Coach Ohri began his lacrosse career as a goalie at Hayfield High School in Alexandria, VA. A new sport at the school in the early 90's, he was encouraged to step into the goal by fellow teammates, he gave it a shot and earned the position of starting varsity goalie. After his High School career, he moved on to play for the George Mason Lacrosse Club and stayed active playing in the Rolling Rock mens club. At the age of nineteen, he was offered the opportunity to take over the JV program at Hayfield High School as Head Coach. By his second year, he helped to guide the JV Hawks to a 7-3 season. This is when he realized his passion for coaching lacrosse surpassed that of playing. After his second season, he was promoted to Varsity defensive coordinator.
Coaching changes forced him to leave Hayfield and landed him at Marshall High School in Mclean, VA. He stepped into a program that had not won a game in over two years. He helped to guide the Statesmen to a 6-5 record in his third year there and the first playoff appearance in school's lacrosse history. He spent seven years at Marshall before moving on to WT Woodson High School in Fairfax, VA as the JV defensive coordinator. In his first year, he helped to lead the Cavaliers to a 9-3 season. A new job forced him to move after one year at Woodson. Coach Ohri then landed at Freedom High School in South Riding, VA where he took over as Head JV coach and Varsity Goalie Coach. In just his second season at Freedom, he was able to build a program that initially had eighteen kids on the team of forty plus kids trying out every year. He helped improve the team's record of just one win in his first season to a winning JV record of 11-2-1 his fifth and last season with the eagles.
Coach Ohri took over as head coach at John Champe in the summer of 2012 finishing the first seaon with a 8-1 record for the Knights at a JV level. By their second season of varsity competition he led the program to a record of 7-7 and was selected as US lacrosse coach of the year for the Dulles region. By his fifth season the knights saw playoff wins for the first time in both the 2016 and 2017 seasons, finished with 10 and 9 game win seasons, several players selected to all conference teams and was selected as John Champe Coach of the year.
Coach Ravi Ohri
Ravi Ohri is currently the varsity offensive coordinator with the Champe Knights men’s lacrosse team after an accomplished career helping to re-build several local area high school programs. A former member of the Virginia Tech MCLA lacrosse program, he brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the EKLC sideline. A Midfield and Face-off specialist, teaching fundamental skills based on personal experiences and techniques learned over the past 20 years.
During the 2013 season, Ohri helped lead the first year program Champe Knights to an 8-1 record outscoring opponents by an average of 5 goals. By his fifth season he had helped guide the nights to a 9-6 season with playoff wins for the first time in school history in both the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Prior to 2013, Ohri served as the Freedom High School JV Assistant Coach, helping lead the Eagles to a school best 11-2 record. Under his leadership the offensive made tremendous strides scoring at will on its opponents.
Prior to his time at Freedom, Ohri coached at both Marshall and Hayfield high schools helping to rebuild their varsity programs one goal at a time, eventually leading to the first ever playoff appearance by the Marshall Statesmen.
Ohri is a C.P.A and earned his M.B.A. from The George Washington University in 2006. He is an active member of the community and is currently sits as the Board Vice-Chair of Beacon House, a non-profit promoting well being of children through education, sports and mentoring. He continues to actively play lacrosse in various Men's leagues and is a resident of South Riding, VA.
Coach Damon DIxon
Coach Dixon first started playing lacrosse as an 8th grader for Coach Ravi Ohri in spring 2010. In 2011, he joined the Freedom High School JV team as an inexperienced attackman with very little skill. In 2012, he was rezoned to John Champe High School under Coach Vik Ohri where he learned valuable leadership and lacrosse skills.
After his Junior campaign in 2013, Coach Dixon was recruited by multiple Division 2 and 3 programs including, Bridgewater College, Shenandoah University, Notre de Namur University, and Lees-McRae College. Going into his final Senior season, he was offered an official position at Bridgewater College as a Defensive Midfielder.
Following Coach Dixon’s high school campaign in 2015, he ultimately decided to attend the University of Mary Washington to focus on academics during his freshman year. During his sophomore year at UMW in 2016, he and two other ex-UMW varsity players started up the UMW Men’s Club Lacrosse team. He currently sits as both Treasurer and Secretary for the Men’s Club lacrosse team.
In Summer 2017, Coach Dixon had his first coaching experience as an assistant coach/face-off coach for the EKLC Varsity team.
Coach Dixon will continue to pursue his degree at the University of Mary Washington studying Business Administration, with his expected graduation year to be in 2019. In his free time, he enjoys running his online business, being a freelance music producer, and singing.
Coach Jeff Rutledge
Coach Jeff Rutledge began coaching lacrosse at Park View High School in 2004, serving as the Patriots defensive coordinator and goalie coach. In 2006, he moved over to Freedom High School where he helped start the boy’s lacrosse program with Coach Eric Olsen and served as the Eagle’s varsity defensive coordinator. He also was the goalie coach until 2008, when Freedom started the JV program and Coach Vik Ohri came aboard. Following the passing of Olsen in 2009, Coach Rutledge coached with current Freedom assistant athletic director Brent Miller. While at Freedom, the success of the boy’s program progressed steadily each year. In 2010, Coach Rutledge stepped away from lacrosse to spend time with his family.
In 2013, Coach Rutledge joined Coach Vik Ohri to help start up the boy’s lacrosse program at John Champe High School. During the Knights inaugural season in 2013, as defensive coordinator, Coach Rutledge helped guide the JV program to an 8-1 record, with a 2.00 GAA. The following season at the varsity level he helped lead the Knights lacrosse program to its first ever playoff appearance in its first varsity season.
Coach Rutledge took over as the head coach at Park View HS in the fall of 2015.
Coach Jeff Putz
Coach Putz started his playing lacrosse for Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC) in Fairfax County. While attending George Mason University he played in the Fairfax County adult summer league with collegiate players from the Northern Virginia area.
Coach Putz started his coaching career with the Braddock Road Youth Club in 1985. After coaching at the youth level for 2 years, he transitioned to the high school game. In 1988 he was the defensive coordinator for the original Annandale High school lacrosse team and coached there for 2 years. Coach Putz then left Annandale to be the first head coach of Centreville High School lacrosse team. After building the foundation for the lacrosse program over the span of 3 years, it was time to leave to raise his own family of lacrosse players.
Coach Putz has coached boys youth lacrosse from U-9 through the U-15 age groups for Dulles South Lacrosse. He was the Boys Commissioner for Dulles South Lacrosse, Inc., with over six hundred players, where he helped to helped to raise the level of youth lacrosse program in the DS area. He is also certified as a Level 2 Men’s Lacrosse Coach by US Lacrosse.
Coach Putz took over as Head Coach of the Champe JV program in 2014 and by his fourth season had guided the knights to a 10-3 season the best in school history for the JV program. He is dedicated to giving back to the sport that has given him so many great friendships.