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Danny Salonen

Danny comes to us from the Bellevue High School program, where he has coached for the past two years; he also spent a season coaching at his alma mater, Vashon Island High School.


Danny is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he played lacrosse as a midfielder.  Danny is an avid lacrosse coach and player and is passionate about growing lacrosse in the State of Washington.

Certificate of complettion for Positive coaching alliance 2015 Double-Goal Coach US Lacrosse member Washington Chapter US Lacrosse Level 2 Coached Certification US Lacrosse/NCSI National Background check certified

NFHS Course ceritified

Concussion in Sports and Sudden Cardiac Arrest


Coach Vaughn is a respected coach, mentor, and member of the Lacrosse community.
2010 - 3/4, 2011 5/6 and 7/8, 2012 5/6, 2013 - 2015 7/8, 2015 AMHS HS, NW Impact Elite team

During his time coaching lacrosse he has:

  • Co-founded the Edmonds Youth lacrosse team in the Edmonds School district
  • Co-founded the North South Youth Lacrosse Association (NSYL)
  • Created a tournament team that plays local and travels
  • Stood up the AMHS High School team

Coach Vaughn has been training and developing youth for over 20 years. He has coached Football, Soccer, Tennis, and of course Lacrosse.

Coach Eric is also an active lacrosse player and competitor playing in tournaments, and he also played in the 2014 FIL Worlds Lacrosse Championship in Denver, CO.



A few notes from the Coaches

Coaches – Our coaching staff will set the tone on the field and this tone will be to motivate your child and push them to be the best person they can be. We will treat each child with the same courtesy and respect we’d expect.


Attendance – Attendance is important to the continuous flow of the team. We are teaching kids plays, Defensive assignments, Attack positioning etc… and if your child misses a day or two it usually affects the team. With that said your family comes FIRST and it’s ok if they are going to miss practice. All I ask is that someone tells us in advance. I will have an online calendar to keep this information up-to-date. Your cooperation is appreciated.


Attitude, Respect, Leadership, and Honor will be the standard for a starting player. I want to make sure this is crystal clear and there is no confusion as to our expectations. Players will edify, uplift, motivate, be positive, and most of all honor each other in a Christ like way.


We practice and play to win, but character comes FIRST. Our goal this year is win all the games however win or lose we WILL walk off that field with our heads held high, pride in our heart, and the knowledge that we gave it our all. That is all I expect, and any other reaction will not be adequate.


Parents – Nobody watches your child more than you. You will see all their successes and shortcomings. Resisting the urge to criticize will your biggest challenge.