Who We Are

We are professional coaches that take pride in teaching your son or daughter the game of Lacrosse.  We care about your players game and the player and person they become.  Lacrosse as with other sports is both a great athletic endeavor but also a way to teach individuals the values of team-play and dealing with adversity.


As a staff we are constantly trying to play and expand our knowledge-base.  The game of lacrosse is always changing and we need to change, adapt and innovate with it.  Our staff continues to work on our own skills, gameplans and teaching methods to bring you the best experience, bar none.


To see our coaches play or find out more about the Adult R10 team, email Don Bowers at Bowers@RoninLacrosse.com



Mission Statement

To use lacrosse as an aid in the development of players of all ages and abilities both on the field and off of it.


Our Values

Our programs core values center on intensity, and integrity.  How we play on the field is a microcosm for how our young athletes will learn to interact as adults.  We believe in teaching out players to give 100% in their discipline while keeping a level head and a strong mind.


We believe in focusing our athletes while still maintaining a high level of fun, because after all is said and done, lacrosse is a game.  It is a great game, and one we can learn many life lessons from, but it is still a game.



Join the Ronin family delivering top-tier coaching in a positive environment for youth, high school and collegiate athletes.


Our coaches are high school and collegiate stand-outs.  We've played post-collegiately in the professional ranks and carry years of experience both on the field and on the sideline.


We’re constantly looking for experienced coaches with a passion for teaching. We take pride in our coaching reputation. If you think you'd be a good fit for the Ronin team please contact our office. Background checks are performed on applicants. 


Donnie Bowers

Coach Bowers started playing lacrosse in his hometown high school in Vermont lettering 3 of 4 years. He made his way to a four-year starting role at Division II Assumption College where he also played Varsity Football.  As a mid-fielder at Assumption, Bowers led the NCAA in non-face-off groundballs for four years.  After College, Coach Bowers played for the Vermont Voyageurs for 6 years specializing in defense and transition, as well as finding his way onto several MLL practice squads as a midfielder.  Coach Bowers has been coaching lacrosse since 2007 at various levels including Youth, High School and College.  He has coached in various disciplines and currently serves as the head coach to Calabasas high school.


Peter Swander

Peter is a San Francisco native who encountered the game of lacrosse at summer camp in upstate New York. It was an instant and permanent fascination. He was a two-year captain in high school and started at attack as a freshman at Wesleyan University. Coach Swander is a true student of the game and draws from his considerable knowledge in lacrosse and other sports to enhance the abilities of his athletes.  Since his time at Wesleyan Coach Swander has been coaching lacrosse at area schools such as Harvard-Westlake, Westlake and most recently as the head coach at USC.


Mark Bell

Coach Bell began his lacrosse career  in the 8th grade in New Jersey.  Bell played four years in high school and went on to play 4 years at Division II Florida Gulf Coast University.  Coach Bell played Goalie, Close Defense and Long Stick Middie showing his versatility in the field." .... He led the league in save percentage in 2012 (68.7%), while also earning team MVP, and FGCU Eagle Player of the Year all in the same season. He still holds the mark for most saves in a game (21) and would then go on to be elected as a 2-time captain to close out his college career. 


Andrew Salamunovich

Coach Salamunovich started playing lacrosse in middle school in Chicago Illinois.  As a four-year starting Midfielder and Attackman at his high school in Glenbard Illinois Andrew received many honors (including the lead scorer in all of Illinois in 2009).  Coach Sal, went on to play at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee where he started for four years and was a team captain two times. He has been coaching at multiple levels since 2012.  Coach Sal, is currently the Lead Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Calabasas High School.


Ted Emery

A graduate and eventual coach at Regis College, Ted Emery brings a knowledge of the game and the ability to grow it to Ronin.  As an attack specialist, Coach Emery helps to run the offenses and heads up the Select Team.  Coach Emery's ability to maintain a positive coaching mentality and explain facets of the game are a great asset to our club and young players.


Brendan Smith

Coach Smith is a Lowell Massachusetts native that has come to California and is the current head coach at Viewpoint High School.  a 4-year starter and decorated free safety for NorthEastern College, Brendan Smith proved himself a great athlete time and again.  Coach Smith has been playing lacrosse since 3rd grade and coached at a multitude of levels.  We are happy to announce that Coach Smith will be taking over as the Youth Director for Ronin.



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