Deemer Class

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Deemer Class

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 & 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.

As a coach, Deemer has experience helping run the men’s offense at the varsity level at McDonogh school (Baltimore, MD), and ran player development. Currently, Deemer is an offensive assistant at the University of Southern California for the women’s D1 program, finishing as high as #7 in 2020. 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 & more. FCL has also run virtual webinars for players in Germany, Italy and Japan, expanding the global reach.

With a focus on the men’s and women’s game, Coach Class has set out to be the world’s leader in individual and small group lacrosse instruction with the FCL team.

Career Highlights

  • Current 2019 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
  • Career highs of 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists) as a sophomore vs. Syracuse and 9 points (7 goals, 2 assists) as a senior vs. Syracuse
  • 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • 2016 USILA Academic All-American
  • 4x All-ACC Academic Team
  • 4x ACC Academic Honor Roll

Currently have coached & trained players at or committed to: Duke, JHU, UVA, UMASS, USC, Stanford, UNC, Harvard, Penn, Maryland, Ohio State, Syracuse, Denver, High Point, and more.




Baltimore Parent

My son moved up from his A to AA team after training with Deemer last summer!  He came to tryouts in August and was noticed by coaches and parents- cannot tell you how many made comments and asked what he had been doing! He wasn’t even the same player! Unquestionably, this happened because of Deemer’s instruction. Not until working with him did his skills and development really accelerate.  As a coach, Deemer has shown not only is he a great player, but he has that rare skill to translate his high level of play into trainable skills he can teach others.  And Deemer’s disposition with the younger guys in particular is a character trait that makes my son‘s time with him invaluable. My son looks forward to it every time:)


Coach & Parent, Baltimore, MD

Coach Class is an outstanding teacher! My daughters, my son, and a number of other club lacrosse players that I have coached, have all benefited greatly from his instruction. Obviously, he is a tremendous lacrosse player, but he also has a true gift for breaking down technique in a way that players understand. My kids really look forward to training with him! Coach Class is first-rate in every regard!!


Tribe Lacrosse - Pasadena, CA

We were lucky enough to get Deemer out in SoCal to help us kick off our spring rec season in February. He worked with our girls middle school, boys U13/15 and boys HS teams. There were a lot of kids with wide variances in experience levels but Deemer jumped in, undeterred, with positive and infectious energy. The sessions were packed full of instruction but also flexible enough to allow for individual attention to punctuate a technique or to go over a drill that might have been lost on a player the first time through. The results were immediately noticeable and the kids had a blast. They still talk about the clinic and have been asking when we can do it again. There is a definite skill in being able to tailor and execute a practice plan that works for both beginners and kids who have been playing for a while. Deemer was adept at keeping everyone involved. We are fired up for the next one!


Father of a 2024 FCA / Calvert Hall Midfielder

Deemer…Just a quick note to say thanks for all the time and effort you’ve put into training Drew over the last seven months. The combination of both individual and group sessions have really helped to develop not only his lacrosse skills but his confidence as well. Your focus on technique and attention to detail is really showing in Drew’s game and he’s realizing through your efforts together how much hard work pays off.