Takeover Lacrosse Club was developed in 2017 by Michael McGuigan in order to provide youth boys and girls an opportunity to improve their lacrosse skills year-round by challenging themselves with clinics and camps. Coach McGuigan is currently in his fifth year as Program Director, College Recruiting Coordinator, and Goalkeeper Coach at Appoquinimink HS in Middletown, DE. At AHS he has overseen great success both on and off the field, including being the 2016 DIAA State Runner-Up, a 77-26 record, 6 Blue Hen Conference Championships, 25 All-State players, one All-American, 64 All Conference players, and 150 Jaguar Scholar Athletes.
Prior to Appoquinimink, Coach McGuigan began his coaching career and was part of Rippin Rope Lacrosse Club Founder Pete Duncan’s staff that compiled a 21-9 record over two years and completed a complete program overhaul. While at CA, he was also a RRLC under 11 coach, camp counselor, and clinic instructor. Coach McGuigan is also very active in the MOT community, assisting the MOT Youth Lacrosse Club and their board of directors, volunteering at practices for U15, U13, U11 teams, and providing clinics with his AHS players. He also coaches basketball and strength and conditioning workouts for MOT Tigers Special Olympics.
Coach McGuigan is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but currently resides in Middletown, DE. He graduated from Middletown HS in 2005, Delaware Technical and Community College in 2009, where he was Team MVP and a NJCAA Distinguished Academic All American. He later started at Wesley College, where he was a Captain and graduated with a BA in elementary education in 2011. He recently completed his Masters in Sports Administration from Delaware State University and is currently a Health/PE teacher at Redding Middle School. In his spare time, he plays adult club ball for Starboard LC and Parrotheads LC.