MEET THE COACHES

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Tim Duchene

Head Coach,

2017-present

Tim Duchene grew up In Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he lettered in varsity swimming and graduated with a B.S. in Economics.  He met his wife, Kate, in New York City and they moved to southern California in 1990, buying their current house in Tustin in 2000.  Their children, Jake and Claire, attended Peters Canyon Elementary, Pioneer Middle School and Beckman High School.

Coach Tim has been involved with lacrosse since Claire started playing for Pioneer in 6th grade.  He was director of Pioneer Girls Lacrosse in 2009-10 and President of Pioneer Lacrosse for the 2010-11 season.  He was involved with Beckman Girls Lacrosse for all 4 years that Claire was on the squad, serving as vice-president of the booster board in 2012 and as President for 2013, ’14, and ’15.  In addition, he was varsity assistant coach for Beckman Girls 2012 and 2014 seasons.  In years that he didn’t coach, he served as a scorer/statistician.  He has been Head Coach at Beckman since 2016-17 season. 
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Tom grew up in upstate NY playing ice hockey and eventually Box Lacrosse.  He has an engineering degree from SUNY Buffalo and an MBA from Syracuse.  In his day job, he’s a real estate developer with projects around the country, and president of a frozen foods company in KC. 

 

Toms been coaching women’s lacrosse in OC for 15 years, at Pioneer, Beckman, Sage Hill and CdM before returning to Beckman in 2018.  He’s also coached TeamOC, OCStarz, XTeam and the OC/LA team at the Women’s National Tournament. Currently, Tom is senior women’s game trainer with the national staff of the US Lacrosse Coach Development Program, training coaches nationwide during the off season.  Tom and Barb raised a son and daughter through Pioneer and Beckman--and NCAA lacrosse programs--and both are now successful professionals.  After five years of finding it difficult to get excited about the other teams Tom has coached, Barb is thrilled to be returning to the Beckman parents' sidelines and booster club activities.

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Tom Messmer

Assistant Coach,

2018-present

Tom Messmer grew up in upstate NY playing ice hockey and eventually box lacrosse.  He has an engineering degree from SUNY Buffalo and an MBA from Syracuse.  In his day job, he’s a real estate developer with projects around the country and president of a frozen foods company in KC. 

 

Tom's been coaching women’s lacrosse in OC for 15 years--at Pioneer, Beckman, Sage Hill and CdM before returning to Beckman in 2018.  He’s also coached TeamOC, OCStarz, XTeam and the OC/LA team at the Women’s National Tournament. Currently, Tom is senior women’s game trainer with the national staff of the US Lacrosse Coach Development Program, training coaches nationwide during the off season.  Tom and Barb raised a son and daughter through Pioneer and Beckman--and NCAA lacrosse programs--and both are now successful professionals.  After five years of finding it difficult to get excited about the other teams Tom has coached, Barb is thrilled to be returning to the Beckman parents' sidelines and Booster Club activities.

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Terry Parker
Assistant Coach,

2019 - present

Terry Parker grew up in Garden Grove and attended Golden West College where she played varsity field hockey for two years.  She received an athletic scholarship to CSULB where her teams won the 1979 AIAW National Championship.  Terry graduated with a BS in Microbiology.

 

She then worked for Beckman Instruments as a scientist doing product development for 14 years.  During this time she also did two walk-on field hockey varsity coaching stints, first at Foothill for three seasons in the late 70's and then for Westminster HS (her alma mater) also for three seasons in the early 90's.

 

While attending CSULB, Terry was exposed to the game of lacrosse in the off season.  Her college club lax team competed against other college clubs such as San Diego, Claremont, Whittier, and Stanford.   This was the start of women's lacrosse as a college sport that eventually became what it is today. Terry also started umpiring both field hockey and lax games and continued as an active umpire for the next 35 years.

Terry was inducted into the OC Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008, for her career recognition as a player and leader.

 

In May 2017, after 21 years of service with Medtronic as a Production Chemist in the manufacturing of implantable devices (heart valves), Terry retired, which is why she has the pleasure to help coach the girls' varsity team. 

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Mandi Willis
Head JV Coach,

2018-present

Mandi Willis grew up in Irvine, attending Irvine High School. She played varsity lacrosse all four years and served as captain her junior and senior seasons. Mandi was named Midfield MVP all four years and earned All-League award all four years. She also played varsity soccer for three years and served as captain her senior season. She earned first team All-League and Offensive MVP award her senior season. Mandi went on to play soccer at Santiago Canyon under coach Ian Woodhead from 2013-2015. Both years she made it to the state championships taking second place. In 2015, her team went undefeated in league. She earned Most Improved and Most Inspirational awards that season. After attending Santiago Canyon, Mandi went on to play soccer at Providence Christian College, where she served as captain for the season she played.

After leaving Providence, Mandi started coaching for Victory Lacrosse, where she continues to serve. Mandi is also the head coach for the CSULB Division 2 club lacrosse team.

Mandi is currently taking classes at Orange Coast College, studying kinesiology. She plans to transfer to Cal State Fullerton to continue her education. She aspires to be a physical therapist.

 

*Monica Salas, Beckman Girls Athletics Director