Our Team

Meet Our Team

CitySide 208 has a premier coaching staff that are all about the details. All of our coaches are passionate about building the next generation of players in the Pacific Northwest.

Drew Snider


Drew is a 2x Team USA member who played 10 years on a professional level. During that time Snider was a 7x All-Star, 5x team captain, 4x champion, and finished 5th all-time in scoring for midfielders. Drew founded CitySideLax with Chris O’Dougherty in 2013 and is a current coach of the PLL Whipsnakes.

Drew is a Seattle native hailing from Queen Anne hill who went to O’Dea High School. He played his youth lacrosse for the Queen Anne Warriors & Garfield High School. Snider graduated from the University of Maryland where he appeared in two ACC championships, as well as two NCAA Div. 1 championships; being named team captain his senior year. Drew is a 4x professional champion as well as a bronze & gold medalist with Team USA.



Team USA U16 Coach

Team USA – Field

-Gold Medal (2018)

Team USA – Indoor

-Bronze Medal (2015)

Professional Lacrosse

PLL – Waterdogs Lacrosse Club

-2020 Waterdogs LC captain

-2019 PLL Champion (Whipsnakes LC)

-2019 PLL All-Star

-2019 Whipsnakes LC captain

MLL – Denver Outlaws

-6x MLL All-Star

-2016 MLL #6 Overall Player as voted by players

-2015 MLL All-Pro

-2015 Denver Outlaws Most Valuable Player

-2014, 2016, & 2018 MLL Champion

-2013 MLL Most Improved Player

-Captain (2016 – 2018)


-Maryland (2008 – 2012)

-31 starts, 55 games

-2012 Team Captain

-2012 William Cole (Most Valuable Midfielder) Award recipient

-2012 NCAA Tournament Team

-2011 ACC Champion

-2010 Dan Snyder (Most Improved) Award recipient

Head Coach & Program Director

-Team USA U16 Coach

-Sierra Canyon (2022 – present)

-O’Dea High School (2014 – 2021)

-State Champions (2018 & 2019)

-Nathan Hale High School (2013)

-DII State Champions (2013)

Assistant Coach – Offensive Coordinator

-University of Washington (2015 & 2016)

Chris ‘OD’ O’Dougherty


Chris is a professional lacrosse player and four-year starter at Rutgers University. OD is a New Jersey native but has played, coached, and lived in the Seattle area since 2009.

Chris O’Dougherty is a professional lacrosse player and four-year starter at Rutgers University. OD is a New Jersey native but has played, coached, and lived in the Seattle area since 2009.



-Team USA Indoor (2015 & 2019)

-2015 Bronze Medal

-2019 Bronze Medal

National Lacrosse League

-Vancouver Stealth (2010 – Current)

-2011 NLL Champion

Major League Lacrosse

-Denver Outlaws (2010 – 2015)

-2014 MLL Champion

Western Lacrosse Association

-Burnaby Lakers (2014 – 2019)

-Nanaimo Timbermen (2010 – 2013)


-Rutgers (2006-2009)

-4 year starter

-3 year Captain

-2008 Team MVP

-3x All-ECAC

Head Coach & Program Director

-Eastlake High School (2013 – Present)

-4A State Champion (2018 & 2019)

-2013 Washington State Coach of the Year

Assistant Coach

-Bellevue High School (2010 – 2012)

-2012 Washington State Assistant Coach of the Year

-2012 State Champion

-2010 State Champion

-Kinnelon High School (2009) – NJ

-2009 State Champion

Hall of Fame

-2016 Seton Hall Prep High School – NJ

Brandon Pearl

High School Director

What’s goin on, my name is Brandon Pearl. I grew up playing lacrosse in the pacific northwest until I started my collegiate career at North Central College. I have been coaching lacrosse for over 13 years across multiple age groups. My love for the game urged me to continue playing, so I now currently play on two men’s teams based out of Boise, ID. I have played and coached all positions, but my specialty is defensive strategy and long stick. I am looking forward to many City Side championships!

Outside of lacrosse, I spend most of my time performing outdoor activities like mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, boating, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. I also spend a lot of time in the gym, working on my physical and mental development.

Dennis Koch

Youth Director

I was born and raised here in the Treasure Valley. Lacrosse was not brought into this area until my senior year of High School. Seeing how much fun it looked and wanting to try I ended up playing Lacrosse my senior year, right during the season of a real sport GOLF. Ending up playing Golf in College; I also played Lacrosse for Boise State. I was able to learn from some New York Blood coaches. We had the opportunity to play many northwest schools playing Mid field as well as Attack. Getting into coaching was an opportunity that came with having the blessing of two kids. With the oldest Girl and Youngest Boy, I have been involved in their teams for 4 years. Learning drills, lacrosse fundamentals, and game play I have been able to coach some great young players and see their potential rise significantly. It’s a joy to help mentor youth as they find their way in this great sport of Lacrosse. 

Nick Ossello

– 2011-2015 4 year letter winner at ND

– 2015 All American

– 2015 All-ACC Tournament team

– 2016 Notre Dame Football Letter winner

– 2016-2021 Professional Midfielder MLL/PLL (Denver Outlaws and PLL Redwoods)

– 2 time MLL Champion (LFG)

– 2016-2019 NLL Defenseman (Colorado Mammoth and San Diego Seals)

– 2017-2018 Defensive Coordinator at Air Force 

– 2022-Present: ESPN Analyst

Will Snider

Will Snider is a Seattle Native and graduate of the University of Maryland where he played midfield for the Terps. Playing youth lacrosse for the Queen Anne Warriors Will continued his High school career at Nathan Hale High School where he was a two-sport athlete in Basketball and Lacrosse. During his time at Nathan Hale both his dad Kris and his brother Drew both coached him alongside CitySide coach John O’Neill. After graduating he attended the Salisbury school in Connecticut for a Post Grad Year playing both basketball and lacrosse. From there Will attended the University of Maryland where he was named a starter his Junior and Senior seasons. After graduating Will played professionally for the Denver Outlaws for 2 seasons.



-Denver Outlaws (2019-2021)


-2017 NCAA Division I National Champion

-2x Big 10 Regular Season Champion (2016,2017)

-2x Big 10 Tournament Champion (2016,2017)

-1x 2016 NCAA National Runner Up

-1x 2017 NCAA National Champion

High School

-3x WHSBLA First Team All Metro

-1x 2013 State Champion (Division 2)

Assistant Coach

-O’Dea High School (2020-present)

Travis Winslow

CitySide208 Co-Founder – Started coaching Lacrosse in Western Washington 8 years ago. He has 3 boys which all play lacrosse and his oldest Cale Winslow has played at the national level for the last 4 years. Travis has experience navigating all levels of lacrosse and has coached multiple divisions with multiple tournament wins. Travis has coached and ran multiple clinics and coached alongside many household lacrosse names including Rabil for the Seattle PLL camp among other prominent players and dozens of camps since then. Travis’s goal is to find every players’ strengths and bring out the best in every player regardless of where they are at in their journey. “There is nothing better than watching a player start their journey and watching their hard work and persistence grow into something they can really be proud of, this applies to inside the game and in life.”

Thomas O’Neil

Thomas grew up in and played for Hingham, MA, before playing at Merrimack College. Thomas played defense for the Warriors for 4 years and then went off to play with Team Ireland’s Heritage Team. Thomas now lives and coaches in Seattle at Seattle Academy