendary Coach Mike Messere. The Wildcats were the No. 1 team in the nation winning a New York state championship his junior year. They won 47 games in a row over the course of two seasons.

Maggie Schmidt, Director of Apparel

Maggie has over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry and is the founder of Magpie Products, a promotional apparel business.  Prior to starting Magpie Products, she worked in management, visual coordination and merchandising for JCrew, Victoria’s Secret, Coldwater Creek and Chicos.