Head Coach JP Stewart

Coach JP Stewart JP Stewart is the director of Marlin Lacrosse Camps in Norfolk, Virginia. He is also going into his 12th year as Head Lacrosse Coach at Virginia Wesleyan College. Stewart is the all-time winningest coach in the history of the lacrosse program at Virginia Wesleyan, & in 2008 was named Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) "Coach of the Year" as well as Virginia College Division "Coach of the Year". Both awards were the first ever for the lacrosse program at Virginia Wesleyan. He has coached 11 NCAA All-Americans, 6 players who have played professionally in the MLL, has served as a clinician for the USILA National Lacrosse Convention, & is a board member of the Hampton Roads Chapter of US Lacrosse.

In 2008 his Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team won 11 games setting the program mark for wins in a season. The Marlins also advanced to the ODAC Championship game for the 1st time in program history. The Marlins are consistently ranked among the national leaders in numerous offensive categories. Prior to his 10 years at VWC Stewart spent three years as an assistant coach at The University of North Carolina (1999-2002), one of the top Division I programs in the nation. In addition to his assistant position at UNC he served in the same capacity at Colorado College (1999), Virginia Wesleyan (1997-1998), & Cape Henry Collegiate (1996). JP played collegiately at Hampden-Sydney College (1992-1995) earning All-ODAC Academic honors as senior in 1995. The 1995 H-SC team advanced into the NCAA Quarter-finals. JP played High-School lacrosse at Norfolk Academy for Hall-of-Fame member Tom Duquette.

Check out JP's video profile where he talks about his inspiration to be a coach and the path he's taken that has lead to his success.

 

Career Highlights

  • 2008 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2008 Virginia College Division Coach of the Year
  • 2014 will mark his 12th season as head men's lacrosse coach at Virginia Wesleyan, where he has compiled an 83-84 record...the most victories by any VWC men's lacrosse coach
  • Guided the 2008 team to a program record 11 victories, including a program-record 4-2 finish in the ODAC; also led the Marlins to their first appearance in the ODAC championship series and to a runner-up finish
  • Guided the 2007 team to a 10-5 record, tying the best record in program history; 2006 team finished 9-5, 2012 team finished 10-7 and 2013 squad finished 9-7
  • Has coached 14 All-American players (7 Division III, 7 Division I) 
  • Has coached 37 All-ODAC honorees, highlighted by a program record seven honorees in 2008, 14 All-Virginia honorees, highlighted by a program record five in 2008, and four players selected to the NCAA Division III North-South All-Star game
  • Coached three years as an assistant for the nationally-ranked University of North Carolina Tar Heels
  • Began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at Virginia Wesleyan in 1997
  • Coached as an assistant for one year at Colorado College in Colorado Springs
  • 1995 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history 
  • Played lacrosse for four years at Hampden-Sydney, helping the Tigers to an NCAA tournament berth in 1995
  • Former All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic honoree
  • Director of Marlin Lacrosse Camps and 757 Select Lacrosse
  • Native of Virginia Beach and graduate of Norfolk Academy
  • Wife Jennifer is a Norfolk native and graduate of Norfolk Collegiate School and James Madison University
  • The Stewarts reside in Virginia Beach with their daughters Jane (6), Jill (4), and Julia (2)

Camp & Clinic Schedule

  • 2017 Summer Session I

June 19-22 & (9am - 3pm)
Boys & Girls (Ages 7 & UP)

  • 2017 Summer Session II

July 17-20 & (9am - 3pm)
Boys & Girls (Ages 7 & UP)

  • 2017 Prospect Day

Aug 11 & (Rain Date Aug 14)