Bill also has been the President of the Tomahawks Youth Lacrosse Club since 2006. His initial motivation was to build a strong feeder program for Palo Alto High School, whose teams for Boys and Girls he helped create in 2009. Palo Alto has won 5 SCVAL Boy's HS championships in the last decade, including 4 of the last 5. He has also Assisted numerous high schools in the South Bay launch their high school lacrosse programs.
Bill was introduced to lacrosse as a kid in Upstate New York near Buffalo on the Cattauragus Indian Reservation, where his Dad was the 'Medicine Man' for the Native American (Seneca) Newtown Golden Eagle box team. He founded his High School Lacrosse team at Sweet Home High School in Amherst, NY, played attack, winning All Western New York Honors, and played in college at Harvard, and afterwards here on the West Coast where he came for graduate school at Stanford. His wife forcibly retired him from the game many years ago when he came home from a box lacrosse game covered in blood.
He lives in Palo Alto, with his wife Katherine, a lacrosse playing younger son Jonathan who was an Academic All American at Palo Alto HS and was the Captain of the Men's Lacrosse team at Northwestern University and is now a Data Scientist, and his older son William who played baseball at Tufts and now chases bots in a cybersecurity startup in Silicon Valley. And most recently a 4 month old black labrador retriever named Shasta.
Bill used to spend his days in the investment business for Redwood Ventures and with several high tech companies, but now the occasional angel investment, Board role and lacrosse takes up most of his time.
Bill is also the Founder and Executive Director of Team NorCal Lacrosse. His vision in 2008 to provide more opportunities for players in Northern California to play at a much higher level and compete with lacrosse programs all around the country resulted in the creation and growth of the first, and now largest and oldest travel team in Northern California. Through Team NorCal, he has enabled more players to participate in travel and elite lacrosse programs than anyone in the Bay Area.
Steve has been the Club Manager of the Tomahawks for the last five years.
Steven started playing lacrosse at 8 years old as a student at Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia. When his family moved to Roanoke he played his junior and senior High School years on the Vinton Lacrosse Club, where he was a team captain, helped win the Roanoke Valley Championship, and was named to the All-League First Team Defense. Steven played on Team West in the Virginia Commonwealth Games before attending the University of Virginia, where he played on the club team and graduated in 1996.
Steve has been a Head Coach for many Tomahawks boys and girls teams over the years. As a Head Coach in the Boy's Youth program at Team NorCal, his teams have won 10 tournament championships.
Steve was most recently the Head Varsity Coach of Woodside High School, where he has twice been named the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division Coach of the Year.
Steven started coaching in the Bay Area as an assistant coach at Menlo School, then coached for eight seasons as JV Head Coach at Menlo-Atherton High School.
Steven lives in Emerald Hills and plays for the Palo Alto Ducks when he has time. He is also a Board Member of the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (NCJLA).