Through relationships, we become..

"Coach Mabes is one of the most genuine and authentic individuals I have ever met. He takes the time to develop deep and meaningful relationships that lead to continued trust and a connection that lasts forever. On the field, he is the most energetic coach I have ever had. Coach Mabes has had an overwhelming impact on my growth as a defensive player and leader. This has translated into continued on field success during my collegiate career and being voted a 2x team captain. He is one of the first individuals I go to when I need advice on school, lacrosse, leadership, and life. Whenever I am back home on breaks, I always make sure to train with him. I cannot thank Mabes enough for the skills he has helped me develop, the preparation he has given me for the collegiate level, and the continued mentorship and friendship he has always provided."

Roman Puglise - University of Maryland 
  • 2x Team Captain
  • 2020 Inside Lacrosse Media All-American (HM)
  • 2019 Inside Lacrosse Media All-American (HM) 
  • 2x Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (2/26/19, 3/19/19)

I am because we are

           - ubuntu 


"As a coach he has the ability to make players feel 'seen' as individuals, inspiring them not only as athletes but valuing character and integrity. I watched Michael go from a lacrosse coach to a trusted mentor for my child in particular. Empowering my son to see himself and his potential, not only as an athlete but as a coach and mentor himself, to younger athletes. He has personally trained hundreds of teens and adults in our community in this resilience focused program and he has become a valuable asset to the Ryan Bartel Foundation. He is already a role model and mentor to many young athletes and now a powerhouse in the community inspiring other professional coaches to follow his example. His professionalism and innate ability to connect with teens, and the community both in his capacity as a foundation trainer, mental health advocate and

as a coach is undeniable. Michael is a gifted presenter, ally and leader in the mission to empower our community to focus on 'positive' mental health and spread the messaging of Hope, Help and Strength." 


Joanne Trimmer

  • Director and Program Leader of Ryan Bartel Foundation

  • Sources of Strength Trainer

  • Parent of former player


Teach the student to teach themselves.

"Coach Mabry taught me how to become a better defender on my own.  He evaluated how I played, told me what I needed to improve on, taught me how to efficiently work on those skills on my own, and he made sure to never let my motivation dip.  He guided me to the point where I was able to do all of that on my own.  Coach Mabry is one of two mentors to which I contribute a large majority of my success."

Max Wayne

  • US Lacrosse Bob Scott All - American Award

  • USILA All-American honors 2019 at Christopher Newport University

  • All-American plaudits from Inside Lacrosse

"Coach Mabry is an elite coach, but also a high character mentor who brings the intensity needed to make you better. I’m so much more confident moving through life with him in my corner. If you want to make that jump to the next level of lacrosse, you need to work with a coach, like Coach Mabry, who will do anything for you to succeed."

Charlie O'Connor

  • 2020 Under Armour Senior All America Team

  • St. Paul VI Catholic High School 2x Team Captain

  • Freshman at Duke University