JSerra has hired Brian Eisenberg has its girls lacrosse coach. The announcement was made Tuesday.
“I am definitely excited about the opportunity in itself. I feel really supported by the athletic department, the athletic director and the school. I look forward to helping grow youth [lacrosse] in South Orange County,” Eisenberg said.
Eisenberg comes from Esperanza High School, where he coached the Aztecs for seven seasons. Eisenberg, who helped the Aztecs make the playoffs in 2018. Eisenberg said that leaving Esperanza was difficult, but he got full support from its athletic director.
“It was a really really tough decision. I really enjoyed coaching at Esperanza,” Eisenberg said. “It was a blast coaching that 2018 team.”
Eisenberg brings a wealth of coaching experience to his new team. His previous experience also includes stints Chapman University, Pomona Pitzer, El Dorado High School on the girls side and Tesoro High School on the boys side.
Eisenberg takes over for Maggie Mawhiney, who stepped down on July 30 to focus on her education. Mawhiney helped revive the JSerra’s girls lacrosse program in 2017-2018
JSerra Girls' Lacrosse Coach has resigned to study law. Thank you Maggie for all of your efforts for reaching great heights with our Girls' Lacrosse program! We send you the best of luck on continuing your education! pic.twitter.com/L3LK1GoAnX
JSerra Girls' Lacrosse Coach has resigned to study law. Thank you Maggie for all of your efforts for reaching great heights with our Girls' Lacrosse program! We send you the best of luck on continuing your education! pic.twitter.com/L3LK1GoAnX— JSerraAthletics (@JSerraAthletics) July 31, 2020
“Maggie did a great job in revitalizing their program. Most programs I’ve been with I’ve started and grown,” Eisenberg said.
Kennedy Mason, one of JSerra’s top returning players, has had experience competing against Eisenberg’s teams for the past six years and is excited to have him coach the Lions.
“Every time I have played against any of his teams, they all have has such high intensity,” Mason said. “I think he will be great for our team. His experience and intensity will help take us to the next level.”
Paris Melberg, another top returning player for JSerra, was sad that Mawhiney had to step down, but looks forward to working with Eisenberg.
“We want to continue where we left off last year. Although Maggie will be missed, I’m really looking forward to playing again and getting to know our new coach,” Melberg said.
Last year, JSerra went 5-0 before the COVID-19 pandemic ended the season.