Lucky Lax takes pride in our coaching staff. All Lucky Lax offerings are coached by current and former collegiate lacrosse players, or coaches. All Lucky Lax staff members have a passion for the game with the vision to grow, and develop the players. We focus on providing elite instruction, with knowledgeable coaches, eager to work with today’s youth.
Brittney Fauss-Johnson – 2022 Head Coach
As a Baltimore, Maryland native, Brittney attended Century High School playing varsity for 4 years. In 2006, Brittney committed to The Ohio State University, playing attack for the Buckeyes. At OSU, she was a 2x Regional All-American, and holds two school records (Most Goals in a Half, and Most Points in a half. Brittney has worked for Lucky Lax since 2011, where she started coaching indoor. She has also worked with the 2014 and 2017 Teams. She has a great passion for the games, and loves to watch players develop as players and people! This is Brittney’s 3rd year with the 2022 Team!
Cecelia Capuano – 2022 Assistant Coach
Cecelia (Chich) was born in Annapolis, MD and moved to Columbus OH in 2007. Identifying as a Columbus native, Chich played at Thomas Worthington High School where she went to the Final Four in 2009. At Thomas Worthington, Chich was voted Best Offensive Player in 2010. She attended The Ohio State University, where she played club, reaching the 2014 WCLA Nationals and made it to the Final Four. Chich is the JV Coach at Thomas Worthington, and is working to be a teacher in the Columbus area.
Caroline Eldridge – 2023 Head Coach
Caroline is a Cincinnati Ohio native and played at Anderson High School where she led her team to win three consecutive State Championships. She was a 2-time 1st Team All-State, 3-time 1st Team All-League and 2-time voted MVP. Caroline went on to play for Wittenberg University and graduated in 2014. From there she began coaching at Thomas Worthington High School in 2015, where she is currently the JV Coach. Caroline stated as an Assistant Coach with the Lucky Lax Program in Summer 2016 and moved to Head Coach in the Summer of 2018 with the 2023 Team. Caroline enjoys to give back to the sport that has given her so much, including some of the greatest friendships. She enjoys watching players grow to be the best they can be on and off the field!
Margaret Wolford – 2023 Assistant Coach
Margaret is a Columbus, OH native where she attended Worthington Kilbourne High School. Margaret furthered her career, playing Division 1 Lacrosse at Fresno State University, being named the Offensive MVP in 2010. She began her coaching career at Otterbein University, and at Smith College in Massachusetts. Margaret is currently the Head Coach at Wittenberg University where under her guidance, 5 Tigers have claimed All-NCAC honors. We are so LUCKY to have Margaret as part of our staff, coaching and developing our 2023 Team!
Francine Murzynski – 2024 Head Coach
Francine is a native of Northeast Ohio and played at Lake Catholic High School. After graduating, she went on to play at Wittenberg University, where she played center. She was a four-year starter who garnered Third Team-All American, Academic All-American, and NCAC Conference Player of the Year honors throughout her career. Francine has coached at middle school, and high school levels along with refereeing. Her favorite aspects of coaching is helping players deepen their knowledge of the game and a true passion for the sport.
Mackenzie James – 2024 Assistant Coach
Mackenzie James is a native of Dublin Ohio where she began her Lucky Lax career as part of the very first 2014 inaugural team. She was a 2014 graduate from Bishop Watterson High School where she was a four-year Varsity starter, two time MVP and captain. Mackenzie went on to play Division 1 club lacrosse at University of Dayton where she also got a degree in education. Mackenzie was previously the Varsity assistant coach at Carroll High School in Dayton and is now the assistant coach at Dublin Karrer Middle School. When Mackenzie is not coaching lacrosse, she is watching her brother, Evan James, play at Loyola Maryland University. Her favorite part about coaching is giving back to the game that taught her so much along the way!
Bill Wolford – 2025 Head Coach
Bill Wolford, a 2015 inductee of the Ohio Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, graduated from The Ohio State University in ’80 has years of experience, and knowledge in the lacrosse community. Bill is currently the Girls’ Assistant Varsity Coach at Worthington Kilbourne HS, leading his team to be Division II State Champions. Bill was also an assistant coach with the Ohio Machine of the MLL. Bill teaches in the Worthington School district, and has two daughters that are lacrosse players – Jackie Wolford, and Margaret Wolford.
Armonde Moore – 2025 Assistant Coach
Armonde Moore a graduate from Upper Arlington High School, and Lucky Lax alum is back in Columbus! Armonde was a four-year starter at Upper Arlington, where she was a 2013 State Champion, and the recipient of the 2014 Jackie Pitts Award. Armonde went on to play lacrosse at the University of Cincinnati, and coached in the Cincinnati area at Turpin High School with Paul Eldridge. She has been part of the Lucky Lax family, as an alum of our inaugural 2014 Club Team, and in 2016 & 2017, she was the 2020 Assistant coach. In 2019, she assisted with our Local Lucks team, where she was able to share her love of the game with the youth. Her range of experience and passion for growing the game among the youth, makes her an awesome fit!
Doug Troutner – 2026/2027 White Head Coach | Director of Player and Coach Development
As a 2019 Ohio Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, Ohio native, Doug Troutner brings years of experience to the Lucky Lax family. Doug is approaching his 29th season as the Varsity Head Coach, and only coach of Worthington Kilbourne High School. He has led his team to be 2014 State Champions, and was named Midwest Coach of the Year in 1991. In speaking of the valuable lessons learned as a coach, Doug says it best that – “Perhaps the greatest was impressing on players that they owe a debt to the future of the sport. If they enjoyed playing, they need to insure that the next generation has the opportunity to enjoy as well.” Doug has coached for Lucky Lax since 2011, coaching our 2015, and 2019 club teams. With his mindset and experience, Doug focuses on Player and Coach Development. He has a passion for sharing experiences, growing the game of lacrosse, and developing our players and coaches!
Mary Zenelaj – 2026/2027 White Assistant Coach
Mary Zenelaj grew up in Columbus, Ohio where she played field hockey and lacrosse. She moved to Chicago where she was recruited by Robert Morris University. Mary’s position was low attack. RMU won Nationals in 2014 for NWLL Division II. She won First Team All American 3 years in a row and was a 4 year starter. Mary will be coaching at New Albany High School for the 2021 season.
Ash Adams – 2026/2027 Green Head Coach
Ash Adams is a Columbus, OH native and was a varsity starter for 4 years at Pickerington Central High School. She continued her athletic career at Muskingum University, where she started every game in her 4 years. Since graduating in 2018, Ash still holds the records at Muskingum for most goals in a game, most points in a game and most goals in a season! Additionally, she made history by scoring the first goal for the program in its inaugural 2015 season. She coached at Bishop Watterson for a year in 2019, and is currently the varsity assistant coach at Hilliard Darby High School. She loves being able to bring her coaching and lacrosse experience to young groups of girls and can’t wait to watch the sport continue to grow!
Morgan Shinn – 2026/2027 Green Assistant Coach
Morgan is a Downingtown, PA native who attended Downingtown West High School. Morgan went on to play lacrosse at Ohio State where she was named an assistant captain her junior year and also received the Buckeye Power club award during her junior year. She has coached for Hyatt’s Middle School, and Olentangy HS. Morgan previously coached our Lucky Lax 2020 Team before taking a break to focus on work. Morgan lives in Dublin with her husband Eric and her silver lab Stan. She is excited to be back in action, coaching the youth!
Molly Berend – Offense Specialist
Molly Berend is an Ohio native, and a Lucky Lax 2017 alumnus. At New Albany High School, Molly was a senior captain earning First Team All-Region Honors, as well as two-time First Team All OCC. She led her team to State Championships in 2016 and 2017, before heading off to Florida Southern College to continue her career. Molly is a left handed attacker, passionate to share her love and knowledge of the game and developing young players.
Emily Kraker – Club Goalie Coach
A 2017 graduate from St. Francis DeSales, and Lucky Lax alumnus, Emily Kraker is a standout goalie and coach. In High School, Emily received honors as a First Team All-Ohio, First Team All-Region, First Team All CCL and CIL. Emily also contributed to her team being 2016 Division II State Champions. Emily is a 2017 Lucky Lax alumnus, and is currently continuing her playing career at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.
Gillian O’Rourke – Club Goalie Coach
Gillian is a Columbus, Ohio native who graduated from Olentangy Liberty High School, where she lettered three years and was named captain in her senior year. In 2019, Gillian earned second team All-OCC Capital Division honors and all-region honorable mention accolades, and as a junior she was named to the Under Armor Midwest All-American Team. Gillian is 2020 Lucky Alum, and she is currently continuing her playing career at Slippery Rock University in PA. She has a deep passion for helping young players learn as much as they can about the sport.