Deemer Class

Offensive Coach | Founder of First Class Lacrosse

Deemer Class

FCL's Head Offensive Coach

About Deemer


 

Born in Baltimore, MD, Deemer has played in the highest levels of the game – professionally, Division 1, and the most elite high school conference in the country. Deemer is widely regarded as one of the best outside shooters in lacrosse, and has developed a reputation for coaching offensive techniques from shooting, dodging and re-dodging, stick work, IQ and offensive sets. Coach Class attended Loyola Blakefield, where he helped lead Loyola to a MIAA championship game appearance and was a 2x USL All American and Under Armour all American.

Coach Class is sponsored by East Coast Dyes, a Baltimore based company that he signed with in June of 2016.

Deemer began his coaching career helping run the men’s offense at McDonogh school (Baltimore, MD), and ran player development. Coach worked with over 20 current and future D1 players at the time.

Coach went on to become the Women’s Offensive Coordinator at the University of Southern California, a D1 program. In his 3 seasons, Coach Class was a part of 1 Pac 12 Championship team, ranked as high as #7 in the country, and coach of 2 Pac 12 Midfielders of the Year.

Coach has built FCL into a trusted resource in lacrosse, from drills and concepts being used from college & pro coaches, down to numerous clubs and programs nationwide. Class has run training in over 35 states and for programs such as Crabs, FCA, 91 Lacrosse, Alcatraz Outlaws, Team Carolina, Alcatraz Outlaws, Ironhorse, Highland Park, Maddog, Taft Schooland more. FCL has also run virtual webinars for players in Germany, Italy and Japan, expanding the global reach. In 2021, Coach Class started the Best In Class recruiting and training events, quickly becoming one of the most coveted events in the space. FCL will continue to grow its presence in the lacrosse community.

 

Career Highlights

  • 2019-2021 PLL Player
  • Tied MLL record for 2-point goals in a game (3) vs. The New York Lizards (2018)
  • Finished with 30 points, 5th amongst all MLL midfielders, 1st amongst Atlanta Midfielders (2018)
  • Finished 3rd in goals (24) amongst MLL midfielders (2018)
  • Finished as the 2018 league leader in 2 point goals (5)
  • 2x NCAA National Champion (2013, 2014)
  • 2016 Team Captain
  • 3x All-American (2x 1st Team, 1x 2nd Team)
  • 3x All-ACC Team
  • Holds the Duke midfield record for goals in a season (50) and goals in a career (134)
  • Finished with 201 points in his career, 5th all time for midfielders
  • 1 of just 6 midfielders in NCAA Division I lacrosse history to score 50 goals in a season
  • Finished his career ranked tied for ninth in career goals (134) and 12th in career points (201) at Duke
  • 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America
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Reviews

Deemer and the staff put on another amazing event. The combination of training and games paired with a collection of some of the best players in the country makes for a fantastic event. We thought the combine was really good and provided great information for prospective recruiters.
Brian H.
Best In Class Parent
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Great competition, amazing player coaches that had a lot to share on how to be a better player. Deemer and staff were all hands on and you could tell it was a very cared for event where development matters and the goal for them was to have each girl walk out a better player. Thanks for a great experience.
Lisa C.
FCL Overnight Camp Player
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With two boys who are passionate about the game, our family has greatly benefited from FCL! Deemer connected with my oldest and a relationship developed over the years. Charles and John have grown as players and enhanced their skillsets by participating in private/semi-private FCL training & larger FCL group workouts.
Charles B.
FCL Athlete Program Parent

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