Coach Bond & son

Coach Bond & son

SixFifty Lacrosse is directed by former Johns Hopkins University attackman and current Menlo-Atherton High School offensive coordinator, Matt Bond. Matt is also the director of the Menlo-Atherton “Grizzlies” Youth Lacrosse program & has coached at the youth and high school levels in Maryland, Connecticut, Florida, England, and California since 1995. His Menlo-Atherton HS squads are two-time CIF Central Coast Section SCVAL Champions (2012 & 2013).

Though born and raised in New England, Matt played his high school lacrosse in the non-hotbed state of Florida. Because of this, he’s familiar with the challenges of pursuing the dream of playing at the collegiate level. In 1991, Matt was just the third high school lacrosse player out of Florida to be recruited and play at an NCAA Division 1 school. In 1994, Matt’s brother, Adam, became the fourth high school player from Florida to go D1 and joined Matt as an attackman for the Blue Jays. Coach Bond has been passionate over the past 20 years of working with young people about helping them pursue their athletic and personal dreams with hard work, integrity, and humility in reaching for their highest potential in all aspects of life.

Prior to launching SixFifty, Matt served for 6 years in pastoral leadership positions at two of the largest churches on the west coast, Mariners Church in Irvine and Menlo Park Presbyterian Church while attending Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to that, he served for 11 years as the Area Director for Young Life in New Canaan, CT and Newport Beach, CA. Matt’s wife Katie is a doctor of clinical psychology in private practice specializing in childhood and adolescent development.

You can read more about Coach Bond’s background and coaching philosophy in Press & News.

Coaching Career:

  • Offensive Coordinator, Varsity Boys, Menlo-Atherton High School (CA), 2011-present.
  • Head Coach, BU9/11/13/15, Menlo-Atherton Grizzlies Youth Lacrosse (CA), 2012-present.
  • Asst. Coach, Varsity Boys, Palo Alto High School (CA), 2009-2010.
  • Asst. Coach, Varsity Boys, Corona del Mar High School (CA), 2004-2009.
  • Founder and Head Coach, Middle School Boys, Corona del Mar Middle School (CA), 2004-2005.
  • Asst coach, Youth/Middle School Boys, Newport Beach Surf Dawgs (CA), 2005-2007
  • Founder and Head Coach, Varsity Boys, Corona del Mar High School (CA), 2003-2004.
  • Head Coach, JV Boys, Asst. Coach Varsity Boys, New Canaan High School (CT), 1997-2000.
  • Head Coach, Varsity Boys, Wooton High School (MD), 1996-1997.
  • Head Coach, Varsity/JV Boys, Timperley Lacrosse Club (Manchester, England), 1995-1996

Program Philosophy

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Coach Bond putting the “Old” in Old School