The Commonwealth Kings Staff is composed of some of the area's top collegiate, high school, and middle school coaches who have excelled both in their playing days and on the sidelines. All share the common vision of growing the game in Central Kentucky and all are committed to seeing that happen.
Ben Schaefer earned 2 All-State selections at Tates Creek High School and was selected as a High School All-American his senior year. He went on to play at Division III Birmingham-Southern College, earning 2 First-Team All-Conference Selections. Ben also played a fifth year at Division I Jacksonville University. Ben has served as an assistant varsity coach for Tates Creek High School and is now the head coach of the Lexington Lizards MS program. He is also one of the co-founders of the Kings program.
Logan Otto was a dominant attackmen for Lexington Catholic High School. He garnered 3 All-State selections and is one of only 4 High School All-Americans selected from Lexington. Logan saw success in Missouri before his time in the Bluegrass, earning First Team All-Missouri and All-West Conference honors. Logan was the head coach for Scott County High School before accepting the position as assistant coach at his Alma Mater, Lexington Catholic High School. Logan also serves as an assistant coach for Division III Transylvania University. He is also one of the co-founders of the Kings program.
Terry Justice is a Lexington, KY native and has played a pivotal role in both the introduction of lacrosse to the area as well as the games growth over the years. Terry helped form the first men's lacrosse team at University of Kentucky as a player from 1979-83 and as a coach from 1984-2004. Terry also founded the first team at Lexington Catholic High School in 2004 where he compiled an overall record of 77-33. There Justice was named the Kentucky High School Coach of the Year in both 2004 and 2005 and he also led the Knights to state runner-up performances in the KHSAA State Tournament in 2006 and 2008. Terry is now the current head coach at Division III Transylvania University where he has lead the Pioneers to a record of 16-12 since being named to the position in June of 2011.
A Maryland native and Messiah College lacrosse alumni, Stewart has been involved in the game of lacrosse for nearly 20 years, including the two years as an assistant at Messiah. In his playing days for Messiah, Stewart was an All-MAC Conference goalie in 2010 as a captain, completing the season with a 5.6 GAA and a save percentage that ranked second-best in the nation (.689). Stewart led his team to a 21-13 record as a starter, as the Falcons advanced to the MAC Conference Tournament in both seasons. As an assistant coach, the Falcons went 13-15 in two seasons, including 8-8 in a competitive Commonwealth conference. Stewart served primarily as the defensive coordinator and goalie coach for the Falcons. Additionally, he was charged with running the Falcons' summer camps which brought in nearly 200 kids annually. Stewart recently accepted the Head Coach position at Asbury University after receiving his Master's of Arts in Collegiate Sports Administration (Higher Education) from Messiah in 2013. He also received his BA of Arts while majoring in Sport Management from Messiah in 2011.