Edison’s new boys’ lacrosse coach Dieter Nemes takes over a program that is entering its fifth season as a CIF program, and has steadily increased its win total from five in 2014 to 11 last season. Nemes is not alone, as he has help from assistant coaches Mike Mueller, Cameron Peterman, Jake Austin and Alex Moosey.
Nemes has been a teacher at Edison for 28 years, starting in 1994. He was also a coach on Edison’s inaugural team in 2014 and has experience coaching on the varsity, JV and frosh-soph level.
“We have a young team and we as coaches look forward to seeing players step into leadership and team improvement from week to week,” Nemes said in an email.
Mueller is from Westminster and played lacrosse at Marina High School, graduating in 2008. Mueller served in the US Navy from 2010 to 2015. Mueller headed the varsity club at Maury High School in Norfolk, VA, closing his second year with an undefeated division record and a playoff berth. Mueller is in his third season with Edison Lacrosse and currently works for the Huntington Beach Union High School District.
“We’re excited. The talent and potential of our team are incredible and I’m just happy to be part of the journey for our student-athletes. Our players and coaches really click and enjoy each other and having such a young team means even more growth ahead,” Mueller said in an email.
Peterman started playing lacrosse in fifth grade and graduated in 2014 from Keller High School in the state of Texas where he was lucky enough to win a State Championship. He is currently living in Huntington Beach and is working at 24 Hour Fitness and attending Orange Coast College pursuing a degree in kinesiology. He is now in his third year as a coach at Edison High School and is hoping to continue to be a part of this great program for years to come.
“We have a young team that has potential to be one of the best around us. The whole team has that competitive edge and knows what it will take for success,” Peterman said.
Austin graduated from Edison last year. He played four years of high school lacrosse for the Chargers. Austin currently attends Cal State Long Beach and works at Stonefire Grill. He is now beginning his first season as a high school lacrosse coach and hopes for many more seasons to come. He is very happy to remain a part of Edison lacrosse and to continue to build up the program and the young men who continue to give it their all at every practice.
Moosey started playing lacrosse in seventh grade in Zionsville, IN and played in Pennsylvania his freshman year of college. Moosey played in the Indiana State final lacrosse game in 2007. He went on to coach Bloomington High School lacrosse for 3 years, taking the team from a 3-13 season to a 13-3 season, leading them to their first appearance in the Indiana State Tournament. Moosey also coached for the Indy Elite travel team, which works with the top talent all over the state of Indiana. Moosey had a number of players who went on to play at all levels in the NCAA. Alex has a passion for the game and for coaching.
– Dieter Nemes contributed to this story.