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ABOUT

Coach Mabry

Coach Mabry grew up in Ashburn, Virginia and attended Broad Run High School. While at Broad Run he was a captain for the lacrosse program where they captured multiple District and Regional Championships over his career. After his senior year he was selected as a Champion All-American. He was also a member of the Spartans football team that captured back to back state championships and went undefeated in those two seasons. Mabry attended Christopher Newport University in 2011 with the ambition to help build up the Men's Lacrosse program into a DIII powerhouse. 

At Christopher Newport, Mabry was a key member of the transformation that took place in the lacrosse program from 2011 to 2016. Christopher Newport went from being unranked to earning a spot in the Top 20 after defeating multiple Top 20 teams, including #2 Salisbury University. As a player, Mabry earned All State and All Conference Honors in 2016. As a leader he was voted by his teammates to be a two time team captain. He finished his career as the all time leader in starts in program history as well as earning a spot on the All Decade Team. On his time at Christopher Newport Mabry says, "What I learned at CNU has helped me immensely as a coach. With my teammates we were able to redefine a culture by our actions and put our relationships at the forefront of our decision making. My playing experience has shaped my focus for coaching, to me it is about developing leaders and building life long relationships". 

After CNU, Mabry took up a position with The Grind Strength & Conditioning where he focused his coaching on performance training. He was named Director of Lacrosse Performance Training where he oversaw the development of all the lacrosse athletes in the program. It was an environment focused on Strength and Skill Development. Mabry fell in love with the development side of coaching and mentoring athletes along their journey. "It was at The Grind where I was able to clock in hundreds of hours of guiding players through improving their skills. My time there was an incredible accelerator in my own development both in teaching the technical side of the skill building but also in my communication skills in 1 on 1 or small group settings". 

In the fall of 2016, Coach Mabry was hired as an assistant coach at St. Paul VI Catholic High School. He assisted in all phases of the game and was in charge of the teams off season development. Before the 2018 season, he was promoted to be the programs Defensive Coordinator. That season the Panthers won their first Virginia State Title and reached the WCAC Championship. Mabry has remained on the staff at PVI and over his time there has helped develop and mentor 12 First Team All State Selections, 11 First Team All WCAC Selections, Two First Team All Metro Selections, a US Lacrosse All American, an Under Armour All American and a Bob Scott All American. Since 2017, Mabry has coached 19 Division I players and 7 Division III players through PVI. "Being on the staff at St. Paul VI Catholic has given me the opportunity to coach high school lacrosse at the highest level. It continues to provide me with intense competition to sharpen my coaching skills. As well, it gives me great insight to what it takes for players to reach their potential on and off the field.  I absolutely cherish the program and community that we continue to build."

From 2018 to 2020, Mabry served as Director of Coaches and Players Development for the Hammers Lacrosse Club in Leesburg, Virginia. The program was focused on skill and IQ development at all levels and under Mabry's training earned a reputation as one of the premier development clubs in the region. As a coach and then a Director of the program a total of 59 players from 2017-2020 went on to play lacrosse at the NCAA level. "While with the Hammers Lacrosse Club I was able to help build a culture based around work ethic and positive momentum. Coaching players of all ages and skill levels helped me understand proper progressions as well and how to make the learning environment fun and fast paced. I am so grateful for all the time I was able to spend on the field with the players and families of the Hammers Lacrosse Club". 

In the summer of 2019, The Ryan Bartel Foundation provided the opportunity for Coach Mabry to get certified as a Sources of Strength Trainer. Sources of Strength is a mental wellness and evidence based youth suicide prevention program. That fall, Mabry went into Loudoun County public schools to train teachers, social workers, school psychologists and students in this program focused on building school cultures around Hope, Help, Strength and Resilience. Coach is actively volunteering with the Ryan Bartel Foundation by training teenagers and adults in the Sources of Strength program. "Being able to work with so many young people through the Sources of Strength trainings has been an extremely rewarding experience. It has helped equipped me with the tools to continue to build resilience in my own life as well as the tools to guide others towards strong mental health. Continuing to help young people with their mental wellness and building cultures around that is still a major focus of my career."

Currently, Coach Mabry is dedicated to helping athletes achieve their potential both on and off the field through his various programs. "I am so grateful to be working with so many great student athletes in the Northern Virginia area. My main focus is to empower others with knowledge so that they can take the reins in their development wether that be focused on lacrosse skills & IQ, nutrition or mindset. I am excited for all of the future players that I will get to work with and the progress they will make!" 

Contact

Coach Michael Mabry​​

Tel: 703-314-9449

coachmabry44@gmail.com

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