Deemer Class

Offensive Coach | Founder of First Class Lacrosse

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 was 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, graduating in 2012. He captained the team as a senior and helped lead Loyola to a MIAA championship game appearance. He was a 2x USL All American, 2x All Conference, and an Under Armour all American. He finished as Inside Lacrosse’ #10 incoming recruit.

At Duke, Deemer won 2 National Championships, earned All America 3x (2x 1st Team in 2014/2016) and finished with 201 career points. Deemer is 1 of 6 midfielders all time with 50 goals in a season. As a senior, he was a captain and Duke Scholar Male Athlete of the Year. He was 3x All-ACC and 3x All-Acc Academic.

As a professional, Deemer played 7 seasons for the Atlanta Blaze, Charlotte Hounds, PLL Chaos and PLL Cannons. He scored multiple GWG goals in 2019 and in 2018, had one of his best games with 6 second half goals, 3 of which were 2 pointers, against the Long Island Lizards. 

Deemer built off his playing career and quickly began his coaching career at McDonogh in 2018, leading player development and assisting with the offense, he worked with over 30 current and future D1 and D3 players at the time.

Coach went on to become the Women’s Offensive Coordinator at the University of Southern California, a D1 program, from 2018-2021. In his 3 seasons, Coach Class was a part of 1 Pac 12 Championship team, ranked as high as #7 in the country, and coached of 2 Pac 12 Midfielders of the Year.

After USC, Class was an assistant coach and consultant at St. Paul’s School for Girls in the spring of 2022 and 2023. In his time there, Class helped lead a potent SPSG offense to a #1 ranking in the country and IAAM championship victory in 2022, and IAAM runner up and 3rd in the Nation in 2023. Class coached 2 Top 5 recruits and over 15 future D1 and D3 athletes and helped drive a high powered offense under Head Coach Mary Gagnon. 


Coach has built FCL into a trusted resource in lacrosse since 2016, 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 some of the best high school and club teams in the country. Coach Class started the Best In Class recruiting and training events, quickly becoming one of the most coveted events in the space for men’s and women’s players. 

Between additions of additional programming, and building out the core FCL team, Deemer is set to continue leading the forefront of lacrosse player development in the USA through First Class Lacrosse.

 

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
Deemer Class

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