Concordia head coach Jesse Foss spent  two seasons at the helm at San Diego State University before accepting the Concordia position.  Prior to his stint with the Aztecs, the Levittown, N.Y. native established himself as a leader of one of the most successful high school lacrosse programs in Southern California. 

For the 2019 season Foss came in strong and led the team to an overall record of 12-5. With the second game of the season the Eagles took down #3 ranked BYU 16-13.  Then on Tuesday, March 5 the Eagles soared and took down #1 ranked Michigan State 12-10.

“I am honored and humbled to have been chosen to lead the men’s lacrosse program at Concordia,” said Foss. “I am sincerely grateful to President Kurt Krueger and Mo Roberson for this incredible opportunity. The Concordia lacrosse program has established itself as one of the strongest in the MCLA and I expect to continue that tradition. My family and I are very excited to be a part of the CUI family.”

Before joining the Aztecs, Foss spent 14 years coaching lacrosse at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.  After serving as an assistant coach for the Mavericks for eight years, Foss was promoted and compiled a record of 103-31 as LCC’s head coach during a six-year span.  While in charge, Foss led the Mavericks to three CIF championships, two additional CIF championship appearances and six straight league titles. 

“Not only do I think his leadership will be valuable,” said Concordia Athletics Director Mo Roberson, “but we will also benefit with the type of student-athlete he will recruit to CUI.”

A graduate of Stony Brook University, Foss was a two-year starter for the Seawolves at attack and midfield during his playing days.  Foss also played attack and midfield at Nassau Community College, where he helped NCC win a NJCAA National Championship in 1997.