Castle girls lacrosse COACHES
Varsity Head Coach - Shelia Byrd
Coach Shelia comes to us with 15 years of coaching experience, including 5 years at the North High School Girls Lacrosse program and 13 years as the Vogel Athletic Director. Along with experience, Shelia brings new ideas and plenty of enthusiasm to Castle Girls Lacrosse. We believe that she will be a key asset in growing the CGL Knights program. She also brings plenty of experience founding and expanding her own lacrosse club, S.I.L.Z. Shelia's resourcefulness and commitment to the sport and to coaching will be invaluable to the growth of our program.
JV Head Coach - Bob Minasian
Coach Minasian started playing lacrosse as a Sophomore Cadet at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He played midfield for the Bulldogs for three years. His involvement with the Castle Girls Lacrosse program began in 2012, the team’s first season, when his daughter Hannah joined the team. That season, he served as a parent volunteer marking the game and practice fields. At the end of the 2012 season he volunteered to help Head Coach Emily Garrett and was asked to serve as an Assistant Coach/JV Coach. He has been a JV Coach for the Lady Knights since the 2013 season.
JV Assistant Coach - John Pracht
John Pracht is a former Castle Girls Lacrosse Board President turned coach. John has been involved with the program since the beginning and even after his daughter graduated from Castle, John has been a fixture on the sidelines helping with stats. His love for the game of lacrosse and our program has brought him back this year as a first time coach. We are happy to have John join our staff.
Middle School Head Coach - Jenni Juhl
Jenni Juhl enters her fourth season with the program and her second season as our middle school head coach. Coach Jenni spent 2 seasons as the middle school assistant but is ready to take over a program that won the middle school city championship in 2018 and finished in 2nd place in 2019.
Middle School Assistant Coach - Cory Farthing
Cory Farthing is a 2019 graduate of Castle High School and a former Castle Girls Lacrosse player. Cory currently attends USI and is studying Forensic Psycology. Cory brings a vasity playing experience to the JV staff.