Meet Our Coaching Staff

The Edmonton Razorbacks Lacrosse Club's coaching staff are all experts in their own right.  All are NCCP certified and bring years of lacrosse experience to the field.  They are committed professionals who are passionate about supporting players to acquire strong, foundational lacrosse skills and grow as individuals.  

Men's Field Coaches

Paul Rai - Technical Director/Coach

Paul brings extensive lacrosse experience to the Edmonton Razorbacks.  As a coach, Paul has coached teams at all levels of lacrosse, from elementary-school-aged players to Junior A men’s teams.  He has led Team Alberta box and field lacrosse teams to the Canadian national championships on multiple occasions.  Certified to coach both men’s and women’s field lacrosse, Paul has served as a coach in both disciplines of the field game at tournaments across Canada and the United States.  He dedicates hours of time to coaching minor lacrosse teams across the Edmonton area. 

Paul is passionate about lacrosse and has introduced hundreds of athletes to the game.  In his role as the Director, Vimy Lacrosse (Vimy Ridge Academy, Edmonton, AB),  Paul created a unique development model for junior and senior high student-athletes interested in combining academics with field and box lacrosse development within the Edmonton Public School Board. Under Paul’s direction, Vimy Lacrosse’s growth as a program exceeded 1000% growth in 11 years.

Paul is an NCCP certified coach clinician for both men’s and women’s field lacrosse.

Paul’s lacrosse experience started over 30 years ago with the Gold Bar Miners, which transformed into today’s Edmonton Miners Club. He played his minor lacrosse with Gold Bar Miners and traveled to many national championships with the organization. As an adult, he played Senior lacrosse with the Miners, and then with the Edmonton Outlaws where he was the player/coach of the 2002 Presidents Cup National Champions.

Paul attended Dartmouth College (NCAA) and played four years of Division I hockey for the Big Green. His experience at Dartmouth taught him about the skills required to be a successful student-athlete; information he graciously shares with athletes interested in pursuing lacrosse in college.

Cris Anderson - Men's Coaching Director/Coach

In 2009, along with Patrick Wilmms and Russ Shepard, Cris Anderson was one of the first coaches to coach for the Edmonton Razorbacks.  He coached Razorbacks athletes in the club’s inaugural season and has been on the field ever since.

Cris began his coaching career in Calgary with the Calgary Axeman.  He has since gone on to coach several different clubs including the Junior. A Eclipse (alongside Rioth Jomha and NLL coach, Dave Pym).  Cris is currently the Director - Men’s Coaching Director for the Razorbacks.  Prior to joining the Razorbacks, Cris coached for the Edmonton Field Lacrosse Club for many years.  He is also currently an Assistant Coach with the U16 A North team (box lacrosse) and the Head Coach for the St. Albert Miner Senior C Team. 

In addition to dedicating time to coaching lacrosse, Cris played since 1988.  He was a member of the Senior B Rams, the Slash, the Senior C Tomahawks and the Senior C Miners. 

Women's Field Coaches

Sarah Lehman - Director, Girls Lacrosse Programming/Head Coach

Coach Sarah Lehman (née Oor) is an accomplished coach who has worked with the Razorbacks for many years.  She is also an instructor in the women’s field lacrosse program at Edmonton’s Vimy Ridge Academy. Her wealth of experience and expertise is a valuable asset to the Edmonton Razorbacks Lacrosse Club. 

As a player, Sarah was a member of Team Canada’s U19 team where she was named Team Captain and led her team to a bronze medal in the 2011 World Cup in Hanover, Germany. Sarah was also a standout at Limestone College in South Carolina, where she amassed a very lengthy list of career honours for her leadership and skill on the field, including being named an All-American in both 2013 and 2014.

As a coach, Sarah has worked with Lacrosse Wales and Lacrosse UK and served as the Women’s Field Lacrosse Coach at the Godolphin Preparatory School in Salisbury, UK.  She has served as the Head Coach of Team Alberta’s U19 women’s field lacrosse team on several occasions (2017, 2018, 2022).  She has also coached for North Strong Lacrosse, Apex Lacrosse, and the St. Albert Drillers. 

Sarah has inspired countless young women to use women's field lacrosse as a vehicle for leadership development, play in college and more!

Britannie Ouimet - Coach

Coach Britannie Ouimet brings a wealth of experience to the role of assistant coach for Team Alberta. As a player, she was a two-time member of Team Alberta Box Lacrosse and a silver medalist at the 2015 Canadian Box Lacrosse Nationals. 

Britannie completed a stellar career in the NCAA in 2021, playing for Limestone College (Gaffney, SC) where she amassed career honours and accomplishments including:

  • 2021 IWLCA Second Team All-American
  • 2021 IWLCA First Team All-South Region
  • 2021 All-South Atlantic Conference First Team
  • 2021 All-Tournament Team
  • South Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Week (March 29, 2021)
  • 2020 Academic All-Conference Carolinas
  • Conference Carolinas Player of the Week (March 1, 2020)
  • 2019 IWLCA All-Region Second Team
  • 2019 All-Conference Carolinas First Team
  • Conference Carolinas Player of the Week (Feb. 24, 2019)
  • 2018 All-Conference Carolinas Second Team

Coaches in Training

The Edmonton Razorbacks Lacrosse Club believes in growing the game and helping youth and young adults develop strong leadership skills.  Our coaching staff also includes coaches in training.  Our coaches in training work under the supervision of our senior coaches to inspire the athletes that they work with.

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Jul. 27, 2024 8:00 AM to Jul. 28, 2024 5:30 PM

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