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Lance Martin

Program Head Coach

Coach Martin is entering his 1st season as head coach of the Lancers Lacrosse Program. He is humbled and honored to serve the student/athletes at his alma mater & excited for the opportunity to share his passion for lacrosse with the Thousand Oaks Community. Coach Martin has served as Coach & President with the Thousand Oaks Knights Lacrosse & Thousand Oaks Titans Football programs and has worked as a Physical Education Teacher and Coach in various sports over his 23 year career in public education.

At coach’s side is his lovely wife Alex of 20 years whom is a Thousand Oaks HS Alumni & Teacher in CVUSD. They are proud of their two wonderful children: daughter Breanna, is a 2020 graduate of Thousand Oaks High School where she earned 9 Varsity Letters Stunt, Cheer and Competition Cheer. She served as Publicity Commissioner in ASB, Sparkles President and Head Coach of The Thousand Oaks Titans Cheer Team. Their son Chase is currently a Lancer Football and Lacrosse student/athlete. Chase was honored as the Freshman Football MVP/Team Captain and is currently the #1 2023-Ranked Long snapper in the state of California. Chase was excited to be able to contribute on the Varsity Lacrosse program as freshman, finishing 3rd on the team in points while winning 59% of his face-offs.


George Pertessis

Assistant Coach


Coach Pertessis is returning for his 3rd season at a Lancer Assistant. A 2014 graduate of TOHS. My goal is to bring some of my knowledge of the game of lacrosse to high schoolers. I have a lot of knowledge you can only obtain by playing years of lacrosse because there is so much unpredictability involved with this game. I hope to improve the critical thinking of our players both on and off the field by challenging them with game-like scenarios in practice. Practicing what they will encounter in a game will undoubtedly make them better players because lacrosse is all about reacting to what your opponent does. Education: 

Currently working for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office-Van Nuys Criminal Branch, coach plans to continue his education at the Ventura College of Law in 2021. A 2018 Graduate of San Jose State University he played for years for the SJSU Lacrosse Team. Highlighting his time there, coach was a 3 time team captain and received All-American Honors during his senior campaign. George was also a 4 year Varsity Letter winner at TOHS in Lacrosse. Previous couching experience includes both the TO Knights Lax & Titans Youth programs for two years while in HS. Coach currently stays active playing for the Beverly Hills Bucks a men's league team.
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