ABOUT Socal Express

The SoCal Express Lacrosse has a stellar head coaching staff with years of experience to help grow and develop these lacrosse players on and off the field. 

Coaches
Adam Guy

Adam Guy is a native Orange County Lacrosse player. In 2003 he was an All-American Defender at El Toro HS, and continued his playing career at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a team Captain and 4x All Conference Selection. He was the first Orange County Player to play NCAA lacrosse as well. Upon graduation he moved to Manchester, England, where he was a Lacrosse Development Officer for the English Lacrosse Association. After his stint in England concluded, he moved back home and has been engrained in the lacrosse community ever since. He has had head coaching jobs at El Toro High School (3 years), Santa Margarita High School (5 years) and is  currently the Head Coach at JSerra High School.  Adam coaches all levels of our youth programs and helps to train our coaching staff to ensure our players are getting the best experience possible.  Adam also runs the OC Rebels Lacrosse program, serving south orange county recreational lacrosse players.   

Cristina Johnson (CJ), a native of Hempstead, Maryland, played four seasons at NCAA
Division II’s Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She was named a senior captain and
during her senior season, the Rangers went 12-2 including a 6-0 in Western Intercollegiate
Lacrosse Association play and the WILA Championship.  Following graduation, CJ joined the
Rangers coaching staff as a graduate assistant as she pursued her Masters in Education. She
spent three seasons as part of a staff that oversaw the Rangers move from the WILA to the
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as the RMAC made women’s lacrosse their 22nd
sponsored sport. In CJ's tenure on the Regis staff, the Rangers earned the inaugural
RMAC Championship as well as 27 all-conference honorees over two seasons.

After her time at Regis University, CJ started her career in elementary education as a second
grade teacher. Two years following her time in the classroom, she found herself drawn back
to the college lacrosse world. She was named the inaugural head coach at NAIA's Johnson
& Wales University in Denver, Colorado and lead the Wildcats through their first two seasons.
In addition to her experience on the Johnson & Wales University and Regis University
coaching staff, CJ served as both an assistant and head coach with Denver Summit Lacrosse
Club for five years while in Colorado.

In 2017 CJ relocated from Denver, CO to Costa Mesa, CA. She immediately joined southern California's lacrosse community as the assistant coach at Foothill High School. During her first season as assistant, the Knights went 14-7 and advanced to the semi-final round of playoffs. Her second year with the Knights, CJ was named head coach and the Knights had an outstanding 17-2 season, advancing to the Orange County Championship game. In CJ's tenure on the FHS staff 13 players were named All County and 4 players were named All-America. She was also named U.S. Lacrosse Orange County Coach of the Year and The Orange County Register Lacrosse Coach of the Year.   In addition to her experience at FHS, CJ has previously served as a head coach for both OC Aces and SoCal Express.

Cristina Johnson
Jon Fox

Coach Fox began playing lacrosse in 1991 while attending UC Irvine. He was team captain, twice league all-star, and MVP of the 1994 WCLL College Championship Game. In 17 seasons of coaching youth and high school, Jon has led teams to multiple Middle School & youth Championship titles, multiple High School Titles (‘00, - ‘04 Club; ‘06-’11, '14 CIF) and 2 High School State Club Championship titles (‘03- ’04). He was head coach of the OCLA U-15 select team in ‘05 and head coach of the OC Jr. World team (‘98-’01). Jon was OC High School Coach of the Year in 2007 by OC US Lacrosse and again in 2008 & 2014 by the OC Register. 

Jon has been coaching lacrosse in Tustin since 1997.  Jon has helped lay the foundations for girl’s and boy’s lacrosse teams at Pioneer Middle School, Tustin High School, Beckman High School as well as other schools within Orange County.  Jon also runs the OC Crush lacrosse program outside of SoCal Express teams.

Brian Eisenberg

Brian Eisenberg is coming off two SCIAC Championship appearances in his first two years as
he enters his third season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse coaching
staff in the fall of 2019.

Eisenberg was previously the first coach for the Chapman University Panthers, leading that
team to a winning record in the inaugural year of women’s lacrosse at Chapman which earned
him Western Women’s Lacrosse League (WWLL) Division II Coach of the Year honors in 2009.
In 2011, Eisenberg’s third season as head coach, the team went undefeated (17 – 0) to win
Division II regional (WWLL) and national (WCLA) championships which earned him 2011 Coach
of the Year for both the WWLL and WCLA Division II.  In spring 2013, the Panthers joined the
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and competed at the NCAA
Division III level, where they finished 14 – 5 and second in the conference, just missing the
NCAA playoffs. Coach Brian started his Orange County coaching career as an alumni volunteer
with the Chapman University Men's Lacrosse team, shortly after graduating from there in 1999.  
His first high school coaching position was in 2002 for Coach Jon Fox as the JV Head Coach for 
Foothill High School Boy's Lacrosse.  

In 2005, Brian helped found the original So Cal Lacrosse recreational program based out of
Rancho Santa Margarita, as he took his first head coaching stint for Tesoro High School Boy's
Lacrosse.  In 6 years, So Cal Lacrosse turned in to the largest youth lacrosse organization in the county, while Tesoro won multiple league titles and was ranked as high as #4 in the county late in the spring of 2011.  In the spring of 2012, Eisenberg transitioned to women's lacrosse full time and spent one season with El Dorado HS Girls’ program, where he helped the team reach playoffs for the first time in the program’s history, making it to the second round.  Since 2013, he has spent his time at Esperanza High School, where the team tied Newport Harbor for the league title in the spring of 2015 and was ranked as high as #5 in the county during the Spring 2018 season.  In this time, he also founded, and has been developing, the NOC (North Orange County) Lacrosse program to help serve youth and high school players in the broader NOC area.  In 2018, Brian also became a Co-Director for the So Cal Express Lacrosse Girl’s Club Program, serving top players from all of Orange County and beyond. 

In addition to coaching, Eisenberg has also had the opportunity to work as a team manager with two local professional lacrosse teams, the Anaheim Storm 2004 – 05 (indoor) and the L.A. Riptide 2006 – 08 (outdoor).  A Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetic, from Baltimore, Md., did not let that hold him back from playing sports. A three-sport athlete in high school (ice hockey, soccer and lacrosse), he played both men’s soccer and lacrosse at Chapman University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in May, 1999.  Eisenberg recently earned his Master of Arts in Leadership Development at Chapman University in December 2015.  

Johnny Rodriguez

Johnny started playing lacrosse in the hotbed of Maryland.  He was captain of the 2011 National Championship Team at Salisbury University where he also was named National Goalie of the Year.  The 2x All-American player continued to play in the LXM Pro league as well as MLL for Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, and Atlanta Blaze (to name a few).  He came to Southern California to help grow lacrosse in the area.  Head coach of Trabuco Hills HS from 2013-15 when he was named South Coast League Coach of the Year.  Currently, Rodriguez is Head Coach at Mater Dei HS since 2016 and has helped make the program into one of the top in its conference.  Johnny also runs Pride Lacrosse (formerly Buku Lacrosse) programs outside of SoCal Express teams.

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