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Our Coaches

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Campbell Poe

Campbell is a Southern California native who competed at the Division I level with Arizona State University. During her time playing lacrosse at ASU Campbell earned her BS in medical studies, with a psychology minor, and MS in medical nutrition. Campbell is looking forward to continue sharing her passion for lacrosse and growing the game in Arizona. 

Coaching Experience:
Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach - Higley HS 2020-2021
7 years volunteer coaching experience 
Athletic Experience:
11 years playing lacrosse
5 years Division 1 Lacrosse Arizona State University 
Professional Education:
BS in Medical Studies, Psychology Minor
MS in Medical Nutrition
Certifications:
CPR & First Aid
Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician

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Dan Hill

Dan co-founded Vortex Elite Girls Lacrosse Club in 2014. With his passion for the game, Dan has spearheaded the growth of Vortex Elite from a handful of girls to an elite team helping girls attain their goals of playing at the highest level. In addition to Vortex Elite, Dan helped to establish the Arizona Girls Youth Lacrosse league and served as it’s inaugural board President, served on the board of the Arizona Girls Lacrosse High School league, and was the head coach for the Chandler Huskies High School team. A graduate of Arizona State University and current resident of Chandler with wife Leigh and a teenage daughter. Dan is looking forward to establishing Legacy Sports USA, LLC as a world class destination for Girls Lacrosse and helping to develop a premier program for our players.

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Robb Hjellum

Coaching Experience

Coaching with Vortex Elite since 2017 & 15 years coaching experience (soccer, lacrosse, baseball, football

Athletic Experience

12 years playing soccer, high school and United States Navy Club team

Professional Education 

BS in Information Systems Management. 

Certifications

CPR & First Aid, Positive Coaching Alliance, US Lacrosse Level 1 certification, US Soccer E license

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Luke Morris

Coaching Experience

Coaching with Vortex Elite since 2019

Athletic Experience 

Semi-Pro Football 8 years

Professional Education 

Associates Degree in Applied Science and Fire Science.

Certifications

US Lacrosse Coaching Level 1

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Jose Rodriguez

Having moved to the valley 12 years ago with his wife and children from Denver, Colorado, Jose brings a lot of passion for the game of lacrosse along with experience in player and coach development.  Jose first picked up the game in prep school just outside of Annapolis, MD.  Having played through high school, some in college and in grad school, Jose helped develop, manage, and became Head Coach for Wright State University Men’s Lacrosse Club which carried on for some 25+ years in the Midwest. 6 years ago as his younger girls had an interest in the game, Jose transitioned from coaching the Men’s game to coaching the Women’s game.

With 25+ years of business development, sales and consulting, Jose has a strong drive and initiative for building and developing teams in business and in sports. Being new to Vortex Elite, he’s looking forward to working with the club, the parents and the league to develop the players and the teams into a nationally recognized premier organization.

 

Coaching Experience

15 years coaching lacrosse (Men’s & Women's, youth, middle school, high school, rec & club)

10 years as a professional skydiver including coaching, instructional and manager

5 years as a trainer and coach developer

Athletic Experience

12 years playing lacrosse high school, college and grad school, Men’s Club

15 years skydiving

Professional Education 

BS in Business Management, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD

MBA, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Certifications

CPR & First Aid, Positive Coaching Alliance, NFHS, 

USA Lacrosse Men’s Level 3 & Women's Level 3 Coach Certification

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Kathryn DiPanfilo

Coaching Experience

Volleyball: Hamilton High School, Spiral Volleyball Club

Athletic Experience

Multi-sport athlete through high school. 4 years of college volleyball and 1 year track and field at Springfield College, MA

Education

B.S. Movement and Sports Studies; M.S. Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Administration

 

Certifications

AZ Certified Physical Education Teacher; CPR & First Aid; USA Lacrosse Level 1

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