Coach Namen has been coaching lacrosse and football at Justice High School for eight years and has played an active role in building the local youth lacrosse scene in the Falls Church area as well. In addition to coaching high school lacrosse and helping out with multiple local youth programs, he has started an after school “try lacrosse” program at Glasgow Middle School to introduce middle school students to the sport of lacrosse and invigorate their love for the sport.
Coach Namen’s passion to develop players goes far beyond the team’s on-field success. As a graduate of Justice/Stuart High School and long term coach, he has experienced how being on a team and working together for a common goal can improve individual mindsets and school culture.
Coach Namen has been recognized as:
2017 All Conference Assistant Coach of the Year
2021 National District Coach of the Year
2021 Northern Region Coach of the Year
Coach Ben played lacrosse at Robinson Secondary in Fairfax from 2003-2007, winning multiple state championships. Coach Ben then continued his lacrosse career at Division 3 school Washington and Jefferson College from 2008-2011. He played defender and LSM in high school and college, and completed his Bachelor's Degree with a double major in Psychology and Business.
Coach Ben hails from a Military family and was raised mostly in VA, but has lived in CA, GA, HI. He began playing lacrosse in 7th grade and also played football throughout his youth and high school years. He is going into his second year of coaching Varsity Defense at Justice, which allowed the fewest goals in the district for the 2021 season.
JV Head Coach
Coach Guedes was an All-District goalie when he played here as well as a captain of the lacrosse team. Coach Guedes also played football here and coached freshman football this year. The 2022 Freshman football team had a great year under his leadership and finished the season with a 6-1-1 record. Coach Guedes will lead our JV program as Head JV lacrosse coach and is excited to coach the boys up!!
JV Offensive Coordinator
Coach CJ was a 2 time first team All-District Attack-men and also captain of the lacrosse team in his playing days here. Coach CJ also brings a wealth of experience & knowledge of coaching lacrosse as he has coached as an assistant coach at several local private high schools in previous years. Coach CJ will lead our JV team offense as their offensive coordinator.
Coach Gary has been coaching local sports since 2001, primarily through The Annandale Boys and Girls Club. He was an Assistant and Head Coach for various Annandale Youth Lacrosse teams from 2011-2020., as well as Assistant Commissioner for Player Development for Annandale Youth Lacrosse in 2016 and 2017. Coach Gary also helped run the Glasgow After-School Lacrosse Program along with Coach Namen. Coach Gary also has coached Justice’s offseason teams in Fierce Nation Leagues for several years. Coach Gary is the father of 3 Justice lacrosse alumni (Riley, Patrick and Casey).
Coach Gary coached our JV defense last year and will be going into his second year officially coaching the Justice HS team, though he has been a parent volunteer coach for many years. He brings enthusiasm and energy to every practice and game.