SMU Men's Lacrosse


Jason Gildea

Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator




Jason has a wealth of experience in both coaching and playing the game.  He grew up playing for Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA and was recruited to play for Roanoke College, a nationally recognized NCAA Division III program on the east coast that went to the National Championship during his freshman year (1992).  He played long stick midfield and close defense for the Maroons and was an All-American candidate both his junior and senior year and captain of the team as a senior (1995).  Jason was also a four year NCAA soccer player, earning all conference his junior and senior years while captaining the team.  After he graduated from Roanoke College, he went on to play for the Capital Lacrosse Club in Washington, D.C. for a number of years which eventually became the foundation for the MLL.  He had the great opportunity to play against Team Canada and Team USA while playing for the Capital Lacrosse Club.  Recently, Jason and his wife, Desiree, founded the Frisco Lacrosse Asscociation in Frisco, TX, where they have over 350 boys and girls participating in the non-profit youth organization.  He holds an MBA and works in the Dallas area as a marketing executive for a global electronics manufacturer.  Jason currently resides in Frisco, TX with his wife, Desiree, and three children, all future lacrosse stars.



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